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Quote of the Day – Socialists and Progressives

 

The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight! – Ludwig von Mises

The only change I would make to this statement is to substitute the DMV for the post office. The post office (usually) delivers your mail without having to make you stand in line for hours, even when it does come late. Other than that, von Mises nails it, and I do not see how I can add more.

Something to consider in the age of AOC.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Member

    Great QOD. It is an excellent summation of the Left.

    • #1
    • March 12, 2019 at 5:52 am
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  2. Thatcher

    Seawriter: The only change I would make to this statement is to substitute the DMV for the post office.

    It’s a wash here in Indiana between the DMV and Post Office. Unless you go at the end of the month, it’s usually less than 20 minutes at the DMV. (Thank you Mitch Daniels!)


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    • #2
    • March 12, 2019 at 7:08 am
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  3. Member

    I have used Priority Mail for years for my little business, and been much happier than I was with the United Parcel-smashing Service.

    • #3
    • March 12, 2019 at 7:26 am
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  4. Coolidge

    Excellent post. Thank you seawriter.

    The two foundational platforms for the socialists these days are:

    One: Global Climate change and the need for The Supra Government to intervene such that the planet will not end in 12 years.

    Two: The political belief that “white privilege” needs to be addressed right now, using the harshest and most illogical methods.

    The various falsehoods relating to the Global Climate Change agenda have been discussed on many OP’s devoted to that matter. Those discussions will be expanded as the “Green New deal” is continually shoved down our throats.

    As far as “white privilege” – the Elitists who are bringing about this political ploy are looking for divisiveness, not diversity. The notion that people who are white must somehow now pay for what Slavers did hundreds of years ago, or what US troops did to the Native Americans is ridiculous on its face. No one involved in those atrocities is alive now. Nor are any of the victims alive.

    But the “white privilege” political game involves ramping up whatever frustrations anyone of color and sometimes even white females feel about their victimization. The main goal for the Elitists is to bring about ethnic hatred that could very easily end up equaling if not eclipsing what happened to various other ethnic groups over the last 170 years. Usually an ethnic cleansing is involved.

    • #4
    • March 12, 2019 at 11:51 am
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  5. Member

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):
    I have used Priority Mail for years for my little business, and been much happier than I was with the United Parcel-smashing Service.

    Funny. When working for a federal agency handling sensitive information, we used FedEx. More dependable than the USPS.

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    • March 12, 2019 at 4:30 pm
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  6. Member

    Seawriter: The post office (usually) delivers your mail without having to make you stand in line for hours, even when it does come late.

    Usually, but there are exceptions when it is delivering Amazon packages, especially if it’s 5:30 pm on Friday or Saturday night. Then they might lie and say through Amazon’s tracking system that they attempted to deliver the package but it was undeliverable and that they left a note on the door or in the mailbox, timestamped at about the time when I see their delivery vehicle speeding down the road past our house.

    Of course they leave no such note as they claimed, and Amazon disdains any responsibility for the non-delivery.

     

    • #6
    • March 12, 2019 at 6:38 pm
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  7. Member

    He might have been thinking of the lines to post letters, not delivery. And there are routinely tales in the news of this or that postal carrier just throwing whole bags of mail into dumpsters and ditches rather than do their jobs. In any case, great post. 

    • #7
    • March 13, 2019 at 12:41 am
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