Here’s a story I first learned about on The Rush Limbaugh Show on Tuesday. The Maha Rushie dedicated a significant portion of the day’s airtime to address a pair of fruitcake leftists out of England who believe having a loving family is an unfair advantage.
Here are a few pull quotes from the linked story to save you some time:
– So many disputes in our liberal democratic society hinge on the tension between inequality and fairness: between groups, between sexes, between individuals, and increasingly between families.
– ‘One way philosophers might think about solving the social justice problem would be by simply abolishing the family. If the family is this source of unfairness in society then it looks plausible to think that if we abolished the family there would be a more level playing field.’
– ‘What we realised we needed was a way of thinking about what it was we wanted to allow parents to do for their children, and what it was that we didn’t need to allow parents to do for their children, if allowing those activities would create unfairnesses for other people’s children’.
– ‘The evidence shows that the difference between those who get bedtime stories and those who don’t — the difference in their life chances — is bigger than the difference between those who get elite private schooling and those that don’t,’ he says.
– This devilish twist of evidence surely leads to a further conclusion — that perhaps in the interests of levelling the playing field, bedtime stories should also be restricted.
– ‘We think that although in practice it makes sense to parent your biological offspring, that is not the same as saying that in virtue of having produced the child the biological parent has the right to parent.’
I understand that not all liberals believe this anti-family tripe, but this type of buffoonery does come from the warped minds of leftists because of the guilt-laden nature of their ideology. There is inequality in the world, which, in their minds, results in unfairness, which results in victims, which is where liberals step in with their irrational demands for equality.
I’m all for equality too: equal opportunity. In no way does equal opportunity result in equal outcome, nor should it. There is a great disparity of inequality across a large spectrum of qualifiers (economic, education, health, etc.), and there always has been. There is no way to eliminate inequality, although that has never stopped leftists from trying. A typical remedy for inequality espoused by leftists is to bring those on the top down rather than lift those on the bottom up. In other words, the leftist solution for inequality is the equal distribution of mediocrity and misery by punishing the successful, when society should be trying to emulate success and not eradicate it.
Even in nations that live in relative opulence like England and the United States, leftists are perpetually miserable because some people have advantages that others don’t. So let’s just take away all the advantages, right?
Seriously, there are plenty of people above me on the ladder of success and the ladder of wealth. So what? It doesn’t bother me. I’ve been blessed. I have pursued what I have wanted in life, I enjoy what I do, I am content with what I have, and I have never lacked for anything. Even though there are people who have achieved more and earned more, it has never once occurred to me that I am a victim or that those above me should be knocked down a few pegs.
But liberals don’t share in my contentedness. For whatever reason, they are burdened by guilt, burning with some infuriating mission to right the world’s unfairness by messing with people’s lives and tinkering with society because, in their minds, they’re more enlightened and know what’s best for everyone.
These are leftists, dear readers. This is who they are. This is what they do. This is what they believe. They must be continually pushed back to keep their hands off everyone’s business. If I want to read to my child at bedtime, I’ll do it, and it’s none of anyone’s business. And I won’t feel guilty about it. Sorry.