It is so hard to grab a really great sample from this Patriot Post piece, so I strongly suggest a full read…
“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If ‘Thou shalt not covet’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.” –John Adams, 1787
The intellectually challenged Occupy morons have built their movement around the errant assertion that if the assets of the 1 Percent were entirely redistributed, everyone would live happily ever after. Unfortunately, what the 35 Percenters really want, “redistributive justice” as Obama calls it, would require the redistribution of income from the other 65 percent of Americans families who live on earned income, so that everyone could be equally impoverished.
Of course, there’s a problem with liquidating the assets of the 1 percent (comprised of more celebs and pro athletes than Wall Street bankers), or even the top 25 percent of the so-called rich: Most of their assets are on paper, and the rest of that “wealth” is in the form of small businesses and real property that support the jobs of tens of millions of Americans who actually work for a living — and take pride in their occupations.
Thus, liquidation would result in the collapse of the entire economy, leaving everyone under the same statist tyranny as Obama’s 35 Percenters — equally miserable, equally dependent upon the government, and that much closer to Obama’s mandate to implement Democratic Socialism.
Fact is, socialist economies always fail. In the inimitable words of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, “Socialist governments … always run out of other people’s money. They then start to nationalize everything.”
Of course, socialists never let reality intrude upon their classist fantasies of universal equality and happiness. Nineteenth-century historian Alexis de Tocqueville once observed, “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
The drawback to being somebody’s/something’s useful idiot is you are the first to be expendable, no matter what level you are operating at. You are dangerous to the cause, because if the confused masses see you turn against the cause those undecided masses will then be enlightened.
How popular is this socialist (yes, it is what it is) movement in the city streets?
And a footnote to my late night post regarding Oakland. I think it is getting to the point where we will soon say Oakland is not “occupied” but has been invaded and taken over. The mayor of Oakland is a major failure to the citizens of that city. I pity the Oakland cops. This ain’t nothin’ yet. It’ll get worse. They will be torn between their union and their duty… and their own private property and families’ safety as residents of the city. I wonder if it would be possible for the city to impeach the mayor… just a thought for future reference. If anything, all this will be pre-made political ads for the person who will challenge her in the next election.