Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Claiming to be pro-science Utopianism is actually anti-science, substitutes unachievable promises and glorious predictions for knowledge and reason, abstraction is promise-Ameritopia, Levin

"The Tyranny of Utopia," from "Ameritopia," Mark Levin's 2012 book

p. 5, "Utopianism substitutes glorious predictions and unachievable promises for knowledge, science, and reason, while laying claim to them all. 

Yet there is nothing new in deception disguised as hope
and nothing original in abstraction framed as progress.
A heavenly society is said to be within reach if only 
the individual surrenders more of his liberty and being 
for the general good, meaning the good as prescribed by the state. If he refuses, he will be tormented and ultimately coerced into compliance, for conformity is essential. Indeed, nothing good
can come of self-interest, which is
condemned as morally indefensible and empty. Through 
persuasion, deceit, and coercion, the individual must be
stripped of his identity and subordinated to the state.
He must abandon his own
ambitions for the ambitions of the state. He must become
reliant on and fearful of the state. His first duty must
be to the state—not family, community, and faith, all of
which challenge the authority
of the state. Once dispirited, the individual can be molded by the state with endless social experiments and lifestyle calibrations. 6
under current societal conditions—achievement, 
happiness, and fulfillment—thereby contradicting and 
endangering the utopian
campaign against what was or is. They must be either co-opted
and turned into useful contributors to or advocates for the state,
or neutralized through sabotage or other means. Indeed,
the individual’s contribution to society must be downplayed, dismissed, or denounced, unless the contribution
is directed by the state and involves self-sacrifice for the utopian cause."...From first chapter of Mark Levin 2012 book, "Ameritopia." via Mark Levin twitter. For those interested in the topic of
"income inequality."

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