Once you get past the angry tone and the yelling which serves to modulate his normal monotone, you will not find a more intelligent, articulate advocate for liberty than Mark Levin. And, on the other side, the raspy-voice of the progressive socialist democrats, a man who profits mightily from political chaos and confusion and who appears to be trying to coerce the United States into become just another unexceptional member of the world community – dominated by oligarchs and ruled by an enlightened elite.
Consider the following excerpts from Levin’s book, Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America, which basically calls out the playbook of the progressive socialist democrats … [my comments in bracketed blue italics]
Karl Popper, a philosopher who eloquently deconstructed the false assumptions and scientific claims of utopianism, arguing it is totalitarian in form and substance, observed that “[a]ny social science which does not teach the impossibility of rational social construction is entirely blind to the most important facts of social life, and must overlook the only social laws of real validity and of real importance. Social sciences seeking to provide a background for social engineering cannot, therefore, be true descriptions of social facts.
Utopianism also attempts to shape and dominate the individual by doing two things at once: it strips the individual of his uniqueness, making him indistinguishable from the multitudes that form what is commonly referred to as “the masses,” but it simultaneously assigns him a group identity based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, income, etc., to highlight differences within the masses. It then exacerbates old rivalries and disputes or it incites new ones. This way it can speak to the well-being of “the people” as a whole while dividing them against themselves, thereby stampeding them in one direction or another as necessary to collapse the existing society or rule over the new one.
Where utopianism is advanced through gradualism rather than revolution, albeit steady and persistent as in democratic societies, it can deceive and disarm an unsuspecting population, which is largely content and passive.
It is sold as reforming and improving the existing society’s imperfections and weaknesses without imperiling its basic nature. Under these conditions, it is mostly ignored, dismissed, or tolerated by much of the citizenry and celebrated by some. Transformation is deemed innocuous, well-intentioned, and perhaps constructive but not a dangerous trespass on fundamental liberties.
Tocqueville observed, “By this system the people shake off their state of dependence just long enough to select their master and then relapse into it again. A great many persons . . . are quite contented with this sort of compromise between administrative despotism and the sovereignty of the people; and they think they have done enough for the protection of individual freedom when they have surrendered it to the power of the nation at large . . .”
Utopianism also finds a receptive audience among the society’s disenchanted, disaffected, dissatisfied, and maladjusted who are unwilling or unable to assume responsibility for their own real or perceived conditions but instead blame their surroundings, “the system,” and others. They are lured by the false hopes and promises of utopian transformation and the criticisms of the existing society, to which their connection is tentative or nonexistent.
Improving the malcontent’s lot becomes linked to the utopian cause. Moreover, disparaging and diminishing the successful and accomplished becomes an essential tactic. No one should be better than anyone else, regardless of the merits or value of his contributions. By exploiting human frailties, frustrations, jealousies, and inequities, a sense of meaning and self-worth is created in the malcontent’s otherwise unhappy and directionless life.
Simply put, equality in misery—that is, equality of result or conformity—is advanced as a just, fair, and virtuous undertaking. Liberty, therefore, is inherently immoral, except where it avails equality.
Chapter one: The Tyranny of Utopia -- Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America by Mark R. Levin
And, if you do not believe that the self-serving progressive socialist democrats, like Soros, do not understand what they are doing is harmful to society, one need only consider this excerpt from a lecture given by George Soros at the Central European University on October 26, 2009, and titled "General Theory of Reflexivity" …
"In his books Popper argued that the empirical truth cannot be known with absolute certainty. Even scientific laws can't be verified beyond a shadow of a doubt: they can only be falsified by testing.
One failed test is enough to falsify, but no amount of conforming instances is sufficient to verify.
Scientific laws are hypothetical in character and their truth remains subject to testing.
Ideologies which claim to be in possession of the ultimate truth are making a false claim;therefore, they can be imposed on society only by force. This applies to Communism, Fascism and National Socialism alike."
Consider what Popper is saying. In this context, public policies justified by selected scientific studies border on a false ideology and thus can only be imposed on society by force. Which looks like the path we are rapidly implementing under the progressive socialist democrats.
Bottom line …
I never thought that I would see the day when a staunch conservative like Mark Levin and a progressive agitator/activist like George Soros.would open their respective works by quoting the Austrian-British philosopher Karl Popper.
I strongly suggest you read Mark Levin’s book, visit his website, or listen to his show. But most of all I urge you to think about the ways in which you are being manipulated and your freedoms are giving way to the administrative tyranny of a system that has tens of thousands of unintelligible laws that are overlapping, conflicting, or contradictory – yet, you can be fined and sent to jail for any one of them you have never heard about. As for Soros, you can see his actions daily in the activities of Hillary Clinton and the progressive socialist democrats.
We are in trouble …
- Consider the case where you can be fined or jailed for simply taking your own money out of a bank in such a manner as to appear to be a drug dealer.
- Consider the case where your assets can be charged with a crime and taken from you – even if you are never charged with a criminal act.
- Consider the case where your private property can be confiscated by the government and given to another private citizen so that they may profit from developing your land. Where you are paid a pittance based on a distressed value and the developer reaps an ongoing fortune. Where you can be literally thrown off your land by the police and jailed if you resist.
- Consider the case where your retirement nest egg is eroded to the point of forcing you back to work, while the Federal Reserve holds interest rates on your bank accounts and investments artificially low to re-capitalize technically insolvent financial institutions that are recovering from the mortgage meltdown. Even while the same actions with housing and derivatives are being implemented today.
- Consider the case where your safety net, paid for by paycheck withdrawals, is under pressure from illegal aliens who have no right to be in the country – and where one political party sees cheap labor to be exploited and the other political party sees perpetual power by creating a larger underclass.
We are moving farther and farther away from the ideas of our Founding Fathers, our Constitution is being denigrated as being archaic, and the political class is reaching a self sustaining critical mass where your vote literally does not count. Somewhat like 9 Supreme Court Justices making up laws as they go; or the leadership of the House or Senate denying the will of the people by withholding legislation and refusing to bring it to the floor for a vote.
These evildoers are not stupid – and if they are stupid, they are being manipulated by the evildoers behind them. We need to take back our country before it is too late and we are forced to engage in another revolutionary war; this time with the outcome being uncertain and dicey.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS