02 February 2016

Circus Season is upon Us

The following quote comes from a thoughtful piece at LRC by John Whitehead: 

Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility. — Professor Neil Postman

OK, one more little item for those of you who still maintain this thing is real:

The Iowa Miracle

Thomas DiLorenzo    

Six Iowa precincts were decided by a coin toss in the Democratic caucuses and don’t you know it, Hitlery won all six!  It’s a miracle!  (For you and me, the probability of such “luck” is 1.56%).  If the 74-year-old proud communist had won half of the coin flips, he would have won the caucuses.


Anonymous said...

This is hilariously awesome!
You actually equate communism with socialism????? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!
PLEASE, educate yourself so you know the difference.

BTW, if you think raw Capitalism is the answer, please look at countries like Haiti and pre-Castro Cuba, where 18 capitalist families "worked hard" for all their wealth and land they owned, and the rest of the country lives/lived in absolute dire poverty.


thetimman said...

TIYS, Your ability to read posts and understand them according to your pre-made template is outstanding. Unfortunately, it does nothing to advance your cause or, more importantly, the cause of truth.

Anonymous said...

I go to this bog just to laugh, remembering the song "Lunatic Fringe" by Red Rider.
You toss judgments left and right - okay, only left, and sometimes they are hysterical.
Yes, I had a reaction to one of the dozens of judgments you so glibly tossed out there.
Quick note:
My grandfather helped established the Carpenters Union in St. Louis. For this, he was routinely called a communist. Why? Because he thought people should be paid a fair wage, that children shouldn't work men's jobs, that a boss couldn't have someone work a 65 hour week and only get paid for 40 hours, that if an employee gets hurt on the job, that the employer should pay for it versus the employee getting fired and going into bankruptcy to pay it himself. He was called a communist for advocating they get a paid holiday for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I'd say "you get the point," but I doubt it.
To override the objections of the 1% who had all the wealth at the time and who called those fighting for unions, my grandfather wrote into the constitution of the local union that when someone would sign up, they would not read communist materials and not become a member of the communist party.

Please don't be so glib as calling someone a true communist - which is a billion light years from being a democratic socialist.
Thank you.