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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.

Skeptic Conservative Podcast #13 – 12/16/2011


…can be found here!

Highlights of the show included flyoverterritory dropping by twice, for likely an hour’s worth of phone time total, and a passionate discussion about lightbulbs.

This show covered:

  • A close of the Iraq War
  • Thoughts on Iraq and Afghanistan strategy and comparisons to Vietnam
  • The whole drone situation with Iran and the civilian vs. military struggle that let it happen
  • Thoughts on the Occupy movement and their reclaim ports day that sizzled – specifically Seattle
  • Lightbulbs, congress, and you

I have been convinced by the show and the discussion it spurred to eventually do an entire two hours on the ills of progressivism. Certain audience members who shall go unnamed apparently need a quick crash course in why government mandates from on high are a terrible way not only to make a point and to accomplish your goal, but actually encourage defiance and opposition! In a nutshell – it’s not exactly what is being banned, it’s the principle that banning apparently is necessary, and speaks volumes about just how little respect the government has for their people.

Please comment, listen and share, and thanks as always for your time 🙂