Skip to comments.Liberalism Isn't Just A Mental Disorder
Posted on 07/11/2011 8:07:05 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama
Michael Savage is wrong. Liberalism isn't just a mental disorder.
It's the result of having a lobotomy with a rusty and dull scalpel. Here's my proof:
Recently, the commie fingersniffers at Talking Points Memo ran a story about how some bougerois socialist from academia, Susan Feinberg of Rutgers, "caught" Republican Congressman Paul Ryan with two bottles of $350 wine at his table at the swanky Bistro Bis in Babylon...er, uh....Washington DC. The "outraged", and according to Ryan, drunk as hell, Feinberg demanded to know if the men Ryan was eating with were lobbyists. (They weren't. They were economists Cliff Asness and John Cochrane.) After she finished her own very elobarate and expensive meal, Feinberg then marched over to Ryan's table and asked the Congressman how he could live with himself, since he was paying for expensive wine while cutting benefits for poor and elderly. (It should be noted that Ryan paid for his meal and one of the bottles of wine.)
Now, this column is not about defending Paul Ryan. It's about defending capitalism and showing how incredibly stupid the 2+2=5 Left truly is. From the Talking Points Memo propaganda piece:
"Feinberg, an economist by training, was even more appalled when the table ordered a second bottle. She quickly did the math and figured out that the $700 in wine the trio consumed over the course of 90 minutes amounted to more than the entire weekly income of a couple making minimum wage.
'We were just stunned,' said Feinberg, who e-mailed TPM about her encounter later the same evening. 'I was an economist so I started doing the envelope calculations and quickly figured out that those two bottles of wine was more than two-income working family making minimum wage earned in a week.' "
Here's the funny part: Feinberg, as an economist, should know that Paul Ryan's expensive wine actually created more jobs and more wealth than any government program could ever hope to. After all, Ryan's purchase helped to pay the maitre d of the restauant. And the head chef. And the sous chef. And the kitchen porter. And the busboys. And the wine sales rep. And the wine distributor. And the winery. Just like Leonard Read pointed out in his mind blowing essay "I, Pencil", no product on God's green and cooling earth can be produced by just one entity. A product is produced by the effort of countless people and countless numbers of people benefit from its purchase. This isn't just "Right Wing rhetoric", this is an undeniable fact, just as it's an undeniable fact that the countless numbers of people who who benefit from the purchase of a product are also people who purchase products. This creates an endless cycle of wealth redistribution that the government, despite how clever it thinks it is, can NEVER reproduce. (Oh, you don't believe me ? Ask anyone who is a LEGAL immigrant from the former Soviet Union, China, Cuba, or Venezuela how well the forced redistribution of wealth works.)
The reality of the situation is this: the American Left is nothing more than a bunch of bougerois socialists who are economically illiterate morons. They will never understand how their idiotic attempts to help the so-called poor harm everyone. They will never understand the fact that the forced redistribution of wealth creates a far larger wealth inequality than capitalism does. (The politburo always lives better than the proletariat. I can assure you that Hu Jintao, the dictator of China, lives waaaaay better than a slave...er, uh....employee at FoxConn.)
God help us all.
In post #37 I put up some links to some thoughtful intelligent articles that examine the question using logical analytical means. You will enjoy them I’m sure.
Good article but the guy left out the truck driver, forklift operator, secretary, accountant, tax man and a hundred other people who all take their small piece out of those bottles of wine - even a bloody economist will indirectly profit from any sale of any item.
That explains the George Soros-type libs - they have power and influence; but how do you explain the idiot junior-college professor-types? They're not going to decide jack. They'll be eating tree-bark like the rest of us proles. What's in it for them?
This is some cool stuff. I’ll definitely check it out.
Well, the poor guy did just have a mini-stroke....
You’re a 1000% correct.
You’re begging the question. They don’t know they won’t be at the top of the food chain.
Actually, if you look at the Soviet Union, even minor party officials had higher status than the average prole. True believers were rewarded with those positions.
The powerful ones aim to be deciders. The sheeple are lazy drones who can’t think for themselves.
The first article is very long, but good. The others are not so long. The each give slightly different perspectives which altogether covers a lot of ground. Libs are nuts.
Rush mentioned this story on his radio show Monday.
Rush wanted to know why this woman wasn’t outraged over the $100,000 booze and food bill run up by Nancy Pelosi and her family on the government jet that ferried them between Washington, D.C. and San Francisco on a frequent basis.
As Rush pointed out, Congressman Ryan and his party paid for their own food and wine.....Pelosi stuck the U.S. taxpayers for her enormous tab.
That’s because Nazi Pelosi is a lib and the libs stand up for the “little people”.
Rush was right. The hypocisy is makes me physically ill.
By Gato do you mean John Gato?
Thank you! It really is..and the demons of darkness convince their hosts...most unwitting dupes on the left, that somehow they are doing good. It is a brainwashing for sure, but that is satan’s purview, hypnosis through anger and irritations. Check out patriotoutreach.org for an excellent counter hypnosis being given freely to thousands of troops...saving lives from suicide caused by ptsd!
“Now, this column is not about defending Paul Ryan. It’s about defending capitalism and showing how incredibly stupid the 2+2=5 Left truly is. From the Talking Points Memo propaganda piece:”
With God as my witness I swear this is true. I once worked with a lefty reporter who argued with me in from of several people in our newsroom that 1+1 didn’t necessarily = 2.
It was a straight faced/no joke argument that he said that math is not absolute and 1+1 can equal anything we want it to depending on the context. He was rabid about it and the argument devolved into a screaming match that got him pulled into the Ed’s office.
This man is now an aide for a Dem state pol in Pennsylvania. Think about that for a bit.
Yes—the one who wrote The Underground History of American Education. BK Eakman has written a book on the methodologies applied to curricula (Cloning of the American Mind) which has overlapping information. Gato’s book is all over the place—but it is packed with lots of good information and good psychology and a lot of research.
Terrifying, to say the least.
I’ll check it out, thanks!
If you knew just how whacked this guy was overall, it’s really even worse. There is now a person (one of many I’m sure across the country) working in a position of influence on the state level that will literally publicly argue to the brink of termination that 1+1 does not have to = 2. That is the level of fanaticism in Democrat politics today.
If math is so malleable, what chance does the Constitution/Bill of rights have? Believe me... 5 min in a room will tell you the guy was insane. And after what must have been a much longer interview, a Dem politician hired him for the sole purpose of political aid/advice.