Sunday, November 17, 2013

opposed by all right-thinking people

I was going to only send this quote to Lauren as a follow-up to SKYPE conversation; but, I realized all should memorize it for whenever you have a discussion with a socialist, statist, Keynesian or liberal.

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty... This is known as “bad luck.”

Any European worth their salt would agree that the ‘extremely small minority’ should be ‘kept from creating’ and ‘driven out of society’.  Americans once put the emphasis on the first sentence (that poverty is the normal condition)  but under leaders like Obama,  more and more emphasis is being put on the European interpretation because liberals like Obama want to take from the producers and give to the ‘less fortunate’ to equalize outcomes.  And they never see the final outcome, ‘bad luck’.

Or as G.W.F. Hegal said “ the owl of Minerva spreads its wings only at the gathering of the dusk”; a rough modern translation ‘ he never saw the bus that hit him’.


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