Dreams of Perfection
Correcting a common misconception among modern conservatives.– The problem with those who imagine they can perfect humans through what they (somewhat euphemistically) call “social change” is not that they hope for perfection, but that they presume they themselves possess perfect knowledge of perfection, and even of how to create it. In other words, they do not merely desire perfection, per se — all men should desire perfection — but rather they believe they embody it. They are literally seeking, therefore, to remake mankind in their own perfect image. This explains why they often feel so free to grant themselves the supra-moral authority to compel and to kill in the name of realizing their dream. As God does.