Seems to us that Victor Davis Hanson is logical and clear-thinking with a firm grasp of reality. In other words, a raaaaacist.
His latest column notes the discrepancy between the words and deeds of John Kerry, Tim Geithner, Charles Rangel, Bono, et al, who strive mightily to avoid paying the higher taxes they themselves advocate.
Here’s his assessment via Pajamas Media:
This discussion is, of course, a belabored example of why and how socialists do not like socialism. Indeed, statism is not a desired outcome, but rather more a strategy for obtaining power or winning acclaim as one of the caring, by offering the narcotic of promising millions something free at the expense of others who must be seen as culpable and obligated to fund it — entitlements fueled by someone else’s money that enfeebled the state, but in the process extended power, influence, and money to a technocratic class of overseers who are exempt from the very system that they have advocated.
Their real-world analogs are called “termites”. Natural ones serve a purpose, clearing dead wood from forests to make resources available for new growth. The political version wrecks things to serve themselves….
So what is socialism? It is a sort of modern version of Louis XV’s “Après moi, le déluge” – an unsustainable Ponzi scheme in which elite overseers, for the duration of their own lives, enjoy power, influence, and gratuities by implementing a system that destroys the sort of wealth for others that they depend upon for themselves.
We’re always being told “it’s for the children.” Nice to know who the children are.
– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities
Source: Pajamas Media