by T 10/28/13
I never cease to be amused when Marxists are mystified by the idea that people choose to act in their own self interest. They become indignant, as if everyone is pissing in the punch bowl at their party. This effect is happening as we speak with the fallout of the Obamacare debacle. Time and again, news channels line up some Republican who is against the biggest social program in American history, alongside some liberal Obama footsoldier sticking up for it, unwilling to admit the idea is bad, and taking the tack that it must be some terrible group of obstructors that is bringing this good and noble attempt at changing the world to its knees. And it’s always the same. It’s as if the liberal truly can’t believe how coldhearted everyone is. As in, why on EARTH would anybody be against something designed to help people, when all that’s required is that richer people to give their hard earned money to government for supposed distribution to the poor and needy? To them it’s an absolute no brainer. Which is why people who agree with them are good, and everyone else is bad.[pullquote]As in, why on EARTH would anybody be against something designed to help people, when all that’s required is that richer people to give their hard earned money to government for supposed distribution to the poor and needy?[/pullquote]
And there you have the philosophical crux of the matter. American neo marxist liberalism not only requires the redistribution of wealth, it requires that the more well-to-do enter into the deal willingly, with open arms. It’s like that thing where a Vampire can’t enter somebody’s home unless invited in. If a Republican questions the motives of freely distributing their wealth through the agent of bloated government, then they become disqualified from polite society and are branded cruel, greedy capitalists.
When people don’t enter into this Marxist belief system willingly, if they don’t welcome Dracula with open arms, they’re ostracized. Why? Because liberals honestly believe good intentions expressed verbally, are enough to prove moral superiority. The desire to help the unfortunate, the image they’ve crafted to show the world they are selfless, needs to be swallowed whole, just taken at face value. Unfortunately, charities operate the same way. A charity will spend millions upon millions of dollars on TV commercials designed to pluck at your heartstrings, talking a good game and showing you the suffering of bloated-bellied children with sad eyes; or trembling frightened and injured animals who just need love to erase the horrible abuse they’ve undergone. The viewers of these ads are not supposed to question the intentions or effectiveness of the charity, they’re simply supposed to willingly and gladly fork over their cash for the cause.
Now that’s all well and good, were it not for the uncomfortable truth that blind trust in the good intentions of others is exactly how every con job in history works. And the current Obamacare morass is nothing more than a con job. Vampires don’t come to the window to help you. It’s a trick. They want you to invite them in so they can suck your life’s blood. All the administration had to do was convince us that their intentions were good. Some people in this country have no heath insurance. Gasp. That’s wrong, that’s bad, and all the American People need to do is trust that the government can right this wrong and correct that. Except no they can’t. Not without the willing participation of every American who is NOT down on their luck, or NOT sick or NOT old. Those people are required to fork over their cash, if the idea has even a snowflakes chance in hell of becoming a reality. And yet the people who set up the con, really don’t understand it when human beings refuse to treat something as glutted with money and bureaucracy dollars, as a charity they need to contribute to. People don’t GLADLY pay their taxes. Given the choice, they wouldn’t pay them, they’d keep the money. Think about it, wouldn’t you rather spend the money to get ahead, or help your children get ahead, than sink into the sucking black hole of government, where there is nothing BUT waste and fraud and misappropriations.[pullquote]Now that’s all well and good, were it not for the uncomfortable truth that blind trust in the good intentions of others is exactly how every con job in history works. [/pullquote]
People, particularly those who haven’t been infected with the Marxist utopian belief in wealth redistribution, see the government for what it is, basically a gargantuan money vacuum cleaner, which sucks up tax dollars, and throws them around willy nilly with no accountability and no efficiency, and always, ALWAYS has an outcome that is the opposite than their good intentions led people to believe. Throwing money at education has not made American kids the most highly educated in the world. In fact, for the highest paying tech jobs, having gone through the American public school system puts kids at a distinct disadvantage. If that school system happens to be in an urban district governed by Democrats, there’s a horrifying 80 – 20 chance that a graduating high school senior cannot even READ at grade level.
Where parents should be outraged at this, instead it’s the political elites who feign outrage. The reason things haven’t gone smoothly or well, the reason the problem hasn’t been addressed at all, is that taxes aren’t high enough. Apparently there are greedy suspicious people out there who don’t want to give their money hand over fist to help other people. Instead of seeing government as an opportunity to exercise their charity, they would rather keep that money and spend it on themselves or their own families. That’s why anyone who isn’t a liberal Marxist is seen as obstructionist.
To consummate Marxist narratives, you not only have to invite the vampire in, and let him feed on your wallet as much as he wants, you have to like it. You need to have the sense you’re doing this for the greater good. Or else the whole system breaks down. Or it becomes so oppressive and Draconian that you get an Orwellian state that takes away every last freedom you have. If you don’t believe that the end result of a Marxist utopia is worth you being bled of every last red cent you have, and dehumanized to the point where people who know they are better than you are in control of your every move, it’s ultimately a fool’s errand. Nobody said it better than Margaret Thatcher, who said “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” [pullquote]The truth is, there will never be enough money donated willingly to make every poor person rich, every sick person well, or every lazy ignorant person a college graduate. Wanting to help is not helping.[/pullquote]
The truth is, there will never be enough money donated willingly to make every poor person rich, every sick person well, or every lazy ignorant person a college graduate. Wanting to help is not helping. You can live like a veal in an oppressive nanny state, and still the utopia won’t be perfect. That’s because having the intention to do these things is not the same thing as having the wherewithal to actually change people’s circumstances for the better. All you really can do in this model is change them for the worse. Soviet style communism was able to provide a dreary somewhat equal degree of despair for its underclasses. All the good things in life went to the talkers, the politicians, the bureaucrats, the people who exacted the con on their citizenry. We never hear stories of people who, thanks to big government, made themselves into giants of industry or the arts. Rather, people who take advantage of government assistance inevitably think of themselves as victims who can’t rise above a certain level of poverty no matter how much talent, hard work or education they have.
That American Marxist Vampires think their flavor of Marxism will somehow be different than every other old world socialist state, is the signature trap of this kind of thinking. Actually, you can divide the Marxists into two groups, the elites, and the dupes. I’m convinced that the people who are the political puppetmasters, the oldest Vampires, those like Count Dracula who have made countless minions, truly know how the con will play out. The rest are useful idiots, soldier vampires who comply out of some wide-eyed wish for the world to be rainbows, lollipops, and unicorns. To the dupes, it’s OK to suck blood. OK to force everyone into the wealth redistributive scheme, because the end justifies the means to them. “Helping people” allows them to overlook the losses of freedom and liberty that this type of belief system inevitably brings about: the tyranny of the Vampire State, and the twilight of our Constitutional Republic. • (1181 views)