Developing socialist attitudes is both basic and natural to man. This autocratic pathology of thoughts and actions are predicated on the natural tendency to abdicate responsibility and attribute blame. In the lush, bountiful garden of Edan, Adam and Eve could eat of everything except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Wouldn’t you know, the tree was exactly what they coveted and eventually ate from. Once exposed, they hid, then blamed. This pattern of coveting, taking and blaming is nothing new. And so the cycle continues with socialist attitudes and thoughts to this day. The parallel with both Adam and Eve, and today’s socialist is they both insisted they knew better. Eve was challenged by the serpent, “…did God really say?” Eve, thinking to know better than God, abandoned her understanding of right and wrong as laid out by God (do not eat) and declared her own rule of law and ate anyway. When humanistic declarations usurp the laws of creation, a new righteousness is formed; self-righteousness.
Self-righteousness is at the root of why socialists can – in the same breath- castigate you for daring to “judge someone else", but then yell from the depths of their belly how right their moral crusade is. For years I thought it was a contradiction: for a socialist to get mad at you for judging, but they themselves declare judgments on their hot topics. It is now clear. They use the same humanistic “self-righteousness” to both declare they are right (in their judgments) and you are wrong (for even judging). They are consistent, “I am self-righteous by virtue of my mind and actions creating a morality that suits my view of love and justice which trumps yours”. This is what is going on, even if most cannot articulate it. Self-righteousness is not only a socialistic trait; rather it is a human condition. The problem is, when the chef pours 3 cups of self-righteousness into the bowl, than adds ½ a cup of coveting, all hell breaks loose. When a morally superior individual covets your money or property, they -by a higher moral virtue- may now take your items all in the name of love, justice and compassion. Coveting becomes sharing. Fits and pouting is now crying out for justice. Heated temper tantrums are really “standing for what is right—at all costs”. The socialists have intellectualized their childish behavior.
To challenge socialism, we must go to the root: a natural (but evil) mindset of self-righteousness that thinks it knows best, places their own interest above others and allows an outlet for coveting, then displacing the morally inferior group…ironically, in the name of fairness.
We should challenge the arrogance of their morally superior right to impose a fairness doctrine on others that is predicated on extraction of resources through the displacement of ownership. (http://xfer.ndp.ca/2013/policybook/2013-04-17-PolicyBook_E.pdf Yes, it is true the NDP Policy Book has the word “fair” 23 times…all pointing to the golden calf of ‘shred ownership’)
We should call out the vile hypocrisy of a wagging finger that condescendingly belittles then categorizes others for daring to have “moral judgments”…whilst failing to take a breath before announcing the moral righteousness of their own. We should not stop there. We should pause, observe (draw pictures if necessary) and point out their entire political worldview rests coveting, self-righteousness and stepping on and taking from others to arrogantly climb up the ladder of life. Wait a minute…I thought stepping on others to get ahead was a major ‘evil’ they pointed out in other economic systems? When we are self-righteous, we tend to miss these “oops” moments in the formation of our own worldview.