Larry Elder on Collectivism

Larry Elder is one of my favorite reads. The guy is a genuinely nice person (having met him a few times here in L.A.) and really gets it. He wrote a great article I’ve been dying to quote for a few days, so finally, here it is. Oh by the way, not that it matters to me, but he’s a black conservative. I wonder if any Fiberals have tried to tell him they believe that to be an oxymoron??!!!

Please take a few moments and read the entire post at Larry’s site.

“I’m not exaggerating,” said President Barack Obama. “Leaders of the Republican Party … called the passage of (the health-care reform bill) ‘Armageddon.’ Armageddon! ‘End of freedom as we know it.’ So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling or some cracks opening up in the earth. Turned out it was a nice day. Birds were chirping. Folks were strolling down the Mall.”

Post-Obamacare the sun indeed rose in the east, Denny’s remained open, and California stayed attached to the mainland. Therefore, according to Obama, Obamacare opponents engaged in baseless fear-mongering. This is an interesting definition of success: Government tax-spend-spread-the-wealth works if, come morning, our cars start.

The corrosion caused by the relentless expansion of the welfare state doesn’t work that way. The costs are harder to see, the damage more difficult to discern – especially given our leftist media/commentary class, which doesn’t know Milton Friedman from Milton Berle.

and…

Collectivism is a bargain that most people – if they knew the real price tag – would reject. These trade-offs include lower productivity, diminished initiative, fewer jobs, rewarding reckless behavior and poor choices, a lower-than-otherwise standard of living, less economic freedom, greater government dependency, and fewer resources to spend on national security and to secure our borders.

By that definition, then, yes, Armageddon is already here.

6 responses to “Larry Elder on Collectivism

  1. Gents, I must admit I’m not up to your speed, with respect to this present discourse…

    HOWEVER… I would have you note the following…

    Lindsey, Graham…however I can “get it”…

    Holy Joe…I was for Jesus, before we crucified him…

    Johnny Mac…Whom am I, where am I, and where was I still incarcerated…?

    There yah go, Larry…
    The Elder…?

  2. Oh my, oh my…why would they do that…
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/20/lindsey-graham-gay-conser_n_544554.html

    That’s absolutely, totally, outrageous…

    Dammit it… yeh just gotta luv, Lindsey…

    Really…really…!

  3. Gramps, you totally scooped me on that one. I admit that I don’t read HuffPo, but I can’t believe that I had not heard of it before you posted that link.

    I have many mixed emotions, and will have to digest them before I comment. Personally, I think Barry Soetoro is gay. He makes my gaydar shoot through the roof every time I see him on TV.

  4. Lindsey Graham is a Demo in rino’s clothing. If he was up for re-election this cycle, he would be looking for another job.

  5. Well, it appears someone thinks Lindsey is a fag in RINOs clothing. More to come…

    Reminded me of this idiot here in CA. named Roy Ashburn. Republican state Senator with a decidedly anti-gay voting record. Gut gets nailed for DUI leaving the areas most infamous gay club. “Blows” a 0.14 for the cops. With a male escort in his car. Then later “cops” to being gay…

    The guys sexual orientation doesn’t bother me as much as the hypocrisy of it all. At least I give him credit for voting his constituents wishes on those issues – instead of wielding the “gay blade”. That’s better than Gramnesty has done…

    -LTB

  6. It makes sense to me. Graham is the epitomy of a little queer bitch. I don’t care about his sex habits, I just want him gone. If this does the trick, then I am all for outting his worthless ass!

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