29 November 2006

Two Evils

“Our discontent begins by finding false villains whom we can accuse of deceiving us. Next we find false heroes whom we expect to liberate us. The hardest, most discomfiting discovery is that each of us must emancipate himself.”
- Daniel J. Boorstin

There are two evil yet alluring philosophies offered in the world of politics. One is the allure of offering strong leadership under which we can be safe; we give up our freedoms and rights and in return we are protected. The other offers supposed freedom that is really just disconnection from consequences, irresponsibility under the guise of freedom. The first is the tyranny of an abusive father. The second is the tyranny of spoiled children. In neither is there room or expectation that the individual will create a life of consequence.

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