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The Collectivist Party

JustMC Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 5:54 PM
crumbs to the masses, like a ganglord handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving. 'Collectivism,' like 'communism' and 'socialism' implies a more equal sort of sharing. That's garbage. The oligarchy lives like KINGS while the masses live like the serfs they are. So just as it is right to call BS on their claim of support for 'private property' one must also call BS on terms like 'collectivism.' They are TOTALITARIAN STATISTS. They are TOTALITARIAN OLIGARCHS. (The closest of the usual ism suspects is actually 'fascism' though that term usually comes with a bunch of annoying baggage.) BTW, while we are being candid, the GOP establishment, if one looks at what they ACTUALLY DO rather than what they SAY, is essentially the same on...
JustMC Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 12:49 AM
I think the understood definition of collectivist means not just that the individual subverts his interest to the group, but also means specifically that the groups is the populace. Whereas, the reality of these politicians is that all individuals are subservient to their circle, a MUCH smaller group.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 12:40 AM
I was under the impression that "collectivist" just meant the group, rather than the individual, was important, and that the individual should subvert his interest to the group.
JustMC Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 5:58 PM
this front. They have VERY DIFFERENT RHETORIC, but their actions make it clear that they consider all "your property" to be THEIRS for the taking. They simply choose to boil the frog more slowly, and say nice things about turning off the stove while they do.

There are VERY few friends of liberty in DC. We must support them emphatically, REJECT the party establishment, and primary the he1l out of their crooked insiders.

Illinois you have arrived! Bloomberg has declared the dysfunction capital of the U.S. has moved to Illinois. Of course they are just feeding the perception that Moonbeam Brown’s prop 30 taxes, the golfer friendly ones, are balancing California’s budget.

I suggest Bloomberg writers visit both states more often to see the dysfunction in person. It is quite a sight to behold. However it is easier just to stay out east and watch Illinois’ gift to the nation, Barack Obama.

What’s the first thing popping into your mind when you read, “years of gridlock and mismanagement have produced ….”? Illinois...