Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Anarchy: It’s not just for the downtrodden!

Life imitates art

A Multi-bajillionaire Pink Floyd scion desecrated a British war memorial as part of the selfish rants going on in Britain over the government’s austerity programs. This stunt could only have been improved upon by a live soundtrack of uber rich old dude Steven Tyler belting out “Eat the Rich.”

During the most recent—on the day of the tuition bill vote—they drew graffiti on a statue of Churchill and urinated on its base, damaged the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, and then attacked the royal car. One protester—the adopted son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, as it happens—climbed the Cenotaph, London's central war memorial (inscribed "To the Glorious Dead"), swung from a flag that hangs from the top, and then tried to start a bonfire outside a courthouse for good measure. (Slate – Anne Applebaum)

The anarcho-trustfunders can retreat to their posh estates after a day of sticking it to the man, but the poor remain trapped among the rubble they’ve created. Ask the people of South Central LA.

What to do about the poor?
“Give them a job!” I shout at the rich liberal hand wringers. Education too expensive? Then open your wallets and start handing out money, you liberal millionaires! These faux generosi then protest that its government’s job. Oh yeah? Says who?  I don't remember reading that in the US Constitution.  And by the way, where does this omnipotent government get its money? Uncle Obama’s stash is emptier than Al Gore’s lock box.

The rich will then protest that they don’t have enough to hand out to everyone that needs it. They sigh dejectedly as they climb into the Lambourghini, shrugging their shoulders at the unfairness of it all as their tail lights fade in the distance.

Meanwhile, the Bill Gates’s of the world start with a small amount of money and a good idea, add a lot of hard work, and end up providing jobs for millions who want to work and take care of themselves.  Many become millionaires themselves.  Gates and people like him are now funding whole schools and food and medicine programs for entire countries.

Capitalism works. Statism doesn't.  Just ask the British protesters.


Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

It's on it's way to our streets Silver, just a matter of time is all.

Jersey McJones said...

Militarism and the police state don't work either, as they are also statism fundamentals.

Capitalism can not exist with a balance of socialism, but socialism is not de facto statism just as cpaitalism is not defacto anarchism.

You're simplistic, blank and white, all or nothing, my way or the highway view is all ideology, no reality.


Jersey McJones said...

Oh and Christopher and Silver - just remember, if it weren't for the social safety net you se abhor, there'd have been serious uprisings here in the US during this recession.


Lisa said...

Jersey there is a difference between social safety nets and what this post is about.
You can't use that term as the answer to every over-bloated government program,even though it may sound logical to you.
It's like how liberals take "Social Security" and call it Socialism.

Silverfiddle said...

Jersey: You libs have turned the safety net into a hammock, and it's tearing at the seams.

Congratulations, your bleeding heard is bankrupting the country.

And by the way, it's not compassion when you're doing it with money you've coerced from others.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

It is my belief that the vast majority of those that are rampaging over in Europe and the ones that riot at the Bilderberg summits are one and the same and most of them are from upper middle class to rich.

No downtrodden there.

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