Thursday, November 19, 2009

12 Rules To Govern And Live By For Destroying An Economy And A Nation

  1. Borrow every dime anyone is willing to lend.
  2. Lend as much as your circumstances will allow as long as someone else will end up bailing you out if it can't be repaid.
  3. Never take responsibility for your own actions.
  4. Deny the existence of evil.
  5. Assume that you are simply entitled from others anything at all.
  6. Expect and support all intervention between action and consequence, sowing and reaping, by anyone willing to do the intervening.
  7. Embrace the dichotomy that some people are greedy, but none of those who are would be willing to give away somebody else's money while masquerading as compassionate.
  8. Ignore, deny, or otherwise downplay the best projector of our future available, history.
  9. Accept the fallacy that people will work hard, be innovative, develop new ideas, medicines, and technologies, take financial risk that could eventually benefit all of society, or govern you, for only a modest gain.
  10. Believe that ANY political party or corporation has your best interest at heart.
  11. Reflexively exalt the poor and demonize the rich.
  12. Deny the existence of God.

7 comments:

Susan said...

Summed up exactly, Bumbling. And we watch and hopefully we pray.
Susan

Edwin Drood said...

Accept the fallacy that people will work hard, be innovative, develop new ideas, medicines, and technologies, take financial risk that could eventually benefit all of society, or govern you, for only a modest gain.

Obama and his leftist followers think this will happen no matter what. I have seen Obama give a single speech where he wants the rich to pay their "fair" share and then say he wants to reward innovators for green ideas.

music2myear said...

Excellent list. Thanks for posting this.

Dan said...

Susan

As one blogger recently put it, for the Christian prayer is activism.

Edwin

Good catch. It's funny, with all the caterwauling that seems to be the ever defining characteristic of leftist, it never ends up being what their for or against but rather who benefits, and more specifically, who decides.

Music

Thanks for dropping by.

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

It's funny, with all the caterwauling that seems to be the ever defining characteristic of leftist, it never ends up being what their for or against but rather who benefits, and more specifically, who decides.

As Lenin said, "Who, whom?"

And interestingly, Hayek has a chapter entitled "Who, whom?" in The Road to Serfdom. Other chapter titles you might find interesting or poignant are:
- Ch. 1: The Abandoned Road
- Ch. 2: The Great Utopia
- Ch. 3: Individualism and Collectivism
- Ch. 4: The 'Inevitability' of Planning
- Ch. 5: Economic Control and Totalitarianism
- Ch. 10: Why the Worst Get On Top
- Ch. 11: The End of Truth
- Ch. 13: The Totalitarians in Our Midst

I have read The Road to Serfdom three times in the past 17 years, and I think it's time I read it again.

theoldadam said...

We ignored the leftists as they took over public education.

Now we are paying the price as millions of little socialists are emerging from those publuic schools each year...to vote for idiots like we have now.

christian soldier said...

Christians had better start obeying Christ's command to "Occupy til I come" Luke 19 KJV--
Occupy = military term -to hold the ground won...
We haven't and our country is being 'conquered' and our fellow Christians --world -wide---are being annihilated!!!
C-CS