Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Via Matt Drudge, I learned of the following excerpt from a Howard Stern interview:
STERN: You like Obama?
MACPHERSON: Yeah, I'm living in London and I'm socialist. What do you expect?
The three rules listed below are by no means exhaustive; they are merely the first leads to the understanding of a vast subject.Along the lines of item 3 above, I thank Elle Macpherson for openly acknowledging what too many on the left don't: That she's a socialist. If more people on the left, including the president she admires, expressed their sympathy for socialism more openly, it would be harder for leftists to get away with selling their proposals or covering up their failures. They could no longer easily pretend their proposals are compatible with free markets -- or blame capitalism when their economic policies inevitably fail. (It would, incidentally, also be harder for Republicans to get away with advocating their own, similar policies while posing as proponents of free markets.)
- In any conflict between two men (or two groups) who hold the same basic principles, it is the more consistent one who wins.
- In any collaboration between two men (or two groups) who hold different basic principles, it is the more evil or irrational one who wins.
- When opposite basic principles are clearly and openly defined, it works to the advantage of the rational side; when they are not clearly defined, but are hidden or evaded, it works to the advantage of the irrational side.
It is always easier to attack and defeat an open enemy than one wearing camouflage or, worse, pretending to be a collaborator.