Category Archives: Socialism

The Lesson of Thanksgiving: Private Property Rights

Colonialism, History, Individualism Vs. Collectivism, Private Property, Socialism

John Stossel has a lesson in history and political economy for the nation’s brainless Bernieacs:

… before that first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims nearly starved to death because they didn’t respect private property.

When they first arrived in Massachusetts, they acted like Bernie Sanders wants us to act. They farmed “collectively.” Pilgrims said, “We’ll grow food together and divide the harvest equally.”

Bad idea. Economists call this the “tragedy of the commons.” When everyone works “together,” some people don’t work very hard.

Likewise, when the crops were ready to eat, some grabbed extra food — sometimes picking corn at night, before it was fully ready. Teenagers were especially lazy and likely to steal the commune’s crops.

Pilgrims almost starved. Governor Bradford wrote in his diary, “So they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could … that they might not still thus languish in misery.”

His answer: He divided the commune into parcels and assigned each Pilgrim his own property, or as Bradford put it, “set corn every man for his own particular. … Assigned every family a parcel of land.”

That simple change brought the Pilgrims so much plenty that they could share food with Indians.

… It’s a myth that the Native Americans had no property rules. They had property — and European settlers should have treated those rules with respect. … The U.S. government, after killing thousands of Native Americans and restricting others to reservations, gave tribal governments control over Indians’ lives, in collaboration with the government’s Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Since then, no group in America has been more “helped” and “managed” by the federal government than Indians. Because of that, no group has done worse. …

Deprogram your kids with “Thanksgiving Tragedy.”

The Great Educational Giveaway By Brainiac Sanders & Cretin Clinton

Democrats, Education, Hillary Clinton, Left-Liberalism, Socialism, Welfare

No wonder socialism breaks down social bonds. I already hate all families who plan to avail themselves of the education plan of sickening moochers and economic ignoramuses Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

See, if Clinton gets in, a family earning $90K will force other Americans, many of them not nearly as wealthy as they, to sponsor their brats as follows:

Families with income up to $125,000 will pay no tuition at in-state four-year public colleges and universities. And from the beginning, every student from a family making $85,000 a year or less will be able to go to an in-state four-year public college or university without paying tuition. All community colleges will offer free tuition.

And who on earth does Brainiac Bernie and Cretin Clinton think will pay for their great educational giveaway?

There is no free lunch. Just because Sanders can’s see all the small businesses and struggling retirees who’ll go belly-up because of his generosity with funds NOT HIS; it doesn’t mean the process of destruction is not underway. We’re Greece.

Sanders said he and Clinton will promote a “pretty radical proposal” to provide free public college tuition for working families, and discuss Clinton’s “significant proposal” to reduce student debt.

“I think that a lot of the younger people who are concerned about the cost of college, concerned about climate change, concerned about women’s rights, they’re going to come on board Secretary Clinton’s campaign,” Sanders said Tuesday on MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily.

What’s Worse, Hillary’s Darting Eyes, Or Her Crazy, Communistic Talk?

Hillary Clinton, Individual Rights, Labor, Left-Liberalism, Socialism

Hillary Clinton says crazy, communistic things. And people are looking at her darting eyes?

She said: “If you’re willing to work hard, you have the right to find a good job that pays well and let’s you do what you love and make your mark on the world.”

Really? If you have the right to all that; someone will be forced to provide you with your dream job. It won’t be Hillary Clinton, although I can see her trying to table laws that’ll allow someone to sue employers or taxpayers based on unrecognized potential.

It has to be said, this article, “I Don’t Need a Brain Test,”
is unfair to the woman.

Rabbi Hillel The Elder Made Socialistic

Ancient History, Judaism & Jews, libertarianism, Morality, Socialism

As someone who’s fluent in Hebrew, educated in part in Israel at a time when kids learned their Hillel; I can tell the Jewish sage’s most famous quotation, on a presumably American quotation site, has been bowdlerized. The American version has been shortened and socialized.

Rabbi Hillel was a “Jewish scholar and theologian (30 BC – 9 AD).” His sayings always struck me as libertarian. Justice, after all, is libertarian.

Here’s the wrong Hillel a la America:

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The correct Rabbi Hillel:

If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, then when?

In Hebrew, it’s very musical:

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