Or, In The Garden of Good and Evil.
Why do Progressives have such a difficult time with Good vs. Evil?
This came to mind after reading Hillary’s statement regarding Putin’s Actions resembling Hitler… A statement I happen to agree with on a number of levels, from the fostering of National Identity by positioning the World as an antagonist (Very Machiavellian) to Vlad’s demonstrated wish to Expand his countries borders under the guise of “protecting” Ethnic Russians. I personally made such a statement several days ago.
But what I can’t quite reconcile is Why Now is a Prominent Democrat seeing it Clearly? Well, I can when it comes to Hillary 2016… But I still find it interesting as a larger question. Hillary First…
So Why would Mrs. Clinton suddenly find Putin’s Socialist/Fascist Behavior to be Hitleresque?
There are exactly Two reasons.
A. It’s election time and she knows the rest of us find Putin’s behavior repugnant. It’s always good to be on the same side of stuff as the people whom you want voting for you.
B. It’s yet another attempt to separate the behavior of Fascists from the “wholesome, for your own good, because we care about you” Democrat Socialism.
But What about the Rank and File Socialists? How do They deal with Putin’s actions?
For decades the Left in this country has faced difficult Positions to Champion.
They have made Excuses for what is demonstrably the Single most Destructive Ideology the planet has ever known in terms of Human Life or Pointed a finger at the only Economic Paradigm, Free Market Capitalism, which has lifted Billions out of Poverty, Saved Lives and Protected the Planet then Screamed “Exploitation”.
Every moment of every day Liberals must defend the very Ideology which has wrought Death and Destruction of all that is Good and then blame Sociaty’s Ill on Society itself. This fact explains their difficulty with Good and Evil when they try to identify it. It explains why they find themselves on “The Same Side of History” as Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Chavez, Castro, Guevara, Stalin, Ho Chi Min, Pol Pot, Mugabe, FDR, etc. etc. etc. Their excuses have necessarily been born of Moral Relativity, Pragmatism and preservation of Power.
The Horror’s practiced by the above Leaders, and Millions of their Followers, must always be excused with the Good intentions which precipitated them or the Failure of the Individual. The innate flaws of Man must be personalized and frozen… then isolated in order to not find Responsibility in the Ideology… in Themselves.
The Forced Failures of Socialist Planners is excused by blaming Individuals who are not smart enough to understand the benefits, Ephemeral acts of the Universe whose Consciousness fails to recognize the Brilliance of Those Who Proclaimed the Prescience of knowing the way forward for the Unwashed Masses, or Both.
As far as Hillary seeing Putin for what he is, She remains a Socialist.
Hillary longs to be the Leader of Those Who Make Excuses for Evil. To Be a Liberal… She Must.
While It’s Interesting that One Who Champions Force recognizes It as Evil…
Unless a Change of Mind Occurs and That person decides to Champion the Individual, in other words What is Good,
It just isn’t Very Valuable.
Hillary may see Putin’s Actions as Evil… but just can’t really explain Why.