Monday, June 27, 2011

On the Inevitable Failure of "Progressivism"

The most devastating criticism of Progressivism, in very few words:

Leo Strauss had it right in The City and Man: “The conquest of nature requires the conquest of human nature and hence in the first place the questioning of the unchangeability of human nature: an unchangeable human nature might set absolute limits to progress.”

And of course, The Project set out to deny 'unchangeability'; failing that--as they have--they then seek to enforce "change" on humans by whatever means necessary.

The Gulag, for example.

HT: The Catholic Thing


Gregory said...

Dad, Have you ever read
Warning to the West
Alexander Solzhenitsyn?

Please go to the above link and read:

....Russian exile Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, in Washington, D.C., on June 30, delivered a dramatic warning to all the world - and to Americans in particular. The Nobel Prize winning author, in his first major public address since his expulsion from the Soviet Union in 1974, stripped bare the crimes and excesses of the Communist masters in his native land. And he denounced the West for a "senseless process of endless concessions to aggressors" in the Kremlin. The text of the 90-minute address that follows is the translation approved by the author.

Dad29 said...

I'm a big fan of his and have quoted from that address.

Search his name on my blog for a few nice bites of solid stuff.