The Masters of the Universe….Aren’t
Bill Quick

Where is Western leadership? « Hot Air

Twice in this generation, we seem to have succumbed to the same “end of history” thinking that promises “peace dividends” through disarmament. Instead, history keeps moving forward and in many ways repeating itself, and the peace dividend turns out to be neither peaceful nor savings at all. The 9/11 attacks almost thirteen years ago put an end to that thinking the first time, and the two beheadings of American journalists and the threat of another conducted on a British reporter should be a wake-up call.

Look:  The malady currently afflicting the West is a galloping case of malignant statism.  And the people in charge think they are the state.

In their fragile fantasy bubble, the state is all-powerful.  Obama can announce, with no irony whatsoever, that he will stop the ocean’s rise and heal the world.  And nobody of the permanent state pointed at him and said, “Hey.  Naked guy.”

Because they worship at the same statist altars, and hew to the same beliefs of state omnipotence.  Unfortunately, reality has a way of putting paid to these laughable hopes and dreams.  Usually a great deal of blood is involved, though.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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  1. This has been known for a long time:

    Si vis pacem, para bellum” is a Latin adage translated as, “If you want peace, prepare for war”. The adage was adapted from a statement found in Book 3 of Latin author Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus’s tract De Re Militari (4th- or 5th-century).

    But our super intelligent overlords always believe in the magic of their fantasy thinking until reality and The Gods of Wisdom and Virtue smack them down.