Historically “liberalism” originally meant, and continues to mean for some, individual freedom, private property, free enterprise and impartial rule of law under constitutionally limited government.
Governments and ideological movements, Rougier explained, wrap themselves in “mystiques” that serve as the rationales for claims to an ethical and legal right to rule.
The change from social attitudes and political systems of collectivism to that of ones more “individualistic” began in “the West,” in Europe and then North America.
The program for a socialist America shows the intellectual bankruptcy of those on “the left.”
The phantom of “inflation targeting.”
All that the American economy has gone through over the last decade is not a “crisis of capitalism,” understood as a truly free market, but the crisis of the government managed and manipulated system of economic control, command and accompanying corruption.
The assertion and repetition of “white privilege,” “the one percent,” “social justice,” “racist,” “gay-basher,” “LGBT-hater,” “gender insensitivity,” etc., have had numbing effects on private and public discourse.
“Socialism, or the reliance on the state for help, stands in antagonism to self-help, or the activity of the individual.”
The corruption of government officials seems to be as old as recorded history.
The fact is, “society” is ultimately made up of individuals who, over centuries of slow and truly enlightened thought and controversy, have come to be considered to possess certain inherent and unalienable rights to life, liberty, and honestly acquired property under an appropriate system of an impartial and unbiased rule of law.