By the way, I have a friend on just about every entitlement there is, and she often lashes out and complains about wait times and not getting checks and what assholes they are. Lol, wow. You see, this is the problem with career entitlements and socialism – you become entitled. When you should have gratitude the most, you have none. Why? Because you are just existing. If you’re getting free help (free meaning taken from someone else), at the very least you should be thankful. Give a man a fish and he eats for a day and then comes back tomorrow expecting more, having done nothing to advance himself as his spirit, self-esteem and self-respect decays. Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life with dignity. He can also teach others to fish. He has a purpose.
Here is a good anecdote I read on Martin Armstrong’s blog about the difference between capitalism and socialism:
“Martin, A story I received: A guy looked at my Porsche the other day and said I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost! [ugh, people like this are insufferable] I replied I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur IL, at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed the people working at the dealership and their families. BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.”
As Margaret Thatcher once said with such logical simplicity: “The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other people’s money.”
Winston Churchill also understood the degenerate nature of socialist thought: “Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”
What fascinates me is the rather stark similarity in attitude and frame of mind between a drug addict and a socialist. They both whine and complain incessantly. They both demand that other people think, speak and act a certain way while they are, of course, exempt. They both believe their own feelings, thoughts, concerns and lives are more valid and important than yours, especially if yours differ from theirs. They both feel bitter and envious towards anyone with more. They both feel entitled to take what is not theirs. They both falsely believe they are victims of injustice and blame their lack of success on some odd fiction such as social injustice or global warming as opposed to their own frailties, failures and poor decisions. They both demand everyone conform to their wants, needs, desires, beliefs, agenda, etc. They both judge everyone except for themselves for the very qualities they own, which is textbook projection. They blame everyone and everything besides themselves for their misery and their circumstances in life, despite the fact that they alone are responsible for their circumstances. They become unhinged when someone calls them out, presents them with facts, or disagrees. They blindly believe in propaganda, as if programmed or indoctrinated. They are both financially, scientifically and socially illiterate, spewing endless bullshit to get what they want. They are both fake, acting or pretending to be one thing while truly being another. They are both, ideologically speaking, an exercise in hypocrisy, arrogance and narcissism. I could go on and on… but I do think the comparison is valid, which is both pathetic and frightening.
A drug addict, therefore, is synonymous with a socialist, and I submit this comparison to be added to the Thesaurus.