Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Week Leftists Got Their Heads Out of Their Asses

I don't expect this to be a trend, but

Example #1 of a leftist getting his head out of his ass


Example #2 of a group of leftists using the free market to get their heads out of their asses as well.

Who knows!  In 6-700 years maybe they might learn something from economic history and finally flesh out the rabbit hole to realize just how wrong they are!!!


Anonymous said...

OT - Thought you'd be interested in this:

Woman has surgery to add third breast

She said it was to make her less attractive to men (because she doesn't want to date anymore), yet dreams of having her own MTV show.
Doesn't she know that MTV presenters are pick BECAUSE of their attractiveness?!?

sth_txs said...

It can happen. Even one of the founders of Whole Foods realized profit was going to be essential and even reads Mises.

Robert What? said...

Who knows? Maybe a smattering here or there. But in general most Progressives/Leftists are determined to never allow reality to impinge on their ideology. You gotta give 'em their props for consistency.

Aurini said...

"We on our side are right to reject rule by the 1 percent —and so are they right to reject rule by a credentialed elite."

>_< The Tea Party was primarily interested in attacking the bankers, and their political cronies - same as the Occupussies.


Funny how you see the writer using Marxist terminology (is this an economic struggle, or a cultural struggle? Who's the capitalist and who's the prole?) to try and see common sense - frustrating that s/he doesn't realize the inevitable result of Marxist terminology.

But nonetheless, this reflects something I've been doing a lot of lately - using right-wing/free-market terminology to argue against the corporate-welfare state we have.

Seems like both sides - left and right - are trying to break away from a system that isn't working any more.

Peregrine John said...

Well, some of them did. Others, not so much.

Anonymous said...

I remember someone suggesting this a couple of years ago on Max Keiser when I used to watch it.

Anonymous said...

I don't think they're fully out. They may have just withdrawn enough to get a breath.

in #1, the chinese bureacracy is called "the world's first meritocracy". LOL.

There's a lot of "oooh poor debtors" and "student loan debt is a tax on the poor" and "transfer from the young and poor to the old and well off" (all true enough), but no mention of the political push (by both parties, but instigated by the left IIRC) for lots of student loans.

Interesting that example #2 only came about because of an asset sale of a student loan debt parasite that pushed too hard and fell over financially. Student loan debt can only be discounted by the bankruptcy of the lender, not the debtor. How conveeeeenient. Sounds to me like we need more bankruptcies of lenders and "educators". A bunch of them would fall over if we just quit propping them up.

Of course the real way to lower tuition costs and create a meritocracy is to get the government out of everything.