from May 2012, Culture
On this Memorial Day weekend, as we take care to remember those who have fought and died for this country, it's odd that in this land of liberty and opportunity that people would fall into the trap of thinking this nation was founded on the value of equality. Not equality of rights or equality under the law, but rather equality of results. During the past 30 years the Left has been indoctrinating the foreign versions of fairness and equality into our children. On their face, these two values seem as American a apple pie and Chevrolet. However, it is imperative to understand the meaning of these terms, for these are the calling cards of the Left to revolution and a Brave New World of tyranny.
Words have specific meanings. Unless those meanings are understood by all, then communication becomes confused. And confusion is exactly what the Left hopes for and inspires. The Left's revolution can take place through a brutal civil war or by causing such confusion and despair that citizens demand change by yielding more power to government. The Left is fine with either type of revolution. As long as more power is granted to an all knowing government, all is well.
It's important to define what the Left means by equality and fairness and what the American meaning is. So when you hear the Left speak of equality and fairness it becomes clear they are really intending something different than the American ideal.