Earlier this week, I dashed off a little treatise about the attempt by too many Democrats (many of them young, naïve, miseducated liberal arts grads) to “normalize” socialism. I pointed out the fatal flaws in it and noted that in small doses, it merely cripples nations; while in large doses, it’s toxic on a mass scale. This shouldn’t be controversial. We have over a hundred years of proof, running right up to this week, when the socialist leader of Venezuela told his starving citizens his solution for the hyperinflation that’s made the nation’s money worthless: just lop five zeroes off its valuation. He should’ve told them instead to use the currency as toilet paper. At least then, it would finally have real value again.
Well, I’m fortunate to have my own platforms for my opinions, because when Meghan McCain made some of the same obvious points about socialism on “The View,” she got attacked by her co-hosts and the leftwing media, who don’t like being told that there is no government Santa who will come drop free stuff down their chimneys – or at least none that will give you free stuff that doesn’t come at a very hefty price.
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That prompted David Harsanyi at The Federalist to come to her defense. If you enjoyed my takedown of socialism – or if you didn’t think I went into enough detail about the unadulterated awfulness of it – then I highly recommend you click the link to his article as a chaser. He makes many of the same points but in different ways, plus he has some additional information and points to add.
My favorite tidbit: for all the silly yammering about how America should be more like the “socialism lite” Scandinavian countries, the average Scandinavian in the US enjoys a standard of living 50% higher than Scandinavians in Europe. Maybe they need to be more like us. In fact, maybe someone should tell young Americans enamored with socialism that several of those Scandinavian countries, or at least large numbers of their citizens, are fed up with their bloated governments, high taxes and deteriorating public services and really are trying to be more like us.