For leftists, other people exist not as means to an end but as tools for the achievement of the perfect project, like “Lawn of the Month” but far more iconoclastic. Leftists seek power above everything else and for that reason they embrace an ideology which says they deserve power and must use others to create it.
I am speaking of “equality” which is a paradoxical notion by design. When someone says they want us all to be equal, what they real mean is that they want to be equal, which is another way of saying “never wrong.” If they do something crazy, they cannot be criticized because “that’s just like, your opinion, man” because every act is only an opinion. No one is better than them if all actions are equal, and no one bad.
Equality sounds like a collectivist notion, and yet it is an individualist one. But wait, there’s more: individualist notions are inherently collectivist because the individual can only get power through the acts of a large group of people, so individualists unite into big needy sticky balls that roll through civilization demanding equality.
Ye are not other men, but my arms and my legs; and so obey me.â€”Where’s the whale? (423)
This is the secret to liberalism behind which it hides. It pretends to be a mass movement dependent on the individual when really it is an individual movement dependent on the the masses, who serves as its implements. Each person in the crowd is using every other and, in the time-honored nature of mobs, is relying on safety in numbers and hoping not to be the rare sacrifice who pays the price symbolically for the mob.
Currently Europe is about to self-deconstruct because its voters have momentarily risen from their slumber upon noticing thousands of jihadis pretending to be refugees so they can subjugate the brain-dead Europe, starting with a campaign of impregnation (and, apparently, pool defecation). The voters are stunned; they did not vote for this! How can it be?
Let me explain:
You, dear voters, are not the recipients. The recipients are your leaders.
This means you are the tools through which they create what they receive. That is your taxes and the power you can convey.
But we receive more than we give! they say, referring to their social benefits, forgetting that what they receive also contains a negative quantum, namely the debt factor. Socialism works by convincing Useful Idiots (UIs) to be selfish so they vote themselves a share of Other People’s Money (OPM), at which point socialists stay in power forever and when the money runs out… they borrow! Europeans talk proudly of how their social systems “work,” but they get nervous when someone points out that every one of their nations is deep in debt and failing to reproduce. That is not the result of happiness. That is misery disguised as having free stuff and thinking it makes up for having a functional nation.
EU-ites are also fond of talking about “Americanization” which is simply their way of insisting that an American be involved in order for changes to be bad. In reality, Americanization is the process by which national cultures are replaced by the proposition nation, in which the country is united by political/economic methods instead of culture and heritage. When the EU imports millions of raging mujahiedeen and calls it refugee immigration not an invasion, their goal is to Americanize Europe by removing its national cultures.
That means no Germans, no French, no Dutch and no Austrians. Just international citizens who happen to live in the European state market with a political boundary which is mostly arbitrary anyway. If you are Zambian in the morning, you can be German by nightfall! Europe, which is very proud of its national cultures, is naturally resisting this.
And yet they have forgotten: the goal is not doing things for them, but using them to do things. They are the dolls in Ms. Merkel’s dollhouse, the arms and legs of Ahab, and to the average liberal, merely convenient warm bodies in the crowd who follow instructions blindly for the promise of “equality.” They vote for the promises, but the results turn out differently, because the goal was never to serve them but seize power, wealth and control from them.
The voters never understand this. They assume that they are in a neighborhood shop with a THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT needlepoint sign behind the register. No: they are in the realm of con men because the only rule in democracy is to get votes. Those who succeed at it go up there and promise the moon, using OPM, so the UIs pull that lever and transfer power.
Years later the voters are stunned at all the other stuff that happened. Why didn’t the nice salesman mention these? Oh: he has no obligation to. It’s the small print, dummy. And even more, he has no obligation to do anything. Promises are just advertising with the caveat that nothing ever really gets done, at least not to change direction. It’s all the same direction in slow steady compromise toward oblivion.
But not yet have we solved the incantation of this whiteness, and learned why it appeals with such power to the soul; and more strange and far more portentous – why, as we have seen, it is at once the most meaning symbol of spiritual things, nay, the very veil of the Christian’s Deity; and yet should be as it is, the intensifying agent in things the most appalling to mankind.
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way? Or is it, that as in essence whiteness is not so much a color as the visible absence of color, and at the same time the concrete of all colors; is it for these reasons that there is such a dumb blankness, full of meaning, in a wide landscape of snows – a colorless, all- color of atheism from which we shrink? And when we consider that other theory of the natural philosophers, that all other earthly hues – every stately or lovely emblazoning – the sweet tinges of sunset skies and woods; yea, and the gilded velvets of butterflies, and the butterfly cheeks of young girls; all these are but subtile deceits, not actually inherent in substances, but only laid on from without; so that all deified Nature absolutely paints like the harlot, whose allurements cover nothing but the charnel-house within; and when we proceed further, and consider that the mystical cosmetic which produces every one of her hues, the great principle of light, for ever remains white or colorless in itself, and if operating without medium upon matter, would touch all objects, even tulips and roses, with its own blank tinge – pondering all this, the palsied universe lies before us a leper; and like wilful travellers in Lapland, who refuse to wear colored and coloring glasses upon their eyes, so the wretched infidel gazes himself blind at the monumental white shroud that wraps all the prospect around him. And of all these things the Albino Whale was the symbol. Wonder ye then at the fiery hunt? (193-194)
And with that, we come full circle. The point of democracy is to give the individual power which, like the white whale, they pursue to feel in control of lives that are mostly mystery and not flattering to the ego. In groups these people take over and then put horrible, cynical opportunists at the helm. Then they go on to ruin everything with the slow process of compromise to the lowest common denominator, which yields Americanization.
What Europe is awakening to is a taboo thought. They are realizing that as long as equality and democracy are in play, politicians will always find enough UIs — and remember UIs outnumber sane people 4-to-1 or more — to make promises to them and get in power, at which point they will resume the agenda of destroying national identity and replacing it with Americanization. Like Ahab, they are obsessed; this power is how they stave off knowledge of death and insignificance, and how they make themselves wealthy and powerful despite vast inner doubt.
America is awakening to the same thing as well. We all know what the Bell Curve looks like; there are more people who are easily fooled than those who take a second look. And so, any time there is an election, sense and wisdom lose. The UIs carry the day and then find someone else to blame when it works out poorly. But either way, it still happened!
Europe has so far refused to face the grim truth of reality which is that through our quest for power, we have become like Ahab. We The People must have power… we must use it to banish any mention of parts of reality that do not flatter us… we use others to this end, and if we must sacrifice a few, who cares? We have achieved our goal using others, which makes us the smart ones… right?
But this psychology cannot last. The shocked faces of Europeans who insist they never voted for this will give way in time to strong leaders, whether benevolent or not remaining a factor of how badly the decay hits before we transition away from democracy. History has made it clear however: democracy and equality are dead men walking, and with each rape and attack in Europe, that is becoming more clear to the sailors on that doomed ship.