The Devout Communist
The problem with most communists, and this goes for all of their imitators on the left, all the way up to the misnamed "liberals" of today, who are anything but liberal, is that they are such BRAZEN HYPOCRITES! If you're paying attention, it's damned easy to extrapolate the "liberal" agenda which is invariably premised upon Karl Marx's dictum:
Try this test, and decide for yourself, if you don't recognize the Marxist dictum embedded in the "core beliefs" of just about every politician, and every big-mouthed leftist professor or "activist" or fake-stream media commentator you've ever seen.
Homelessness: force someone else to pay for housing.
Health care: force someone else to pay.
"Education:" force someone else to pay.
Income Security: force someone else to pay.
Prescriptions: force someone else to pay.
Food Security: force someone else to pay.
You have a disability that restricts your mobility: force someone else to pay.
Make a living from your shitty art, music, and movies: force someone else to pay.
You're a boy who wants to turn into a girl: force someone else to pay.
You want an abortion or free birth control: force someone else to pay.
You want to be addressed by your preferred gender pronoun: force everyone else to do it, or make them pay.
You want "reparations" for the injustices done to your long forgotten ancestors, to be paid for by everyone OTHER than the long dead perpetrators of those injustices?
This is the new morality. (Actually, it isn't. It's been around since the beginning of time. Political history has always been about forcing someone else to pay.)
Yep, it's the same thing you hear extruding from every politician's lips, force someone else to pay.
The Marxist dictum is explosively obvious in every one of these issues.
What it always boils down to, is that everyone wants something for nothing, and if it doesn't just fall into their laps, well then, it just stands to reason: force someone else to pay.
Because I have long understood this simple dynamic, it has cursed me with the ability to see the future. The future I see is not in perfect contrast. All I can see are vague outlines. Ball park eventualities. But because of this ersatz clairvoyance, I am almost NEVER caught off-guard and surprised by events. Well, I didn't see the election of Donald Trump. I really didn't expect that one.
The problem I have with most politicians is that they never see themselves doing any of the actual work.
They care about homelessness, but it goes without saying, that the politician's role in this holy endeavor, is to make someone else pay. They don't lower themselves to digging in the ground, or hammering in the nails. Nope. That is someone else's job, even if it doesn't really need a whole bunch of that Marxian, "ability."
The same goes for health care. The politicians aren't the ones diagnosing the illnesses, suturing the wounds, writing the prescriptions, emptying the bedpans and cleaning up the vomit and blood. Nope, they will just be the ones getting someone else to pay for it, and then voting themselves $5,000 gold rings. And then they build fucking statues of each other. And, of course, someone else always ends up paying for it all.
And so on. And so on. For every political issue.
It's so simple. So easy to see, And yet the vast majority of the population remain blind to the whole scam. Why is that? I have some ideas, but I won't attempt to answer that question here. (But a good start for you, if interested, is to read a few books by Ayn Rand.)
Oh. I almost forgot about why I wrote this rant in the first place.
I was thinking about this die-hard Marxist friend of mine, and about the time back around 1983 when we happened to bump into each other in a quiet bar in the center of Hamilton. I always enjoyed jousting with this guy, because unlike too many phony, Che Guevara, or Nelson Mandella T-Shirt-wearers of today, this guy had some real intellectual power behind his convictions.
What a real treat. Someone who can actually defend his position, instead of what people do today, like kick you out of forums, or block you on Twitter.
The real bonus was that, despite the fact that we were both about as opposite as possible on the political spectrum, we were nevertheless able to joust away without resorting to insults or recriminations. The discussions were pure, as if examining a disagreement over math, or chemistry.
Never once did he accuse me of being a fascist, or a Nazi, or a white supremacist due to my fondness for individual rights, equal rights, and freedom of speech.
I enjoyed the conversation so much that I kept on buying more rounds. It was pure market economics, and I was willing to pay for the value I was getting out of this challenge.
The one thing that I did notice, though I never protested, was that the communist didn't offer to pay for a single round of beer.
I guess it came down to that greater need theory.
Once need becomes a politically valuable commodity, as it has become in most of the West today, the law of supply and demand, combined with scumbag politics, will ensure that it will become extremely abundant.
And in the modern welfare state democracies, it has.
Need is a bottomless pit. It will eventually drag every civilization, that predicates its politics on it, into the sewers of history.
What a shame.