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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, March 27, 2006

A VIEW OF SOCIALISM

"Enough generations of socialist policies have now passed for us to judge their effects. They are bleak. Socialism undermines the character of a nation and of its citizens. In simpler words, socialism makes people worse... Socialism teaches its citizens to expect everything, even if they contribute nothing. Socialism teaches its citizens that they have a plethora of rights and few corresponding obligations—except to be taxed. And that is why the citizens of less socialist—and more religious—America give more charity per capita and per income than do citizens of socialist countries. That is why Americans volunteer time for the needy so much more than citizens of socialist countries do. That is why citizens of conservative states in America give more charity than citizens of liberal states do. The more Left one identifies oneself on the political spectrum, the more that person is likely to believe that the state, not fellow citizens, should take care of the poor and the needy. Under socialism, one is not only liberated from having to take care of oneself; one is also liberated from having to take care of others. The state will take care of me and of everybody else... The socialist idea sounded altruistic to those who began it, and it sounds altruistic to the naive who believe in it today. In practice, however, it creates self-centered individuals and a narcissistic society. So while it may have begun as a way to help others, it has come to mean a way of evading responsibility for oneself and for others."

—Dennis Prager

1 Comments:

  • I say again; “The Left holds us individually responsible for nothing but collectively to blame for everything.” The abdication of individual responsibility redefines “needy” from those who are unable to provide for their own welfare to also include those who are unwilling to do so. It is the former whom the Left self-righteously holds up as justification for their government welfare programs, thereby castigating all who disagree as “not caring”, but it is the latter who bloat the cost of those programs and, more importantly, render those programs a final destination rather than a temporary pathway. The essential flaw in Socialism is that it robs people of their intiative by removing the incentive for personal gain.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 12:30 PM  

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