The original philosophy of Liberalism has taken a way side, as I experience the postings as several liberals here on Red Mass Group. Most politics are not about the complementary nature of conservatism and liberalism, as we balance one’s personal responsibility to one’s freedoms, rather simple personal attacks with little interest on the meaning and ideas behind such concepts. Sometimes I find readings by Libertarians and Progressives almost saying the same thing under completely differing ideologies, while the balance of any rights only exist with one’s obligations go deaf. Words like freedom and choice are now simply meaningless catch words applied to anything; no one wants to talk about sacrifice as if natural consequences of human actions don’t even exist.
To quote a recent essay, yes from a Bishop, but the idea is not of supra-natural, but rather transcend to each and every one of us under natural law.
“Consider this: The finest health and education systems, the fairest immigration laws, and the soundest economy do nothing for the child who never sees the light of day. It is a tragic irony that “pro-choice” candidates have come to support homicide — the gravest injustice a society can tolerate — in the name of “social justice.””
The problem when we hold no obligation to human life in its powerless forms.
“This reasoning is sound only if other issues carry the same moral weight as abortion does, such as in the case of euthanasia and destruction of embryos for research purposes. Health care, education, economic security, immigration, and taxes are very important concerns. Neglect of any one of them has dire consequences as the recent financial crisis demonstrates. However, the solutions to problems in these areas do not usually involve a rejection of the sanctity of human life in the way that abortion does. Being “right” on taxes, education, health care, immigration, and the economy fails to make up for the error of disregarding the value of a human life.”
Without the paradox of the “Power of the Powerless”, civilization either becomes anarchy or the pendulum swings into a fascist state, what I’m finding it is becoming both. It’s like we handed ourselves to the Vandals. I mentioned in harsh terms, that progressives seem nothing more to me then barbarians with good grammar and fast internet connection.
Anyways there is talk about the ‘common good’ and who gets to live and who doesn’t. I’ve mentioned here on RMG that if I was an embryo I wouldn’t be chosen for IVF implantation. Instead I would be a lab experiment for some one doing research. I carry in my DNA a genetic marker for a disease that is now routinely screened in all pregnancies, according to today’s standards because of the potential of passing this marker off to my children I would be deemed unworthy for the common good of all.
Below is a ten minute documentary on the Eugenics movements in the United States, we usually associate the concepts with Nazi Germany. Many laws in the US are still on the books to involuntarily sterilize thousands of individuals who are deemed unsuitable for the common good of society. Note how the term progressivism is used in the video.
War on the Weak by Liam Dunaway / Eugenics Legislation Video