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Who Says Lefties Aren’t Commies?

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 27, 2007

I found this thread on Daily Kos as the Kos Kidz discuss Marx, and how it is wise to discuss his theories without giving proper attribution to him on account of the polarized politics.

He is a great economic & social historian, (8+ / 0-)

from whom much is to be learned; although as an economic theorist — in the sense that he prescribes an idealized system — I downgrade him. That is of course no denigration, since I downgrade most economic theorists of whatever political stripe — excepting only the odd couple of Adam Smith and Keynes.

The problem with espousing Marx, unfortunately, is that it is political poison in today’s polarized atmosphere. He should be studied for the enormous lessons he can teach us — paradoxically, he must at the same time be kept under wraps. My experience is that much of his doctrine would play with great popularity, if only it be not identified as his.

“The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang, that jurymen may dine.”

by magnetics on Sun Aug 26, 2007 at 04:04:25 PM PDT

Hat Tip: LGF

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No Sense of Irony

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 27, 2007



I saw that Obama has been caught quoting the Bible via Drudge, and I had to see what’s up with the Illinios Senator. I can’t laugh at the guy because I’ve opened mouth, inserted foot more times than I care to remember…but this is too good to pass up:

“Getting ready to talk to you today, I recall what Jesus said at the end of the Sermon on the Mount,” Obama said at New Orleans’ First Emmanuel Baptist Church. “He said, whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock.”


“The rains descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house. But it did not fall, because it was founded on the rock,” he continued.


That rock, he said, was a principal of brotherhood exemplified by
the church during Hurricane Katrina — but not the federal government.


“Something was wrong in America. Our foundation wasn’t built on the rock,”
he said.

Source: CNN.com
Hat Tip: Drudge
Related: The Daily Docket


Commentary

Surely Obama has to realize that New Orleans has been wiped out or under water multiple times by storms [1722, 1740, 1779, 1780, 1794, 1812, 1837, 1856, 1860(twice), 1871, 1886, 1901, 1915(twice…with 275 drowing after refusing to leave low-lying areas), 1947, 1957 (Audrey), 1965(Betsy), 2005(Katrina)][Source] in the past, and will again if it is rebuilt where it is now.

If people want to rebuild, fine, but don’t use federal tax dollars to do it…let them move to an area that has a more stable foundation (not to mention above sea-level!), instead of in a low-lying swamp.

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West Carolina Report for 0827

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 27, 2007

The Muse has left me today, so I’ll gently remind you that of one my other Internet Adventures, the West Carolina Report has been updated for today.

I typically begin gathering them between 2am and 3am every morning, with a morning off every once in a while so I can sleep in until around 5amish on a weekday, or 7amish on the weekends. The sleeping part is getting easier, because it is finally starting to cool down a little at night.

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