I often wondered why socialists always talk about tolerance and nearly always refuse to accept moral absolutes. I found they only accept absolutes with respect to the veracity of their ideological agendas but all other ‘claims’ to truth are only contingent on conjecture fused with caveman roars. This moral sleight of hand may confuse some Canadians, but surely not the reflective thinker.
The basic understanding that undergirds a free market position is quite simple. The human was designed and built to function a certain way. We were built to serve people. When a guest comes over, we don’t have to think and try really hard to get up and be polite. We do it automatically and naturally. We were built to solve problems. We solve puzzles at 2 years and at 4 we add. At age 10 we mow lawns for $5, all the while solving problems while in school. Entering the workforce, we get paid to serve or solve problems, almost all the time. Furthermore, we are designed to create. Regardless if we take plain lego blocks and build a planet or if we are innovating something new for the market place, creating is a significant part of who we are and what we do...after all, we came into existence by our parents creating! We hold this without apology and see no need to play the ‘relativisim’ game.
We are built to take ownership when solving problems, serving and creating and this is good. Privately owning this process often results in profit, which is also good.
Profit is the friend of the diligent, open minded and responsibility taking individual.(Losses are our friend too; it’s a breeding ground for learning, feedback and improvement.)
Here’s the tricky part for the socialist: we were built to have dominion over our area of responsibility. Private ownership is our claim to that which is our responsibility. We own the problem. We own our attitude behind serving. We own the connections our minds make to create something beautiful and helpful. This is owned by us, for better or worse. Our choices matter and just as we teach our 3 year olds, there are consequences to choices. Therefore choose well and we will love you no matter what. Owning that which is our responsibility is beautiful and good. It is in line with how we were designed as people.The socialist attacks how we are created and seeks to manipulate our imputed facets of design through re-constructing a bastardized shadow of our former self.
The socialist argues:
“The problem is not ‘your’ responsibility to solve, it’s ‘ours’ to solve.”“Your responsibility to your actions and attitudes is overridden by your ‘rights’ to be looked after by the state.”
“Consequences to poor choices are not your fault, it’s our fault, therefore a solution is your right…and it’s cool, we will pick up the tab.”“You ought not to keep the reward to that which you thought you owned, for you do not own the solution to the problem: the government does, since it’s not ‘your’ problem, but ours.”
“We the government are not nearly as accountable to serve others as we are righteously indignant of those profiteers who ought to serve us.”
“The profiteer (“evil banks”, “big corporations” in NDP world) distances herself from the rest of us by insulting the ‘together we stand’ mantra by using profits to isolate her from our care, therefore our solution is simple: tax like mad.”
“Profit is the enemy of togetherness, so we the government will take it and spread it out.”In the socialist world, the person does not ‘own’ their actions with respect to how they are created, so a ‘profit crushed society’ is required. Yep, 48% +++ tax bracket is crushing.
Despite what you are fed, the context of serving, solving problems and creating is not a ‘government owned and distributed’ agenda. Consider the poorest of the poor in Canada. They don’t need more truncating of their given attributes (ownership of serving, solving and creating). Many are desperate to serve, solve and create. To do this, give them the private sector, not the public sector. Compassion must direct people to meet and connect with the poorest of the poor in Canada: not governments "lovingly" stripping the poor of their humanity, ironically in the name of humanity.Annihilate the socialist’s surface songs of love and expose the root of their agenda and I am confident you too can see how destructive a government planned economy is to the human condition: however well intended.
It is humane to respect an individual’s sets of choices (even if it leads to poor outcomes) and empower them to change their attitudes through loving on them. If this is done through the private sector, then the compassion is mated with ownership of solutions and this is in line with how we are created: therefore we can expect to see good things. Good things happen when they function according to their design. People included! It is inhumane when the socialist squad parachutes in, cites 'compassion' and partners it with government 'solutions' then strips the individual of their imputed rights of ownership turning those in need into state-puffed-marshmallows. The government solution is not in line with how we are created therefore the method is unacceptable as it perpetuates what is clearly broken: a non-inspired state of failing to own choices pertaining to serving, solving and creating.
|The terror of government forced compassion: puffed up and a changed state.|
Socialists can’t inspire ownership for choices in others when they dictate shared ownership of choices as a core tenant. The socialist will give the poor in Canada a chance, only when they get the heck out of the way. Paving the handout road with good intentions does not make the socialist cause noble, just or right. It is deceptive to many, but surely not you…the reflective thinker.