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The utopians Plato (The Republic), Thomas Moore (Utopia), Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan), and Karl Marx (The Communist Manifesto) all lead to the Leftist tyranny of socialism. The "paradisists" Moses (Jewish bible), Jesus (Christian bible), Muhammad (Islamic bible), and Joseph Smith (Mormon bible) all lead to the Rightist tyranny of religion.

Both groups of irrational idealists hope to deliver us all to a kind of ultimate end place -- a perfect society or Xanadu -- which is never going to happen. Their belief-systems are deeply foolish, naive, and ignorant. And their ideologies are also depraved, since even if you could visit their unreal utopia or paradise, you wouldn't ultimately want to live there. It would be a kind of living hell, unfit for normal, healthy, individualistic, struggling, ambitious, achieving, flawed, mortal, human beings.

The utopians above cause physical slavery to the state, while the paradisians above cause mental slavery to "god." One false ideal results in a kind of vast social coercion and destruction of society. The other false ideal results in a kind of vast personal coercion and destruction of the individual.

Both mistaken hopes and dreams result in universal self-sacrifice and self-destruction. Their false and evil moral code should probably be described as "the religio-socialist ethic" (not "the Judeo-Christian ethic").

Both families and categories of belief constitute nonsensicality and philosophy gone badly wrong.

These massively untrue and immoral groups of ideologies need to be defeated thru the assiduous application of healthy, sound, proper philosophy. A philosophy which provides the hungry, needy Holy Individual with meaning, purpose, pleasure, exhilaration, and personal greatness in his life. And these two related, mistaken categories of ideology need to be defeated thru the Western liberal ideals of reason, individualism, and freedom. Reason will defeat monotheistic paradisism, freedom will defeat communist utopianism, and individualism will defeat both.

Unfortunately, so far the champions of reason and philosophy haven't fully done their job. They haven't provided a guide to life with enough rich satisfaction and deep fulfillment to successfully defeat the utopians and paradisists.

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Unfortunately, so far the champions of reason and philosophy haven't fully done their job. They haven't provided a guide to life with enough rich satisfaction and deep fulfillment to successfully defeat the utopians and paradisists.

The fact that the champions of reason and philosophy has not been embraced to the degree,of being identified as having successfully defeated the Utopians and Paradisically oriented, only tells me that the application of reason to living of life is still early in its metamorphic phase. Truth will ultimately prevail. The rediscovery of the application of reason to the problem of survival is the catalyst that will bring it about..

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Conservative author and radio talker Mark Levin has a new book out Ameritopian which is an identification of the leftist utopianism at work in politics. Was this topic partly prompted by the appearance of that book?

Absolutely! I've read about 25% of this brilliant book so far. But I'm trying to cover the parts of the history of philosophy which Ameritopia left out. Levin is a fire-breathing conservative and wonderful in some aspects. But he can be very weak and limited intellectually. My brief essay attempts to radically expand the ideas in the book.

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