Moths to the flame.
BHF: “Like moths to the flame.”
You’re sure right. The human mind amazes me. How can people so completely separate the reality of their day to day interactions with others and government policy? No one, NO ONE, would let other people vote to redistribute what that person owns. It would be like comparing bank accounts before a party, and whoever has the most gets to pay. Yet, that’s exactly what President Obama proposes for the economy.
My point about the argument being compelling is a very important one. There are people in Russia and East Germany today who would love to return to the days of the USSR. Those in power want a return to their lives of privilege at the expense of their comrades. Those who are unwilling to work for what they want hope for free stuff. It doesn’t matter if they have to beggar their neighbor so long as they’re taken care of.
I see it as the difference between adults and children. Leftists, in my opinion, are children, and just like children, they love fantasies. That’s what President Obama proposes! In his world, no matter who you are or what you do you’ll be taken care of. Food, shelter, a free education, etc. are yours simply by virtue of being born. You don’t have to earn it. The community owes you!
I served for over two decades in the Cold War to defeat this wicked, but persuasive, ideology.