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The Stone Truth: Left-Wingers Are Boring

SdAufKla Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 9:30 PM
It's just more of the "same-ol-same-o." Communism, progressivism, socialism... The all rely on the same endless repetition of the same completely illogical nonsense that denies the reality of human nature and tries to replace it with "rule by the enlightened few." College professors, cynical politician, or tree-hugging granola eaters - they all know what's best for the world and all of their fellow human beings. Trust them - just put them in charge and the world will be beautiful - No more hunger, no more greed, no more global warming. Everyone just has to be willing to pitch in, pay their fair share, and work for nothing. From each according to his abilities (and wealth) and to each according to his needs.
goldilocks Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:47 AM
S, so what is the reality of human nature?
jmcconnell Wrote: Dec 09, 2012 3:47 PM
To strive to improve himself. To believe his talents are important and that he can be more successful and earn more if he works harder. What is not human nature? Being forced to do and be and get the same as everyone else. Each persons' needs and ability are different from everyone else's, Therefore there can never be a society that is successful if it forces all to to and get the exact same things. Sorry it has and will never work!

When, at long last, will people understand that the left is boring?

The question came to mind as I was dipping in and out of Oliver Stone's miasmic 700-plus-page tome. I'll never read the whole thing, and not because it's a left-wing screed full of slimy distortions about the evils of the United States (though that doesn't help). It's that it's boring.

Stone and co-author Peter Kuznick call their book "The Untold History of the United States," except, again, it isn't. This story has been told countless times before. As the Daily Beast's Michael Moynihan notes in a devastating review, Stone...