Last night, I sat in my favorite local coffee place and couldn’t help but notice the plethora of Obama stickers on every laptop and parked car within sight. My, “Ron Paul Was Right” stuck out like a sore thumb. I wondered to myself what every paleoconservative wonders at some point, how can these people have so much blind faith in the system that fails them on a regular basis?
Today Lew Rockwell answered that question and I’m sure scores of writers and thinkers have answered it before, in his article The Left in Power, as always a great, quick read that explains the mess of our current affairs and what tragedies our future holds.
What we have here is not just a profound love of the state; it is a profound confidence in the capacity of the unlimited state to create heaven on earth. How does this square with the idea of human liberty, of social cooperation and the rights of all? Herein lies the great mystery of leftism. The left seems oblivious to the relationship between their chosen means and their ends.