Government is an intrinsically evil collective, cynically organized, incompetently operated, and staffed by people not all of whom are evil. For this reason alone, citizens must keep their governments small and always on a short leash.
World history is powered by the strong urge of like-minded people seeking and protecting land on which to band together and live lives that celebrate their unique traditions and gods. Simply put, that reasonable urge underpins reliable mechanisms that assure you and people like you a greater chance of survival to raise families full of kids that grow up to vindicate your own life’s travails and perpetuate all that you and yours value.
All of this starts with families that band with similar families to form communities (tribes), and join with similar communities to form provinces/principalities, and then provinces to join and form kingdoms and, today, sovereign nation-states. At each higher level of the hierarchy the requirements for similitude get relaxed a bit as diversity creeps in. But the increasing diversity at each level is acknowledged and even welcomed with a ‘Look, they believe and do things like we do, except that they do this differently. Let’s see how that works out for them?’
This type of bottom-up societies has been a significant burr under the collectivists' blanket at least since the French Revolution. And it was acknowledged as the prime bane of society and human progress when collectivists first began to formulate plans for reorganizing what man should believe and how he should live with fellow men. Individualism in all its forms had to be ferreted out of society, along with its lower structures (i.e. traditional families) supporting independent enterprise that gave rise to and perpetuated different abilities to generate and husband wealth.
The obvious solution from the gitgo, as Lenin advised, was to marshal and redirect the education of the young. And to do that most efficiently required institutionalizing how and what children learn. Uniformity of beliefs, thoughts, and deeds was the paramount objective of the state. Once a uniform ‘product’ began to issue from the institutionalized education system, it was an easy political matter, as we have seen, to redirect it toward the ultimate teachings of the –ism that the collective elites have chosen to put on their banner.
Thanks to our institutionalized (and unionized) public education system, our rank and file progressives are now so blind to this redirection that they understand none of what has happened, nor what is happening every day at the hyper-liberalized colleges across the land whose militant students resemble Mao’s Red Guards of China’s Cultural Revolution that killed over 100 million of its own citizens. The reaction to such leftiwing radicalization has already begun in what I would characterize as the first stages of the coming Great Divide.
Again the progressives, most certainly our local cadres of the collectivist chorus, are ignorant of this and accuse people like me of going off the deep end with our radical hatred of the fomenting ‘kumbayah’ state that is directing us to all to join ranks in order to achieve the goals and implement the objectives of Agenda21 – the global socialist union. But the reality in America, and now perhaps also in Europe, is quite different. People are moving, as they have been planning to do, joined in their various, yes, culturally cohesive cohorts for some time now. Kyle Peterson of the WSJ describes some of the recent migrations and their subsequent political happenings in his 18mar16 ‘The Great American Disconnect’ from which the nearby graphic is filched.
[The attentive reader will note the Alinsky Answer, if any, that progressives will provide to the above in which they totally ignore the national dimension and focus their ire on the messenger (moi) who will be accused of being a disloyal solitary loon.]