Emerson would laugh at the Left’s mocking and derision of American traditions. Liberal utopianism lives only for the death of the last self-reliant individual.
Who among us cheer for those who wish to tear down the ageless sustaining principals of morality and common decency that is all that protects the creative individual from the plunderer? The sustaining principals are all that protect a just society with hopes for world peace, from a society of self-destructive and self-defeating nihilists.
The just and reasoned individualist is all that stands in the way of liberal utopianism which has proven to be a sower of worlds of graves.
“Society is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not. The same particle does not rise from the valley to the ridge. Its unity is only phenomenal. The persons who make up a nation to-day, next year die, and their experience with them.” (Emerson)
Why did the Left hate George Bush so much? He prevented Al Gore from using global warming alarmism to help take over all factors of production in America. Clearly, George Bush drew back the curtain on the inhumanity of their thoughts and beliefs, which are an obturation to individual freedom and self-reliance.
“He is a great average man; one who, to the best thinking, adds a proportion and equality in his faculties, so that men see in him their own dreams and glimpses made available and made to pass for what they are. A great common-sense is his warrant and qualification to be the world’s interpreter. He has reason, as all the philosophic and poetic class have: but he has also what they have not,- this strong solving sense to reconcile his poetry with the appearances of the world, and build a bridge from the streets of cities to the Atlantis. (Emerson)
Obviously, the Left thinks very little of George Bush. But that is Ok. “A great man is always willing to be little.” (Emerson)
Bush only did what the Left has long feared to do and that is to be enthusiastic about standing up for America with his whole heart.