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September 04, 2007

Socialism is More than Just Economics

While reading a post over at Moonbattery about John Edwards' plan to make us all visit the doctor on his schedule under his proposed health plan, I came across the following gem in the comments section from "Ian from the EUSSR":

Speaking here from the UK, this is the very basis of the "Social System". Socialism is more than an economic system, indeed that's largely a side issue (especially these days). The illogic of these people is simple; if you wish to benefit from a system, you must act "responsibly" by doing as you're told. But you're not allowed to opt out. IOW, you're *obligated* to "benefit" whether you want the benefit or not, and unless you fully comply with what is decided by ideologically driven nutters is best for you, you're a social defector pissing in everybody else's bathwater, and thus no sanction against you is too great.

Americans should do all they can to avoid this imposition, though they'll probably be unable to stop it as the Social Movement have spent the past century worming their tendrils into every political and social institution. Enjoy the waiting lists, lack of choice and bureaucratic dictators, guys.

My only other observation is, at the risk of anti-Americanism, (which isn't my purpose); American intellectuals contributed a vast amount to the creation of the Social Movement, so it's probably poetic justice that you should suffer its full horrors along with the rest of us.

The only hope left ISTM is if we can pull the rug out from under the Global Warming hoax, the rest of the horrendous ideology can be destroyed as collateral damage. I suspect that's too optimistic though.

Ian's right about everything, including his assertion that American intellectuals should be accorded their fair share of the blame. American intellectuals believe they know more than us about everything -- not just their specialized areas of study. This is why we have people like Noam Chomsky, who is a linguist, spouting off about the evils of capitalism. What's worse is that people actually take him seriously, along with the other intellectual "giants" who think their prowess in the lecture hall means they should be able to lecture all of society.

If you want this to be your fate, vote Democrat in 2008.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 12:57 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0) | Commentary
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Well, okay, if you insist!

Posted by: paul at September 5, 2007 06:25 AM

If you are correct in the assessment that there are people that take Chomsky seriously, I am going to kill myself. I mean refrigerator magnets fly off and slam into his head as he walks by because of the overwhelming density of his skull. Just saying.

Posted by: Two Dogs at September 5, 2007 10:20 AM

The results of a nanny state is the nanny telling you what to do and how to do it.

Just remember that government schooling is also complicit in this as they encourage group think and dependency and discourage individual work and achievement.

Also groups like the Boy Scouts are being disparaged. Think about it ... That's an organization that trains young men to be self sufficient and fosters independence and responsibility and of course we all know how the Left is trying to destroy and dismantle that organization with the disguised argument that the BSA is anti-gay.

Bottomline that all of the efforts of the Left are meant to promote dependency and complacency and obedience as well as indifference and apathy.

Quite frankly, I am seeing more of American youth rejecting those notions and standing up more for their Constitutional freedoms. (Thank Goodness!)
Avery Doninger is a good example of that.

Posted by: Judy Aron at September 5, 2007 10:49 AM

I've been a victim of identity theft THREE times now - my own government can't find a way to keep that from happening. And there is no recourse for the victim except to spend months monitoring their credit reports, hassling with creditors over debts they didn't incur, etc...

I don't want my government keeping tabs on how many times I go to the Dr. and for what. Jesus.

Posted by: Kris, in New England at September 5, 2007 11:12 AM


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