Friday, February 12, 2016

A Fundamental Trait of All Who Would Rule Us

-Thomas DiLorenzo
“[A] . . . trait . . . which, in my eyes best describes socialists of all schools and shades, is a profound opposition to personal liberty and scorn for individual reason, a complete contempt for the individual. They unceasingly attempt to mutilate, curtail, to obstruct personal freedom in any and all ways. They hold that the State must not only act as the director of society, but must further be master of each man, and not only master, but keeper and trainer. For fear of allowing him to err, the State must place itself forever by his side, above him, around him better to guide him to maintain him, in a word, to confine him . . . to sum up what socialism is, I would say that it was simply a new system of serfdom.”

Alexis de Tocqueville, September 12, 1848

Fits Comrades Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton especially well, doesn’t it? Not to mention every single “cultural Marxist” university administrator and professor.