Skip to comments.Socialism is really cannibalism
Posted on 04/18/2009 2:00:04 PM PDT by george76
Apparently in our current political climate "socialism" has become a word that does not convey the horror it actually represents. It has become common and thus meaningless beyond the virtuous idea of "sharing" and "taking care of the poor".
People, especially among the ignorant -- particularly the college educated -- seem proud to call themselves "Socialists" today. And the supremely ignorant -- our politicians -- go a step further, and celebrate the word "Progressive" as though it had a glorious and honorable history.
I refuse to allow "Socialism" and "Progressivism" to be understood as benign, helpful, caring, sharing- as another way of saying "The Brotherhood of Man".
Socialism and Progressivism are cannibalism.
When I work, I use up hours of my life... my limited, mortal, human, physical life. The money I am paid represents the life I expended to earn it. My pay-my wealth-is my labor. It is the expenditure of some of my body's short, precious life on earth.
So when someone takes my money, they steal my hours of labor. They consume not only the fruits of my labor, but my labor itself, that labor which is the very expenditure of my life.
When someone loots and consumes the money I have earned, they consume the part of my life devoted to producing what they have taken.
What is that but cannibalism? A selfishness so profound, so inhuman, so greedy, so barbaric that it encourages and celebrates-and seeks to legally require- the consuming of the life's blood of one human by another.
That is the vicious reality of Socialism.
Don't let the bastards call it anything else.
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is im-possible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and jus-tice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary.
A regulation which obliges all those of the same trade in a particular town to enter their names and places of abode in a public register, facilitates such assemblies...
A regulation which enables those of the same trade to tax themselves in order to provide for their poor, their sick, their widows, and orphans, by giving them a common interest to manage, renders such assemblies necessary.
An incorporation not only renders them necessary, but makes the act of the majority binding upon the whole. The Wealth of Nations, Book I, Chapter X
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Worth another BTTT!
This is next on my reading list...thanks to both of you for the reminder!
People cannot be taxed into prosperity. It doesn’t work that way. Government cannot create wealth. What government can do is provide for a stable and unobtrusive environment so that good jobs can be created and money can be invested. In that sense, it’s not about the government actually doing anything to create prosperity, it’s government staying out of the way.
What it all boils down to is we want what you should want for yourself, your children and their children. We want opportunity, liberty and the ability to own our lives. We don’t care about the color or gender of whoever sits in the Oval Office. We don’t want to overthrow the government or march on the White House with pitchforks and torches. All we want is for government to be our servant, not the other way around. As Lincoln reminded us at Gettysburg, Government should be OF the people, by the people and FOR the people, not a bunch of career corruptocraticans whose only real interest is keeping their cushy job.
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Geezo Crow. What a concept! This "New Learning" amazes me!
With comments like yours, no wonder liberals are annoyed with us!
I refuse to allow "Socialism" and "Progressivism" to be understood as benign, helpful, caring, sharing... Socialism and Progressivism are cannibalism.
Thanks for #27! WORTH ANOTHER BUMP!
Socialists are parasites, feeding off the freedom-loving producers.