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The Left Goes Full Orwell

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Posted By: Hazymac, 2/21/2022 12:05:29 PM

"Freedom," warned the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, which is funded by the Trudeau government, is a word that has "become common among far-right groups." To prove its point, the CBC quoted Elisabeth Anker, a George Washington University prof, who claimed that freedom is a "slippery concept" and that those on the right want "violent" freedoms that reject being "bound by norms of equality" or "norms to remedy inequality." On, in other words, freedom from state coercion to create the ideal society of the state. Anker wrote a book titled Ugly Freedoms which argues that "individual liberty has always been entangled with white supremacy, settler colonialism, climate destruction, economic exploitation, and patriarchy.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: FLCracker 2/21/2022 12:08:35 PM (No. 1078488)
Okay, I'll use the word "Liberty" then.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: doctorfixit 2/21/2022 12:57:26 PM (No. 1078520)
Of necessity, Freedom required the extinction of totalitarian socialism, and the reduction of pseudo-intellectual Bolsheviks like Anker.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: udanja99 2/21/2022 12:59:22 PM (No. 1078522)
If freedom has always entangled with white supremacy, then I guess whites should not have conferred it on slaves in 1865.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog 2/21/2022 1:10:22 PM (No. 1078532)
These Leftist Profs and Politicians should all be sent on a paid trip (one-way) to the hermit kingdom of North Korea to find out for themselves what the word "FREEDOM" means. Let's call it a "summit."
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 2/21/2022 1:11:38 PM (No. 1078535)
So, now "freedom" is a bad idea. That gives away their game pretty thoroughly, doesn't it? They are the Anti-Freedom" people, and we are the Freedom People. Works for me.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: davew 2/21/2022 1:13:48 PM (No. 1078540)
This interpretation of "freedom" has a very ancient origin in the "Analects" of the composite sage Confucius. This philosophy informs the intellectual elite in the Chinese CCP and the radical rules of Saul Alinsky even today. The philosophy maintains that there are eternal "goods" that define the "perfect" society. These goods must be imposed by the "righteous" by any means necessary for the "good" of the collective. Individuals are "free" as long as they obey the righteous and do their duty to the collective good. This will produce everlasting peace and harmony in their theory. The fallacy with this philosophy both historically and now is that it is static. It doesn't adapt to the changes in human knowledge or needs that it can never anticipate. Slavery, for example, was an acceptable practice in the past because it supported the economic needs of the greater society by providing low-cost human labor. With the Industrial Revolution energy was now made available that made exploiting human labor through slavery unnecessary at least in the developed world. It also leads to caste stratification of societies that denies those in the lower castes the opportunity to use their knowledge and talents to rise above their culturally fixed status. Only individual freedom and the lawful protection of individual private property (capital) produces dynamic growth and adaptability to change. Freedom produces the greatest good for the greatest number, but it also results in widening the differences between the very wealthy and the very poor because it is meritocratic. Balancing this disparity is a challenge for pluralistic democracies but it becomes impossible in societies based on totalitarian theories of a perfect collective order.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena 2/21/2022 1:17:31 PM (No. 1078545)
Great article. Thanks for posting.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 2/21/2022 1:20:01 PM (No. 1078549)
So Im a little over fifty yo. In my lifetime I have gone from hearing how Hippies and Dopers and all the dreck that was prattled ad nauseum by the Leftard Boomers (the real Boomers, not the people the snowflake youth of today think are boomers because theyre willfully ignorant of history beyond their two decades on this planet) - “freeeeedom maaaan you cant limit it…” to DO AS WE SAY OR WE TAKE AWAY YOUR LIVELIHOOD AND PROPERTY BECAUSE WE ARE IN CONTROL NOW. If I had a tme machine, it wouldnt be Hitler I was trying to target…
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Kafka2 2/21/2022 3:10:59 PM (No. 1078625)
The only groups that have so far been given "unbounded freedom" to do whatever they want are BLM and Antifa. I have never thought of them as "far-right groups." But, I do agree that their burning, looting, rioting, and violent attacks on people that, in so cases, end up as murder are "ugly."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 2/21/2022 3:56:50 PM (No. 1078644)
I guess all those black slaves back in the 1800's should have just shut up and stayed on their Democrat-owned plantations instead of chasing that racist and ugly "freedom"...
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