The Road to Serfdom Runs Parallel with Today’s Direction
This is the road we’re on. Make no mistake about it. The concepts of socialism are creeping in through gross and subtle means with different names and humongous writings in an attempt to usher in an age where “big government” can never be big enough and individual freedoms, responsibilities, and choices are sacrificed for a “greater good” of society.
It’s appealing. It really is. On the surface, these ideas of centralized “planning” in an effort to organize everything and make it fair seems like a proper course. It always has. On the surface, a world that is fair for all seems like a Utopia. The problem is that we, as individuals, have more power to do good in this world than any government. We have the power to help each other, to keep order in this world, and to make sure that our future is secure without the meddling machinations of the government.
That’s not to say that anarchy should rule. There’s a huge difference between having a framework of laws that keep people from deviating towards dark paths and mandates of actions that declare exactly what we should do and who we should be.
As we “progress” towards a world where liberal thinking is sounding good to the feeble-minded or evil-hearted, it’s important to remember how the Road to Serfdom clearly summarized the things that were happening in Europe in the middle of last century. We’re on the same trajectory, only without a bigger force against us to set us straight. The only force in this world that can run against us is the rest of the world itself and it seems like that may be the only recourse if we do not set our direction properly in the very near future.
Here’s a visualized version of the Road to Serfdom.