The article below was sent to me today by a good friend, and I felt compelled to write a commentary on it. I finished the commentary before I finished reading the article. But, after finally reading the complete article, I just laughed. My commentary was perfect! Philosophy is so prescient, after all!
The Ethics of Socialism is altruism, the ethics of self-sacrifice. As the article below states, the socialists are not happy with a win/win situation which is the hallmark of capitalism’s bilateral contract. The agreement, the “deal”, will not occur unless both parties benefit from it and are happy with it. It is through a countless number of win/win deals that capitalism creates wealth and prosperity for all. As they say, a rising tide lifts all boats. Even the “poor” in America are wealthy by the standards of any third world country. That is the reason why, for example, I consider the idea of reparations to the descendants of American slaves ridiculous! My message to them would be to aware of and count your blessings. Being born an American citizen is a huge benefit. The enormous number of illegal “immigrants” here confirms this. Do not be an ingrate! Continue reading
Amazon will not be moving its headquarters to New York City after all. Long Island City will lose 25,000+ jobs, a long term tax base, and the wealth that Amazon would have created there. What politicians say does matter, and Amazon listened. Who you vote for does matter, because politicians inevitably implement policies that are consistent with their ideologies–and that has consequences! Continue reading
The three major forms or variations of Collectivism are Socialism, Fascism, and Communism. The differences between them are minor. Communism is the most extreme version–it is pure tyranny. Under socialism the govt owns the means of production. Under fascism the means of production are privately owned but controlled by the govt through regulations. The mixed economy (mixture of capitalism and collectivism) in the U.S. is mostly fascist! (Note: “crony capitalism” is fascism, the “politics-of-pull”, not capitalism.) (Note also that “Nazi” is a German abbreviation for the National Socialist Party of Germany.) Continue reading
We cannot allow the caravan of illegal “immigrants” to cross our border into the U.S. and set a precedent. That would force us to process them through an overloaded system causing all manner of problems: political, legal, and practical. We need to fix our immigration system, but this is not the way. ADS sounds like the perfect tool, but we must have the resolve to use it. Continue reading
The blatant and obvious bias in the mainstream news media is astounding. They have completely abandoned reason while the alternative news media is still trying to play fairly according to the rules of civility. This does not work when your opponent is emotionally berserk. It is irrational to attempt to be reasonable in the face of such irrationality. At the very least, one must point out the opposition’s ridiculous position, and then attack him and make fun of him! One must point out, specifically, why the opponent is not making any sense. Continue reading
The admirable entrepreneur Magatte Wade concludes that Senegal, the country of her birth, is poor because it is awash in regulations. She is correct, but her conclusion does not go deeply enough. Why do regulations exist? What are the conditions that create them? How do we get rid of them? The answers are important because we in the United States have the same problem, just not as pronounced. Will we end up as poor as Senegal if we allow regulations to continue to grow and to control and limit our lives? Yes! So beware! Continue reading
What is the source of the content of human emotions?
A college professor enters his classroom, opens his briefcase, takes out a stack of blue books, and then begins distributing them to his students. As he is handing out the bluebooks, there is an atmosphere of tension and anxiety in the classroom. Finally, one brave student raises his hand and says: “but, but, you didn’t say there was a test today!” Continue reading
The title of the article immediately below verbalizes the big question: Who will win, Trump or the Deep State? The answer will determine the course of our nation. The United States has been on the path to a collectivist (statist) dictatorship for over 100 years. The odds of turning the direction of our country around are very slim. But, “We the People” finally spoke up, hopefully before it is too late. We elected the “outsider” Trump as our President, and the “Deep State” was immediately threatened. That is the real reason for the vehemence of the “Never-Trump” and anti-Trump movements. They are now fighting for their lives because many of them will go to prison if Justice is served. That is the significance of the FISA memo controversy currently dominating our news. Making this “secret memo” public will reveal some of the Deep State operations and prove its existence. You need to encourage your Congressman to make them public. Continue reading
This is speculation on my part, but it something to think about. With all of the fake news surrounding us, I can only speculate.
All Americans should be aware of the North Korean threat that could kill up to 90% of our population. They say within a year, but I think it will only take 3 or 4 months. Think about what will happen with no electricity–anywhere! Everything stops. Everything. Continue reading
Margaret Thatcher, the Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, once said that: “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.” Wealth redistribution by government is an essential component of socialism. But, it is morally wrong because it is theft. Whether committed by the local criminal, the mafia, or the government, theft is theft. The person on the other end of this transaction is receiving stolen property. All of it is wrong because it violates the right to private property. Continue reading