Monday, October 20, 2008

Wouldn't It Be Nice?

Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world with out hunger?

Wouldn't it be nice if you had a car as nice as your neighbors'?

Wouldn't it be nice if no one went without health care?

Wouldn't it be nice if you were paid as much as that CEO from Lehman Bros?

Wouldn't it be nice if the super rich had a little bit less, so that everyone else could have just a little bit more?

I'm talking about making life a little bit easier for those at that bottom. Those at the top have enough, don't they?

These are the thoughts I imagine liberals to have. They sound reasonable don't they. In fact Barak Obama's words echoed these thoughts when he spoke to "Joe the Plumber". "It's not that I want to hurt you, but if you're doing well, we need to spread the wealth around a little bit."

And so they make policies in order progress this ideal. This ideal, however, is communism.

Com"mu*nism\, n. [F. communisme, fr. commun common.] A scheme of equalizing the social conditions of life; specifically, a scheme which contemplates the abolition of inequalities in the possession of property, as by distributing all wealth equally to all, or by holding all wealth in common for the equal use and advantage of all.

It sounds like a noble idea, equality for all. They love the idea, even if they won't admit it.


DeadMule said...

I don't think anyone wants pure socialism. A redistribution of wealth is needed because capitalism UNCHECKED has left too many people behind.

Anonymous said...

Where in the world is capitalism going UNCHECKED?

Where is it even going at all?

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I have two words that prove that nobody needs to be left behind:

Oprah Winfrey

If she can become a billionaire with her background, then anyone can make a living for themselves.

Mookie said...

Capitalism unchecked hasn't existed for AT LEAST 100 years. As a matter of fact a less "checked" capitalism would actually allow and encourage more of the "small people" to get ahead, and start their own small businesses if they wish.
Small business growth is actually held in check by government policies guided by liberal ACLU claims, increasing the costs and burdens for small business entrepreneurs, thereby keeping most of the market share reserved for so called Big Business. If you read "Liberal Socialism" by Jonah Goldberg, you will see how government intervention actually helps stifle growth in economy and keep wealth separation barriers intact.

DeadMule said...

And Mike, if you'd read, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" by Martin Luther King Jr., you will see that we ain't going toward comununity.

Shawnna said...

Where are you??? I wait with bated breath for your next post!

All In said...

Thanks, I was researching and doing the math on my most recent post. It may be one of the most important I've written in my short blogging career.