Understanding economic law is not your typical woman’s strong suit. It would be nice if we could all just get along and have everything we need. “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too” and “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” can seem unpleasant, so it’s best just not to think about it.
And the economic law that seems to dumbfound women more than any other is the Law of Unintended Consequences. This manifests itself in the lefty notion that wanting to do the right thing is the same as doing the right thing, that even if their ideas fail spectacularly and make things worse they still deserve credit for trying something.
Recognizing this Law requires humility, for it’s the economic manifestation of “You are not God!” However, in many ways today’s woman is actively encouraged to think of herself as God. Not only does she share the solipsistic instincts of her forbears as a “bringer of life”, she’s now taught that she has the right to end that very life growing inside her if she finds it inconvenient, her beauty is worshiped on social media to an extent that even Helen of Troy would have found intoxicating, improving her self-esteem alone is reason enough to do anything she wants, she’s entitled to have men she’s never met pay for her children if she can’t get their father to do it (and she has the right to make the father do it even if she keeps him from playing any role in its life), any oath of marriage she may have taken matters less than how she feels about her marriage afterwards, and if men find either her appearance or behaviors unattractive, it’s their problem and not hers.
Now that she has political power, this new brand of hyper-solipsim (bad) merges with her natural desire to prevent the suffering of others (good) to create the basis for a heightened welfare super-state: Pathological Altruism. She’s right, she cares, so what she wants to do is exactly what should be done. The noble aversion to the suffering of our fellow human beings thus becomes corrupted by creating a false idol out of her belief in her own noble intentions.
Nobody likes admitting that they were wrong. However, the stronger one’s belief in oneself, the harder this becomes, and nobody has been trained to believe in herself more than the modern Western female and Anointed leftists. Tell a single mom how spoiling her child was a bad idea, and she’ll respond by telling you that she only did it because she loved her child so much; her grown son’s inability to manage his finances can’t be her fault. Likewise, the War on Poverty has nothing to do with the devastation wrought on Detroit, and rising insurance premiums will undoubtedly be everybody’s fault except for those who supported Obamacare.
And the “stimulus” didn’t work only because it wasn’t big enough.
The Law of Unintended Consequences applies to both the economy at large and to out own lives. Nobody can know all the potential results of whatever decision they might make.
However, males are naturally more inclined to understand how things work and therefore more able to correctly calculate the potential consequences of a certain action.
More importantly, men are naturally inclined to lead their own households. Yet even if they screw up, the unintended consequences have limits. When governments rule our lives instead of fathers, the unintended consequences can be enormous and affect millions of us. A father exercising his authority over his family is NOT trying to play God, but a team of economists de-valuing our currency for the Greater Good most decidedly IS.
And a decent father will admit it when he makes a mistake. When’s the last time you’ve seen Harry Reid do that?
Not unlike the hyper-hypergamy that now rules our sexual marketplace, we now have Pathological Altruism running our families, churches, education system, and government: oblivious to consequence, certain that empathy makes right, insisting that we revere its good intentions as God.
We’re supposed to pretend that all of our prisoners raised by single mothers have nothing to do with single-motherhood because single mothers love their children just as much as anybody else. If we point out how Democrats consistently run our cities into the ground, we’re either racist or just aren’t wise enough to know how much those same Democrats truly care. Not only are we ever to reverse such policies, their blind obedience to the Concorde Fallacy has us accelerating them instead.
Lefties love pointing out to Christians how they shouldn’t be judged. They have a point, for no man can see into the heart of another. I don’t know which leftists want to run us into the ground and which are merely misguided. I can never be sure if a crackwhore single mom loves her children as much as a woman who cleaned up her act and kept her legs together until she found a decent guy to raise kids with.
But another verse you’ll rarely hear lefties refer to is Matthew 7:20: “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Their hearts may or may not “be in the right place”, but their fruits are rotten to the core. They declare “let there be light!” and instead of illumination we get some flashing strobe thing that gives half of us seizures.
Neither beautiful women, politicians, single mothers, bleeding hearts, nor supposed “experts” are God. It’s time we stopped acting like it.