"Progressives understand that their program for a government-centered society becomes more plausible the more people believe that work -- individual striving -- is unavailing. Government grows as fatalism grows, and fatalism grows as progressivism inculcates in people the demoralizing -- make that de-moralizing -- belief that they are victims of circumstances."
George Will
(1941-) American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author
Purdue Has the President America Needs, Jun. 15, 2016
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A lot of accuracy there. The government-centered society was built with all the trappings of a religious fervor, castigating all non-believers. "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people" (Karl Marx) Marx described well the above quote's implemented soulless fatalism. Joseph Goebbels, Hitlers propaganda minister further clarified the religious state and concept by stating: "⋯ Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. ⋯ My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel." The select oligarchy of the statist theocracy being gods to the helot, serf and otherwise slave patrons, they act within their religious statis doling out a respite of clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, caring for the infirm, housing the homeless, financing the indigent, etc. The new victims of circumstance are zealots of entitlement - patrons of the carnal gods.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The cultivation of corrosive government dependency, under the guise of altruism, by those who are singularly animated by ambition, by an unholy lust for power, constitutes the very distillation, the very perfection, of lovelessness, since authentic love liberates.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    The workings of a Nadiyb leadership,( vile, tyrannical, liberal ) instilling discord among the citizens, through Threskeia ( superficial ) religious practices, This by circumstance, blinds the minds of the individuals seeking answers to, who, what, where , when, how, why, and to what degree. " A soul without knowledge is not good." Solomon. Let us teach sound doctrines of Chophshiy, Eleutheria, and Apeleutheros Liberties, Brakah ( blessed ) liberality shares the knowledge of true Individualism at Liberty. Our Endowment, principles of true north, and the upward spiral, the paradigm shift from dependence to independence. Find your voice, inspire others to find theirs. Liberty is a very sacred cause, worthy of sacrifice. Life is a gift, to serve, a privilege. Semper Fi
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    Once again the key to liberty is taking responsibility. The freeman must invariably defend himself against those that claim to be oppressed by him, who claim victimhood as their creed, and are therefore architects of their own bondage. Their demands are merely for better conditions of servitude, at the expense of freeman and their liberty.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    The quote illuminates a good progressive socialist’s goose step harmony with his gods, understanding well enslavement of an opiate condition - such as, demoralization (making immoral the norm) and indoctrinating the demoralized with a state of victimization. Such associated mental condition(s) becomes the premise of the statist theocracy. By said dogma: “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.” (Karl Marx) The more the fatalist religion grows, the greater the individual striving will be for such opiate sacraments like human sacrifice. The macabre death cults’ goals include centralized enforcement of home arrests (obedience through plausible belief trappings) and the demise of individuals, economies, inalienable rights, liberty and “the laws of nature and of nature’s God” (Declaration of Independence).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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