The Doomed Ideology of the Free Lunch

Sultan Knish: The Closing of the Liberal Mind

The American liberal of the age is dead from the neck up. A member of the elite, he rules, but has no talent for it. Like the Bolsheviks, he is adept at blaming others for everything and at manufacturing simple slogans. And like them he thinks only in terms of crude power, of control and leverage, without understanding why his intellectual predecessors abandoned such revolutionary tactics in favor of institutional influence. 

Once you’ve won your march through the institutions – and the left has done that in America – then you have to live with the instutions you now command, and the ideas of governance they – and you – promulgate.

History teaches us that totalitarian left-wing collectivism doesn’t handle success very well, and inevitably spins it into catastrophic, murderous failure. We’re just entering that stage now.  The bottom line is that Marxism simply doesn’t work, because its foundational beliefs are not based in reality.  There is no such thing as a free lunch, and Marxism is, if nothing else, the ideology of the free lunch.

Eat hearty!

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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