Thursday, August 16, 2018

Rick Kelo on Liberalism & Peaceful Cooperation

Richard Kelo
Liberalism does not support the subjugation of anyone by anyone else.  It arose in the 17th and 18th centuries as a political philosophy that focused, as a core value, on peaceful voluntary cooperation.

Classic Liberals like Rick Kelo continue to advocate this pacificstic approach to our fellow man today.  Classic Liberals have long had an ideological opposite in Progressives, who advocate the use of government power to make the world look as Progressives preferred. 

One point Kelo makes is the history of race relations in America, "Progressives fought against civil rights for blacks in America from the 1880s forward.  They created Jim Crow laws, segregation and a host of other programs to impose by force their preferences against peaceful people."  Rick Kelo continues, "Outside of pretty advanced poli sci circles most people don't even realize that the fore-runner of the Progressive Movement was John C. Calhoun, who was also the ideological godfather of the Confederacy."