I liked it so much I borrowed a couple of things I'm going to use over the next few days.
Wikipedia Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, prominent classical liberal political theorist, and sociological theorist of the Victorian era. Spencer developed an all-embracing conception of evolution as the progressive development of the physical world, biological organisms, the human mind, and human culture and societies. As a polymath, he contributed to a wide range of subjects, including ethics, religion, anthropology, economics, political theory, philosophy, biology, sociology, and psychology. During his lifetime he achieved tremendous authority, mainly in English-speaking academia. In 1902 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Indeed, in the United Kingdom and the United States at "one time Spencer's disciples had not blushed to compare him with Aristotle!" He is best known for coining the concept "survival of the fittest," which he did in Principles of Biology (1864), after reading Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species.
Today's quotation from Spencer is: "All socialism involves slavery."
Think about the above quotation in light of a post from Right Klik in which he examines Elena Kagan's college thesis, the subject of which is American socialism. Here's a direct quotation from that thesis via Right Klik:
Why, in a society by no means perfect, has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force?...Through its own internal feuding, then, the [Socialist Party] exhausted itself forever and further reduced labor radicalism in New York to the position of marginality and insignificance from which it has never recovered. The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism's decline, still wish to change America [italics mine]. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one's fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. Yet if the history of Local New York shows anything, it is that American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope [italics mine].
RightKlik goes on to brilliantly show what would happen if you took Kagan's quotation and changed the leftist radicals she's talking about to the KKK. The Media would be on such a story 24 hours every day until her name were withdrawn.
Note Kagan's words that I have italicized, especially her last words: "In unity lies their only hope." Also note the s--- eating grin on her face as she stands next to her boss to be in this photo:
Talk about unity. Geez.
Take a look at RK's site to see the rest of his great post on Kagan. And remember what Spencer said nearly a century and a half ago, "all socialism involves slavery."