Link of the Day: PJMedia – Our Benevolent Marxist Masters

Because sometimes others say it better. And just because I’m on hiatus doesn’t mean I can’t sprinkle interesting articles and opinions here and there!

Our Benevolent Marxist Masters

A snippet:

 Mr. Lew believes himself in a position to be able to judge how much of their own money the taxed “need,” and should therefore be allowed to keep. Ayn Rand encapsulated this attitude in section 2, chapter 4 of Atlas Shrugged:

Who is the public? What does it hold as its good? There was a time when men believed that “the good” was a concept to be defined by a code of moral values and that no man had the right to seek his good through the violation of the rights of another. If it is now believed that my fellow men may sacrifice me in any manner they please for the sake of whatever they believe to be their own good, if they believe that they may seize my property simply because they need it – well, so does any burglar. There is only this difference: the burglar does not ask me to sanction his act.

Nor does he cloak his burglary in the faux language of “reasonableness” and “fairness” and “moderation” and “balanced approach.”

This is one of the pitfalls on the road of progressivism – or pretty much any totalitarian leaning state. If those deeming what is “right” and “good” operate on a moral code that only -they- define (Man being the ultimate judge of man in lieu of a God or Ideal) this is the kind of mindset that is invited.

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5 Responses to “Link of the Day: PJMedia – Our Benevolent Marxist Masters”

  1. I find his experience in Toronto kind of dodgy.

    • Perhaps it is or isn’t – I’ve found Mr. Rubin to have a reliable reputation.

      As for the man telling him the story – it appears there are reasons for people in your country to avoid publicaly and loudly expressing certain sentiments against radical Islam. This piece: — is actually rather timely since it’s a review of a book on Canada’s attitude towards Multiculturalism.

      Referencing page three – several examples are used to illustrate instances where frivolous ‘offended’ charges were brought up against publishers and authors, one who criticized radical Islam and the other whom republished the infamous danish cartoons. The charges were ultimately dismissed but not after hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs to all parties involved.

      I bring this up since it’s hard to know exactly what’s happening when people are self censoring themselves out of fear of government reprisals. This is why I’m glad my country has a near absolute right to free speech.

      I hope the article otherwise was worth your reading time. 🙂

      PS: I did research the man’s claims and found references to similar incidents occurring on school property – but again. It’s hard to say 100% up or down since one can assume that IF the problem exists – it’s possible it is being ignored willfully and/or not being reported. Canada’s governmental stance towards multi-culturalism would be consistent with this.

  2. It also doesn’t help that the agency that deals with this kind of thing is rather secretive in anything they do.

    • And that’s very unfortunate. It tells me that the agency would rather deal with the issues silently so that they just shut up and go away. Which doesn’t really tend to work well, since these types of issues can’t be swept under the rug forever.

      It’s healthier for a society to be open about its flaws so that they are more easily acknowledged and addressed.

      • it’s either undertaken by CSIS which stays secretive about everything no matter what usually. That or a special wing of the RCMP which also doesn’t go public till it’s done with it.

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