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Mark Levin’s Ameritopia: Progressivism, the Oldest Evil

The “Lean Forward” crowd has bled off Man since he freed up time for philosophy.

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David Steinberg

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January 16, 2012 - 7:53 am
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Utopians have always otherwise been in the position of trying to replace a tyrannical system. But now, post-Locke and de Montesquieu and the Founders, the utopians are in a position of destroying that pivotal discovery, which presently exists nowhere else on Earth or in time but in the U.S. Constitution. Levin, with Ameritopia, shows that he recognizes this urgency: he is criticized for his “anger” on the air — how do you keep your voice down once you understand what is presently being threatened?

An observant man reading of Locke’s symmetrical discovery, described beautifully in Ameritopia, should hear cellos, and see Kepler’s lines touching the Earth and the Sun, sweeping through space and defining physics. Two hundred thousand years of homo sapiens, 190,000 of them pre-agriculture, that is, pre-time enough to think, and 9700 years to discover natural law. And a utopian president, with his hair’s-breadth moment of history, thinks it is wisdom to burn it all down?

How can we not be passionately angry at post-Locke American utopians? They were not only fortunate enough to exist after him, but they landed in the only society to give it a go based on inviolate liberty! And they wake each day with that liberty because several thousand similarly blessed people guard it with courage and an A4 carbine, ready to die with their moment of history, for them.

What horror: the infinitely lucky demanding something as unreal and inscrutable as “student loan forgiveness”!

But the consistent need to transmit knowledge isn’t something we can transcend, as we’ve learned from the utopians of every age. So you should thank Mark Levin for being a statesman and dedicating his short time here to doing the lion’s share of our shouting — eloquently — with Ameritopia. Buy it, and do not forget how fortunate you are for having Locke’s Second Treatise come before you as you get on with the day and life of your choosing.

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David Steinberg is the New York City Editor of PJ Media. Follow his tweets at @DavidSPJM.
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