"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Thomas Jefferson
Sept. 23, 1800

Monday, October 27, 2008

If This Isn't Marxism, What is?

Barack Obama gave an interview in 2001 to a Chicago NPR station and discussed the civil rights movement's failure to acheive "economic justice" through wealth distribution. He argues that the failure was the result of depending on the Warren Supreme Court (which he seems to criticize for it's adherrence to the Constitution) instead of "community organizing" to advocate for a redistribution of wealth.

You can watch a video, listen to the original audio file through a link or read a transcript here.

That comment to Joe the Plumber about "spreading the wealth" was not a slip of the tongue. Obama believes in social and economic justice. These are Marxist ideals that sound great to people who feel trampled upon by "The Man", but which have lead to misery and death wherever they've been put into practice.

The economy operates under it's own laws. One can no more assure economic justice than one can assure weather justice. It's not "fair" that Seattle is rainy and SanDiego is sunny and warm, but no man is going to change that. The best way a nation can work towards "fairness" in it's economic matters is for the government to limit it's role to ensuring as best it can honesty between traders in the marketplace.

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