Thursday, May 11, 2006

What's the email address of "The People"?

Lee Harris asks, "Why Isn't Socialism Dead?"

Billy Beck responds with a quote from H.L. Mencken:

"The believing mind reaches its perihelion in the so-called Liberals. They believe each and every quack who sets up his booth on the fairgrounds, including the Communists. The Communists have some talents too, but they always stop short of believing in the Liberals."

4 comments:

Pietr said...

Socialism isn't dead.And Communism is only playing dead while socialism prepares the way for a comeback.

Trouble is,a lot of people have families.
Their children are clients, living off the breadwinners. They are an investment for the future, when they can start to contribute and the family-builders can rest.
Socialism won't die because the family is a socialist model;the idiot right proclaimms family values while actually realising popular socialism.
This is why the left's tears over the 'right' are actually resentment due to the fact that they are being beaten to the draw.
It is communism which seeks to replace the family, as did capitalism originally.
British-model socialism sees taxes as just another demand on 'daddies and mummies' to extend their children to the rest of 'society'.

Pietr said...

Of course there is a world of difference between individually governed families and the State; but dependence is bred in the faily setting.
For example, an 11 year old girl became a mother in Scotland this week. She chain-smoked all through the interview with a journalist.
BBC Pravda Radio 2 concentrated a whole hour of phone-in on the girl, asking 'what should be done'.
How about, 'mind your own damn business'?
And the radio host even tried to suggest that the 14 year old father was a paedophile.
Wah?
What's the matter?Hasn't he had any since 1978?

Brent Gilliard said...

my god. i actually agreed with your first comment (no opinion on #2). and i never agree with you.

bravo

Pietr said...

In software terms, socialism used the family as a 'delegate'.
Hence all the brother/sister claptrap.