Quote of the day—Robert J. Avrech

We return to Stalin’s omelet. Over and over, Democrats calmly and cruelly explain that only five percent of Americans will be booted off their insurance plans. And those insurance plans were substandard anyway.

First of all, five percent translates into roughly 16 million Americans. Each person whose insurance is terminated because Obama does not like his or her choice is a story of fear and panic and possible financial ruin. Further, does anyone even believe the Democrat apologists’ quote of five percent? That number will grow and grow as ObamaCare tightens its death grip.

The “only five percent” line of reasoning tells us a great deal about the utopian vision of Democrats. The individual does not count. Democrats claim to see the larger picture. But they see only a collective, a manageable herd. And once again, they know better. Forget that millions of Americans voluntarily entered into contracts they deemed right for themselves and their families. This counts for nothing to the Democrat political class. They are experts. They attended Ivy League schools. This makes the professional political class — overeducated, inbred elitists — better qualified to make decisions for us, the American people, that are truly about matters of life and death.

The core of American values is liberty, not government.

Robert J. Avrech
October 30, 2013
The Democrat-ObamaCare Purges
[You should never forget that “only five percent” line. Communists have used identical reasoning in their purges. The good of the whole is more important than the good of the individual. And if they have to “break a few eggs” they really don’t see what the problem is.

The differences between us cannot be resolved with a compromise. If they liquidate 1% or 10% it does not matter to me. They would still be committed mass evil and deserve whatever the “Nuremburg Courts” rule.—Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Robert J. Avrech

  1. The notion of “the greater good” is inherently evil because of this truth. The presumption is that, in order for the “greater good” to even be in consideration is that there is a prospect of a lesser evil. Except that, when you’re the person suffering at the hands of evil, there’s nothing lesser about it.

    America was supposedly founded on the notion that the rights of the individual are paramount and sacrosanct. The notion of a greater good flies directly in the face of that. It is a perversion, un-American, and … yes, evil.

    M

  2. What you need to counter this is a reasonable comparison. These days, “16 million people” is too abstract. It doesn’t have any meaning for most people.

    Instead, say, “16 million, or approximately the population of New York State” (and yes, I’m aware NY State is closer to 19 million, but work with me here). That gives it context – and using a deep blue state helps psychologically make the point, too (Florida has about the same population, but leftists don’t like Florida, so you might get a “good riddance” response).

    • How’s this for context: Let’s say there are 20,000 pores on your face. (I believe this is a fairly accurate number.) And let’s say “only five percent” of those pores are clogged and infected. Who among us is okay with 1,000 nasty blemishes on their face?

  3. Another trouble with “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few,” as famously uttered by Spock in I forget which Star Drek movie is that while the population believes that it was so noble of him to sacrifice himself to save the ship and crew, these same people miss the sleight of hand by the government where that sacrifice is no longer voluntary. Granted it isn’t a mortal sacrifice (yet), but they miss the important distinction.

  4. Only problem there is that that number is – like all things associated with obumf**kare – is a flat out lie.

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