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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Another very basic example of "progressive" ignorance

Cynthia Tucker perfectly demonstrates why "progressives" base their entire philosophy on an incorrect premise.

They equate "charity" with "government."

In her article "Ayn Rand is curious choice for conservative veneration," she writes

[Paul] Ryan's indifference to the plight of weaker members of society shows how the modern conservative movement has tortured and refashioned traditional Christian beliefs. There is very little of the teachings of Jesus -- who told a rich man to sell all he had and give the proceeds to the poor -- in a right-wing religious nationalism that holds the poor in contempt.

Ms. Tucker, and "progressives" in general, fail to see the distinction between (a) the rich man giving the proceeds to the poor and (b) having the state take the proceeds from the rich man. Ms. Tucker, and those that share her world view, see these two things as equivalent.

It is abjectly absurd.

There are many other things Ms. Tucker gets wrong, but they all spring from this basic error.


  1. Ms Tucker would be the first to complain if Jesus ran for President.

  2. Oh, pul-leeze. You conservatives are the biggest whiners on the planet. Government "takes" NOTHING from you! The moment you reach voting age, nobody forces you to be an American. You are here by choice. If you choose to be here and be an American citizen, you become part of a government run by representatives ELECTED by a MAJORITY of the people. Sometimes your philosophy wins, and sometimes it loses, and not everything the majority wants is going to be what you want. That's part of being an American. ... Tell ya what: I'll make a deal with you. If you can get the government to return to me the portion of my taxes that went to pay for wars waged for corporate profits and based on lies, and the portion of my taxes paid for the taxpayer-financed revenge killing known as "capital punishment," NEITHER of which I support, then I'll have compassion for your victimhood about paying to help the poor. NOT ONE SECOND BEFORE. We have a republic based on majority rule. You are here by choice. If you don't like it, get the hell out. But for God's sake, stop this undignified whining and grow the @%#! up!

    1. I'm neither conservative or liberal, however, you mention Bush getting us involved in illegal wars based on lies. How do you defend that Obama is continuing a lot of this shit, getting us involved in even more conflicts? Obama has extended the patriot act, the military commission act, has gotten us dug deeper into these middle eastern wars and battlefields ranging from Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, by all intensive purposes he's just a black democrat George Bush.

  3. Nice rant, anonymous. Next time, try to address the point of the post.

    And I'm not "conservative."

    And we don't have "majority rule." Read a civics book.