« Scattershots – 2mar20 (updated 5mar20) | Main | Should Our Kids Learn to Code? »

03 March 2020

Comments

scenes

There's nothing that keeps people from giving socialism a try. You don't even need a commune like the one Bernie Sanders was kicked off of for being too lazy. It could be done for all levels of socialism up to full-blown communism.

Simply put together a contractual agreement that allows a group to share all expenses, income, assets, risk. Maybe a non-profit corporation. It might be nice to live in a physical community, but it's not needed. Put together a group health plan. A private school. Borrowing libraries of books, tools, vehicles, land. Gotta be more efficient, just how many pairs of pliers does a group need? The commingled assets could be invested in any way that the group or it's leaders liked.

This would probably be easier to set up than a successful company.

No problem, right? It sure as heck would be educational for everyone.

The thing is, socialism really isn't socialism. It's just a tag word for an effort where a tribe (cultural, ethnic, etc.) transfers wealth from another group to themselves using government fiat. Invent a new government if needed.

scenes

There's nothing that keeps people from giving socialism a try. You don't even need a commune like the one Bernie Sanders was kicked off of for being too lazy. It could be done for all levels of socialism up to full-blown communism.

Simply put together a contractual agreement that allows a group to share all expenses, income, assets, risk. Maybe a non-profit corporation. It might be nice to live in a physical community, but it's not needed. Put together a group health plan. A private school. Borrowing libraries of books, tools, vehicles, land. Gotta be more efficient, just how many pairs of pliers does a group need? The commingled assets could be invested in any way that the group or it's leaders liked.

This would probably be easier to set up than a successful company.

No problem, right? It sure as heck would be educational for everyone.

The thing is, socialism really isn't socialism. It's just a tag word for an effort where a tribe (cultural, ethnic, etc.) transfers wealth from another group to themselves using government fiat. Invent a new government if needed.

George Rebane

scenes 1015am - Good points; and not only that, but attempting to inject a bit of socialism in a nation's governance is like attempting to get a little bit pregnant. If you change your mind after getting a taste, the return path is usually fanatically emotional and bloody. We are on that path already, and contemplating any pull back is already unthinkable.

Bill Tozer

Short link

What Bernie Fans Should Know About the Ideology of Socialism

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/what-bernie-fans-should-know-about-ideology-socialism

Bill Tozer

Scenes @ 10:15 in the AM


“There's nothing that keeps people from giving socialism a try.”

I got stuck on a meme of a Thomas Sowell quote the other day that went something like this: ‘The bad thing about socialism is it never worked. The good thing about socialism is it sounds so good.’

I won’t bother to find the quote, but it maybe it is in here.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/2056.Thomas_Sowell

The appeal of socialism is like giving the kids a hundred dollar bill and turning them loose in a candy store. Everything looks sooo good...especially when you still believe in the tooth fairy. The tooth fairy was my mom.

Walt

Well,, The "RED STAR" on Kommiefornia's flag should make the Bernbots happy. They might call it a good start.

Bill Tozer

Here is a tasty one from Thomas Sowell:

‘Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.’

George Rebane

Sanders California win was expected and predicted by all the needles and crap and tents and ... on sidewalks of the state's cities, it's tax and regulation policies, its poorly performing schools, its ... . An electorate that has installed and for years maintained a political machine as incompetent as ours, has no problem voting for a candidate who promises to double down on the road to a new bottom.

Bill Tozer

If Sanders takes Texas, that shows you how blue T he Great State of Beto has turned. I blame the Northeasters and New Yorkers for flocking to Austin and turning The Lone Star into another Alamo. Battleground State now. Oh yeah, I blame Texas A&M and especially UT-Austin for the Bernie-Beto mania, too. And some Californians, I reckon.

Heck, when I was there decades ago, they called Austin ‘The Berzerky of Texas.’ I worked once on Texas Hwy PSA spots, one about a crash test dummie that comes to life and runs amok, lol.
Anyway, a good short one was “If you want to stay alive, drive 55” with the background track of Johnnie Cash’s ghost riders in the wind....but with new lyrics and Johnnie singing about a dark and stormy night and ”If you want to stay alive, drive 55.”

The only thing I learned was don’t mess with Texas. How Blue will she go??

Bill Tozer

May still be on topic:

Quote, unquote

CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN CALLED FOR SANDERS: Politico has that check mark next to his name. Only about six percent of the vote has been counted, so this must be a projection.

It appears that the early voting carried Sanders to his victory in California. According to FiveThirtyEight, polling indicates that Sanders crushed Biden 41 percent to 18 percent among early deciders, but Biden actually won late deciders 40 percent to 29 percent.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Bloomberg ran ahead of Biden with early deciders.

Thus, while Sanders’s win in California takes some of the edge off of a disappointing night, the fact (if it’s true) that even in California Biden won handsomely among those who decided late suggests that Sanders is in trouble.

SIGNING OFF: The delegate breakdowns in California and Texas are going to be very interesting and rather important. However, I don’t think we’ll know what they are any time soon — certainly not in California. Therefore, I’m going to call it a night.

And what a night it was for Joe Biden.

scenes

"Sanders California win was expected and predicted by all the needles and crap and tents and ... on sidewalks of the state's cities, it's tax and regulation policies, its poorly performing schools, its ... ."

Oh well. That's because it's not real socialism.

Like a long-forgotten arrival to these shores said:

"The experience that was had in this commone course and condition, tried sundrie years, and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanitie of that conceite of Platos and other ancients, applauded by some of later times; that the taking away of propertie, and bringing in communitie into a comone wealth, would make them happy and florishing; as if they were wiser then God.

For this comunitie (so farr as it was) was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much imployment that would have been to their benefite and comforte. "

Perhaps there's a statue of Bradford somewhere that the Blue Mob could tear down.

George Rebane

scenes 828am - Thank you Mr scenes for pulling up that earliest American assessment of the tragedies of socialism - the Pilgrims' experiment with that brand of collectivism was tragic and cost lives. Since then, others replicating the experience have fared no better. Today, our leftwingers, lamestream, and union schools have done everything to suppress that part of socialism's history.

Don Bessee

Good riddance -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-aligned-progressive-candidates-fall-flat-in-super-tuesday-contests

;-)

Walt

When things don't seem to go their way,, the likes of Chucky start threatening.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/04/schumer-to-kavanaugh-and-gorsuch-you-will-pay-the-price-wont-know-what-hit-you-if-you-make-awful-decisions/

And just what is Chucky going to do to SCOTUS?

Bill Tozer

Excellence without the Good

https://www.lawliberty.org/2020/03/05/excellence-without-the-good/

George Rebane

BillT 651pm - Yes indeed.
https://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2020/01/scattershots-28jan20.html

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)