No one is opposed to charity, but the problems come in as soon as we’re talking about coercive redistribution disguised, or excused, as “charity”. One is a beautiful thing, while the other is horrible, destructive and deadly, yet who can put their finger on the difference?
The national conversation treats the those two opposites as though they are equal, yet anyone would understand the difference between the Girl Scouts showing up at your door asking for a donation in exchange for cookies, and an armed thug holding you up at gunpoint. When government implements a redistribution ruse, they’re acting as that armed thug with a gun, and the fallout is much the same except worse– That government thug never gets prosecuted, and so the crimes increase in scale and frequency until the criminals end up running everything. Eventually the whole society is degraded and eventually destroyed.
October 4, 2016
Comment to Quote of the day—Phoebe Maltz Bovy
[I’m reminded of a cartoon I saw the other day:
There’s so much truth in it that I have to laugh and cry at the same time.—Joe]
yes, absolutely right. spot on.
I like that cartoon, except for the unnecessary racial component. I understand that it accurately depicts the current situation with Obama and the Democrats, but it adds that unnecessary component. The color of the people in the ad could be anything, or it could be indiscernable, and the simple concept of liberty verses gang rule by force would hold up as well or better.
My thought too. The cartoon neither needs nor benefits from that racial component. “Hola, my Latino Amigos,” is just as bad as, “‘Sup, my n***a homies,” would be. Both are easily replaced by the much-more-tasteful, “Hello, my friends,” or “Hello, my fellow citizens.”
Still, the sentiment is spot-on.
It doesn’t matter what we say,
They’ll call it racist anyway.
Robbery by Government just continues and increases until your society becomes Venezuela and people riot in lines to buy toilet paper or food or anything that was plentiful and cheap BC (Before Chavez promised free stuff to everyone).
But Venezuela has to be kept out of the news for the same reason the Wizard needed the curtain to hide the truth in “The Wizard of Oz”.