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The Poor Don’t Deserve Anything

Socialism chokes liberty
“The only chance we have to restore this country, that is peaceful, is this convention,” said Jim Moyer, a Convention of States supporter." The convention he's talking about is a constitutional convention aimed at changing the US Constitution to prevent the country from becoming socialist in nature. To platypus like me that sounds reasonable. It sounds reasonable that we wouldn't want to take away...
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Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Knife in Need of Sharpening

Dumb as a box of rocks
I have two saying I often use to express my wonderment at some people. I say either, "They're as dumb as a box of rocks" or I say, "They don't have the brains God gave a stick." I have a feeling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falls into one of those two camps. It has often been said that socialists lack a basic understanding of economics. This is no less true of newly primaried socialist Alexandria O...
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Nationalism: Not all it’s Cracked up to Be or Is It?

Nationalism and Hate
It is interesting to me how often Obama made astute observations which directed him to the wrong conclusions. It's perhaps the hallmark of his presidency. As Reagan said about such people, he knows so much, that isn't so. Obama correctly observes the rise of nationalism, he correctly observes the resentment against immigration, he correctly observes the increased frustration with globalism. Ye...
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Pay the Homeless?

Money in Cup
The long read editorial linked below is about the homeless. But that's not what I want to comment on. The author tells of an early experience he had that shaped his view of the homeless. One day he purchased some pretzels for a homeless man to have something to eat. The man was thankful but said the pretzels were useless to him as his teeth were in such poor condition he could not eat them. That c...
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Anarchy is as Much a Fantasy as Socialism

Anarchy violates human evolution. Or, if  you don't believe in evolution, it violates the will of God. Either way, human nature abhors anarchy. That may sound odd since anarchy is defined as an either "a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority" or an "absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal". You may think that is the n...
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The seven deadly traits of a douche-bag

Green sloth doesn't feel all that deadly
I'm bringing up the Seven Deadly Sins because they were brought up in the comments the other day. They aren't something I usually think about in the context of a sin grouping. They tend to be Catholic in focus and since I'm not Catholic my focus has never been on them. I know what they are. The comment made was that Pride was the worst of them. So I looked them up to see and compare. The pe...
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How the Media Helped Create Extremism

Loudspeaker of the left
I find it so very interesting that people seem so worried about the far right (as they most certainly should be) but seem to ignore the far left (which is equally as dangerous). I agree that the media has helped amplify the far right, the alt-right, and their kind. The media loves to focus on them. But at the same time they have not just amplified but propagated the far left. The media is the prop...
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Socialism Grows from Guilt and Fear

Baby with gold coin
1% is such a small number of people to hate after all. It should be expanded to 9.9% so that includes so many more people worthy of righteous indignation and disdain. And, conveniently, the article says, "You’re probably part of the problem." And what is the problem? This group is successful and they pass that success on to their offspring. "The meritocratic class has mastered the old trick of con...
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The left wants your money to help Incels have sex

redistribution of wealth
I think, perhaps, of all the leftist terms I hate "redistribution" the most. It means taking your money and giving it to someone else. The logistics of that are out of your hands. Your money but not your choice. The left is ever creative in the justification for this scheme. This editorial uses sexbots to demonstrate why what we really need is redistribution of wealth. The motivation behind this p...
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Socialism and Democracy Murdered Venezuela and Money is Meaningless.

There is so much about Venezuela that is instructive. First and foremost is that Socialism, every time it is tried, doesn't work. The second is why Libertarians are always on about fiat currency and the Federal Reserve. Paper money, while useful, is nothing if not backed by something of actual value. As long as things move along nicely and we all agree on certain things un-backed currency does oka...
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The Racist Right Looks Left

Richard Spencer
I don't talk about the Alt-Right very often. There are a few reasons for this. First off, they just make me very uncomfortable and angry. When I read the things they say and write it wells up within me a certain emotion I am most uncomfortable with. It's that emotion called frustration. I have often said frustration is the most powerful of all human emotions. Frustrated people are by far the most ...
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Don’t Be Scared About The End Of Capitalism—Be Excited To Build What Comes Next

No!
There aren't any other options. It's all either one form or the other of each of the two types of systems. This article refers to it as "old binaries" and intimates that there will be some future option so much better than either. There won't be. You can tell the author isn't on solid ground when you read statements like this, "...not all experiments with socialist principles have gone so horribly...
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There is Nothing More Childish than Socialism

Socialism is childish not kind
The below article laments that in many ways the children have become the authority figures and the adults have become the children. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR a clear marker of cultural decline, something that represents an inescapable cul-de-sac in the American ideal of forward progress, just ponder the all-too-familiar image of the kindergarten-aged child whose parents have outfitted him (it’s usua...
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Healthcare is not a Right and Government Can’t Run Your Life

This is not your slave
"What do you want to be when you grow up Billy?" "I want to be a doctor!" "Well, isn't that nice. If you work hard and keep your grades up, I bet you can do it." And so Billy does just that. Billy is driven by this idea of what he wants to be when he grows up. In high school he earns a place on the honor roll and a scholarship to university. He works heard to keep his GPA high and studies most...
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This Isn’t Capitalism

It's capitalism, not pie
Capitalism isn't like pie. Entire books have been written on just what capitalism is. Adam Smith, Milton Freeman, Ludwig von Mises, and others have written well on economics with a sound understanding of the free market. It's not my intention to rework their books which are in-depth treatments of how economies operate and under what conditions they do well. I simply want to convey a little meaning...
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