Last Saturday’s (28may16) newspapers offered up dollops of leftwing wisdom from the great and the small, both issuing from what to me and mine has always been a Neverland of cogent thought. From Hiroshima (pronounced Hiroshma, not Hero-shiima) we heard once more the words of our leader pleading for an Earth that never was and never will be (more here), ignoring the fundamental tenets of human character that have driven geo-political history since man made marks on stone – a sentiment also recently immortalized by Mr Rodney King.
But what really caught my eye was Mr Darrell Berkheimer’s ‘A myth about government socialism’ in the 28may16 Union. We have visited with Mr Berkheimer before (here), but his most recent offering left me a conundrum. Is the man abysmally ignorant about the workings of governments, socio-economic systems, private industry, fundamentals of economics, and the basics of human behavior, or is he a sinister cynic writing for an audience with such hoped for deficits? In his favor, I adduce a case for the former.