I love the truth.
Truth is a great thing.
Like for example, you’re really not going to insult anybody by calling them a “nooney-head.”
The person would look at you knowing full well they aren’t indeed a nooney-head, simply because there is no such thing as a nooney-head.
But call a fat woman fat
Or a hen-picked man his "wife’s bitch"
Or a women’s studies major who still lives off her dad as “dependent”
Woo Hoooooo! Look out.
And you see, that’s the trick. Pay attention young aspiring economists. Take notes. If you really want to hurt somebody, or obliterate them in debate, all you have to do is point out the truth.
For example I was courting a crazy woman quite some time ago. And during a "Cosmo-Mag Inspired Argument" I needed something that would obliterate the opposition by showing her just how crazy she was.
Well, I couldn’t very well say, “Hey, woman, you be crazy, you crazy person you.”
You see, that wouldn’t do it.
But when I said,
“Hey, at least I digest my food”
that had more of a crushing, end-all, obliterating effect for she was a bulimic.
The result, she was silent, and I had made my point. For how can you refute the truth?
Thus, it must really be tough being a leftist. And I’m not talking the “I’m leftist because it’s COOL because all the kids are democrats and green party members in college cause I’m going to change the world cause I don't know what the f I'm talking about” leftist.
I’m talking the hard core, zealots. The true believers in socialism.
For year over year, day by day, second by second, evidence of socialism’s failure just keeps on racking up and trillions of dollars’ worth of evidence that capitalism is indeed the optimal economic system racks up as well.
Or should I say, “Tens of trillions of yuans’ worth” for China is that evidence.
Of course, that’s assuming the leftists out there bother to pay any attention to economics, data, statistics, etc., outside their own cherry-picked data. Heck, I’d be happy if they had data instead of theories, concepts and feelings.
“Well, you see, I just don’t believe GDP is a great measure of standards of living. It doesn’t take into consideration happiness. You know, Europeans are much happier than Americans. They prefer leisure to more money, and just look at our society, it sucks, we’re not as enlightened as them and I feel that America’s children are…” blah blah blah.
OK, so let me explain it to you leftists out there nice and simple so even you public schooled kids can understand;
Europe’s economy sucks.
There was a big study done just this past month called, “The Big Study Done This Month on Whether or Not Europe’s Economy Sucks” and it had all the great economic minds in the world attend it. If you never heard of this study it’s because you are not a great economic mind and weren’t invited. And what we (I was there) concluded is that with unemployment rates at double the US’ and GDP growth rates of less than 1% and debt up to the wazoo as well as social security programs that make us look stingy, no amount of intangible “good happy touchy feely Human Development Indexy” leisure could make up for the economic gap.
Of course we did take out central Europe and the Baltics because “they don’t count” because they’re not really European. They do that weird ass “flat tax” BS and that ain’t European at all!
Anyway, back to my point about China.
So China was once a very commie place and Mao Tse Tung was happy and the people were happy, for DAMNIT, if they weren’t, they’d be shot…or just starved to death in one of dem der “Great Leaps Forward.”
Implementing every leftist idealistic economic policy that their modern day Move-On.org counterparts would love to implement.
Aawwwww. But it didn’t seem to help much.
Now the “communists” of China are marching to a slightly different tune. The privatized property. They allowed for private companies. They opened their borders to investment. And they actually have lower taxes than the US on corporations (and please don’t give me no guff on loopholes). In otherwords, they let a private sector exist and look what happens.
A country that only 20 years ago was a third world nation, is now solidly second world nation, and has an economy when adjusting for PPP that is larger than Japans.
And who do they owe all this growth and production to?(BTW, this chart is from The Economist, where most cool charts come from)
Why the private sector…which last I checked was a very capitalistic thing.
So, you leftists, you keep on telling yourself the world is flat, pregnant women are beautiful, Julia Roberts is attractive and socialism works.
When the Chinese are kicking our asses and out-competing us because they have a harder work ethic, send their kids into engineering and incentive their people to work harder, don’t complain when our jobs are undercut because everything is going over seas…oh, wait, it already has.
(This post written in fond memory of all the union jobs lost at Northwest Airlines and soon to be the Ford Ranger plant in St. Paul. Keep up the good work unions!!!!!)