Posted by Scott Tibbs at 4:00 AM (#)
Taking radical egalitarianism to an absolutely absurd extreme, one radical academic is actually musing that in order to increase equality, we should consider abolishing the family. (I shared some especially frightening quotes from the article on social media.) You see, it is simply not fair that some children grow up with intact families who provide an education, training in manners, and various other things. Some children don't have these advantages, so it is not fair that others do.
Waah. Let me get my violin.
If we lived in a sane world, people like Adam Swift would be laughed at, mocked and ridiculed by everyone until they were too humiliated to ever say something that stupid ever again. Sadly, we do not live in a sane world, because this idiot is actually a college professor. It is true that in order to believe some things that are just outrageously stupid, you have to be "educated" at a modern university, and Swift (who is really not all that swift) is a perfect example of this phenomenon.
Look. True egalitarianism is impossible. Even if we were to embrace this Stalinist proposal, we would still not have complete equality. This is because people are different. Men and women are different, and each individual is different. Even if I dedicated myself at a young age to being the best basketball player I could possibly be given my natural ability, I would never be as good as LeBron James. I would never play in the NBA or Division 1 college basketball. Is it "unfair" that I topped out at 5'10" while James is 6'8"? No. It's life.
In a sane world, the question would not be how to take away "unfair" advantages from "privileged" children and morons who propose anything of the sort would be shamed into silence. The question would be how we help disadvantaged children who are growing up in poverty and broken homes. Instead of pulling down the top (which ultimately does not, cannot and will never benefit those at the bottom) we should be looking at how to help those at the bottom. For example, what can we do to motivate all parents to read to their children?
But, you see, Communists are not interested in prosperity for everyone. They are interested in "fairness" and "equality" by any means necessary. One only need to look at the tens of millions of dead bodies left in the wake of tyrants like Stalin and Mao to see how far Communists are willing to go to enforce their evil agenda. Swift is just another in a long line of evil men advancing this completely discredited and genocidal agenda.
He must never be allowed to succeed.
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, TableTopJoe said...
I'm searching for reasons why some professor I've never heard of, at a college I've never heard of, such college being in a foreign country, has any relevance to the American political discussion.
Is it your position, Mr. Tibbs, that American liberals should be forced to answer for all academics who self identify as leftists (if indeed this professor in fact DOES so identify)?
Is it similarly your position, sir, that conservatives such as yourself should be forced to answer for ALL self-identified conservatives? Does that include the "full quiver" movement, the gold bugs, the "birthers", the John Birch Society, the Ku Klux Klan, and the list goes on?
Methinks the answer to the last question is likely an unequivocal "no," but I'd like to see it in your own words.
, Scott Tibbs said...
No, all Leftists are not responsible for this insanity, but there's no doubt this idea comes from the extreme Left. And there are some folks who agree with it.
, Mike Newton said...
A ginned-up "crisis" lifted a far-right rag that, ironically, steals its title from a series of articles published in 1787-88 *supporting* the prospect of a strong central government. How's life look from inside the extremist echo chamber? Must be comforting to have paranoid fantasies reinforced on a daily basis by "experts." Next stop, WorldNutDaily!
, Scott Tibbs said...
No, Michael, it's not ginned up at all. A wacko Leftist "academic" said something really stupid and people are reacting to it.
You don't get to blame conservatives for something a left-wing extremist said.
And who said this was a "crisis," anyway?
I certainly didn't.