Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Time To End Liberty's Baptism By Fire

By Chris Rossini

The Western World was on the cusp of something really special during the 1800's. The Industrial Revolution pulled the masses out of brutish filth, sound money was used internationally as a medium of exchange, and the ideas of Classical Liberalism dominated the minds of the opinion molders.

That's not to say that everything was perfect. Governments still existed, along with their lapdog court intellectuals. These parasites may have endured a massive hit from the ideas of liberty & freedom, but they were still in the game. Their existence was never seriously questioned.

In order to squash the tremendous threat to their control over human beings, the "Old Order" would need to gain the upper-hand in the realm of ideas once again.

They did....and the 1900's were the result. Government wars commenced on an unimaginable scale. Human life and property were turned into mountains of ashes. The destruction of sound money swept across the globe, and power was centralized like never before.

What a turnaround!

Liberty and Freedom were barely in their infancy. The gluttons for power were smart enough not to hesitate. They did not rest on their laurels, and were able to get back in the driver's seat.

How did the gluttons for power pull it off? How were they able to place the mass of humanity back onto the road that leads to squalor? What were the ideas that they used?

Those ideas would go by the very oxymoronic term: "Progressivism". Ever expanding government control, over every aspect of life, would be the benchmark of "Progress".

We are now 100+ years into The Progressive Era, and are neck-deep in government power. If the ideas of Liberty were meant to have a baptism by fire, the 1900's to the present is it! This writer thinks it's well passed the time to push forward.

In order to do so, we must concentrate on the most powerful weapon of all: ideas.

The ideas of Liberty must once again unseat the gluttons of power. Humanity must retake the upward momentum that was snatched away. The 1700-1800's do not have to be a blip in humanity's long history of living in filth and squalor, under the boot of the political few.

Fortunately, author James Ostrowski has taken a sledgehammer to the ideas of Progressivism. He has written a book titled: Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America.

Ostrowski writes:
America will continue its downward spiral until this false and destructive ideology is fully understood and rejected...Where do we stand with progressivism at this time? Virtually every aspect of our lives is to some extent or entirely controlled or regulated by the state. 
Ostrowski thoroughly cuts through the multitude of progressivism's branches, and most importantly strikes hard at the root. He covers the following important topics:
  • What is Progressivism?
  • The Origins of Progressivism
  • The Failure of Progressivism
  • Progressivism's Archenemy - True Liberalism
  • Progressivism's Vanquished Foe - Conservatism
  • War is the Health of the Progressive State
  • Progressivism as Utopianism
  • How to Bury Progressivism and Restore Liberty
Progressivism has to be buried. Arm yourself intellectually with Ostrowski's fantastic book, and help to get the ideas of Liberty back in the position of dominance.

The quality of our lives, as well as the lives of those yet come, literally depend upon it.

Chris Rossini is author of Set Money Free: What Every American Needs To Know About The Federal Reserve. Follow @chrisrossini on Twitter.

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