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May 15, 2012

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Millionaire Socialists and the Morons Who Love Them

by Kyle Becker
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Nothing is as moronic about the modern left as its espousing of socialist values, like wealth redistribution and state-determined equality of outcomes, and its simultaneous backing of politicians and leftist celebrities who defy every one of those purported values. The cognitive dissonance it takes to support a left-wing party headed by wealthy oligarchs is truly breathtaking. Such radical fat cats in the main use the state as a way to suppress  competition, flaunt the radical environmentalist claptrap through carbon-belching air and motorcade travel, and even crush the market system that got them to their lofty positions.

Much ink could be spilled about the ideological inadequacy of a political movement whose advocates preach a utopian society of perfect equality, yet dismiss their own political leaders as examples of how the system would work in practice. Instead, a short list of prominent socialist and left-wing politicians and their personal fortunes will be provided.

Ladies and gentlemen, here are your socialist one-percenters.

  1. Francois Hollande, the new socialist president of France, is a great example of a man who talks the talk, but in no wise walks the walk. As Bloomberg aptly put it, “French President-elect Francois Hollande, who portrayed himself as a ‘normal man’ during the election campaign, owns properties worth… $1.51 million, according to a government publication.” Not too shabby for a man who is supposed to be ‘down for the little people.
  2. Dominic Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the IMF, recently embroiled in a sexual assault case that was dismissed. Also a member of the French Socialist Party, he is estimated to be worth $10 million. French socialists recently denounced DSK as a way of getting some ideological distance from the creep. Nice try, shysters.

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  1. May 16 2012

    Thanks for the list. You bring up a great examples of inconsistnecies within a false idea that we should all pay attention to, if we haven’t already. As Frederic Bastiat once said, “On a wrong road, inconsistency is inevitable; if it were not so, mankind would be sacrificed. A false principle never has been, and never will be, carried out to the end.”

    On a side note, I’m actually reading “The Audacity of Hope,” by Barak Obama. I’m using it for a paper that will cover the President’s philosophy using his own words. So far it’s very interesting.

    For Metaphysics: “We live in a contradictary world.”
    For Epistemology: “Uncertainty; even about being uncertain. We must, however, appear certain.”
    For Ethics: “Relativism.” And, “Who am I to know when others seem so certain.”
    For Politics: “Majority rules as long as it supports equality (of outcome).”

    The man is at least logically consistent, but he starts from a false base in Metaphysics. Even when he contradicts himself, he is consistent within his framework — we live in a contradictory world after all.

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    • May 16 2012

      Nice comment, thanks for that.

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      • Evan
        Jun 10 2012

        Cognitive dissonance just the same with you because when real democracy advance of socialism is inevitable. You yourself say that democracy is the American conquest, or you push the elite to deprive the people of at least some of voting rights, falsify the election results, to this you call?. Most of all is not right, do you think?

      • Jun 11 2012

        Socialism is not inevitable. By what causal mechanism, aspect of human agency is this so? Why did backwards early industrializing and agrarian nations turn socialist first before advanced Western ones? Furthermore, democracy does not obviate the fact that the elites who control the government have their own interests, access to media to brainwash lemmings like yourself that you are working for “democracy” when you are agitating for your own enslavement. That is the track record of “socialism,” socialist democracy, democratic socialism, or otherwise. Any temporary exceptions are predicated on capitalist economic systems preventing complete dissolution into economic unreality.

      • Evan
        Jun 12 2012

        Furthermore, democracy does not obviate the fact that the elites who control the government have their own interests” this is absent of real democracy, this is description of current situation, selection is small, or the desire for real democracy and socialism or liberal fascism like feudalism. If you want to be a serf, ok, I do not want.

  2. Evan
    Jun 12 2012

    “Furthermore, democracy does not obviate the fact that the elites who control the government have their own interests” this is absent of real democracy, this is description of current situation, selection is small, or the desire for real democracy and socialism or liberal fascism like feudalism. If you want to be a serf, ok, I do not want.

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