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...companies, academics, distributors and refiners, aided by some slick politicians and media powerbrokers) to artificially spike prices, enrich their own wallets and hold to the Orwellian maxim that “some animals are more equal than others.”
So what do we do about it? Communism and Socialism failed in the nineties, so we cannot go down that road again. And Capitalism, that raises its head the moment any alternative system fails to deliver, is also full of holes like the ones I have described above, providing fabulous wealth to a few at the cost of impoverishing everyone else. And ... (more)
Once upon a time, I lived in a country that was emerging from socialism into capitalism. Locals were highly educated and poorly paid, essential goods were rationed, industry was inefficient, bureaucracy bloated, tourists were awarded a higher rate of exchange, and the black market outperformed the official one.
Times in the old country were historical and hysterical: bullock carts, traffic-less streets, antique vehicles belching noxious black fumes, shared food, material envy, assistance from friends and relatives living abroad who gave a few scraps and achieved hero status.
...I would’ve read every word and made sure it had everything in it I wanted before signing it into law. He did, and now the ugly truth is coming to pass. And as far as not knowing the destructive forces behind it, he knew all along. It’s what his billionaire supporters have wanted forever: Socialism, and the destruction of the American way of life. Are the words, “The fundamental transformation of America” recognizable? They were spoken over and over by then, candidate Obama in 2008.
As the cards continue being dealt while Obamacare spreads its poisonous tentacles, it makes me ... (more)
...served in Spain on the side of the Republic he came away with the abiding and deepening conviction that Communism was not just a lie but a murderous lie, one that would pervert even the simplest of truths - even language itself - to achieve its ends. Even so, he still held to a form of socialism which placed no faith at all in 'bourgeois' democracy, which in his view was just another lie, one that would always lead to fascism, even in England. For him democracy and fascism were as 'Tweedledee and Tweedledum', a view he had expressed in 1937, the same year that he said that the... (more)
...your money, and no one has the right to take it from you. Therefore, the mere thought of redistributing wealth (forcibly taking from the rich and giving to the poor) is morally corrupt. Low taxation, and a smaller government is the way to prosperity rather than the opposite. Capitalism, not Socialism, is what a Romney voter believes is the answer to America’s financial problems.
Our nation’s youth and middle class is where the return to basic American foundations must begin. But, I’m worried. It seems as though our children’s interests lie more within their cell phone and... (more)
I’ve been giving serious attention recently to the problem of modern anti-Semitism. In tracing the beast into the heart of the labyrinth I bought The New Anti-Semitism by Phyllis Chessler and Israel and the European Left: Between Solidarity and Delegitimization by Colin Shindler. I’ve yet to read these books, though skimming has given me a ‘feel’ for both. The first is a lively polemic, the second a little more scholarly and detached. Both touch on the new form of the chimera, its latest metamorphosis – that of left-wing Jew hatred.
Actually it’s not new at all. It’s much older... (more)
...be compulsory reading for all those in public life.
As a writer he has long been a favourite of mine, ever since I discovered him early in my school days. I’ve recently had cause to think specifically about his political commitments, his commitment to what he calls ‘democratic socialism.’
It seems to me that his choices are at variance with his deepest sympathies: he says he is a socialist, yes, but he does not seem to like socialists or socialism. I would go even further: he seems to despise the practitioners and distrust the promise.
For me Orwell is a... (more)
...new suffering rules and regulations? They will be devastated and will not hire, won’t expand, and close up shop by the droves because they cannot afford to insure their employees any longer. Again, this is EXACTLY what this President wants: to rid our country of Capitalism and run toward Socialism. He’s salivating at the thought of screwing every business out there because, once again, he wants the Government to control EVERYTHING. In essence, making true one of the famous statements he ran on, “the fundamental redistribution of wealth.”
Obama sees himself as untouchable,... (more)
The French presidential election is next spring, and the Socialist party had a great idea for their primary: open the voting to all French citizens, Socialist and otherwise.
It worked. Participation was far better than expected, and the party got great press coverage. There was, however, a surprise.
A young provincial lawyer, Arnaud Montebourg, came from total obscurity to third place in the primary, with 17% of votes cast. In the process he beat two well-known party stalwarts.
His platform (?) opposition to globalization, with a raft of measures to bring the French economy... (more)
Soros amassed close to $1 billion in 1992 by devaluing the British pound and is often seen as the source of the collapse of the Malaysia financial market. In an interview with Der Spiegel, a European business news magazine, Soros was told his financial plans would be called “socialism.” He responded by saying, “That is exactly what we need now. I am against market fundamentalism” . In the same interview, Soros also said, “I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets -- because they... (more)
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