Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Who are the Socialists

Victor Davis Hansen looks at today's Socialists and sees that the one defining factor hasn't changed since the days of the Politburo:
Who are socialists?

There are none. Only technocratic overseers who wish to give someone else’s money to others as a means of winning capitalist-style lifestyles and power for themselves — in a penultimate cycle of unsustainable spending. When this latest attempt at statism is over, Barack Obama will enjoy a sort of Clintonism, a globe-trotting post officium lifestyle of multimillion dollar honoraria to fund a lifestyle analogous to “two Americas” John Edwards, “earth in the balance” Al Gore, a tax-exempt yachting John Kerry, a revolving-door Citibank grandee like Peter Orszag, or a socialist Strauss-Kahn in $20,000 suits doling out billions to the “poor.”

1 comment:

Wesley said...

In that statement, Victor Davis Hanson has concisely demonstrated the statist mindset - "As long as I have mine, the rest of the world can go to hell". Those who claim to care so much about "the little guy" reveal themselves to only care about what they can get - power and possessions.