20090502

Progressive Thought, or Lack Thereof

Lenin’s dictum, “A revolution without firing squads is meaningless”


What good fortune for those in power that people do not think.” - Adolf Hitler


Just read an article published by Wired about the Georgia Guidestones. This thing represents classic Liberal/Progressive pap. They make no sense whatsoever and contradict each other. The article describes it as "Satanic", yet you hear AlGore and his ilk uttering the same thing regularly. Here they are, with my comments:

Genocide:

MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000
IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE

Nazi Style Eugenics:

GUIDE REPRODUCTION WISELY —
IMPROVING FITNESS AND DIVERSITY

Esperanto:

UNITE HUMANITY WITH A LIVING
NEW LANGUAGE

Thought Police:

RULE PASSION — FAITH — TRADITION
AND ALL THINGS
WITH TEMPERED REASON

New World Fascism:

PROTECT PEOPLE AND NATIONS
WITH FAIR LAWS AND JUST COURTS

UN World Courts:

LET ALL NATIONS RULE INTERNALLY
RESOLVING EXTERNAL DISPUTES
IN A WORLD COURT

World Bureaucracy:

AVOID PETTY LAWS AND USELESS
OFFICIALS

Social Control:

BALANCE PERSONAL RIGHTS WITH
SOCIAL DUTIES.

Paganism Through Lust:

PRIZE TRUTH — BEAUTY — LOVE —
SEEKING HARMONY WITH THE
INFINITE

Euthanasia:

BE NOT A CANCER ON THE EARTH —
LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE —
LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE

This reads like the Communist Manifesto, lots of empty platitudes. What's worse are the volumes of human destruction and tragedy that read between the lines.

Utter fools, "Useless Idiots", and worse, these people advocate an elitist way of thinking that have never worked. Progressives need take their own advice and"be not a cancer on the earth".

4 comments:

michjo said...

Although I feel uncomfortable with a few of these points, most have alternate, more benign readings. For instance, "Balance personal rights with social duties" could possibly be understood as "Social control", but it could also be a rephrasing of "All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them" and "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s".

I'm guessing that by "Esperanto" you mean "one world language", in particular, a language imposed by central authority to replace all other languages. If so, this characterization of Esperanto is inaccurate. Now, the author(s) of the Guidestones may very well have had a centrally imposed one-world language in mind when they wrote, "Unite humanity with a living new language", and may even have been thinking of Esperanto. But thinking something doesn't make it so. There is a worldwide community of about 2,000,000 Esperanto speakers, but the vast majority of them - myself included - consider that Esperanto has no place as a replacement for other languages, forced or otherwise, but rather as an easy-to-learn second language for use between people of different languages. The Esperanto community values all languages: keep and cherish your native language, learn the language of the part of the world in which you live, but otherwise, with people of other languages, consider Esperanto, several times easier to learn than any other language and accessible to all.

BigMG said...

Personally, I'd prefer Klingon. Appreciate your thoughts.

michjo said...

:-) To each his own.

Curiously, discussion about Esperanto often leads to mention of Klingon. Klingon was invented as a stage prop for a science-fiction show, and was designed to be a foreign as possible. Esperanto was also invented, but that's where the similarity ends. It was created for everyday use, and was designed to be as easy to learn as possible without sacrificing expressiveness. Esperanto has about 2,000,000 speakers; the world's fluent Klingon speakers are said to be able to go out comfortably to dinner together.

BigMG said...

Just having fun. Took a year of linguistics back in the 80's, including a healthy dose of that. Couldn't believe the number of college students who found time for Klingon. Who am I to judge; one of the guys I knew who was doing that won a million dollars on some trivia game show in '02.