Skip to comments.Vanity--Vin Suprynowicz column
Posted on 12/02/2012 7:38:02 AM PST by rellimpank
--link only to Vin Suprynowicz editorial column--LVRJ--
As Walter Williams put it, "In order for one person to get a thing without paying for it, another person must pay for that thing without getting it".
As Rudyard Kipling put it:
In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "If you don't work you die."
Thanks for posting this...
—Glenn Cook has a good one in the R-J today also—guess I finally got past the RJ copyright problem-—
—my favorite Kipling quote—
—a corollary being “Robbing Peter to pay Paul is always popular with Paul”—
The same poem ends:
As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
So it does.
Doesn’t make for a promising future, does it?
Walter Williams rocks
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