Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Civic Nihilism/Parasitic Vines

This civic nihilism that we call libertarianism is like a parasitic vine that we have allowed to creep up and eventually cover and kill the tree. Rather than robustly respond and destroy it, we have, in a sense, nurtured it.
The tree becomes nothing more than food for the vine, and eventually dies and is subsumed by the vine.
We are now (and have been) to the point where, instead of working on how to improve and refine the elements of our society, as we did in the past, we are dismantling and destroying all that generations have built up.

1 comment:

odhecaton said...

Right on.
Funny, however, how those blather on and on about "personal liberty" and "freedom" want to impose their own "regulations" and legal restrictions on others. It's actually not personal or social libertarianism they are in favor of, but -- as you say -- CIVIC libertarianism; i.e. "Don't help ANYone else in society other than yourself (and the wealthy). Screw the social safety net, even if it's against my own best interests."