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Culture War: Socialists See Citizens as Natural Pawns

Culture War: ¿Por qué la comunidad latina abandona el barco progresista?

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The world has moved on and with it, also political systems have changed. The way in which authoritarians seek to stay in power has also advanced. In the fourth episode of Culture War, Emmanuel Rincón talks about how human beings have advanced in their history and how freedom played a fundamental role in the development of societies. Today, he says, it is endangered by those who see citizens as subjects.

Emmanuel explains that this system of freedoms, which allowed the development of citizens, has been curtailed by leaders who believe they are some divine authority to whom their citizens must obey and pay obeisance.

“With the passage of time societies have undergone more changes. And where there are full freedoms and each individual finds the added value he can contribute to generate wealth for himself and his people, the quality of life of its members has improved,” said Rincón.

He also indicated that today’s socialists and collectivists, entrenched in the single thought, consider themselves as a kind of gifted beings who have not only the duty, but also the right to lead societies composed of citizens “incapable” of fending for themselves.

“History is full of mistakes that have allowed future generations to acquire knowledge in order to evolve. However, in recent decades anti-liberal ideological movements have arisen, whose purpose is precisely to rewrite history in order to erase learning patterns and lead humanity to single-thought political systems, where a ruling entity imposes an arbitrary law on the rest of society.”

Culture War on power control

For Rincón, the socialists are the monarchs of the past, with the difference that in those times the monarchy was imposed by force. While at present, socialists want to accumulate power, but no longer by force, but based on good intentions and redistribution of wealth.

Finally, he argued that socialism/progressivism is not concerned about the welfare of societies, but only use this argument to advance and maintain their political control over citizens who believe they must have the help of the State to survive.

Cultura War: El socialismo quiere súbditos. (Flickr) Ciudadanos como súbditos
Culture War: El socialismo quiere súbditos. (Flickr)

“They are not empathetic beings who care about the state of the people. They are people who regard the rest of the population as their natural pawns, a dumb collective that they can manipulate to meet their objectives and thus appropriate the wealth of all private individuals.”

Emmanuel Rincón is a lawyer, writer, novelist and essayist. He has won several international literary awards. He is Editor-at-large at El American // Emmanuel Rincón es abogado, escritor, novelista y ensayista. Ganador de diversos premios literarios internacionales. Es editor-at-large en El American

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