Now, if this whole scenario sounds scary -- if it sounds scary to jettison the individualism of American values in favor of a helpless collectivism in search of a Great Leader -- it should. It's fundamentally at war with what the founders sought to establish: a nation of individual responsibility, personal responsibility. A nation of non-victims.
But for us to come together, we need a leader. A great, big, powerful leader, who will help unify us. Somebody who, by his very presence, can demand our attention and symbolize our common goals>>>>>>>>>>>>>
So we must decide. Are we a nation of victims? Or are we a nation of free men and women, striving against all odds to succeed thanks to our initiative? Are we only powerful when made part of that great collective, or are we more powerful when we pursue our individual aspirations with the gusto of the dreamers? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
This is a false choice and it is just progressive meandering. It subverts the genuine idea of America and its easy come , easy go roots. We need not be Utopian dreamers.
Its enough that we have our own individual pursuits of happiness.
Since when must we “dream”. That has us in a whole lot of trouble right now with “Dreams of My Father, “ The soggiest sore excuse for even a wet dream there ever was.
We are not fighting individualism vs collectivism. We are fighting liberal fascism, and it already has needlessly caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in the ME and in North Africa.
The only justification for collective action is that we fight to regain our nation and our freedoms, which we have now lost at the hands of a usurper fascist regime.
Progressive conservatism dampens the real foe that we must fight. Shapiro has not really discovered what the fight MUST be, let alone the issue.