by Loretta Baughan
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
I recently bought some U.S. flag stamps at the post office. Four different designs, each emblazoned with the red, white and blue accompanied with a word describing an American principle: Freedom. Liberty. Justice. Equality.
Equality … really? Equality of opportunity or equality of outcome? In today’s America, I have no doubt it’s the latter.
It’s not the kind of equality where through an individual’s inventiveness, ingenuity and industry, along with lots of sweat and hard work, a person can achieve their own American dream and gain whatever it is they view as success. No. It’s about punishing those who are successful. This new brand of equality applies to the end results with the government ensuring equal prosperity for all. Wealth redistribution. Robinhood Economics. Theft.
This kind of “equality” is known by other names: collectivism, socialism, liberalism, anarchism, communism, progressivism or egalitarianism, to name a few. Call it what you will, it’s the exact opposite of freedom, liberty and justice.
Yet, thanks to progressives redefining our language, “equality” has opposing meanings.
And now they’re hard at work redefining the ABC’s for kids, too. Gone are the days when children learned “A” is for apple. Now “A” is for anarchy.
Anarchy means freedom. No leaders. No rulers. No masters. Don’t listen to your mom. If you feel like sleeping in all day, go ahead. You are your own master.
When you do get out of bed, put on your black hoodies, tennies and ski mask to go protest with fellow juvenile delinquents as a “Black Bloc”.
Black Bloc is a tactic used by the Occupy Movement, among others, so when bricks start flying through store windows, goods are looted and businesses torched, the violent perps will blend in with the rest of the mob of rioting hoodlums, as a way to avoid getting caught by the police.
“J” is for Job. Who needs one? Remember rule #1: you are your own master. Besides, “E” is for Egalitarianism, so Big Daddy Government will give you money, food stamps and a free cell phone — and what they don’t give you, just take because “S” is for squat. After all, chances are you can’t read the “No Trespassing” sign, anyway.
Since you are your own master, who needs rules, traditional values, morals, church, religion or even family? Rebel. Destroy it. Do what you want. Be what your want. Believe what your want. Set your own moral compass. Be free. Be a Nihilist.
Now that you have no home, no family, no sense of right and wrong, no one to tell you “no”… no God … hook up with the Animal Liberation Front or Earth Liberation Front – or both. Become a radical, earth-worshipping, ecoterrorist who believes animals should have the same rights as humans. Why not?
“L” is for Liberation, so join up with these criminal extremists who spike trees in the Pacific Northwest, firebomb universities, attack farms and car dealers, commit acts of vandalism, theft, violence and wage a war of hatred against people with whom they disagree.
Since an anarchist’s belief system doesn’t recognize or respect an individual’s right to own property, build a business, employ other people, make a profit or to become prosperous, they have no conscience or remorse for damages and injustices inflicted on those who “have”. To them, the ends justifies the means.
Anarchy isn’t about freedom or equality.
It’s about rebellion and getting their way.
Loretta Baughan is a conservative school board member who homeschooled her children and supports parental choice. Over the past twenty-five years, she’s been self-employed as a professional photographer, webdesigner and raising hunting spaniels.