June 29, 2004

Two Minds with but a Single Thought

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
-- Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Programme (1875)

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
-- Hillary Clinton, San Francisco, this day -- on behalf of Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Michael Moore has one good weekend at the movies, Bill Clinton has a good week cranking out his tome, and the New York Times takes a poll showing their boy falling seven or eight points in a month and says George Bush is losing. I like weeks like this since they embolden. empower, and otherwise encourage the standard bearers of the Democratic Party to open their mouths and tell us what is really in their plans for the country.

We should do everything we can to draw more statements like Hillary Clinton's out into the light of day. After all, if we are going to have an election based on the issues, and if one of those issues is who has what plans for your money, it helps to know that "We" (Hillary and her ilk) are going to "take things" (and by taking your money, they will be taking things which you might have bought) "away from you" (It was yours and now it is ours because we can) "for the common good." (Ah, the common good. That ancient shibboleth. That fetish of the nanny state.)

Once upon a time, mommy took things away "for your own good." Now Mommy Dearest has changed. She's going to take things away for "the common good."

A government system dedicated to taking things away from those that have them "for the common good...." Sounds familiar. Wasn't that tried in the 20th century? And it killed how many millions? It all seems so distant now that we eradicated "the evil empire" decades back, but it seems to me the total death toll was somewhere north of 100 million human beings.

Nice to know that Hillary Clinton and the rest of her ilk want to bring that back. Makes the choice this year much, much clearer. And easier too.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 29, 2004 10:29 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

And isn't it funny how close X-hate is to X-demonization to X-re-education/ eradication/ ellimination.
Where X could be Jews; rich exploiters; Bush (supporters).

For the common good (as well known and decided upon by the all-knowing elites.)

Posted by: Tom Grey at June 30, 2004 12:43 AM

Headlining an appearance with other Democratic women senators on behalf of Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is up for re-election this year, Hillary Clinton told several hundred supporters -- some of whom had ponied up as much as $10,000 to attend -- to expect to lose some of the tax cuts passed by President Bush if Democrats win the White House and control of Congress.
You are making a mountain out of a mole hill. Sen. Clinton was talking about the "tax cuts" to the richest one percent of America and not you money. Why don't you think about who will pay for the government services you are using?

"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you," Sen. Clinton said. "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."


Posted by: Jim Hurt at July 28, 2004 11:06 AM