I ran into my brother in the fight against progressive socialism, Evan Sayet, last Saturday evening at the David Horowitz Freedom Center “Restoration Weekend” in Palm Beach.
Evan was kind enough to give me an autographed copy of his recent book, The KinderGarden of Eden: How the Modern Liberal Thinks and Why He’s Convinced that Ignorance is Bliss. It’s a great read and only 123 pages long and I highly recommend it if you want to understand the imbecilic nature of today’s modern liberals.
Evan does a great job establishing the difference between the classical liberal thought of John Locke and others as opposed to the post-World War II modern liberalism that plagues our country.
Evan lays out the fundamental laws of modern liberalism:
1. Indiscriminateness – the total rejection of the intellectual process as an absolute moral imperative
2. Indiscriminateness of thought does not lead to indiscriminateness of policies. It leads to siding only and always with the lesser over the better, the wrong over the right, and the evil over the good
3. Modern liberal policies occur in tandem. Each effort on behalf of the lesser is met with an equal and opposite campaign against the better
4. The modern liberal will ascribe to the better the negative qualities associated with the lesser while concurrently ascribing to the lesser the positive qualities found in the better — I call that the “Bizarro World Effect.”
He does an incredible job in defining the modern liberal as divided between the “true believers” and the “mindless foot soldiers”. And associated with these two distinct groupings are the following corollaries:
a. The modern liberal may have personal standards but they must deny them and militate against their use and those who use them in the public arena
b. Modern liberals do not and cannot seek to better themselves or society. Instead they must lower others and society to their level
c. The modern liberal has secondary policies that are meant only to somewhat mitigate the greater suffering that their primary policies created or exacerbated (sounds like President Obama’s Obamacare fix).
The book is incredibly witty and just plain makes sense. My favorite chapter title was, “Ho-Heigh, Ho-Heigh, It’s Home from Work I Stay” outlining the modern liberal promotion of slothfulness, subsidized by the government (ultimately the hard workers) instead of the work ethic in order to garner a voting bloc support.
Evan Sayet describes himself as a reformed 9-13 reformed liberal Jew and his keen insight and comedic manner in explaining a very serious subject is quite entertaining and enlightening. Pick it up, you won’t regret the decision. If you are a modern liberal, you should read it as well and realize how utterly lost you are.