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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Monday, December 19, 2005

The Anointed Socialist Argument.

I've just started reading Thomas Sowell's The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation As a Basis for Social Policy and he has this great quote from Joseph Epstein:
"Disagree with someone on the right and he is likely to think you obtuse, wrong, foolish, a dope. Disagree with someone on the left and he is more likely to think you selfish, a sell-out, insensitive, and possibly evil."
The thing to note is that this book was written ten years ago, and that quote is from the New York Times Magazine ten years before that. Amazing that in 20 years time the left view of their detractors has gone from "possibly evil" to downright evil. Add to that they think we on the right are racists, fascists, terrorists, and want to establish a totalitarian theocracy.

Case in point: On one of the message boards I frequent someone curiously asked "why are so many Americans so anti-communist?" Now most of us (and you know who you are out there) who are anti-communist had pretty much the same thing to say "because it doesn't work" or remarked about it's tendency towards totalitarianism. Of course there is always one.

This one believes that essentially Americans don't understand Socialism nor do we have the facts, yet in the same thread states that real socialism has never been tried, and of course, communism is not socialism nor has real communism been tried either.

I asked about the good things socialism had done and how it has improved people's lives.

I've gotten no answer. Only this:
Please show some level of respect. I'm a member of the social party here, and quite frankly, they're a lot more intelligent and educated than your average political group
Which goes to show that Thomas Sowell - who was once an avid follower of Marxist theory - is a very wise man.