Tuesday, June 6, 2017


On October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan delivered a televised speech in support of the presidential candidacy of Senator Barry Goldwater. Sometimes this speech is called "A Time for Choosing" sometimes it is known simply as "The Speech." What is not in dispute was that this speech was the launching of the former actor's political career. Two years later he would be elected governor of California and 16 years later President of the United States.

About half way through the speech he said this,

"You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I'd like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There's only an up or down: [up] man's old -- old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course."

This idea of Left and Right is a dualism that is foisted upon the world by collectivism. The collectivists want people to separate into two camps and then battle with each other until they eventually fight. All the while the people have no idea that they are being manipulated. This idea that the people are unaware of what is really happening allows the collectivists to deny that they are involved. Since the people don't have knowledge of this, they blame their opposites in the dualism. The Right is as complicit as the Left and vice versa.

To get angry at those on the other side, whichever side you are on, is counter-productive. In fact this is exactly what the collectivists want you to do. It works because the person on the receiving end of the anger doesn't feel that they are guilty. This makes them more apt to fight back. Although it is extremely difficult, the response should be, to turn the other cheek.

The way to combat this is individualism. The idea of individualism is the primary feature of the U.S. Constitution. The idea that the individual is supreme and that the government works for individual and not that the individual works for the State. The Rights expounded in the Bill of Rights are the primary tools individuals have to defend the concept of individualism.

Collectivists believe that the State is supreme and that all benefits come from the State.

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