Detroit (and other liberal utopias in general) explained in a nutshell

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded- here and there, now and then- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.This is known as “bad luck.”

– Robert A. Heinlein

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  1. Dave D

    …..and the natural response to the success of those people is to assume that they are cheating/selfish/immoral. Instead of PRAISING the producers/innovators, they are often despised by a jealous public incapable of such behavior/advances. Government responds by trying to control or diminish the efforts of these individuals in the name of fairness, in order to appease the masses. It’s a fundamental flaw of Democracy, but should not be a flaw in our Constitutional Republic, imo.

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  2. Seattle Outcast

    Particularly when that small minority WARNED you of the consequences of your actions.

    “I told you this would happen” is never received well. My version is “Nobody ever appreciates the total dick move of telling the truth”….

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