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Libertarian Death Wish

Once upon a time there were three little sheep. But not really … because it is always misleading to judge by surface appearances, and these were political “sheep” wanting to be leader of the flock.

One of our little “sheep” was really a wolf in sheep’s clothing. His intent was to enslave the flock and make them all beholden to him, begging for their life. His plan was to redistribute the grazing wealth in such a way as to provide all sheep with just enough life to assure an ongoing food supply for himself and his allied wolves who had also infiltrated the flock. Because he wasn’t really a sheep himself, he had found it necessary to hone skills in the art of disguise, trickery, and demagoguery. His supporters wished to call him “Der Fuhrer,” but he preferred to be known as “Eloquent.” He had become a master of appearing honorable while deceiving, therefore he could figure on the support of about 45% of the flock.

The second of our three little sheep was in a way a “black sheep” in that his tendency at every turn to say “Naaahhh!” instead of “Baaahhh” to the wolves’ policies seemed fairly radical. He actually believed the flock would experience a much fuller life if every aspect of their lives was not regulated by a powerful leader and a powerful leader’s cohorts. “Love’woolution!” was his campaign slogan. Relying on truth and logic, he did not attempt to cultivate charismatic speaking skills or create a “looks like a leader” persona. Even though he was known by the generally unappealing nickname of “Naaahhh,” he did enjoy the ardent support of maybe 3-4% of the flock.

The third little sheep was a master consensus builder for problem solving, and presented himself as a thoughtful and strong leader who cared deeply about the flock. But he did seem sometimes to push a seeming solution at the cost of losing consistency of principle. This tendency, along and his willingness to keep his mind open to change, made him sometimes appear not firm of conviction. Many called him by the name “Flipper,” even though about 44% of the flock felt he would make a decent enough leader.

As anyone can see from the numbers, if the supporters of Flipper and Naaahhh worked together their combined support would defeat the wolf as well as the hideous agenda of the wolves.

But the plot thickens. Unbeknown to themselves, the supporters of Naaahhh had a secret subconscious death wish. On one level, they knew that their principles, their purposes, even their lives, would be the first to go if the wolf continued to gain successes. Which means they knew on some level that refusing to support Flipper amounted to supporting the wolf, thus selling out their principles and their lives. But because of their death wish, they began to spread amongst themselves the exact opposite idea: the twisted thought that the act of joining with the Flipper supporters to defeat the wolf would be selling out their principles. They began championing the idea that Flipper would be not just an imperfect leader, but would be the same as the wolf. Most justified the psychic influence of their death wish by stating the obvious: “Supporting the lesser of two evils only gives you a lesser evil.” They ignored the fact that a lesser evil allows a greater good to survive. Others began to ignore reality altogether and say, “Flipper as leader would be the same as the wolf leader … exactly the same.”

You know the end of the story. Death wishes lead to death. The supporters of Naaahhh refused to support Flipper. The wolf and his allies became stronger than ever. The wolf’s henchwolves systematically destroyed everything the Naaahhh supporters stood for. The wolves knew who their worst enemies were, and those sheep who supported Naaahhh were the first to be sheared, skinned alive, and eaten. It wasn’t long before Naaahhh’s ideas and principles disappeared from the general flock dialogue.

Some would say this is not an unhappy story because “give me liberty or give me death” is a cool sounding idea to the ego, and besides there is a prophecy which claims Naaahhh’s ideas and principles became hidden in the genes of many generations of sheep, but will someday resurface at the end of times. Nonetheless a few ancient sheep to old for even the wolves to eat still remember the words of The Battle Hymn of the Crucified Shepherd: “As He died to make sheep holy, let us LIVE to make sheep free!”

To understand the evil psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles


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