Skip to comments.The New McNaughton Canvas came out this afternoon. "One Nation Under Socialism"
Posted on 03/17/2012 2:43:32 PM PDT by I still care
I don't think the Democrats are going to like it.
I can feel the seething right now. I hope he’s selling prints. That would make a great poster to put up everywhere.
Says it all.
Nobody will care. They said the same thing about Bush for 8 years — nobody cared.
The artist should have put the lit match in the bastard’s hand.
Socialism is the morally corrupt belief that we each can (and must) live off of the income and wealth of others. Christians should know how this violates at least trhee of the Ten Commandments: lies, coveting and theft. But recall that socialists themselves love to scold the rest of us about “sustainability”, yet as Margaret Thatcher once quipped, socialism works until they run out of other people’s money.
So, the dirty secret about socialism is that in the long run, it is not economically “sustainable”, and is in fact built to fail. Sadly, socialists not only think they have the right to seize the income and asset of others, many of whom they have never met, they don’t stop there. To read Keyenes or Marx is to read the plans and proposals of someone who assumes the right to own, control and in the end, to even wholely consume the personhood of others. It is a sociopathology so vast in scope, that it is only restrained by how many humans it can place under its insatiable grasp.
Socialism is evil, plain and simple. Those who advocate socialsm are advocates and supporters of evil. They are our our enemies and are a threat to our lives and our prosperity.
[The one who says] ‘What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine’ is wicked.” — The Mishna
The economist Ludwig von Mises showed in 1920 [1,2] that since a socialist economy destroys price information via government intrusion, the myriad of participants in the economy are unable to make a fully rational calculation about true profit and loss. Any economic activity that operates at a loss cannot be sustainable, a concept the left loves to scold us about, yet cannot really grasp.
Taking another approach, the Nobel economist F.A. Hayek showed that a national economy had such an immense myriad of dynamic economic relationships that no single committee or bureaurcracy, no matter how smart or how well staffed, could possibly know enough to direct prices or production levels. His Nobel Lecture  was entitled The Pretence of Knowledge. Hayek had previously used this idea as the basis for a very thorough article  on the subject, The Use of Knowledge in Society.
When these two different withering critiques of socialism are combined, it is easy to see that not only is it dangrously foolish to think that economic decisions can successfully be made by government, but that competing bureaucracies will invariably react to the consequences of intrusions in the marketplace by each other. It would be like trying to control the height of waves on a lake by measuring them from the back of a boat circling in its own wake.
Socialism is also morally bankrupt, for it demands we accept the premise that we can each live at the expense of others, despite how this violates the Commandments that forbid coveting and theft.
 Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth by Ludwig von Mises
 Why a Socialist Economy is “Impossible” by Joseph T. Salerno
 The Pretense of Knowledge
 The Use of Knowledge in Society, American Economic Review, XXXV, No. 4; September, 1945, pp. 51930.
Awesome work. Wish I had the coin to afford the original.
This is a chilling testimoney of an East German immigrant who is now a citizen of the U.S. Obama and his liberal group are taking this great country in this direction
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