Liberals talk of themselves as Progressives, but upon further analysis it might be more accurate to call them Regressives. That is, they never seem to learn from the past.
As smart as they think they are, and they tell us all the time that intelligent people are people of the Left, the facts are that they continually explore, and more often than not, support ideas from the past that have proven to be morally vacant and downright defective.
Adam Swift is a perfect example: he has suddenly come upon a seminal moment. It just occurred to him that if we, as a society, want to 'level the playing field' (the single most important objective of Progressives) then we should abolish the family unit.
Here is his thinking: since studies show that the main reason some children outperform other children in almost all areas of measurable success in life is that they were raised in a family atmosphere of two parent support, unconditional love, strong moral leadership and constant interactive instructional activities like being read bedtime stories, therefore the best way to equalize the outcomes for less 'fortunate' children would be to give all responsibilities of parenting to the state! Yep, let's put the future of all children in the hands of those with a proven track record of failing to inspire, socialize, use critical thinking and to generate unique and creative ideas and solutions.
Voila! Now all of the children would be equally unprepared for dealing with life's challenges, so our society would be more egalitarian! Let the state develop the next generation of young people to build a society of harmony and social justice.
I wonder, does it ever occur to this man that his convoluted and intellectually vapid thinking is the result of too much time spent in lecture halls listening to the sanctimonious indoctrination of Marxist professors whose real world experience amounts to near nothing other than reading the ideological theories of losers like Stalin, Castro, and Mao?
Of course not, he has been brainwashed! He can't think for himself. But that doesn't stop him from 'thinking' for everybody else!
Adam Swift (born 1961) is a British political philosopher and sociologist who specialises in debates surrounding liberal egalitarianism. He has published books on communitarianism, on the philosophical aspects of school choice, and on social justice, as well as an introduction to contemporary political theory which has been translated into several languages.