The problem for the liberal is that most people do not want to be transformed. They want life to be better but not qualitatively different. It is only the liberal, or the “progressive,” as he prefers to be called today, who welcomes revolution and relishes the violent tactics necessary to bring it about. For the progressive, it is an article of faith that the masses will resist change and must be forced to swallow it.
This is a crucial difficulty, and it gives rise to all sorts of persuasion, nudging, compulsion, and outright violence. If the masses don’t know what’s good for them, they must be made to change.
February 24, 2018
Leftists versus the People
[As we are seeing both here and most recently and vividly in London. Voting is what they advocate for when they think they will win. Violence is always there as plan B.
“The problem for the liberal is that most people do not want to be transformed.”
Part of the problem is inherent in the statement: it implies transformation from without. Most people would love the opportunity, at least, to transform themselves or their own lives, whether in small tweaks or life-changing ways..
Having change imposed by others (who of course know what’s best for us) is a very different thing.
Like you said,change isn’t the problem. It’s also that the changes they are talking about are so demonstrably wrong. And proven to fail. They end in disaster.
What’s truly amazing is that getting a “Progressive” to see that. And change itself is the most impossible of tasks.