How do I work this?
Posted by aogThursday, 18 May 2006 at 08:25 TrackBack Ping URL

This comment led me to think about how the welfare state is at the root of so many problems, including immigration (I put the welfare state at the top of the list of reasons why our assimilation capacity is lower today than historically). The welfare state was designed to produce weak, dependent subjects out of citizens and it has done quite a lot of that. But when one looks around at the MAL, one can only think “these people are supposed to have created this clever and long term a plot?”.

This thought is a sign of how the Left has evolved. The MAL is heir to the legacy of earlier socialists who were intelligent, well written, thoughtful, and obviously quite persuasive. They were capable of this level of planning. The MAL in contrast are like barbarians wandering the ruins of their ancestors, having lost not only the knowledge of how to work the vast, failing machinery, but indeed of what the machinery was intended to do. How much of the rage is fueled by this awareness that they are expected to be doing something, but have no idea what or how, while the comfortable edifices they inherited crumble around them? They rage, rage, against the lightening of their Dark.

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Michael Herdegen Thursday, 18 May 2006 at 14:59

They rage, rage, against the lightening of their Dark

Ha !

Well done.

pj Tuesday, 23 May 2006 at 12:18

I’m inclined to think their forebears weren’t so smart either. Their message of selfishness and submission to power just resonated in the circumstances of a century ago better than it does today. Today’s leftists are frustrated because the 150-year-old slogans no longer inspire. And they can’t come up with anything more attractive, because it would require them to change their character, which they are loath to do.

Annoying Old Guy Tuesday, 23 May 2006 at 13:12

At least they could write well and without copious profanity.

pj Tuesday, 23 May 2006 at 19:11

Yes, earlier generations had hope and tried to be persuasive. Today’s only have anger.

cjm Saturday, 27 May 2006 at 13:09

theirs is the rage of a speared animal, blind and unfocused. they are dying, know it, and want to take down as much of the rest of us as they can. they are malevolent and always have been. information technology provided a short window ( < 1century ) for them to spread their poison to the masses. that window has closed, again thanks to information technology (plus empirical evidence of socialism’s inherent failings). it only seemed like earlier leftists were somehow able to “make the machine work” — cargo cults have existed since time immemorial. the idiots of venezuela are in the process of sacrificing themselves in order to re-inforce this immutable lesson.

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