Great Myth of the Welfare State
Jack D. Douglas
by Jack D. Douglas: The
U.S. War Against the World
Great Myth of the Welfare State and all of the lesser myths and
lies on which it was built are now being totally confounded by the
harsh realities of human nature and finance and economic life and
politics built on human nature. Socialism, Communism, Fascism, Nazism,
Mixed Economies, Democratic Fascism, and all the other brands of
this Great Myth of the Welfare State are rapidly imploding. The
utopian ideologists of all stripes of this insane and fierce certitude
of impending heaven on earth are completely confused and in a state
of total denial and are trying every wild-eyed scheme they can to
revive the dying Great Myth.
Ignorant armies of ideology are striking out against everyone they
assume has threatened their Great Myth of heaven on earth created
by endless paper-money debts and spending and consumption and dreaming
in desperate ignorance and ideological certitude of reviving their
Great Myth and will stop at nothing to try to bring it back to life
to stalk the earth once again with huge bubbles of paper money and
debts that cannot be paid and the inevitable Busts and Depressions
and the final Great Global Crisis it produces.
mobs of True Believers are becoming more and more murderous toward
realists and anyone who dares to tell them the truth. Like all totalitarians,
they are trying desperately to banish reality and replace it with
their utopian dreams, illusions, and lies.
They will fail
in the end and finally reconcile themselves bitterly to realities
built on human nature. Only then will it be possible to rebuild
realistic foundations for a workable, livable society and once again,
begin the long and tortured trek of human beings to slowly, step
by step, improve our world and lives and inner selves.
D. Douglas [send him mail]
is a retired professor of sociology from the University of California
at San Diego. He has published widely on all major aspects of human
beings, most notably The
Myth of the Welfare State.
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