A Longish, Slightly More Theoretical Essay About Socialism For Today

A Longish, Slightly More Theoretical Essay About Socialism For Today


Here’s the key fact: Misery does NOT require the cooperation of the people in making themselves miserable. Happiness DOES require the willing participation of the people — actively taking advantage of opportunities to make themselves happier.

 

After all, only YOU know how to make YOU happy. But, the government DOES know how to make you miserable.

 


Why is there such a sharp contrast in the two visions? The answer’s fairly simple: It’s EASY to make everyone miserable. And equal. It’s not AT ALL easy to make everyone happy! You can conjure misery out of thin air — enact massive taxes, confiscate businesses and industries, “collectivize” land and property, dispossess, deport and despoil peoples and regions, and so forth — you can NOT produce happiness out of thin air.

 

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A First Draft of a Conservative Mission Statement

A First Draft of a Conservative Mission Statement


I’ve long thought that the Conservative movement ought to have a “Mission Statement.”

 

Now, mind you, the Conservative movement is not something with a centralized leadership structure. There are Conservative leaders, but no official leadership. So, there can be no established mission statement.

 

However, there could be a statement that kind of takes hold, because people embrace it, spread it around, print it and hang it in the kitchen, and the like. It would then become a kind of a de facto Conservative Mission Statement.

 

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Incontrovertible Fact: All Oppression Comes From the Government


What is oppression? Easy: Any physical or economic constraints imposed on the people for which there is no recourse. In this way, your employer can oppress you by paying you too little, working you too long or hard, or abusing you emotionally at work. And, if the government has not put in place a system in which your employment mobility is maximized, then you have limited or no recourse. That’s oppression. Oppression fosterd, enabled, facilitated… caused by the government. Continue reading Incontrovertible Fact: All Oppression Comes From the Government

A Heartbreaking Post

A Heartbreaking Post


There’s a marked increase in hostility on the Right, directed to the Right. However, if the Left were ever to engage in any kind of in-depth introspection, leftism would fall apart like the intellectual house-of-cards it is. It would become nothing more than a vast collection of tiny, spluttering splinter groups feuding and scrapping over tiny niche issues, well below the radar of a media corps too power-hungry to focus on such penny-ante flapdoodle.

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Not Everyone on the Left is Bad

Not Everyone on the Left is Bad


We have government programs — and agencies, departments, and bureaus. And none of them ever suffer from even the slightest budget cuts. We have higher taxes. And none of the problems they’re all supposed to eliminate have improved. After all, if government agencies, programs, departments and bureaus were actually designed to solve problems, then, well, problems would get solved. Simple as that. Continue reading Not Everyone on the Left is Bad

A Simple Observation About Obamacare


The very assertion that people will die if  Obamacare is repealed or reformed is by far the most eloquent, compelling, stark condemnation of  Obamacare that anyone could ever possibly make. Why on earth would we ever put in place a system or government program on which people would become so dependent that without it they’d die? It’s hard to think of a more immoral thing for a government to do. Continue reading A Simple Observation About Obamacare

Do You Realize…


If you want to see where the world will end up, look to the thinking of the political right-wing in America today. If “evolution” is a thing, then the world will evolve toward the most advanced thinking there is. That’s, let’s face it, obviously on the political Right. The only question is when will the rest of the world understand this? Continue reading Do You Realize…