Thursday, February 03, 2011

"Collectivist schemes produce only debt, resentment, discouragement"

Replacing God
The natural outcome of believing we can guarantee things that only God has control over is, precisely, the "unsustainability" we all talk about today in relation to government activism. When we take it on ourselves to guarantee results, we begin writing check after check we have no way of cashing. Many a burned-out boss and harried parent has learned the hard way that he or she literally cannot foresee, manage, direct, control, avert, prohibit, or guarantee everything related to a work place or a family's life. Once other humans—and the vicissitudes of nature—enter the picture, there is much we simply do not control.