Or, The Art Of Pretzel Logic
Smitty linked to Karl’s article at Hot Air that Dana Pico linked to from Patterico’s Pontifications, discussing why gridlock is a good thing. Smitty then contrasted that with the Occupy Wall Street mob.
If it just hurts too bad to try to get the government federal government to do things for you, then, if you’re like 99% of the people, you’ll figure it out for yourself. The 1% of the #OccupyWallStreet crowd? … [T]here are, in fact, unreachable people.
I’ve met a few of those unreachable types throwing their bile on Conservative blogs. Smitty goes on to link to Tina Korbe’s article as he ties the Occupy Wall Street nutters to Socialism. I myself have tied those clowns to Socialism.
And the anarchist socialist for huge government and freebies (how many oxyMORONS is that, again?) is fool enough to call people who confront his moronitude an economic neophyte! Absolute hilarity!
They are definitely Socialist in their “free meds, free college, 20-dollar-an-hour pay for doing anything or nothing, more freebies” mantra. They are definitely anarchist in their demands for border-free living and other demands. They are definitely for massive government growth with their demands for absolutely huge government spending and their demands for huge amounts of government hand-outs and their demands for allotta tariffs. Which means their demands, taken as a whole, are oxyMORONIC and convoluted and incoherent.
And Smitty explains the four steps of Socialism:
Socialism is the ultimate form of passive aggression, and an easily described four step process:
- Marx said: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
- This means: “If I can’t have it, you can’t have it.”
- You have; therefore, you stole.
- Having branded you a thief, all attacks are moral.
This is very true. It is also very true that Socialism requires a Government-level violation of the Tenth Commandment.
- You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Therefore, it is not possible to hold to Socialist principles and be true to Judeo-Christian principles at the same time.
Going back to the Socialist four-step process (which is lie-filled), “Having branded you a thief, all attacks are moral.” That means “the ends justifies the means” and they will use any means possible, including violence, the threat of violence, law-breaking, anarchic mob-rule, lies, personal irresponsibility, and anything else imaginable. Such as the OWS mob threatening to break into homes of the Wealthy and Corporate or entering corporate offices and violently murdering the corporate officers and employees found there. Or the OWS mob defecating on police cruisers (that particular photo at second link).
While these violent, law-breaking anarcho-socialists are out there breaking laws and threatening violent murder, many of their Left-wing fellow travelers — in Congress and in society — are loudly proclaiming their support. Frances Fox Piven of Cloward-Piven infamy is undoubtedly proud of the violent, law-breaking radical Leftist uprising. Perry Hood, a commenter at Common Sense Political Thought, has on multiple occasions warned of violent uprisings if the Government didn’t proceed along the path he, a Socialist who claims to merely be “Progressive” (same thing), wants. He has repeatedly pointed to the violent uprisings in Europe (which are Leftists demanding more freebies from Governments which are collapsing under the weight of the debt caused by an excess of freebies) as proof of what is coming to the US if the Socialists don’t get their way.
We have seen how the Left acts when it doesn’t get its way: Violence, threats of violence and murder, destruction of property, attempts to overturn the democratic process, violations of Laws myriad and sundry. We have also seen how the Right acts when it doesn’t get its way: Peaceably assembling for redress of grievances, personal responsibility, and the use of the democratic process (the November, 2010 elections) to get what it wants.