O Intermitente<br> (So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

O Intermitente
(So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye)

quarta-feira, setembro 03, 2003

Socialism kills

  • "Europe has given the world Marxism, communism, fascism, Nazism, racism and socialism, all rotten ideas that have caused immeasurable human suffering. But for Europeans and their ideological twins on the American left and at universities, ideas are not judged by their ability to ameliorate human suffering or reduce evil, but by their complexity and apparent profundity. An idea is not good because it produces good -- that's unromantic American pragmatism -- it is good because it sounds good...

    As ironic as it may seem, but the fact is that socialism -- i.e., cradle-to-grave state welfare -- makes people worse.

  • First, the socialist mind loathes work. In France, the legal length of the work week is 35 hours. Working hard to make more money is an American value that is held in contempt by the Left...And as we all know from watching our children, people with a lot of time on their hands have character problems.

  • Second, socialism values equality more than liberty...Because the Left holds liberty (except sexual liberty) in lower esteem, Europe has raised a generation that does not value liberty nearly as much Americans do...

  • Third, socialism teaches you to avoid taking care of other people. The state will -- why should you?...

  • Fourth, as a result of this socialist mindset, people in socialist countries give little charity, while Americans give vast amounts...

  • Fifth, the larger the state, the more callous it becomes. Twentieth century evil was made possible in large measure by the bureaucratic mentality -- the type of person who is merely a cog in huge governmental machine, collectively all-powerful but individually powerless to do anything except take and execute orders. The bigger the state, the colder its heart..."

  • posted by Joao 9:42 da manhã

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