Friday, September 21, 2012
Read His Lips, Barry: "Redistribution" Is a One Shot Deal
Thomas Sowell, writing in simple words that even the loftiest intellectual such as Barack H. Obama can understand, explains why "redistribution" can work (sort of, not really) once, and only once. However, history has shown again and again that what follows hard on the heals of that initial redistribution is not "fairness, is not a level playing field, is not the flowering of more wealth that can be subject to another round of taking from some and giving to "worthy" others. No, what follows--and you can make book on it--is poverty, hunger and a wrecked economic system. (Somewhat similarly, democratic elections held in countries that have no tradition of democracy, and no political, social and judicial sectors to uphold them, can also work but once. After that, when the Islamists are democratically elected, the sharia kicks in, and freedom, at least in the Western sense, gets kicked to the curb in the Islamist cul de sac.