Liberals equate equality with compassionSubmitted by DoctorSparkles on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 10:22
A Facebook friend of mine posted the following quote:
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." ~John Kenneth Galbraith
To which I responded:
"Great quote. On the flip side, the modern liberal tends to consider it a morally superior philosophy to justify the sanctioned violence of government in the pursuit of equality for all."
A debate ensued in which I explained the logic of my equation: Government = sanctioned Violence, hence the bigger the G, the greater the V, adding that those who argue for Bigger G, even for the cause of "equality" betray a sublimated violent mindset.
Self-proclaimed "liberals" typically argue for equality, equating it with compassion, believing they hold the moral high ground. Describing their statist views as violent directly calls to question their moral justification, while providing an opportunity to redirect the conversation. All sides tend to consider their philosophies morally superior. Is the ideal of equality morally superior to liberty? The question to be asking all politicians ("D" or "R") is whether they consider state security (and its general disregard for both equality and liberty) to be a morally superior ideal.