Skip to comments.Totalitarianism is back in vogue
Posted on 01/04/2014 8:44:09 AM PST by grimalkin
One of the most disturbing things about Barack Obama's reign of lawless executive power is that it has people fantasizing about outright totalitarian dictatorship, and not in a faculty-lounge-B.S. kind of way. We've always had to put up with the likes of Thomas Friedman at the New York Times rhapsodizing about the joys of Chinese authoritarianism - provided a duly accredited Democrat gets to be America's temporary dictator, of course - but now we've got Jesse Myerson at Rolling Stone daydreaming about hard-core communism as the solution to America's ills.
He's not fooling around, either. He wants the government to guarantee a job and income for every single person, and seize all private property to overthrow capitalism, although he would generously allow the Glorious Peoples' Republic of America to rent the land back to private individuals... as long as everyone is clear that the dictatorship of the proletariat is the ultimate landlord:
Ever noticed how much landlords blow? They don't really do anything to earn their money. They just claim ownership of buildings and charge people who actually work for a living the majority of our incomes for the privilege of staying in boxes that these owners often didn't build and rarely if ever improve. In a few years, my landlord will probably sell my building to another landlord and make off with the appreciated value of the land s/he also claims to own which won't even get taxed, as long as s/he ploughs it right back into more real estate.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
“All Power to the Soviets!”
Hitler and Stalin weren’t really bad guys. They were just born in the wrong century. They’d be heroes today with the liberal, “smart phone” crowd.
All democracies eventually crumble into a dictatorship.
Our job is to insure when they happens the dictator is on our side :)
“Ever noticed how much landlords blow? They don’t really do anything to earn their money. “
Yes, as we all know, someone just gave them the building and they are not responsible for anything and assume no risk at all. They just do it for their health.
Even though the cold war is technically over, this mental disease remains. Leftists like to frequently pretend otherwise; they are wolves dressed as sheeps feeding a somnambulant and selfish segment of society a bunch of lies. You can’t shine sh*t, as my father would say.
As the daughter of some who tried their hands at landlording, I immediately dismissed anything the rock-music-gossiper says on his asinine comments.
A friend of mine is a LL. I don’t envy him and would never do it myself.
I don't want a dictator, I want a Republic with just and equitable laws which apply uniformly.
Interestingly, I see almost no longing for a totalitarian on the right, even someone who would actively promote our cause.
We just aren’t all that trusting of power.
“Our job is to insure when they happens the dictator is on our side :)”
By definition, a dictator is against conservatism. Everyone needs the freedom to pursue their own self-interest. For self-interest for everyone is the optimum for society as a whole. Any dictatorship subtracts that self-interest from some subset and thus eventually for all.
Of course it is. While other nations seem to be going more center-right, we have gone far left. As the Lord says, He will separate the goats to the LEFT and HIS sheep to the RIGHT. That has always to me something. And He is sitting at the RIGHT HAND of the Father, not the left.
I should have said in my first post, this RS fool blows.
Definitely read the whole article. This guy’s a really good writer. I think he expresses these points in simple ways even the low-fos could understand.
As a result, I do not want to do such a thing and have even more jaundiced views of those “who actually work for a living”.
He does seem to think that landlords are handed over buildings by Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy. I guess he’s a low information voter writing for the low information voter.
What does landlords blow mean? I stopped reading right there...
Jesse Myerson at Rolling Stone daydreaming about hard-core communism as the solution to America’s ills
Because its worked so well in the past. /sarc