“Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. He first embraced conservatism after witnessing the leftist student protests in France in May 1968. During the ensuing riots in Paris, more than three hundred people were injured. Scruton walked away from this event with a change in worldview and a strong leaning toward conservatism. Visits to communist- controlled Poland and Czechoslovakia in 1979 cemented his preference for conservatism and his distaste for the fraud of communism and socialism, initiating a desire to do something about it. From thereon he dedicated himself to helping organize underground seminars for the young people oppressed behind the iron curtain.
The hot buzzword making the rounds in leftist circles these days is income inequality. Local, state, or federal, not an election goes by when Americans don’t hear that manipulative phrase. Amid the moral blackmail, few find the peace of mind to ask themselves if income inequality is actually bad. A new video from the always trusted Prager U says no.
Seraphic Secret invited our good friend Jake Novak to review George Gilder’s important new book.
Imagine you’re a carpenter who naturally relies on a good hammer to get your work done. But after years of reliable service, that hammer starts to act strangely. Sometimes it pushes the nail into the wood, and sometimes it doesn’t. Come to think of it, now your ruler isn’t measuring things the same way it used to either. Without consistent and safe tools, doing your work has become impossible.
That’s pretty much what’s happening to money in the Western world according to George Gilder’s provocative and insightful new book, The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does.
Gilder’s name should be familiar to Seraphic Secret readers because of the starring role he plays in the great Prager University video: “The Israel Test.” (He wrote a book of the same name). And I think this new book reveals a profound reason for Gilder’s pro-Israel beliefs that I will explain later.
The goal of the postmodern Democrat party is to centralize and harness the power of the state, which is then used as a blunt instrument of intimidation to suppress liberty and bring about an imagined Socialist utopia.
Because Socialism always brings poverty, unemployment, misery and chaos wherever it rears its collective head, Democrats have re-branded Socialism with the feel-good label of Social Justice.
There is no such thing.
“You can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.”
So said Stalin about his genocidal purges.
Obama and the Democrats are whipping up an omelette. We the American people — and the free enterprise system — are the broken eggs, the broken lives. At the moment, there are several million broken lives as the unreasonable Obamacare mandates force insurance companies to cancel individual and family policies.
The numbers are staggering. In California, a one-party state — essentially a Democrat thugocracy — over 900,000 Californians are losing their insurance.
Even CBS News, a reliably liberal outlet, reports that: