Sunday, February 22, 2009
U.S. More Socialist Than Russia?
A comment about socialism made by Russian President Vladamir Putin at the recent opening session of the economic summit at Davos escaped me but was just today brought to my attention by a friend. Putin warned the United States to learn from the lessons of his nation and avoid what he termed, "excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence.” Prompting the following essay from contributor Wayne Boesch.
By Wayne Boesch
This is what I totally dislike about liberal ''messiahs" like Al Gore and Barack Obama. They ignore all the lessons of nature and history and try to push the world toward their little models and ideas. they should learn
from the great and obvious historical models out there:
1. The abject failure of communism/socialism/big government controls which proved out from the period of 1917 till 1990. Putin knows this because he lived it. Obama thinks he is better than nature and history.
2. The failure of any government to stop a recession by adding in lots of pork for the common man. This failed in South America and Japan (yes, Japan) and led to about a decade of problems in Japan. Obama thinks he knows better.
3. FDR himself is calculated to have extended the depression 10 full years (till the advent of World War II) while he saddled the real producers (people making lots of money and creating jobs) with onerous taxes to
support his worthless work programs.
In general, I can't stand liberals because they really believe that they are smarter than you and me and, in fact, smarter than God, since they can ignore basic natural laws and go with their own ideas. For example, Gore would prefer to cripple all world economies for his half-baked idea that carbon dioxide, a veritable trace gas far less than 1 percent of the atmosphere, is causing the Earth to warm.
The Earth may indeed be warming as a rough trend but not because of that. The charts that Gore shows demonstrating positive correlation between temperature and carbon dioxide are flat out folly! He shows coincident graphs, but due to the timescale, no one observes that the temperature is actually rising 800 YEARS before the levels go up!
Also, the primary greenhouse gas is water vapor. The amount of water very directly influences the temperature and this in turn is influenced by cosmic radiation whose principle cause is THE SUN! The solar sunspot cycle is far more important to warming than anything else. Does Gore offer a solution for THAT?
Indeed, we should stop using fossil fuels mainly to kill the Middle East and totalitarian economies where reserves happen to be. This puts a whole new capitalistic light on it, however, and not the gloom and doom of Algorian priesthood.
Similarly, Obama seemed to be a sort of anti-Bushian messiah. The fact that he is black insured victory. I contend no white guy who talked such socialistic nonsense would ever get in. We did it to assuage our own
historic guilt and distance ourselves from the evil Bush.
He has absolutely no experience except within the context of the Illinois political machine. If you listen carefully to him you will hear absolutely nothing new or interesting.
Is it new to tax and spend and control lots of stuff from a bloated central government? I suggest that was the norm before Ronald Reagan. Here it comes again, then, and "O" says it's new and we all believe him! Why do we believe? Partly it's because we want to and partly because we cannot remember the past or learn from its sad examples.
If you doubt what i say, name ONE socialistic economy which is worth its weight in dung. Sweden? The former Soviet Union? Venezuela? North Korea? Cuba?
Learn from history or be doomed to repeat it.
Hurrah for Putin!
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