Thursday, April 30, 2009

We want to be like Russia!

'Free enterprise is culturally mainstream, for the moment. Asked in a Rasmussen poll conducted this month to choose the better system between capitalism and socialism, 13% of respondents over 40 chose socialism. For those under 30, this percentage rose to 33%. (Republicans were 11 times more likely to prefer capitalism than socialism; Democrats were almost evenly split between the two systems.)'

I am almost speechless. Almost. A third of young Americans think socialism is a better system than capitalism. I wish they could meet my wife. Her views on socialism, like those of most Russians, are not fit to print in a family blog. First hand experience has a way of bringing stuff to your attention which obviously eludes pampered little shits living light years away from the nearest actual socialism. Still, what do they teach in US schools? Presumably zero twentieth century history. And half of ALL democrats prefer socialism over capitalism. How many of them have lived in a socialist society?

It is shocking. Even from the point of view of sheer self-interest, socialism is the worst of all possible worlds. And that would be the ONLY reason for socialism. If you are a humanitarian, a caring sort, an altruist, socialism should be absolute anathema. The first thing socialists do in a revolution is kill all the smart intellectual types, the people who went to university under the old dispensation, and who are the establishment. You know, the sort of people who tend to be democrats in the US. Yoo hoo, wakey wakey you fucking morons.

Actually, better idea. Let them have what they wish for. Socialist in haste, repent at leisure.

1 comment:

Sophist said...


this is presumably the American view of "socialism" - i.e. Western Europe not Eastern Europe. Mind you, you might that bad enough.