I’m short on time this morning, so I’m just going to post this link: Laughing at the contradictions of socialism in America.
The author, Oleg Atbashian, says this:
I never thought I would see socialist contradictions in America, let alone write about them. But somehow all attempts to organize life according to “progressive” principles always result in such contradictions. And in the areas where “progressives” have assumed positions of leadership — education, news media, or the entertainment industry — contradictions become “historically inevitable.”
If one were accidentally to open his eyes and compare the “progressive” narrative with facts on the ground, one might start asking questions. Why, for instance, if the war on terror breeds more terrorists, haven’t there been attacks on the U.S. soil since 2001? Why, if George W. Bush had removed our freedom of speech, was nobody ever arrested for saying anything? And if Obama has returned us our freedoms, why was a man harassed by police in Oklahoma for having an anti-Obama sign in his car? Why would anyone who supports free speech want to silence talk radio? And why is silencing the opposition called the “Fairness Doctrine”?
He goes on to present his versions of six-statement dialectical contradictions regarding various American institutions according to the progressive mindset. Here is one:
- America is capitalist and greedy — yet half of the population is subsidized.
- Half of the population is subsidized — yet they think they are victims.
- They think they are victims — yet their representatives run the government.
- Their representatives run the government — yet the poor keep getting poorer.
- The poor keep getting poorer — yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
- They have things that people in other countries only dream about — yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Liberals and taxes:
- Liberals want to help the poor — yet they won’t give money to charities.
- They won’t give money to charities — yet they’d like the government to become a gigantic charity.
- They’d like the government to become a gigantic charity — yet the money has to be taken from people by force.
- The money has to be taken from people by force — yet they call it welfare.
- They call it welfare — yet higher taxes make everyone poorer.
- Higher taxes make everyone poorer — yet liberals find ways not to pay taxes.
- Liberals find ways not to pay taxes — yet they get to be chosen to run the government.
There are others, including Hollywood cliches, public education, foreign radicals, Bush and the media, peoples’ power, and love and marriage. They’re humorous, but sadly true.
Food for thought. Must go work.