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The Left's Idea of a Happy Future
« on: April 10, 2021, 10:06:30 AM »
April 10, 2021
The Left's Idea of a Happy Future
By Jeffrey Folks

Liberals are fond of predicting the future, and their predictions, which are always dire, then become the pretext for more government.  Otherwise, they say, we'll all starve, a class war will break out, or the Earth will come to an end.

Liberals are wrong about the future because their theories are based on ideology, not on the facts.  Unlike conservatives, whose ideas are grounded on prudence and a clear view of human nature, liberals really have no conception of what drives human beings: their thinking is built on a handful of fixed ideas that can be traced to a number of shallow-minded philosophers including Rousseau, Malthus, Marx, Dewey, and Gore.  What all of these thinkers have in common is the misconception that a centralized, planned economy can transform society into a utopia.

In every case, they've been wrong.  The Earth's population did not starve (Malthus); capitalism was not replaced with a socialist utopia (Marx); the earth has not been consumed by storm, drought, and rising seas (Gore).

Collectivist ideology has produced poverty, starvation, enslavement, and mass murder.  The Soviet Union sent at least 18 million to the gulags, and few returned from the worst of these camps.  Stalin practiced a crude form of authoritarian rule based on Marxist ideology.  He believed that, given supreme power, the State (in the person of Stalin himself) could transform a backward and inefficient economy into a world leader.  The key to this process was a ruthless and inhuman exercise of power.

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Re: The Left's Idea of a Happy Future
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2021, 11:38:03 AM »
Oh, the Left's idea of the happy future was simply stated in 1948.

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Re: The Left's Idea of a Happy Future
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2021, 04:46:00 PM »
The left isn't happy unless they have something to gripe about. They have become more inventive as things have improved, just to continue to be able to gripe.

But let's suppose, for an instant, that they achieve their perfect world, where no one disagrees, and they can all stare starry eyed at the unicorns farting rainbows across the heavens with starry eyes full of fairy dust, will they be happy?


They will gripe that there is nothing to gripe about.

Some people are just bound and determined to be unhappy, and are ready at a moment's notice to inflict that on all they meet.
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