Sunday, February 21, 2010
So Who Should Govern Us , SkyNet?
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
The communist creed sounds all fair and fluffy, doesn't it? Makes you want to join hands with everyone, sing "We Are the World", then retire to your straw hut for a delicious, communally apportioned Vegan meal, does it not?
I've had discussions about this capitalist/free market economy vs. communist/centrally planned economy debate with many of the fair & fluffy "progressive" robots being manufactured by our public school system and universities. The fluffers insist that greed and selfishness are inherent human traits and that the unwashed masses cannot, must not be entrusted with the stewardship of a free market economy. Only through government intervention and regulation can a properly fair and fluffed economy be erected.
Hmmm, okay, so if human greed and selfishness are root causes, then who exactly do we populate the government with, SkyNet Certified Terminators?
(Insert California/Arnie joke here)
"...to each according to his need"
My question to the fair and fluffy crowd has always been "Who the kumbaya determines the "need" part of this equation?" Am I supposed to believe that elected officials are somehow immune to the "greed & selfishness" root causes, then hand them the keys to the US Treasury, an immoral progressive income tax system, and an army of locked & loaded tax collectors so they can "fairly" apportion everyone's needs?
I've never gotten an answer out of the fluffers that doesn't reek of elitism or the naive Utopianism that is Marxist Communism. People, the great experiment of communism/economic central planning has already failed miserably as evidenced by the former Soviet Union, so why do US "Progressives" think they can do a better job of economic central planning than the Russians? Is it some weird red strain of "American Exceptionalism" we are witnessing here?
Again, do the progressives think they are somehow immune to human greed and selfishness?
Yeah, that's what I thought. Better get Miles Dyson on the horn.