An article in the Dec. 9 New York Times, of all places, gleams in the darkness of the present political moment as the Obama administration works to rub away resistance to its vision of an all-encompassing federal government. "This is painful for a liberal to admit," admits Nicholas D. Kristof, a...
The problem with libs is that they agree with Karl Marx that human nature is basically good and egalitarian. In other words, to update it, everyone will work to their full potential without financial incentives, like in Star Trek. Well, like Star Trek, this is fiction. Until we get to the point of some egalitarian society where replicators relieve us of creating our own necessities (fat chance), people are the same as they were thousands of years ago. The average person will sink to the lowest common denominator if given half a chance. In the last 50 years, America has been subsidizing the race to the bottom.
Reason No. 1 not to tremble at the prospect of liberal ascendancy, world without end: Liberalism doesn't work. At any rate, not the way liberals commonly suppose it's going to work when they devise enormous taxpayer-funded, government-run programs, minimally connected, if at all, to the realities of human existence.
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