Posted On: Monday - October 16th 2017 12:20PM MST
In Topics:   Educational Stupidity  Socialism/Communism
[Note: This, and other upcoming posts, could have been tagged with Lefty Megastupidity or some other topic keys here, but this really calls for this new, specific one. I really should soon go through all the posts on the site and make sure the topic keys are updated.]
This is the kind of stupidity that has been on a long-term rise in America for 50-odd years, and another 20 years longer in the rest of the Western world. I’ll keep it short for now, but this truly idiotic article on unz displays, the stupidity level regarding socialism is at a local maxima and maybe even a global one. This author has written very recently here on Peak Stupidity the articles on Russia and China, and it’s China that I have much more personal knowledge of. Travels there with Chinese people, and probably 50 books worth of reading don’t make me an expert, but very apparently, much more of one than the author, one Godfree Roberts of “Mao Reconsidered” linked-to above.
Oh, what about the “WE DON’T LINK TO IDIOTS!” policy”. The link is to the comments. The first one says it nicely:
As stated on its masthead, the Unz Review aims to provide “Controversial Perspectives.” This obviously is one of them!Yes, but unz never advertised Peak Stupidity. That can be only found at this one site, a Nexus of Stupidity, if you will!
Now, socialism is often thought of as just Communism-light, a friendly, nice, compassion version. No, no cultural revolutions planned, no mass graves (planned). it’s gonna be neighborly, dontcha know, like in the nice little towns in Vermont or Sweden (before the invasion). We’re gonna all discuss things, over lattes; we’re going to keep it calm and soothing, like National Public Radio, but sure, yeah, at some point we’ve gotta to redistribute some of your stuff. No, no, no, nothing like that, just some taxes that you pay ... well, yeah you’ve gotta pay ‘em... sure.... the tax people are our people... very friendly... what do you mean, “what if I don’t?”... I mean sure, eventually they’ll call guys with guns... but we don’t expect that ... we don’t even LIKE guns!.. Ewwww.
Hey, it eventually comes down to the same thing. People who think that life would be fair if we all forcibly share our stuff will come around trying to make us all forcibly share our stuff. This is why the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Here's what I, and I'm sure most other kids ran into during the years around kindergarten, 3 - 6 y/o or so: There are people, parents, adult relatives and teachers, telling you to share your stuff. "It's nice to share." they all said. That seemed fine. Then, at some point you just wanted to be left alone to play with your own toys some of the time, ones you had
What's more, lots of the other kids didn't take care of their stuff. They lost pieces and broke stuff indiscriminately. That's why they didn't have their own vehicles ready to go in the dirt. "Share your dump truck and backhoe with the other boys.", you were told. Yet here you were with all your stuff that you sweated out waiting on all that time: Was Santa gonna get stuck in the chimney? Would his elves strike on him on Black Friday as your parents used as an excuse a coupla years back? Would your birthday EVER come at all, as the dates seemed to be approaching your birthdate asymptotically? Why should you HAVE to share? Those kids might break your stuff as they did their own.
Even back then, these ideas would come, though the words to describe them were those big ones you couldn't spell yet. A kindergartener understands the problems with Socialism's disregard for human nature's ideas on property, just as adults should. It takes 12-20 years of schooling to override this understanding, usually the longer the more effective. How long does it take to get back to the truth you knew in kindergarten?
So, tell your kids "It's nice to share, but you sure don't have to." Along with that, I told mine, "It's up to you, as I don't want to raise a Communist." They get it.