Video: New Threats to Freedom
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” – Patrick Henry
For a man of conceptual mind (which means not only critical thinking ability but the ability to integrate concepts to reach a rational, solid conclusion), he would understand that the ‘new threats’ to freedom in America are almost the same as the ‘new threats to freedom’ in the Philippines. They may vary in terms of degree and categories, but they have striking commonalities: statism, altruism, and hatred of reason, of individualism, and of capitalism. This is one of the reasons why I wrote my controversial anti-public education blog, which lays down the philosophical and ideological battle of our time wherein evil ideas are winning by default because of the climate of intellectual and moral bankruptcy in our country.
I say that the new threats of our time are the following: the idea of the “rightists” that we have a right to education, health care pension, or any other form of public welfare; the lunatic idea that the government must “level the playing field” by means of an antitrust law, which the worst antithesis of competition, innovation, free trade and capitalism; the idea that we are our brothers’ keepers so we must continue to subsidize the transport expenses of less than one percent of our population and the education of a very small sector of our society; the idea that we must sacrifice our lives to the state; the bureaucrats who continue to impose new interventionist and statist laws that impinge upon our freedom and rights; the college professors and absurd intellectuals who preach anti-capitalistic, anti-reason, anti-individualist ideas; the religious fanatics who seek to invade our freedom by dogmatically preaching that an unknowable supernatural entity they call “god” is the standard of value; and the young students and young people who embody all these ideals of the statists, pragmatics, altruists and anti-reason nihilists of our age.
So what are the new threats to our freedom?