Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Socialism - Elizabeth Warren Style

Aside from the obvious reasons that Elizabeth Warren is unfit to represent any state in the Senate, there's her political philosophy of socialism. Just like her former boss, who saw it fit to pass over appointing her to head up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she shares the same socialist beliefs as President Obama.

Funny thing was that Obama had to pass on Warren because she was not going to be approved by congress because she's so, well polarizing.

"I demand authentic Cherokee food at these hearings!"

Actual authentic real honest to goodness Cherokee recipe

This was one year ago. Now we know so much more about Warren. We now know that she is a pathological liar and will do anything to ascend the ladder. Ironically, Warren had an interesting take about others who have been successful:

“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.
“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did.
“Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless — keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”
Look at that last sentence:
"But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along"
What underlying social contract is the loony communist referring to?
Is there some other documentation besides the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that I missed?

What's even nuttier is the bit about marauding bands who might come and seize everything. Who are these marauding bands?

We're coming for you Mr. Industrial not gonna pay forward to the next kid who comes along guy

This is a socialist without any pretenses whatsoever. In fact, this is likely the only thing Warren speaks about that is actually true. Simply put, Warren and her ilk believe that YOU (certainly not her) should pass along your money to others if you're successful. Annnnnd, isn't it funny that Warren herself decided not to 'pay forward for the next kid that comes along' by not paying the voluntary higher tax rate in Massachusetts...

Here's a little more on socialism:

Definition from Merriam-Webster.com


 noun \ˈsō-shə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of SOCIALISM

: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private propertyb : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

Examples of SOCIALISM

  1. She is quite right, for example, to stress that Thatcher's crusade against socialism was not merely about economic efficiency and prosperity but that above all, it was that socialism itself—in all its incarnations, wherever and however it was applied—was morally corrupting. —Stephen Pollard, New York Times Book Review, 18 Jan. 2009

What Mrs. Thatcher had to say about that!

Warren was actually defending the class warfare argument and I guess this is an obtuse pointy-headed way of saying "We're all in this together". This, in my opinion, would have been a much better message to deliver. But Warren, who also in my opinion, is clumsy, shrill and nasty in her delivery, (which is a far cry from the champion high school debater she's purported to be) chose to put things in a different light; One which was more than slanted with a socialist point of view, which invariably are her true colors.

Her point is that nobody gets rich within a vacuum. Well, how profound professor. You can also make the point that without something to sell and customers to buy, you'll never get rich on your own either.

Her curious statement that all this is done with roads, police etc. that the rest of us paid for means what? That if this fictitious factory magnate chose to build his own roads and have his own police force, then he could claim his wealth was self-made? Huh? 

Einstein didn't formulate his hypotheses and theories without influence from others either. But he was still Einstein.

What Warren is missing here is that is exactly the role of government. We pool our resources (taxes) so that we have roads, infrastructure and protection. Where you go and how you use those resources is up to the individual. 

That is democracy and that is what made this country flourish and achieve greatness. Not some mythical "underlying social contract" that nuts like Warren envision.

Warren believes that somehow everyone who is successful has to pay it forward like an entitlement. (except her and her Hollywood lunatic friends of course)

Nobody is entitled to anything professor. That is what this country was founded upon, the belief that opportunity is there for the taking. Not to be handed down from others who, in Warren's twisted view, became wealthy on the backs of others .

The notion of demonizing successful companies and individuals is mind boggling. Yes, there are jerk corporations and jerk rich people (Liz Warren springs to mind) like every other class and group of people. There are also great corporations* and billionaires too. But socialists never talk about them, (unless they are Hollywood elitists who really, really deserve their wealth) it's always about the evil rich who are scheming every day.

Take Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates; Liberal darling Jobs was a maniacal egotistical tyrant who barely spread his wealth while Gates was portrayed as a cold calculating soulless industrialist when in actuality the reverse is true.

*Funny how Microsoft is listed as one of the Top 100 Best Companies at #76 and Apple is nowhere to be found...

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger's character Harry Tasker in the movie True Lies said when asked by Jamie Lee Curtis who played Helen Tasker, his wife:

"Have you ever killed anyone?" 
"Yeah, but they were all bad."

I guess Warren's take would be:

"Do you know any rich corporate magnates?"
"Yeah and they are all bad."

In Liz Warren's world all the rich are Montgomery Burns.

Every rich person (except for good Hollywood liberals)

Here is a quote from a commencement speech she shrieked, er made in 2008 at her alma mater, Rutgers University:
"Some people are satisfied with the idea that the world has changed and now it is simply a more dangerous place, with a few big-time winners and all the rest of us left hanging around the margins, hoping for the best and fearing the worst," she said in her commencement address. "Others see it differently.  We believe that change is possible and that, working together, we can do better -- better for ourselves and better for our country."

Warren and her ilk are constantly playing the 'us against them' card. It is laughable that she considers herself part of the rest 'left hanging around the margins, hoping for the best and fearing the worst.'

She's a tenured Harvard professor who makes over $350,000 a year teaching a few classes. Somehow, I doubt the pompus professor is living paycheck to paycheck. 

So what's the point?

Oh, now I get it!

Thanks Liz!

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