Tag: Utopia

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“It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not some […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Message from the Soviet Socialist Republic of California

 

Greetings to those in Soviet Socialist Republic of California and to those still imprisoned by imperialist domination in other oppressive and racist American states. Good news, comrades! Premier Jerry Brown and has signed law from Supreme Soviet lawmakers in Sacramento that puts boot to throat of capitalist robber barons. Money-grubbing capitalists must now include at least one woman comrade on their corporate boards of directors and by 2021 must include at least three (3) women comrades on their boards. You are permitted to express your pleasure at this development.

Soviet Socialist Senator-Comrade Hannah-Beth Jackson (pictured below, representing peoples of Santa Barbara and parts of Ventura Counties) co-authored wonderful law. You may remember Comrade Jackson because she was recipient of glorious Planned Parenthood Giraffe Award for sticking her neck out to ensure that certain undesirable human babies are not permitted to do same, so as to better control population so health care services and soon-to-be rationed and eventually outlawed gasoline are available for those who can afford them.

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(August 10, 2026 – San Francisco) – United States Senator Sonia Cortez-Bolaño, a former sales clerk for a chain of marijuana stores in the Bay Area, and a relative newcomer to California and to California politics, and a prominent voice of the Communist Party USA who, a little more than two years ago, sent shockwaves […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Clinging to Utopia

 

The hysteria of the political Left seems to be growing and intensifying. Does anyone else believe this is happening? In my lifetime (although I’ve only followed politics for the last 20 years), I’ve seen the ranting of the Left rise and fall, but these times feel different. I’ve been thinking about the possible explanation for this phenomenon, and I’d like to hear your perspective. I’m going to begin by contrasting the conflicting views of the Left and the Right.

From my own observations, certain characteristics seem to be true for most of the people on the Left. A big part of their suffering comes from their holding to conflicting ideas and not recognizing their inconsistencies. For example, they are idealists and believe that all of society should strive for a Utopian existence, which has led them to embrace Marxist ideas (whether they admit it or not). We should all be treated as equals (unless we disagree with them), celebrate all cultures (except our own), and share society’s wealth with each other. Unfortunately, the Left also believes in not only the perfectibility of the world, but the perfectibility of men; they refuse to recognize that we are not only guided by reason, but we are emotional and unpredictable creatures. When we fickle human beings don’t cooperate with and participate in their endeavors, they become insulted and incensed.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley for leading another round of sanctions aimed at North Korea in response to another nuclear test. They also groan as the Democrat running for governor in Virginia implies that voting her him will give kids there a better chance for success and Jim slams any politician who promises that electing them will solve everyone’s problems. And they discuss Jim Carrey’s on-air castigation of New York Fashion Week as meaningless, leading Jim to reveal tales of how the recent National Review cruise shared the ship with a lot of people connected to this superficial event.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Why Is Utopia Impossible?

 

Goldenes-Zeitalter-1530-2“I prefer clarity over agreement.” — Dennis Prager

I think it’s safe to assume that all of us here agree that Utopia is impossible. Yet each of the two major caucuses here — call them “traditionally conservative” and “libertarian” as a rough shorthand — often view the other as having a suspiciously Utopian intent.

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President Obama memorably dismissed the idea of American Exceptionalism by claiming all nations are exceptional. His gesture was not convincing. America is not the only nation so inclined, but the list of nations claiming an exceptional destiny are few. A country needs to be geopolitically significant or culturally energetic to claim exceptional status. There is […]

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