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November 12, 2014

Foolish Feeling of the Leftoids

The feeling that the cupboards are going to be full for awhile, there are no natural predators, and a functional tethering to reality has become optional.
The thing that therefore has to be done is for each individual to demonstrate to the collective, his worthiness for receiving his due allocation from the common store. Don’t ostracize me; ostracize that other guy instead. In this way and so many others, whether they’re consciously aware of it or not, they are the opposite of what they claim to be. As Ludwig Von Mises put it, The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau.
-- House of Eratosthenes [Which, I note, is ten years old just about now.]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 12, 2014 8:23 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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