Thursday, December 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

The Maha Rushbo on why socialism sucks:
This massive new entitlement is going to obliterate tolerance. This whole notion of live and let live, there isn't going to be any more of that. Every American is going to be looking at neighbors with jealousy, resentment, and anger at whatever medical care he or she receives because not everybody's gonna get the same. That's the way socialism works.
Exactly. The problem with the 'Common Good' isn't just defining what's good - hard enough though that is - it's defining the limits of what's common. Once everything belongs to everybody, then anything that goes to anyone means taking something from everyone. What's the quid pro quo when you're in hock to the whole country?


Anonymous said...

Its all gone pale blue at my end, hope that was your intention Jon!

I see all the old comments are gone.

All those moments lost, like tears in the rain.

JuliaM said...


Indeed. Shame to see he's been rushed to hospital.

I bet most of the left-wing blogs have to close down comments, as their readers and contributors let the masks drop...

North Northwester said...

Yes indeed - life becomes a multilateral tug o' war for 'shared resources' - communal, poor, nasty, brutish and short.

Well, happy New Year Jon; to you and all your [new!] commenters.

Say, wasn't there something we meant to do in 2010?