Children Learn What They’re Taught, by Robert Gore

Posted by straightlinelogic 7 months ago to Government
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At root, the conservative problem with capitalism is the phrase, “free to pursue their own legitimate interests.” The second law of government is that you can do almost anything to people if you tell them you’re doing it for them. (The first law of government is nothing succeeds like failure.) Liberals and conservatives alike pose as benefactors. A system based on freedom and self-interest—capitalism—obviates that pose. Ostensible benefactors can’t use government and other people’s money to bestow their “munificence,” extract their rents, and grasp their power. In part it explains the vitriolic hostility of both sides towards Ayn Rand, who extolled freedom and rational self-interest and condemned coercive altruism.

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  • Posted by freedomforall 7 months ago
    "it's easy to be free when you have been brought up in freedom; it is not easy otherwise. A zoo tiger, escaped, will often slink back into the peace and security of his bars. If he can't get back, they tell me he will pace back and forth within the limits of bars that are no longer there."
    John Lyle, If This Goes On - Robert Heinlein
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  • Posted by  $  ObjectiveAnalyst 6 months, 4 weeks ago
    Hello Straightlinelogic,

    Bravo! Another fine article... We are all collectivists now. Well, not all of us... Today the Gulch is one of only a few retreats where you can find more than a handful of people that see through the Marxist nonsense. And yet, I remain confident that one day, this too shall pass.

    Happy Holidays,
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