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Recently Scotland apologized to people who practice homosexual behavior for historical laws which criminalized that behavior in the distant past.

The story is at:  https://ca.news.yahoo.com/scotland-apologizes-gay-men-historical-convictions-153855710.html

My initial response to the headline is that I wasn’t aware Scotland had recently convicted anyone of homosexual behavior. Why apologize to people who have never been directly affected for actions done by people who are all deceased to people who are all deceased?

Oh, yeah, because politically correct people hate the West, including the self-guilty, politically correct current leadership of Scotland.

This leads me to a great point:  It’s ironic when people with blind populism condemn their forebears for their forebears’ blind populism. And the biggest irony is that usually the faults of the blind populisms across generations are related. You know, like how the active racism of today (anti-white) condemns racism in the past that no one alive today has ever been involved with (anti-black, in the case of the long past British and American chattel slavery).

The same principle also applies to how the active religious populism of today (pagan metaphysical naturalism) seeks to condemn the active religious populism of yesteryear (pagan monarchical application of Judeo Christian concepts).

True Judeo Christian morality upholds the non-fault rights of individuals in their own private homes.  Judeo Christian morality is the very reason modern populists are, in this case erroneously, condeming Judeo Christian morality.  The condemnation is based on a mis-application of Judeo Christian sentiment in the past by what was then still a historically pagan, monarchical society. 

And now the same paganism revamped with modern terms such as “multiculturalism” and “tolerance” is seeking, just as it sought to condemn individuals based on private actions in private homes in the past, to strip all people today – including those who practice homosexual behavior – of individual rights to life, liberty and property.  Rights which originated with Genesis 1:28 in common law.

So blind populism is still violating people’s rights.  Blind populism is still the problem.

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Something we observed starkly in the past century is that the fruits of collectivism are ~always~ poverty, want, and gross inequality between the “planners” and the “masses”. In the early 90’s everyone remembered the example of East vs. West Germany. Today it seems like hardly anyone does. North Korea and South Korea provide an example today, and they are hardly ever presented in terms of the fruits of collectivism vs. the fruits of individualism.

Arguably California, Michigan, Illinois and New York contain today’s examples of the farthest governments have gone towards collectivism in the U.S. and the examples are not pretty. Detroit, a town which hasn’t had a Republican mayor since 1961 and which has been politically ruled by the labor union the UAW, has fallen into decline even though the past two Presidential administrations have given billions of taxpayer dollars in corporate welfare to reward businesses which should have failed naturally and/or been restructured.

Look at these pictures of some sections of Detroit. Look through all five pages of the blog.

http://goobingdetroit.tumblr.com/

THIS is the fruit of following collectivism. With no choices and diminishing resources most people resolve to wanting to be rewarded for failing or unproductive behavior and many want someone else to do the work. Goods and services are consumed by government and union employees and by people receiving wealth redistribution, and none of these three groups is producing goods and services that society can consume in turn. It is a net drag on the economy and impoverishes everyone. And it’s reaching a tipping point in some governments across the U.S., especially with national debt now at $55,000 per ~individual~ in the U.S. And progressives in Congress and the various states show no sign of stopping the unsustainable behavior.

Don’t let progressives turn our nation into a large version of Detroit.

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