Contributions Today at MM’s Blog

For those who don’t normally read Michelle Malkin’s blog, you should.

She has an excellent post today, What happened when they “spread the wealth” in Zimbabwe, to which I wrote a lot of comments. I may or may not make posts here of some of those comments, so you may want to go there to read them.  Start here and read down.

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6 Responses to Contributions Today at MM’s Blog

  1. Thomas Shawn says:

    Nice piece of economic journalism there by MM. I was wondering the same thing myself. At what point does the government just show up with a van full of illegals and announce that what is yours is now theirs.

    There’s several old fashioned concepts that they will go after: 1) private home ownership, 2) parenting your own children, 3) having your own savings.

  2. andyw35 says:

    I don’t think her comparison is very good at all to be honest. She says that Zimbabwe shows the bad side of “sharing the wealth” but actually there is no sharing of wealth at all in Zimbabwe, what happened was they took it from a small section of people and gave it to another small section of people. So it’s a poor example. A better example would be the more socialist countries in Europe with high tax regimes but with high social welfare also, such as the Scandinavian countries.

    I can only think that Ms Malkin wanted the shock value of selecting Zimbabwe, forget any sort of realism. It is like describing wealth sharing as “Marxism” I can assure you now that Obama is not a Marxist.

    Andy

  3. Thomas Shawn and andyw35,

    Thank you for your comments.

    Andy,
    Zimbabwe is an example of what really happens when “share the wealth” idealism meets reality.

    So is Russia. It’s not about “fairness”. It’s about “control“. The only way to the “good life” is through complete obedience to the Communist Party. Only the party elites live well. Everyone else suffers.

    The story of the couple from Zimbabwe that had everything taken from them because of their skin color is very real. The fact that they had to leave their farm or else be killed or jailed is very real. The fact that the USA is where they came for freedom is very real.

    And the fact that some in this country want to “bring an Empire to its knees” is very real.

    How exactly can you assure me that Obama is not a Marxist?

    Sincerely,
    Red Pill

  4. In my opinion, it appears that Obama is a Revolutionary Marxist.

  5. andyw35 says:

    Hi,

    Although white farmers were abused the wealth was not taken from them because it was to be distributed to the masses, ie more evenly distributed, but instead was handed out to Mugabe’s cronies and the people who fought with him to take control of the country. There was no sharing of wealth as we would term it at all. Mugabe is a dictator who wants the wealth for his select supporters.

    That’s why it is a bad analogy. So is Russia, Russia has put a lot of the wealth into the handes of a very few oligarchs, that’s not wealth sharing either.

    Whether you agree with Obama or not this is obviously not what he will do if he gets into power. He will vere to the socialist side rather than conservative (obviously) but Marxism is just a term to spread fear and doubt with no evidence at all to back it up.

    I wish I could have written this on Michelles Blog, but I am not allowed, which actually strikes me as being nearer to Marxism than Conservatism!

    Mind you, it has let me read your blog and it has some good links.

    Regards

    Andy

  6. There was no sharing of wealth as we would term it at all.

    There NEVER is.

    Mugabe is a dictator who wants the wealth for his select supporters.

    That’s the way it ALWAYS happens. Zimbabwe, Russia, North Korea, Vietnam, China, Cuba, Venezuela, etc., etc., etc.

    I understand your idealism, but it honestly never turns out the way you dream it will be. It’s truly not about “fairness”, it’s about “control”. Please do yourself a favor and watch the video here. I pray that you are able to understand and heed that advice from a man who knows the process intimately. Please don’t be an example of what he describes here:

    As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who is demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I showered him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures — even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him a concentration camp — he will refuse to believe it until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom. When a military boot crashes his butt, then he will understand, but not before that. That’s the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.

    Whether you agree with Obama or not this is obviously not what he will do if he gets into power.

    How is that “obvious”?
    He is “inspired” to “bring an Empire to its knees”.

    He will veer to the socialist side rather than conservative (obviously) but Marxism is just a term to spread fear and doubt with no evidence at all to back it up.

    There’s lots of evidence to back it up.
    Will you be able to assess true information? I pray you will.

    Michelle has every right to control who comments on her blog. I was a reader for several years before I hit one of her “open registration” windows and got registered. You must understand that if she left comments wide open, she would be flooded with unhinged, obscene comments in a “denial of service” type attack.

    If it will make you happy, I will post both your comment and my response to Michelle’s post about Zimbabwe. Let me know if you would like me to do that.

    Sincerely,
    Red Pill

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