“Independence and hard work was the common perception of a decent life, and the common perception of morality. That was less than one hundred years ago.”
“The problem is that the welfare state was created and it would dramatically change people’s lives and affect their morality in a fundamental way.”
“But the world is ever-changing, and the welfare state therefore requires people to be stronger and morally superior to people in societies lacking a welfare state.”
“Decent morality is long gone. It was completely destroyed in little more than two generations — through public welfare benefits and the concept of welfare rights.”
“The political change as the children of the welfare state grew up and started taking part in politics was massive. The rather communist student revolts of 1968 were probably the peak of this radical generation demanding more for themselves through state redistribution; they claimed no personal responsibility for their lives, nor ever thought of having to pitch in themselves. “I’m in need,” they argued, and from that claim they directly inferred a right to satisfy that need — be it food, shelter, or a new car.”
“They are children of the welfare state and are fully aware of the social security benefits to which they have a “right.” They don’t reflect on where these benefits come from, but are skeptical towards politicians whom they believe might take them away. “Change” quickly became a bad word, since it necessarily implies a change to the system on which people are parasitically dependent.”
“With this generation, the formerly held truth that production precedes consumption is replaced by a belief in having an inviolate and natural “human right” to welfare services supplied by the state.”
“For this generation there is no causality whatsoever in social life; whatever you do is not your responsibility — even having children. These are the current younger adults in Swedish society.”
“My grandparents lived in a totally different world philosophically and morally, and my parents still wear remnants of their parents’ “old” sense of justice and their perception of right and wrong. While my generations’ parents are only “partly tainted” (which is bad enough), my generation is totally screwed up. Not having grown up with the sound values of our grandparents, but instead with those propagandized by the nanny state, the grandchildren of the welfare state have no understanding whatsoever of economics.”
“A common perception of justice among the “grandchildren” is that individuals have an everlasting claim on society to supply one with whatever one finds necessary (or enjoyable).”
“The welfare state creates problems and conflicts on many levels, forcing people to compete for shares of continuously decreasing wealth. The solution: more regulation and even less prosperity. This is what happens when need and want replaces merit and experience in both public and personal morality.”
“What we are now seeing in Sweden is the perfectly logical consequence of the welfare state: when handing out benefits and thereby taking away the individual’s responsibility for his or her own life, a new kind of individual is created — the immature, irresponsible, and dependent. In effect, what the welfare state has created is a population of psychological and moral children — just as parents who never let their children face problems, take responsibility, and come up with solutions themselves, make their offspring needy, spoiled, and utterly demanding.”
“From the perspective of a bystander (as I consider myself) this madness all makes sense — teaching people they do not need to worry about the consequences of their actions makes willingly dependent subjects. The welfare state has created the egotistical monsters it claims to save us from — through handing out privileges and benefits to everybody at “nobody’s” expense.”
“The result of this degenerated morality on a social or societal level is a disaster economically, socially, psychologically, and philosophically.”
“But this is also a personal tragedy for many thousands of Swedes. People seem unable to enjoy life without responsibility for one’s actions and choices, and it is impossible to feel pride and independence without having the means to control one’s life. The welfare state has created a dependent people utterly incapable of finding value in life; instead, they find themselves incapable of typical human feelings such as pride, honor, and empathy. These feelings, along with the means to create meaning to life, have been taken over by the welfare state.”
I mostly hate socialism because I am a human, not the cattle in the barn. My most important right is my right of my responsibility for my own life.
May God defend me from my friends, I can defend myself from my enemies…0
I am sick and tired of moralists and ethics.
Ancient Greeks were wise connoisseurs of the human nature. Since the men were badly in need to compete they were able to invent Olympic Games in order to channel this “dark” energy in a safe direction.
Profound lack of human nature understanding by the modern humanists leads to the utopian and tyrannical ideologies and multimillion sacrifices in the name of the idea. “End justifies the means” is their motto, that means we are allowed to be anti-humanistic today for the sake of the “better future” for society tomorrow. It’s a delusion. And it’s just another kind of religion.
Society instead of God.
Equality and Better Future instead of Heaven on the Earth.
Civil Sacrifices instead of Religious Sacrifices.
To solve the problem we (humanity) have, first, to realize where it lies. If one knows that one’s congenital “morality” is just the same instinct like any highly developed animal has – the instinct of preservation of our own species, one will be able at least to try learning how to use our only advantage of being rational and thinking creatures to form a morality beyond the simple biological instinct.
Everything else is just another form of religious delusion.0