Saturday, January 30, 2010

Those stupid Americans! Sniff

Ah the hauteur, the condescension.

'But it is striking that the people who most dislike the whole idea of healthcare reform - the ones who think it is socialist, godless, a step on the road to a police state - are often the ones it seems designed to help.'

Consistently in polls, 80% of Americans say they are happy with their current healthcare arrangements. But apparently, they don't know what is good for them. They are so stupid. So so stupid. Stupid enough to create the worlds largest economy, stupid enough to create the worlds richest poor people, stupid enough to create the most generally advanced society in the world, stupid enough to create a society brimming with wealth of every kind. Stupid stupid stupid.

I'm sure they want to take lectures from pompous British socialist intellectuals, famed for their deep insights into economics, and their brilliant prescriptions for economic policy. Guardian reading twats. Honestly. Can't be bothered to fisk the article. Full of the usual marxist bromides. Fin.

'Now it is a self-evident truth that all animals are created equal and endowed by their creator with unalienable rights, among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But it takes little thought to know that of these three rights, that to life must be primary, for without it the others are null and void. It is perfectly obvious that you can’t be free or pursue happiness if you’re dead.

This surely means that, if you are an animal lover, you should try to reduce any animal that you see in the wild at once to captivity, at least of the Edinburgh Zoo variety. Failure to do so is de facto condemning that animal to an early grave. The animal will be better fed, have fewer parasites, and be sheltered from the bad weather if you capture him. Above all, he, or it, will have much better health care than in the wild. Indeed, in the wild animals are even worse off than Americans without health insurance.

What would Blake write now, knowing this?

A robin redbreast in the wild
Gets a Democrat all riled.'

Heh. [Hat Tip: Instapundit]

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