Economic Chickenhawks

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Medicare for all sounds great – unless you don’t want it. And would rather not pay for it.

This is the always-unspoken problem with collectivist policies: They include you in – at gunpoint, if it comes down to it. Even if you don’t partake of the “free” whatever it is, they’ll make sure you get – and pay – the bill.

Your “fair share,” as it were.

Collectivism, in other words, requires victims. And you can’t victimize people without force.

These are facts that must be thrown up every time some mewling uplifter eructs about his – or her – “plan” to do X. Ask the uplifter and purveyor of “free” things whether people who aren’t interested in “free” anything can say no, thanks – and won’t have to worry about armed government workers Hut! Hut! Hutting! them for declining to pay for all that “free” stuff they don’t want.

Never let them get away with their Big Rock Candy Mountain schtick. Make them squirm. Make them admit that what they are actually advocating is that certain people be given “free” things paid for by others. Reveal the uplifter for what he – or she – is: A person who “helps” by hurting.

He – or she – is not the person who is “helping” anyone. They are the people ordering others to “help” – at their expense – or else. They are economic chickenhawks, similar to the military species who thrust out their chests and scowl angrily about regime-changing evildoers from behind a podium – or bullet-proof glass.

Never in the face of actual bullets. They are for others to take.

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  1. I heard a Bill Maher soliloquy moaning about the overpopulation problem. My first thought was “you first, Bill. No one is forcing you to live on the planet.” But then I got to thinking: He’s got quite the lifestyle. He got that by convincing a few people who also happened to convince millions of people to pay for HBO to give him a few million dollars to put on a show. Take away enough people and the number of HBO subscribers will drop. Maybe enough that those few people who come up with the programming for HBO might not have the millions to give old Bill for his little show. This is the basics of mass communications. Take away the masses and you can’t communicate. By having millions of people pay him a few pennies a month he can live in a mansion. Thousands of people? Well, maybe he can have a place in the woods next door to Eric, if he’s able to convince a few of those people to pay up for his thoughts.

    Insurance, mass production, government all work the same way. By taking their vig from you they can offer some sort of service or value. But that all depends on having masses of people buying. 10,000 cars sold is a horrible failure unless they have a Bugatti logo. Cheap insurance is only cheap if you get enough people buying policies. And government can only take so much from people before they leave the high tax area or just stop paying.

    • The nonsensical messages abound…. overpopulation is a problem but then they grow government in a way that needs exponentially more productivity to support it. Productivity that can only be generated by more people.

      Then they import people from other countries that need government services.

      They want to bring about collapse. It’s the only rational conclusion.

      • The assumption is that the people calling for population control somehow know the correct amount of people. And they think they’re the ones who survive.

        When the SHTF we won’t need Bill Maher.