We have talked here before about that whole redistribution of wealth fallacy, the politics of envy, the ever more increasing occurrences of people surrendering their shot at the American dream, and the proposed larceny that the OWS crowd peddles, all in the guise of fairness (as if stealing from someone more enterprising and industrious and giving it to someone more lazy or ordinary qualifies as fair).
I found an interesting video the other day titled Capitalism vs. Socialism, but what was absolutely priceless was that this young Marxist (disaffected youth, you gotta love ‘em) managed to get every single nonsensical talking point and failed polices into his schtick, all the while thinking that he was on to something, take a look:
A few bullet points:
Prysner mentions several times ,”Big capitalists stealing from the working families who produced the wealth”, is he talking about taxes being too high? Doubtful, no, he is spreading the nonsense that the pie (or each American’s piece of it) is finite, that if one person has a big piece, that translates that some other person will get shorted into a smaller piece. He has not figured out that wealth is created and the size of the pie can be expanded or created at will.
He brings up foreclosures with ,”Working families had their houses stolen from them”, what a load of puke. Nobody put a gun to their heads and made them sign that contract, it was their avarice and greed that pushed them into purchasing homes they could not afford. And with many just walking away (no money down, and no equity lost, they are unharmed) but the banks now have properties worth have their value, so now they are the bad guys.
And it would not be a left/right debate without the specter of racism injected. How tiring and how so unoriginal.
Notice he mentions ,”The criminal wars for profit”, gee it would have been great if we did profit from the Iraq and Afghan wars. Grabbing some Iraqi oil, or some Afghan poppy fields for compensation, now there would have been some astute war planning. Sadly though we spent trillions (not compensated for) and lost thousands of lives, and the pay out, if there even is one, will be realized in the future, not holding my breath.
One positive that I got from this video was that I never heard of Wayne Root before. I’ve written posts before about the hazards of multiple political parties, but I was impressed by Mr. Root, his capitalist/profit motive bonefides and hope he stays active in politics. Much like all the Santorum momentum of late (He will NOT win the nomination, no how/no way) where real conservatives are showing the eventual nominee (Romney) that they matter and will not be ignored, I want Libertarians to make a lot of noise and become relevant in the debate. The causes of smaller government and less governmental molestation in our private lives can never be over championed.