The View From 1776

Liberal/Progressive Economics Pushes Us Off the Cliff

For the first time in our history, we are regularly spending more than we make.  People are not just saving less of their income, they are spending their savings.  This disastrous, hedonistic proclivity was ordained by liberal/Progressivism.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/28 at 01:46 AM
  1. James Harrington, a Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at Loyola University, Chicago, authored a piece posted at the Tech Control website entitled, "The Flawed Philosophy of Intelligent Design," in which he concluded with, "The problem with Intelligent Design is that it is dumb." My posted comment follows:

    "The universe, itself, furnishes a kind of I.Q. Test for every level of human Knowledge, Ignorance, Intelligence, and Vanity.

    Every human being is born into an ego-centric predicament; a self-centered, continual, waking-moments experience. Since we are not the actual center of the universe it means we are always inaccurate by varying degrees in our perceptions, assumptions, and conclusions. Falsity is built into each individual experience. To say otherwise is to maintain and perpetuate our own personal lack.

    No exit from our predicament can be found that is personal, the actual center, and worthy to displace our human center - except the Creator who has taken the intiative to make Himself known: the God of the Judeo-Christian who made us in His own image, earth's Choicemaker.

    Our own ego is the greatest barrier to our growth as humans. Acknowledging our vain bias is the primary movement toward a larger perception of Reality, knowing that in this world we will never possess the whole.

    Too many self-professed scientists enter into a theocratic position accurately entitled Scientism.; a prioritized 'worship' of human opinion about nature. Such a viewpoint participates in the limited (visible-light?) human acceptance of unrecognized reality. "If I can't see it, it doesn't exist."

    As a former humanist, I was long overdue in recognizing my own universe-sized ignorance and my shoebox-sized knowledge.I never really began to grow until I met The Actual Center and gravitated away from my own barrier: Ego. He is worthy."

    Consider:
    "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

    Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful : but, became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." Selah

    Romans 1:20-22 KJV

    Is it possible that Harrington is an economist?
    Posted by Choicemaker  on  11/28  at  11:38 AM
  2. Ah, another misnomer.

    If it is true that liberal/progressives are responsible for the lack of savings by individuals and the government deficit, how come things have gotten worse in the last five years under the leadership of conservatives? Where are the conservative values and restrains? Conservatives who are running the country are not setting a good example!

    It is like saying that liberal states have the highest divorce rates in America, That isn't true either. Southern conservative state have the highest divorce rates.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/28  at  12:09 PM
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