The only people who are socialists now are (a) some of those who are in debt bondage and want an easy fix, (b) nearly all of those who want to control other people's lives, or (c) most of those who don't think clearly. Admittedly, that probably includes quite a few of us. But it's nowhere near all of us.
Besides, I can't be a socialist. According to the state of Missouri, I'm a Ron Paul-affiliated terrorist.
I'll be dead before I'm a socialist. And there are no socialists in heaven.
Several years ago, I made a derogatory
They can't afford for us all to become socialists anyway. They need at least a fair number of ants to support their grasshopper lifestyles.comment about the spectacles that everyone seemed to be wearing those days. This was very off-putting to my then girlfriend (who, fortunately, never became my wife).
"You ALWAYS overgeneralize!!" she exclaimed, clearly exasperated and clearly unaware of her witty faux pas.
It is with much the same accuracy that Newsweek now claims that all Americans are socialist.
Sadly, though, the story lives up neither to the headline nor to Newsweek's wishful thinking. Newsweek's paean to world socialism tells us not much more than we already know, that some people really are--gasp socialist. Lamenting this fact would have been news. Reveling in it is not.
The Federal Government is socialist? Says Newsweek:
A decade ago U.S. government spending was 34.3 percent of GDP, compared with 48.2 percent in the euro zone—a roughly 14-point gap, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2010 U.S. spending is expected to be 39.9 percent of GDP, compared with 47.1 percent in the euro zone—a gap of less than 8 points.Newsweek might like to think they got the best of us there, but us non-socialist hick types have known that our government has been socialist for more than 80
Does it make Utahns socialists just because our state legislators jumped off a bridge with a defective federal bungee cord tied to their ankles?years.
Most State Governments are socialist? It's disturbing that this somehow seems like news to Newsweek. Yet the number-two Establishment propaganda rag seems proud of supposedly having uncovered a brand new fact, even though every state in the union eventually took handouts from the federal government during FDR's Newly Great Depressionary Deal.
it is unlikely that even the reddest of states will decline federal money for infrastructural improvements.Does it make Utahns socialists because our state legislators jumped off a bridge with a defective federal bungee cord tied to their ankles?
George W. Bush is a socialist? Yes, says Newsweek, and a conservative to boot!! (I guess 50% accuracy or less is good enough for Establishment hack magazines.)
...under a conservative GOP administration that we enacted the largest expansion of the welfare state in 30 years: prescription drugs for the elderly.The next thing Newsweek will be telling us is that
We have been so up to our ears in being sick of socialism that, unless martial law soon comes to town, your socialist nirvana gig is up. Even people who watch Survivor, 24, and the Simpsons all day can tell when an economy is tanking and who caused it.they didn't see the economic collapse coming!
Socialism stinks. Those of us who have been on the receiving end of it oughta know. We have been so up to our ears in being sick of socialism that, unless martial law soon comes to town, your socialist nirvana gig is up. Even people who watch Survivor, 24, and the Simpsons all day can tell when an economy is tanking and who caused it.
Hardly anyone now living has ever lived in a free market economy. But that doesn't make us all socialists. To be socialists just because nitwits tell us it's a good idea would make us cowards, megalomaniac wannabes, or stupid.
The moon is NOT made of green cheese. Housing prices do NOT always go up. And we are NOT even close to all being socialists.
You can't afford for us all to become socialists anyway. You need at least a fair number of us ants to support your grasshopper lifestyles.