Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Guilt and Envy

My friends and I, we've cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train to the party
And everyone who knows us knows
That we're fine with this
We didn't come for money

Progressive politics depends on tapping feelings of guilt and envy. If you are wealthier than someone else, then you are 'privileged' rather than productive or resourceful. You should feel guilty for your privileges and be willing to surrender production to strong armed government agents for redistribution to others who are less privileged.

If someone has more than you, then that is unfair. It is ok to covet what others have in the name of 'social justice' and 'equality.' You are encouraged to back efforts of strong armed government agents to take production from others for your benefit. Conditions of collective envy create a pathology of resentment.

Guilt and envy are institutions of progressivism.

1 comment:

dgeorge12358 said...

I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution — because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody’s got a shot.
~Barack Obama