socialism and warm feelings
the question is: do you want warm feelings, or do you want competence?
| Socialism and warm feelings
is one of a number of documents analysing dysfunctional social, or group,
behaviour in modern society.
Here, abelard critises Socialists for putting emotion before reason. Emotionalism = short-sightedness.
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government school inspector talks sense - he should be sacked right now
Not anymore. The more incomprehensible the better, it's part of 'diversity'.
Best if no-one can understand what other people are talking about.
It's just another socialist engineering initiative, a step forward towards "all speech should be banned".
Look at the evidence in the behaviour of socialist and Conservative politicians, for instance Ed Miliband lies for practice and is incompetent.
It is far better to look for evidence of competence, rather than emoting and trying to mind-read over what someone else believes a politician ‘feels’.
It’s like wanting the surgeon who removes your appendix to love you. Whether he’s proficient or useless has become irrelevant.
Socialists are useless, Conservatives are generally effective.
Socialists dishonestly try to sell themselves as caring about you, and the gullible fall for it.
Some Conservatives may be greedy, but they are not incompetent, and most of them don’t belong to a mad cult.
Meanwhile, the tooth fairy isn’t on the voting slip.
It is in no way ‘unfair’ to single out Socialists in particular for being shortsighted. Socialism is short sighted by its core ‘values’.
That there are also other short-sighted politicians is irrelevant.
Socialism invariably ‘promises’ fools jam today without work or responsibility. Because such a large percentage of any population is foolish and uneducated in a society with universal franchise, that puts heavy pressure on all other politicians to lie to the mob.
But only socialists have no sense and no sense of responsibility.
This is a core problem for democracies.
Socialism actively teaches irresponsibility and unrealism. Socialism corrupts everything it touches and dumbs down populations by its central dogmas.
From the campaign for franchise by examination
All of which allows Walmart to keep low prices for those under pressure, and allows solidarity among its workers.
Walmart's policy allows employees to get on the employment ladder where they can improve their market skills and value.
The problem is so many socialists don't want the poorer members of society to get cheaper food. No do they want individuals to cooperate for the common good. Socialists would much rather government kept them as dependent supplicants to politicians.
What is more, Socialists don't want the hoi polloi to start challenging feather-bedded union members and bosses who contribute to socialist governments.
[In Britain, Walmart trades using the name Asda.]
It is typical of the Left to promote feelings above thought. Hence, the attractions of revolutions, even though everyone usually ends up worse than they would have been without the turmoil. Heroes and heroines give the mob a point of worship, satisfying their need for adulation or leadership.
The ANC was seeking peaceful change, [see also Mandela, the long walk to a myth - is there any such thing as a socialist who tells the truth?] whereas the Kremlin, as in so many cases, set out to foment civil war, revolution and bloodshed. Mandela and several others were co-opted, trained and funded by Moscow. Thus, the Soviet Communist Party took over the ANC structure.
Meanwhile, anti-apartheid campaigning gave many Lefties a cause, as usual, a cause of which they hadn't very much understanding. It was just the sort of cause that delights the Left, with plenty of opportunity to vent their emotions and for 'feeling' good, while having very little need to do anything real, or to do any serious thinking.
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