Friday, March 25, 2016

Dr. Sowell Explains Socialism vs. Fascism

Obama is a Fascist, as are most politicians and political players in D.C.:

What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama's point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.

The "saving" of General Motors which was actually the saving of the UAW is a case in point.  The feds came and dictated to GM how they would restructure, e.g., killing the classic Pontiac badge, a heinous and unforgivable crime in my opinion, while keep Buick.  Talk about signs of the Endtimes.

I am so sick of this hubris, as if there were some group of objective, super-intelligent technocrats who could make all this work better than the mass of a truly free market.  Most of the so-called technocrats are mid-wits at best, glib people a standard deviation above average who construct solutions understandable and salable to those under the bell's peak and all the way down the left tail.  When the solutions fail, as is inevitable, they always manage to find a convenient goat to blame.

Sure, the market will make mistakes.  There will be booms and busts, but it is self-correcting.  About the only way to correct bureaucrats is to treat them with tar and feathers or hang them from lampposts.  Such remedies are apparently frowned upon these days, and far be it from me to encourage proscribed measures of ancient origin.

Anyway, enough of my rambling.  Go back and read what Dr. Sowell says.

And a quote from another genius, Miyamoto Musashi in The Book of Five Rings:  

You must appreciate that spirit can become big or small. What is big is easy to perceive: what is small is difficult to perceive. In short, it is difficult for large numbers of men to change position, so their movements can be easily predicted. An individual can easily change his mind, so his movements are difficult to predict. You must appreciate this. 

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