Skip to comments.Watering The Tree By Which You’ll Hang: The Liberal Path to Utopia
Posted on 01/18/2021 6:10:32 AM PST by NOBO2012
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Along that road you will come upon many trees.
The Tree of Life and Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil among them
Some you will climb, some will provide you with fruit in season, some you will cut down for firewood or to build your house. And some will die due to lack of nutrients or water, or simply old age. But some you will return to time and time again: to seek it’s shade or simply to admire its form and stance upon the landscape.
Some people don’t grasp the value of a tree – oh they may see it and say ‘what a great tree’ – but they miss it’s point, its true merit. They think it’s deep roots a nuisance that get in the way when they wish to excavate, forgetting that they keep it strong and allow it to stand upright and steady in a storm. They either ignore or minimize the fact that it’s those very roots that allow the tree’s outstretched branches to offer shade from the scorching sun of summer and shelter in the dead of winter.
Look at all those little red hats perched in those snowy branches!
Yes, some people miss the point of trees altogether and choose simply to remove them as inconvenient obstacles standing in the way of building their progressive utopia; like their new suburb called “Maple Lawn” in memory of the maple trees that once grew there.
That’s essentially the difference between how conservatives see trees –
The Trump Tree – strong, proud leaning into the storm
And how liberals view trees.
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Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Looks like an Acer Socialum Securitae perhaps?
It is a long and winding road
it goes on and on
Photo of the Cardinals would make a great Christmas card cover.
Yes, there are 2 paths...
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
― George Orwell, 1984
little red hats : )
how could skidMark misappropriate the domain of the little blue bird
Orwell sure had it pegged.
“one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship”
Ominous Parallels - paraphrase Tom Hayden...first we have to start the revolution to see where it goes. Leonard Peikoff
Nazi Pelosi - first we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.
tagline has it pegged
That branch will never get any higher than it is, though.
shun them. they are subhuman.
“That branch will never get any higher than it is, though.”
Past Peak Civilization? Developing...
And I thought Orwell was depressing 40 years ago...
If you want to see what’s coming, watch the movie “The Chekist”, it will really brighten your day. /s
“Socialist Utopia” is an oxymoron.
Every “socialist” command-and-control regime has inevitably ended up being a dystopia of some kind.
Complete with secret police, prison camps, and kangaroo court systems of “justice”. Whatever legislature exists is completely in the control of one political faction, passing laws at the whim of some great Maximum Leader.
“Watering The Tree By Which You’ll Hang”
Hardly just liberals. Taxpayers!
#AAnythingForPower #TheLeftHatesYou #TheyWantYouDead #TheyCallItCompassion
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