September 11, 2018

Why Socialism Looks So Attractive -- To Some

Dana Mathewson

Three days ago I remarked how I hadn't encountered any articles by Roger Kimball in awhile. Turns out I just wasn't looking.

Here is an in-depth article of his, from PJMedia, on "The Intoxicating Effects of Socialist Benevolence." It's a long read, but it will explain to you how and why Socialist thinkers (I believe we can agree that rules out puffballs such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who can't even explain what Socialism really is) justify Socialism.

Anyone who doubts that those in charge of the operation of Providence have a sly sense of humor needs only to ponder the sweet declarations emitted by our more pampered celebrities on the subject of socialism. Consider, for example, the actorJim Carrey, who recently told Bill Maher that "We have to say yes to socialism — to the word and everything. We have to stop apologizing.”

What a card! Were socialism to be instituted in the United States, one of the first things that would happen is that people like Jim Carrey—estimated net worth, $150 million—would be instantly pauperized. For what are the two fundamental pillars of socialism? The abolition of private property and the equalization of wealth. And the cherry on top of this fudge sundae is that Jim Carrey actually starred in a movie calledDumb and Dumber, which is about "two unintelligent but well-meaning friends from Providence, Rhode Island.” Talk about art imitating life.

Let's go directly to Kimball's article and let him do all the talking. Kimball is a brilliant writer, and his article is here: https://pjmedia.com/rogerkimball/the-intoxicating-effects-of-socialist-benevolence/

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