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Social Darwinism rising: Rand, again.

 

If this nation is led by reason, then what is the logic that permits the rich to get richer while the country struggles through a new Depression?

The logic is contained in a philosophy called Social Darwinism, which appeared in the 1860s. It stated that the rigors and torments of animal life – the struggle for survival – also applies to humans. It is an inhumane and deformed philosophy. And it was welcomed by the ultra-rich in America, because it justified their overflowing ease while on the next street people shuffled in poverty and misery – those everyday social contradictions could be seen in Chicago and New York and New Orleans. It later justified the extravagance of the elite, bankers and plutocrats of the 1930s whose flaunted lifestyles was juxtaposed with bread lines and hunger and broken spirit of America in  the Great Depression.

Comfort

Social Darwinism held that survival is in short supply, and that life itself goes to the fittest of a species. It is a struggle, and only the strong make it. So we should get used to dramatic inequalities, to injustices, to exploitation. Early death, poverty and misery are the just deserts of the slow, the weak and the dull, and of the lower classes, because they are unfit, while success, wealth and comfort are the rewards of the winners of competition.  More: it is appropriate for the fit not to help the unfit. It was better to eliminate the unfit – let them die – because, Social Darwinism said, the weakest members are a drag, and when they die, the community improves. This was all part of nature.

So the roughest of animal culture, this tooth-and-claw nature, was an inherent part of man.

In so doing, Social Dawinism divided man against man, pitted people in competition for success, life, and made one person’s happiness the loss of another. It was undemocratic because it makes the ‘fit’ people into a kind of new aristocracy, with no say from the spreading masses. And the fittest are always the fewest, at the top. And this was gilded with a title, laissez-faire.

Progressive

Antisocial? Of course. Social Darwinism was a nationally disfiguring philosophy. And thirty years after it was introduced in America (by Spencer, then it was spread by Sumner), the public, disgusted, smothered it off stage and replaced it gradually with pragmatism, progressive dreams, and unionism. In particular, populists and a few obstreperous church leaders fought Social Darwinism with a vengeance. Because it gave the  church an unprecedented opening, to rail and to clamor that it was unChristian. Jesus’s teachings diametrically opposed exploitation: Give succor to the disadvantaged. Love one another.

National trouble

Actually, Social Darwinism was easy to attack. It is filled with illogic and it was scorned from pulpit and from university lectern across the land. Some facts: First, in daily life most animals don’t compete with each other. They compete with other species yes, but animal packs, teams, flocks and herds are cooperatives; the community would quickly die if its members started trying to eliminate each other. So Social Darwinism seems to describe us acting even worse than the animals. Second, it omits morality. It was as if Social Darwinism urged us to snatch away the collected thinking about value and ethics that make civilization. Third, the fittest human beings are only the strongest, or the most ruthless: they are rarely the best people. So if we let our society be led by the fittest, we are headed for national trouble.

And America of the twenties and thirties did well to collapse and drag this embarrassing philosophy Social Darwinism away.

A lull for a few decades. Now the ideology of collectivism grew. (Hey, if the bottom fifth of the population was going to die from Darwinism, why don’t they join together in self protection? Hence combinations. Hence unions.) And by the end of World War II, nobody took Social Darwinism seriously. 

Then, grotesquely, this mutant ideology rose again.

Toxic

 A daughter-ideology appeared in the fifties. With it, we were all thrown at each other’s throats again.  It is with us now, and moves under different names, all ultra-conservative. It refuses to help (altruism) weaker people. It encourages people to compete and defeat others. It states strength is better than goodness. In one toxic form it is Ayn Rand’s deformed ideology, which destroys our organic whole by again setting us into the war of all against all.

Mercy

Social Darwinism has risen again. The new version is just as illogical as the old. And it can be easily countered: For instance why does it keep insisting that competition helps us? — We are a society of mutually-dependent people; ideally, we would run this nation well as a team. How can a boat in which the rowers are fallen into war, each against each, ever reach its destination? How can you build a strong society with people who’s purpose in life is: get mine? Ayn Rand’s version, just like the original Social Darwinism is acutely pessimistic: life is a dark struggle, and the devil takes those who fall behind. An ideology of no mercy. And this time, it has been deeply and thoroughly absorbed across America. It has inspired truckloads of knock-off writing, with the grand and ruthless justification: Business is business.

And where’s the moral opposition this time?

It’s simply not happening. Unionisms? – hardly there; union power is at its lowest ebb. Progressive activists? – a few. But we can expect religion, of course, to defend us again with its humanitarian principles for eternity. Especially Christianity.

Animated

So we might expect, each Sunday morning in Christian churches, some animated incendiary from the pulpit against this Darwinism, warning us to pull together, to mend or social ways lest we destroy each other, thus destroy the nation. If the churches were doing their job, congregations each Sunday should leave the church promoting brotherhood of man and warning against falling into the ways of animals. 

But the church is mute. 

Let’s return to the opening question: If this nation is led by reason, then what is the logic that permits the rich to get richer while the country struggles through a Depression? – An alternative answer is that the nation is not lead by reason. Nor by the mercy of religion. Nor the choices of an educated people. Nor even by the moderating hand of the principles of open debate.  That there is no moderation in where this country is going. It is led by impulse. It is lead by greed, which is after-the-fact rationalized into this mutant ideology of Social Darwinism.

Glitz

Today’s Social Darwinism is less apparent because today’s practitioners use gleaming technology and appear less primitive. But it is back. And it is still not logical. The new laissez-faire still ignores justice and replaces it with riches. It places opposites in the same city: a neighborhood of squalor and a neighborhood of glitz. It robs of us of humanity and replaces it with towering wealth and claims, look up: an almighty nation. But this technology has not changed any social ethics. The bizarrely wealthy still claim that might is right. The new Social Darwinism still erases the principle of humanity.

But how do we fight this?

This author is not religious. But we expect the church to do its job.

People turn to religion when nothing else makes sense. And economically, this is one of those times. The church is supposed to provide ideas and support in its own ideology, theology, to sustain the community – at least gives value judgments and guidance. But now the church is mute. Worse.

Instead of leading by example, the Christian church is guiding us into fields grown wild with cross purpose and toxic contradictions.

Swollen

Look what is happening. Our big churches have changed. Money-aggrandized. They have abandoned the righteous path of going activist for the underdog. Instead, mainstream churches have become swollen. When we gaze upon their magnificent architecture we should wonder, in the same way we wonder when we see the architecture housing monster corporations.  These days our churches do not argue for the separation of  material and spiritual. They run on expansion: a big church must be a better church. (Not the small fundamentalist churches, interestingly: they still preach the separation of material world and spiritual world. We give generously to them.)

The problem lies today in what we are not hearing from religious leaders.

What fills this nation now is a kind of spiritual vacuum, a dilution of trust and mutual faith. This malaise has been growing subtly for decades. We can blame the persistent, ruthless and antisocial force of the new Social Darwinism;  it has reached mainstream religion in this country.  If it happens in any other institution, it is called corruption.

Fix

We cannot live in cross purpose with each other, and we cannot live by contradiction, it is the same, and it is why the original Social Darwinism could not last.

But the fix is in. Our mainstream churches have become fellow-travelers in the new materialism. And they are not denouncing the trend. Quietly, the church has become complicit.

In a word, this nation has been dropped by God.

Torture

I am not suggesting all Americans become religious. But if you are a church attender, pull your minister aside. Refuse this silence. Bring him back to task. Demand from your minister a righteous sermon attacking Social Darwinism and its nightmare cousin, the Objectivism of Ayn Rand. Ask him to climb the pulpit again, and once and for all time tear apart spiritual and material.  As you say this to him, you can open a Bible. Point to Jesus’s commands: compassion for the have-nots and the weak – it is the opposite of Rand’s scurvy doctrine of no altruism. Demand that your minister judge the ideas which divide us into walled communities, rich against the rest. Ask your minister for a sermon explaining how business “reason” interfaces with what he is supposed to build: loving community. (It does not). Where are these sermons? What kind of congregation is he building? (Footnote: actually, the reverse: a new survey shows that today’s churchgoers are more likely to support torture, here. What devilish land of contradictions is that minister growing within the four corners of his building? )

And smilingly, your minister or preacher will avoid the point. Although you have the side of reason.

Because what worries him: it is not popular to preach that way. If he does, he loses gifts and contributions.

Watch his eyes slide away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 Comments »

  1. I don’t see the church as the answer. Organized religion gets corrupted as it goes on to become bigger and bigger. Instead, recognition of the fact that we’re all in this together and so we had best take care of one another seems to me to be the way to go. What sociologists call “the norm of reciprocity” makes sense to me. The “devil take the hindmost” approach is too damaging to the human spirit.
    The societies that work best are the social democracies. They aren’t perfect; nothing is. But they serve more of their people better than the free-for-all that is at the heart – if there is a heart – in Ayn Rand’s fantasy.

    Comment by Tensor | August 5, 2009 | Reply

  2. Social Darwinism is a corrupt concept rejected by Objectivists. It is an attempt to treat humans via genetic Determinism. Men are seen as having character traits which a determinist would regard as inherent in human nature: ambition, power-lust, jealousy, greed, etc. It utterly disregards the fact that men are of self-made character, that men have volition, that men must learn their moral positions on every issue, including their social context.

    Human life is not a matter of equality of wealth. Indeed, if it were not for the rich, there would be no poor. If it were not for the rich, the poor in America would not have cell phones, TVs, microwaves, laptops, Windows, jeans, etc. One need only go to non-capitalist nations to observe that fact. To judge free markets, do not simply look at the poor living in cardboard boxes under bridges, they will always exist in every society. They will even exist in a socialist utopia. They are not the standard.

    Leftyblog suggests that Rand’s world is comparable to a rowboat in which the rowers end up fighting each other. Has the Leftyblog author read Atlas Shrugged? How did the heroine coordinate all the people working with her to keep the railroad running? It was NOT a matter of fighting each other. The claim is at best false, but is, as an argument, idiotic.

    Leftyblog says, “An alternative answer is that the nation is not lead by reason. Exactly! It is a nation built on Individualism perverted by the irrationality of altruism. See “The Pursuit of Reason: the life of Thomas Jefferson”.

    Schooling, flocking and herding behavior offers survival advantages to non-conceptual animals. It is not a case of the herd members working for equality. It is a case of closely related members who carry similar genes. In biology it is known as Kin-Selection. It is well known among biologist as being unmitigated Darwinism. That said, it has nothing to do with the individual human being, who is not subject to Darwinism. Some even argue humanity is not subject to Darwinism, though I do not quite go that far.

    You say, “First, in daily life most animals don’t compete with each other.” As a biologist, I assure you that that claim is 100% false. When a permanent flood occurs, a fish and a field mouse are in ‘competition’ for survival in the same conditions. The fish survives and the mouse does not. When kingfishers retrieve minnows from a stream, a large fish may find food scarce and fail to breed. Some call that “survival of the fittest”, I call it “survival of the best fitted”. Neither winning player is seeking to tread upon the other, they are just seeking to live.

    Human beings do not fit that scenario. Being conceptual, they can learn to fit and, provided they are free to do so, they can enhance their survival. A mouse cannot put on SCUBA gear, but a man can put on a Space Suit!

    Objectivism rejects Social Darwinism, absolutely.

    Speaking of a “A daughter-ideology [that] appeared in the fifties” Leftyblog writes, “It encourages people to compete and defeat others. It states strength is better than goodness.” He then associates this with Ayn Rand’s ideas.

    But Objectivism rejects the use of force, and advocates productive strength. When Bill Gates released MS-DOS and then Windows, he offered millions (billions?) of people a tool upon which many depend for their livelihood. His work raised the productivity of those people, and did more to benefit human life and happiness than could a hundred-thousand Mother Theresas (now Gates wants to be one). Aside from Microsoft’s many faults, it succeeded because it offered value. It made Leftyblog possible! The good it has achieved, tallied in dollars amongst all of its customers, enormously exceeds whatever profit Microsoft acquired. THAT is not a process of “defeat[ing] others”! Yes, some competitors may have failed, but were they sustained, they would merely have been a drain on those millions who benefited from Microsoft. Of course, Apple Computers Inc. is a valid competitor, and also survives on its own merits.

    When men compete in the same market, they can decide to change markets or move to another field. That is NOT a “defeat” either. If they are successful in their new market, or another field, they and their customers will all benefit: mutual trade to mutual benefit. Men are not animals in competition, they are producers seeking best production. Even those who do not become super-rich will benefit from the efforts of those who do. Excoriating and taxing those rich only reduces the resources which the less rich can use.

    There is no laissez faire, America is rife with statist interventions. Those interventions worsen the lives of the very poor that you, Leftyblog, clearly claim to support.

    Tensor is right about religion not being the solution. If you wish to see the consequences of that particular abomination, see Afghanistan before the West pushed out the Taliban. Objectivists are concerned that, with the collapse of socialism, Americans will turn to religion, as you appear to be doing. Theocracy is not the answer, reason is. Reason is the tool of Ayn Rand, not that canard, you have hit upon, known as Social Darwinism.

    Comment by RnBram | August 5, 2009 | Reply

    • RnBram, I wonder why you keep advertising that you are a biologist. On the fundamental issue of social relations among animals, you prefer to see a nature in which animals are in a continuous state of competition with each other, when it is obvious they are not. Is this your biology training? My statement was, “First, in daily life most animals don’t compete with each other,” and common observation supports that. (I am not talking about competition between species, but within species, since that’s the behavior Social Darwinists want to import and apply to humans.) But most of the time, most animals don’t. Do you see cows in civil wars with other cows? Do you see whales ambushing other whales in the school? What about giraffes mugging each other? It doesn’t happen. There are instances where individuals compete directly, but my phrasing “…in daily life most animals…” refers to what’s going on most of the time, i.e., the large part of the flow of nature. Actually many, many species are thoroughly cooperative. Ants share food around so nicely they could be communists. When hunting dogs bring down prey, the kill is shared. What part of that is competition? Other examples: father-mother raising of offspring, hierarchies, group migrations cannot happen if all the animals are at war with each other, the group would not function. Spencer and Sumner liked to talk about the fit as individuals. They avoided the point that the social bond makes survival possible especially in times of scarcity – for both animal and human – because they were writing a political theory that justified the ruthless practices of businessmen. But it doesn’t make sense. How can a ‘fit’ individual pass his stuff down to a future generation without the group’s continuing survival? The general point obviously, is that the group is the unit of survival. As lower species show us, solidarity is thoroughly natural.

      Comment by newleftblog | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. I am not “advertising”, only suggesting I have spent plenty of time learning the subject, including the very issue your post discusses.

    My view of nature is not a matter of how I “prefer” to see it. That method of thinking is subjective, unscientific & brazenly insulting. Perhaps it is your psychological projection of how others think, but it does not apply to me. Nature is what it is, and we can observe the facts and accept them or be wrong.

    You are equivocating on the meaning of “competition”, so much so that I think you are aware of it: “giraffes mugging each other” or animals “being at war with each other” is hardly exemplary of the kind of competition being discussed. That is plainly dishonest. Children in high school know better. To try to make an entire argument stand on such puerile logic speaks to the intellectual quality of this blog.

    I have explained that competition in biology is much more subtle, and you have already ignored the point: competition is everywhere. The most obvious is competition for space, food and mates. The competition for food can be fierce, whether between members of an herbivorous or carnivorous organism. Red-tailed hawks and other raptors have evolved toward smaller males and larger females. In this manner they are able to split prey resources. She gets the bigger game, he gets the smaller. This way they compete less with each other, to the benefit of the young. They have evolved a means of increasing survival by means of decreasing competition for food. Why would such a matter evolve if there was no competition?

    Ants in a colony are not true individuals. Only the queen breeds, and then only with sperm from one non-worker male. The entire remaining members of the colony are mere extensions of the queen and the male. Their job is to raise the young, protect the colony etc. They are mechanical slaves in every respect… yes, just as socialists see people.

    When hunting dogs bring down prey in a large enough pack, some dogs will go hungry, and it may lead to their death. I have already linked you to kin selection. Obviously parents are going to cooperate in the raising of their young. That is a selfish genetic survival mechanism.

    Your final point is utterly bizarre, with no justification whatsoever. There are survival advantages to individuals who immerse themselves into groups, such as herds, flocks and schools. But it is always to the individual. All groups of living things are only a gathering of so many individuals. Only individuals are born, live, reproduce and die. Only individuals are subject to natural selection, & different species have different ways of struggling to survive. The attempt to disregard that truth is a desperate denial of the facts of nature —so as to rationalize collectivism. Socialism/communism as a political system remains intellectually bankrupt.

    Yes, there is cooperation in animal groupings. That is also what business is: people cooperating through trade to mutual benefit, while respecting their right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom, means freedom from men who would violate those rights. That includes freedom from government men who wish to take by force the property &/or liberty of citizens via that age old lie: “for the greater good”

    Comment by RnBram | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  4. Alrighy then…let us take this mental Left Wing Zombie Garbage one item at a time. what he/she or it said will be in the top comment of the body. I will begin an answer with “Judy says: —————————————————— Social Darwinism rising: Rand, again. If this nation is led by reason, then what is the logic that permits the rich to get richer while the country struggles through a Depression? Judy says: The above Left Wing Garbage is manufactured “drama” meant to make you feel guilty and ashamed of being successful… to manipulate you, and every other working tax payer…into self-destructive, and suicidal behaviors…so they can eventually reduce you to a “slave of the state.” But…as the town hall meetings indicate, many people aren’t buying into this bull shit Left Wing propaganda anymore, because the writing is on the wall. Obama’s thugs have gone too far too fast…and most people with a brain can now see the future of state-socialism. Everything that the Left claims that they are suffering at the hands of the “rich”…will be TRUE if Obama’s Thugs win. Just how many times can the Zombie Zocialists (ZZ) be wrong? We are not led by reason…but by individual “voters” who either are or are not “thinkers” who operate from a position of “reason.” Reason is associated with reality and logic to which this ZZ has not a clue that they are related. To wit: 1) there are no starving children begging in the streets, half naked, freezing from the cold. Why? Because there are more rich people per capita in the US than at any time in history…and more black millionaires than any country in the world, who pay out a shit load of taxes…to take care of the poor. So…the idea that we are getting poorer is a flat lie, stated to create “hate” for the rich, in the same way that Hitler “hated” the jews and used the Jews as scapegoats. 2) This poor Zombie Zocialist Twit…has not a clue how people are fed, or where money comes from. When kids are about 3 years of age and you ask them where “milk comes from? In their chidishness, they will tell you “the store, or my mommy.” This kind of concrete, mentally retarded thinking is how the Left “feels” and spreads its bizarre lies…and creates a neo-Religious belief in the power of the Mommy State to provide them with “milk.” The Poor cannot help the Poor…the Poor are “nonthinkers”… they do not invent, they don’t save money, they are often drug and alcohol users, the Poor find it nearly impossible to control themselves or their urges. They are in effect as Cab Calloway’s song goes…only interested in “tight shoes, loose pussy, and a warm place to shit.” Oppps did I get that backwards? Oh well, since I don’t have a Poor Person’s focus, I don’t spend much time worry about tight shoes…etc. 3) It is the 1% of the population…deemed the “rich”, ie anyone making over $250,000 a year, who are mostly small business owners…who pay 40% of all the taxes. Ergo…if the “nonthinking” Zombie Zocialists “kill and eat the rich” then where is the money going to come from to feed all these Sainted Poor? Duh… Of course, if the ZZs had read any fairy tales growing up while they were institutionalized in their day care centers…they would have learned something from the story about “The Boy who Ate the Golden Goose.” NO goose, no golden eggs. Damn surely the Left can’t be this stupid! I’d like to give the ZZs some IQ tests or at least Miller’s Analogies and see how they come out. Personally, I don’t think the right to vote should be extended to anyone with less than a 125 IQ and who doesn’t own property. 4) We are struggling through a “Depression” because (let me list the ways)…the Zombie Zocialists…said that every “poor” person could own a house, even if they couldnt’ pay for it, didn’t have documentation or didn’t have a job, and a shitty credit rating. We will continue to struggle through a Depression…as long as those who make money and create jobs are over taxed, over regulated, and businesses are forced overseas. One cannot create and invest in jobs…if there is no money. This is not hard economics to understand. But if you are one of the Zombie Zocialist brainless nonthinkers who live in a magical world where Obama can snap his fingers and money appears…then I guess they think that the State can just “grow” money like farmers grow apples…Kooool and then they can kill the rich. ———————————————– The logic is contained in a philosophy called Social Darwinism, which appeared in the 1860s. It stated that the rigors and torments of animal life – the struggle for survival – also applies to humans. It is an inhumane and deformed philosophy. And it was welcomed by the ultra-rich in America, because it justified their overflowing ease while on the next street people shuffled in poverty and misery – those everyday social contradictions could be seen in Chicago and New York and New Orleans. Judy says: What the fk is goon talking about? The ultra-rich give more in charitable contributions to the poor…and the arts, and to education, than the entire US budget for the same. The only street people I’ve dealt with are those on alcohol, drugs, crack cocaine, or thieves…who ruined their own lives. I hate to break it to this Zombie Zocialists…but the rich did not force any of the poor…to be poor or drug addicted, or have 10 kids by 10 different fathers and drop out of high school in the 9th grade. Before President Johnson came to power…there was just a small gap between black and white families’ incomes, etc. Johnson in his Left Wing Goon Wisdom…kicked black fathers out of the home…and basically paid black women to breed children they couldn’t take care of…but paid by welfare…to become a dependent voting population for the Democrat party. The rest is history…The Left…also hated “men and fathers”…and told women they could raise kids without a dad. Men were just sperm donars….Mommy then had to work two jobs, put the kids in day care…did not bond with the kids…and so they grew up unhappy, neurotic, unable to bond, drug addicted Left Wing psychopathic Liberals. The most amazing thing about doing therapy with Left Wingers is that they simply cannot state why they are unhappy. Why? Because when they were abandoned by their mothers, they were pre-verbal…and worse, it became in their culture “normal” to be abandoned nearly at birth and unbonded either to their mother or father. Dr. Jerold Post, head psychiatrist at GWU in the dept of political psychology…was used as a profiler in the Clinton adminsitration…of the spoiled, insecure, unhappy and neurotic Left…who then created slogans and little chants…to entice the Left into voting for Mommy State Socialism. As the neurotic Left were “abandoned” by their biological fathers, it was then easy to transfer this hate and unease against “daddy” to a surrogate daddy and authority figure…i.e. President Bush. I can remember hearing a neurotic Lefty state. “Bush is a liar, I hate him.” I would then ask: “Tell me exactly what Bush did that you hate so much…what did Bush do to you?” The Lefty cannot to a person tell you… Clinton cam along…and listened to Jerrold Post’s profiles and then became every sick, neurotic little Lefty’s big brother and daddy they never had…because he “felt their pain.” Women’s Liberation is at fault here for destroying American families and the bonding process of two-parent families in an extended childhood. Women’s Lib…got these ideas from the Marxists…who proffered the idea, that the state could raise children better than a two-parent family. The Israelis also tried this Marxist experiment in the kibbutz, and it was an abject failure. And Hillary Clinton has made the same statement: That “only a village (meaning the Socialist State) can raise a child.” When I first heard this…I was just outraged that Clinton could so blatently negate biological parents…and turn children into something to be raised in an insect hive. Are you getting the idea that the Left is mentally ill and suffering from extreme internalized anxiety due to nonbonding, exposure to massive delusions, and their specific culture that trains them to live in an existential world that divorces what they see and hear…from reality? Worse…because they were poorly educated and taught NOT to think in public schools…they are clueless and set adrift and scared out of their minds…right where the state socialist planners went them to be. These vulnerable, confused, and deluded Leftist children are easily manipulated…because they are mostly incapable of discerning reality and cause and effect and applying it to their own lives in order to survive and survive well. I would feel very sorry for them…if they were not so dangerous. Remember Pol Pot. The more we know about them…the clearer it becomes the Left is just out right insane. ——————————————————– It later justified the extravagance of the elite, bankers and plutocrats of the 1930s whose flaunted lifestyles was juxtaposed with bread lines and hunger and broken spirit of America in the Great Depression. Judy says: This was copied out of some dumb, illogical Left wing text book. And…read “jealosy, resentment, and revenge”…The simple fact is that: 1) The rich create jobs…jobs pay money, money buys food and essentials, money can be saved…the rich like you to save and also buy things….because it secures the rich. Poor people don’t make for a happy, buying public. NO rich people…no jobs, no food, no bread…and yes, when the rich are “destroyed” there are long lines of starving poor. 2) I have yet to see any long soup lines of starving children huddled over grates trying to keep warm. Gee, if such a world exists, then the Left Wing Media would jump on it like Hyenas eating vomit. And this ZZ…can’t tell the difference between the 1930s and now. 3) In psychological terms, what this socialist whiner is actually doing is…transference, in which he or she “believes” they are the victim, and the “rich” represent their bad surrogate mommy or daddy who didn’t give them everything they wanted. So…in a pique of transference in order to get back at bad mommy and daddy, they go after the “rich”…in revenge. The Left are mentally ill children whose schizotypal personality disorders…allow them to live in a world that does not exist, make up imaginary conversations, and find other nonthinking “feelers” and emoters to reinforce the suffering world they “believe” they live in. If I was to ask this twit…if he/she missed any meals lately, they would say no. If I said…are you sleeping out in the cold, they would say no. Did some rich person…act like a dictator and put you in jail, or deny your right to free speech, they would say no. So what exactly is the psychological problems that created the imaginary schizoptypal world the Left lives in?….Poor parenting who did not teach them the difference between reality and delusions; day care centers in which from a very early age, they were imprinted with the idea that it was alright to be raised by strangers and institutionalized as infants, resulting in lack of bonding…a public school system, that kept them involved in victimology, and pitiful self reference as a “failure” caused by the “rich” and not their own fault or responsibility”…and now I fear…;piss poor genes. No one marries a person anymore because they are smart, good bread winners, moral and logical…these dumb left wing kids marry because someone is “cute,” or they have good dope, or a wedding might just be fun. Sickos. ——————————————————- Social Darwinism held that survival is in short supply, and that life itself goes to the fittest of a species. Judy says: And what is wrong with that? That is nature…or do the Zombie Zocialists think that nature is not real…that just because they reached the age of 18 and adulthood…they are to be eternally swaddled in infancy taken care of by the Mommy State? IN the ZZ world…of upside down irrational emotionalism, the poorer you are, the dumber you are, the more disabled you are, the most oppressed you are, the weirder you are…it then makes you a Saint…who is so sacrosanct, that no one “dare” question the poor…or worse, make any demands of the poor…such as to “avail themselves of a free education.” ———————————————————- It is a struggle, and only the strong make it. So we should get used to dramatic inequalities, to injustices, to exploitation. Judy says: This is a fact of life…but in the utopian Zombie Zocialist world…their idea of “injustice” is when someone works hard, saves their money, and becomes richer than they are. IN other words…the ZZ are simply jealous, little, nasty children…who were taught to hate anyone with more marbles than they have. The second part of the above diatribe, is that in reality…the Left are extremely narcisscistic, and truly believe that they are sooo special and precious, they should not ever have to work or struggle. Everything in life should be handed to them…because they exist and they believe they suffer. This kind of Narcisscism…which causes the Left to believe they are subjected to “injustice and exploitation” has arisen out of “deep shame” and resentment issues. Down deep…the Left knows they don’t have the guts or the mental architecture to go out there and strive and work like the rest of us…they are deeply ashamed of being the failed, lazy assholes they are. Ergo, in compensation…they turn it around, and make anyone who works and becomes ‘rich” the cause of all their misery and unhappiness. Its all a cover and a bunch of camouflage to hide the amount of self hate they indulge themselves in. It does not behoove them to engage in self reflection, and then self regulation…and become rich themselves. Being a “victim” and a failure (they often go together) has lots and lots of pay offs. I learned this by working with severe alcoholics, that they actually liked being at the bottom of the bucket, because there is no where lower they can go. Ergo…when one is a Left Wing failure… nothing is expected of them, and they certainly don’t expect anything from themselves. All they have to do…is then convince and MANIPULATE…the rest of us, to enable their ongoing sense of victimology…and pay for them. I also want to note…that I have found that pot smoking also goes along with the sense of “failure” and lack of survival skills. Ergo…to cover up and excuse the reason for their failure caused by moral weakness and exacerbated by smoking pot…it then becomes YOUR fault, they are failures. However, on a political level…paying for these self-avowed and PROFESSIONAL VICTIMS…has become too costly to the point they are about to destroy this culture and civilization. And in regards to “only the strong making it.” Ive seen disabled illegal Mexicans…one with no arm, another with a foot turned backwards, who got up every single fucking day and went to work…asking nothing but a little money to send home to their families…and by the same token, I’ve listened to the whinings of the Left wing twits…crying and boohooing that Bush had destroyed their world. I’ve watched the progress of illegal aliens, with no education, no ability to speak English…in one year, work themselves into a good job, in two years, own a truck, in three years buy a home and raise a bunch of kids. No Sir! I have no sympathy for this clap trap bunch of Left Wing Professional Victims who are in reality a bunch of lazy SOBs…who deserve nothing but what nature gives them. Nature has a way of weeding out the idiots…if only we let nature rule. ————————————————— Early death, poverty and misery are the just deserts of the slow, the weak and the dull, and of the lower classes, because they are unfit, while success, wealth and comfort are the rewards of the winners of competition. Judy says: More lying bull shit…the poor in the US can go to any hospital that takes federal funds and get the very same kind of care as anyone else who pays. The poor in this country have the very best health care, regardless of age, in the world. The so called “poor” in this country have flat screen TVs, cars, homes, free health care, free education, free food…free training, i.e. the list is nearly endless…and yet, this ZZ thinks the poor are lying in the street bleeding to death because of the rich. It is the RICH who pay for all of this. Ergo…if anyone ever had advantages that others don’t (to win such competitions), including minorities such as blacks and hispanics getting a totally paid for college education…it is the poor. Furthermore, being from Texas…I’ve seen the slow, the poor, the uneducated make millions from just simple hard work. What this Zocialist Zombie is really stating is how much he resents having to work or strive…and in fact is bascially just a rank coward. The US spends more on the poor and the disabled then the fourth largest country’s GNP in the world. I will say it again: The above Left Wing Garbage is manufactured “drama” meant to make you feel guilty and ashamed of being successful…to manipulate you, and every other working tax payer…into self-destructive, and suicidal behaviors…so they can eventually reduce you to a “slave of the state.” And if you give in…and become a slave of the state…then you deserve it. ————————————————– More: it is appropriate for the fit not to help the unfit. It was better to eliminate the unfit – let them die – because, Social Darwinism said, the weakest members are a drag, and when they die, the community improves. This was all part of nature. Judy says: Wrong again bucko…the rich and the fit…help the poor and unfit, because it is their wish to do so, often based on genetically driven-altruism…and not forced to by the state. If the state…forces the “fit” to help the “unfit”…then it will become a massive resented exercise in which eventually the “fit” will rebel…and NOT help the “unfit.” And if the “fit” are over taxed…and insulted…to the lengths we are being harangued at today, then eventually the “fit” will hate the guts of the so-called “unfit”…and might do nasty mean things to them. Knowing this..if I was one of the “unfit” I’d be god damn grateful for all that I got…and do get in for being unfit in American society. But…do the “unfit” thank any or all tax payers who pay for their very existences? Hell no…they want more and more and more and more…and more. The most bizarre element of this Left Wing Loonies diatribe..is that now the Professionally Unfit Victims…are going after the old people, grandma and grandpa…and wanting to tax the shit out their retirement money and health care…when old people have often paid millions in taxes over 50 years…to take care of the Professional Unfit…who have never paid any taxes in their life time. What the FK? ————————————————– So the roughest of animal culture, this tooth-and-claw nature, was an inherent part of man. Judy says: Well…having a PhD in medical anthropology, I can clearly state that this Left Wing Loonie knows nothing about cultures. Every culture on this planet has a way of taking care of others who cannot take care of themselves…except the socialists. Why? Because in a socialist economy there IS NO MONEY TO TAKE CARE OF THE UNFIt…BECAUSE THE SOCIALISTS HAVE KILLED AND EATEN ALL THE RICH PEOPLE…WHO CREATED JOBS AND MONEY AND TAXES…. I was in the “perfect” socialist/communist state before the Berlin Wall fell…and in their hospitals…they did not even have a bottle of asperin or a bandaid. Why? No money…Marxism/socialism is a “negative income” system…that does not generate capital, or income…or jobs, it simply robs and robs and robs…and once there is no more money to rob…the socialist state fails. Worse…in this state of failure the socialist/marxist state must spend a shit load on creating a police state…to keep the slaves under control. Today…according to Jane’s book of warfare…Russia continues to spend 80% of its GNP on weaponizing itself…when it could be spending that money on hospitals and schools. ——————————————————- In so doing, Social Dawinism divided man against man, pitted people in competition for success, life, and made one person’s happiness the loss of another. Judy says: One of the reasons why socialism/marxism fails is that it does not understand either the psychology of economics, or human behavior. If the Rich divided men against men…then they would be at constant war. Wars cost a shit load of money….and if men are pitted against each other, the social unrest (funded now by George Soros) is not good for business. Business hates instability and markets that could fail at any second. And…slaves don’t make good workers, and they certainly don’t make good consumers. Rich people like good, happy, consumers, who live in a stable economy…so the rich can remain rich. The Rich also remember the lessons of the French revolution…in which one said of the poor…”let them eat cake.” Three million of the best, brightest, and most educated were murdered by the poor during the French revolution and many state that France never got over its literal brain drain. Pol Pot did the same thing…as did Vietnam which remains about at the level of the stone age. One of the reasons why, it has been conjectured, that some faction of the rich support the Left Wing Loonies, is to keep them from destroying the economy. Sort of like blackmail…which Al “The Alien” Sharpton, and Jesse “The Extortinist” Jackson have successfully exploited. ———————————————— It was undemocratic because it makes the ‘fit’ people into a kind of new aristocracy, with no say from the spreading masses. And the fittest are always the fewest, at the top. And this was gilded with a title, laissez-faire. Judy says: Here it comes…if the Left are good at anything, it is attempting to make an argument out of nothing, and claiming that 2 + 2 =s 5. I truly think that this idiot has no idea what he/she is saying. Whether one is fit or not, they are entitled to a free education, the right to vote, the right to walk into any store in the US and buy something…and the “right” to some basics. The US bill of rights…entitles the fit and unfit to certain guarantees…Both the fit and the unfit also have the right to fail…as well as succeed. What failure does…is teach what not to do. Remove failure and one removes the potential for success. IN the parlayance of the Left…the right to fail or succeed…is something bad. So..where does this take us in the mind of the Left…right back to a mindless, uterine existence, where they were protected from failure and from success. Yeppers…what the Left really fears…is life. In this respect, both the religious and the Left…fear life, and seek a nonstate of being, which can only be found in either extended sleep or death. This is also one of the reasons why the Left is so adamant about smoking pot…as a form of self medication, where they live in an ongoing, peaceful drugged world of their own imagination…where they do not have to function at any level. Thus…the Left is now demanding that you, the tax payer, and the state…arrange and pay for this life of nonexistence and near death. Can anyone say “Cowardice?!” Hmmmm, I think we can help them out. Lets create a Pot Smokers’ Heaven…on about 100,000 acres out West somewhere…drop in all the pot they want to smoke, along with some tents and food…and let them smoke pot till they die. NO kids of course…they all have to be sterilized before they go to Pot Heaven. ——————————————————– Progressive Antisocial? Of course. Social Darwinism was a nationally disfiguring philosophy. And thirty years after it was introduced in America (by Spencer, then it was spread by Sumner), the public, disgusted, smothered it off stage and replaced it gradually with pragmatism, progressive dreams, and unionism. Judy says: In your dreams bucko! Those who made this country great were the Free inventors…who were not slaves to union contracts and demands. Look at GMC now…a disgusting failure, who when under union restrictions their workers were paid about $100 an hour for screwing in a bolt, and who refused to be competitive…and now they are being kept alive by your tax dollars…temporarily. IN this “cash for clunkers” programm, people are NOT buying GMC, that’s the nasty little secret…they are buying foreign cars. Why would anyone trust a car company…who had to be bailed out by the government? ——————————————————– In particular, populists and a few obstreperous church leaders fought Social Darwinism with a vengeance. Because it gave the church an unprecedented opening, to rail and to clamor that it was unChristian. Jesus’s teachings diametrically opposed exploitation: Give succor to the disadvantaged. Love one another. Judy says: Part of this is correct…churches, fascism, and socialism go together…and such “guilt” and commands have been used by Saul Alinsky and the Left…to force us to “love one another” at the point of a gun or a jail sentence if we didn’t pay our LOVE Taxes. I can also remember in the 197os and 1980s when the Leftist National Council of Churches and the Roman Cathlicks…along with Jesse Jackson and the CPUSA…supported every Left Wing terrorist group on this planet, up to and including sending them donations from American churches. As I was in Central America at the time…and the Cathlicks…also supported rebels that murdered innocents..up to and including the 4 nuns and a lay person..using the church van to shuttle in commmunist guerillas and their weapons into downtown San Salvador. The Salvadorean government begged the US to let them deport the nuns…and after seven months of denial finally executed them just before a massive rebel assault on San Salvador. So be it…every time the stupid religious twits get involved in politics, they always support the wrong cause and end up losing their butts. ———————————————————- National trouble Actually, Social Darwinism was easy to attack. It is filled with illogic and it was scorned from pulpit and from university lectern across the land. Some facts: First, in daily life most animals don’t compete with each other. Judy says: Yes they do compete with each other for not only food but breeding mates. This duped left winger knows nothing about zoology or anthropology….but, no never mind…part of the problem with the schizoptypal and borderline personality disordered Left…is that although they are ignorant as a bucket of rocks…they can make anything up to justify state slavery. —————————————————- They compete with other species yes, but animal packs, teams, flocks and herds are cooperatives; Judy says: Bull shit…depends on the animal. Lions are in a pride…cheetahs and leopards are singular animals unless mating. Why? Because that is their strategy for survival. Worse…to then decide that all human beings are going to be part of an insect hive or a “pack” at the direction of a police state…is almost laughable. And nooo, they are ot in “cooperatives”…..they are often related by genetics, which determines certain instinctive behaviors. And in every pack…there is a dominant male or female or pair. And…pay attention now…the “dominant” male…almost always fights often to the death…another male for dominance. In this way…the best genes are passed down to the offspring. By the way…socialism has been described as primitive tribalsm, which does not allow any individualism, does not allow any individual to be alone or choose their existence…and punishes or kills any member that does not conform. Gee….socialism is merely a primitive drive to control others in the herd. ————————————————— Judy says: And…yes they do die off, the unfit die off, other males die off, diseased and weak members die off…death is part of the natural world. Duh. What this poor Left Wing bozo is really screaming for is a family he never had, which he or she believes like a religion can be found in communal socialism. NOT. See the whining below: the community would quickly die if its members started trying to eliminate each other. So Social Darwinism seems to describe us acting even worse than the animals. Second, it omits morality. It was as if Social Darwinism urged us to snatch away the collected thinking about value and ethics that make civilization. Third, the fittest human beings are only the strongest, or the most ruthless: they are rarely the best people. So if we let our society be led by the fittest, we are headed for national trouble. ———————————————————- And America of the twenties and thirties did well to collapse and drag this embarrassing philosophy Social Darwinism away. Judy says: Hmmm, and how did America in the 20s and 30s do that? Social DArwinism is a fact….so what? Be comfortable who you are…or change. What also happened in the 20s and 30s was an attempt by the Marxists and Leninists to take over this country. Rarely is it exposed in American text books that the Marxists/Leninists were at war with this country…and murdered people. I guess it would be an embarassment for the Left to be exposed for the rabid bunch of liars they were then…and now. As Leninism was making hay in Russia…the same movement was being attempted in the US. Bill Clinton’s old college at Mena, Arkansas continues to have a Soviet Hammer and Sickle in mosaic tile in the foyer. Mena college, and other Communist printing presses in Guthrie, Oklahoma printed more anti-American and communist pamphlets than anyone else in American history in the 20s and 30s…enough for every person in the US to have receive 5 Communist pamphlets. They also infiltrated and organized unions…with many being trained in the USSR…and some who remain in power today. ————————————————- ———————————————————— A lull for a few decades. Now the ideology of collectivism grew. (Hey, if the bottom fifth of the population was going to die from Darwinism, why don’t they join together in self protection? Hence combinations. Hence unions.) And by the end of World War II, nobody took Social Darwinism seriously. Judy says: This is not about social darwinsism…this writer is using social darwinism as a straw man, in making an argument, a very bad argument for socialism.The fittest do survive…and the nonfit have survived well, because the fit have enabled the nonfit to not just survive…but breed an excessive number of “nonfit” thru welfare schemes….as was evidenced in a Psychology Today article in about January 2000…which stated that the over all IQ of the US has actually dropped by 10 points in 20 years. Imagine that…the US is going down in IQ markers. Hmmmm, anyone wonder what the social and economic consequences of massive numbers of lower-IQ people…who vote, will be? ———————————————————– Then, grotesquely, this mutant ideology rose again. Judy says: Why is it a mutation? Darwinism of any kind is an observation of nature…Only socialism has the delusion that it can turn a pigs asshole into a stateman. ———————————————————- Toxic A daughter-ideology appeared in the fifties. With it, we were all thrown at each other’s throats again. It is with us now, and moves under different names, all ultra-conservative. Judy says: What the fuck is “ultra conservative?” Have you ever noticed that the Left uses terms like “conservative” like other people say “god damn it?” If I was grading this paper, I’d give him or her an F…. A True Conservative is a person who “conserves” or guards the US Bill of Individual Rights…which is somewhat different than the use of the term “conservative” to mean “traditional.” ———————————————————– It refuses to help (altruism) weaker people. Judy says: Hello?! Earth calling Mars…the rich, as well as the politically conservative and the GOP organize and give more money to charity…than the US govt and the Left…so where is the proof that “it” who ever “it is…refuses to help? Where did this cretin get this information…or is just merely copied from some other idiots text? ——————————————————— It encourages people to compete and defeat others. Judy says: Where? in a foot ball game? Or how about the business world? ONe of the reasons we have the best, cheapest products in the world is because of competition, where defective and not as good products fail…and are defeated in the market place. On a psychological level…this poor Left Wing Twit..is actually talking about him/herself…who is so much a shy little coward, that “it” is thrown into apoplexy at the idea of competing for anything. Poor thing. And to “hide” from his/her own shyness and cowardly state…he-she has transferred this fear into a political ideology…but, not going to work however, the game is up…we now understand the personal and failed psychology of the Left. —————————————————– It states strength is better than goodness. Judy says: More dumb stuff from the Left Wing Idiot…what is “better” is often arbitrary and based on many things, not that which is “good.” Goodness is often to be determined by the “user” and not the state…what is better is a statement of function. Did you ever notice how the Left is so cuntfused…that it gets is vocabulary, lexicon, and synax screwed up?! Same here…however, its also a sly trick to put the reader into a position, where they begin to “believe” they don’t have the power to determine for themselves what is good or better. ONe of the first lessons I was exposed to regarding Marxism and propaganda…is to change and co-opt the vocabulary. Make up down…and down up….and never state “what is is.” However…as the Left is learning at this moment in time, that after 40 years of this lying, meandering bull shit, the public is really tired of this kind of verbal garbage…and so every time that Obama says “let me make this clear”….you know he’s about to lie his face off. On a personal level..I am loving every minute of it…when that brain-damaged idiot Arlen Spector made the excuse…”oh well, there were 1000 pages and I didn’t have time to read it”…and the audience went mad with rage….at the very idea that he was going to vote for something he didn’t read. By the way, Arlen Spector is brain brain-damaged with a syndrome called “toxic brain” after undergoing lots of chemotherapy and radiation for cancer. —————————————————— In one toxic form it is Ayn Rand’s deformed ideology, which destroys our organic whole by again setting us into the war of all against all. Judy says: Ayn Rand toxic? How and why?….deformed ideology? What?…speaking the truth and telling it like it is…being honest.. and paying attention to reality and consequences is “deformed?”….Hmmmm, I don’t see any proof of that in this Left Winger’s diatribe…do you? What the fuck is an “organic whole?”…determined by whom? Who determines each person’s organic “whole?” That is the important question here….of course, the Left and this idiot…in their arrogance will tell you what your “organic whole” is…and if you don’t comply, then its off to the socialist re-education camps for you. And who is at war with all? I’m not at war with anyone…except those who are now going to force me at the point of a gun …in a socialist police state…to have an “organic whole” according to their dictum. Oh my….does this poor Socialist Lunatic really want to be loved…how sad. He/she needs meds and good dinner, and some therapy….too bad he/she thinks in political terms and not personal terms to address his/her failure to thrive. ———————————————————– Mercy Social Darwinism has risen again. The new version is just as illogical as the old. And it can be easily countered: For instance why does it keep insisting that competition helps us? — We are a society of mutually-dependent people; ideally, we would run this nation well as a team. Judy says: Nearly 100% of everything that has ever been invented that is good or useful…or extraordinarily wonderful came out of the Free Mind of an individual…not a team, not a pack, not a commune, not a tribe, and not a socialist state. This so-called team within a socialist context… is oppressive and demands obedience and sameness in the group. Anyone who acts or thinks differently will be hammered down into sameness. That is why socialism never goes anywhere…never invents anything, and ultimately fails on every level, including economics and human rights. Real teams are voluntary, composed of people with some kind of homogenous ideas or drives. However, in the socialist “team” there are no choices….in such a socialist “team”…it then creates that which you seem to hate…i.e. competition against other teams. Gee you cannot have it both ways. —————————————————— How can a boat in which the rowers are fallen into war, each against each, ever reach its destination? Judy says: A socialist “boat?” I am ROLFing….this is hilarious. OK then….again you defeat yourself. In such a boat with all those oars (individuals)…there is one captain…who tells all the other oarers…what to do. Don’t do it…and there is a clash of oars. So…its back to that good old tyme socialist religion…that says …obey the state, or the head of socialist state, and in your case, you are demanding that we Oar for Obama…ahahahaha….Or was the Whore for Obama? I knew there was some humor in this somewhere. ———————————————————— How can you build a strong society with people who’s purpose in life is: get mine? Judy says: When you “get yours”…you become a happy person, who then if so inclined…then shares with others. Unhappy, disposesed persons living in an oppressive socialist state, who eventually don’t have anything…end up with nothing to share. When I went to the USSR… when it was touted as something special…I was shocked to find that the USSR was as poor as some 5th world country…and even much poorer than Mexico. Now that was shocking. Slaves in a socialist state are not happy people. Unhappy people don’t share…and besides sharing is voluntary…it is not voluntary to love, or share, or do for others…when a gun is pointed at your head. ——————————————————— Ayn Rand’s version, just like the original Social Darwinism is acutely pessimistic: life is a dark struggle, and the devil takes those who fall behind. Judy says: OK…the jig is up, this Left Wing Idiot has never read Ayn Rand and has never met an Objectivist…all of the O-People I know of…are pretty damn happy and successful. Life is a “dark struggle” if YES…you do live in a socialist police state where you are forced to belong to the collective insect hive…Rand did not believe in either the devil or god…so that’s out of the question. Rand certainly did state that it was good to care for the truly poor and indigent, but in a voluntary sense…not forced to by over taxation or a gun pointed at our heads. That “dark” world you speak of…is only in your depressed, anxiety-ridden, cowardly mind. Stop smoking so much pot, its making you depressed and paranoid. ———————————————————- An ideology of no mercy. Judy says: I’ve never read anywhere that Rand said “no mercy,” and in what circumstances. In reality…that is what you feel about yourself, that someone in your life…did not give you mercy, maybe your parents…I’d like to go through your head someday….you are really pitiful. However, the use of the word “mercy” means in the strange vocabulary of a socialist….that we will be forced to be “merciful” i.e. taxed to death…for little you…and every goof ball who does not want to take responsibility for themselves. Too bad there are not any artificial “wombs” you could crawl back into and hide form the world. ——————————————————— And this time, it has been deeply and thoroughly absorbed across America. It has inspired truckloads of knock-off writing, with the grand and ruthless justification: Business is business. Judy says: Another “F” grade for you. who and what is “it?” What has been deeply and thoroughly absorbed across America? MY GAWD if this writing on a college level, I think I’m going to puke…This is not an exposition on anything factual, or historical, or has any basis in fact, as in discussing economics, or even social studies…this is a some left wing diatribe in silliness. And Gee….I’ve never seen anything going on that is Ruthless…if anyone has ever seen Ronald McDonald force anyone to buy a hamburger at the point of a knife…please email me. Hahahahaha One of the most wonderful and unique things about the US…as of this date, is that if you don’t like what one business or bank is doing…you can go somewhere else. But, in this imaginary socialist world…there is only one hamburger joint, only one business…and if you don’t like it…fuck you, you have no choices…you are part of a “team” whether or not you like it. ———————————————————- And where’s the moral opposition this time? Judys says: Why you of course…in your pitiful, over compensating narcissistic delusional, grandios over blown, imaginary schizotypal world filled with bull shit and propaganda…you are the self appointed Saint of the Unfit….As Alinsky said in one of his rules…turn a negative into a positive…turn the unfit liars, bull shitters, cowardly closet NAZIs…into a positive…that you as the pitiful, oppressed, unhappy, UNFIT ones…are the inheritors and mediators of all that is good, better, wonderful and moral….Oh puleeeze where is that puke bag. ———————————————————- It’s simply not happening. Unionisms? – hardly there; union power is at its lowest ebb. Progressive activists? – a few. But we can expect religion, of course, to defend us again with its humanitarian principles for eternity. Especially Christianity. Judy says: Now I know its hard for you to put two brain cells together…but you should really ask yourself in fact write a paper on it…why have unions lost their membership? Because unions are thugs, they cost too much, do nothing…their leadership are associated with the Mafia…once you join the Mafia Unions…then talk about degradation and NAZI tactics! You got it. Now your thuggy unions want to force everyone to tell what their vote is…so they can lean on and threaten the person’s family…wonderful. Unions my ass…..Did you know that 100% of the unions leaders have all been indicted and convicted of theft….of union members’ retirement money. And you want us to be nice to unions? Hahahahahah…you poor delusional worm. ————————————————— Animated So we might expect, each Sunday morning in Christian churches, some animated incendiary from the pulpit against this Darwinism, warning us to pull together, to mend or social ways lest we destroy each other, thus destroy the nation. If the churches were doing their job, congregations each Sunday should leave the church promoting brotherhood of man and warning against falling into the ways of animals. But the church is mute. Judy says: The churches are bankrupt as well…no one believes their garbage anymore…they shot their wad when all the preachers and priests have been exposed for the corrupt, nasty child molestors and rapists that they are. YOu know what? I do not want to be forced to be part of a brotherhood with you. Your type of dependent, asshole, lying, facetious, seriously mentally ill twit…I would not even like…if you were my blood brother. There is no difference between religion and socialism…both demand you “believe” in their ideology…both use blackmail, extortion, twisted, lying vocabularies to get converts. The socialists state that you have to believe in us or you are a bad, selfish, greedy person. The church says, that if you don’t believe in our jesus or god, you are a bad, selfish, greedy person…and worse, you will be sent to an imaginary hell. Both socialism and the church promises “utopia” if you just believe. When in fact…what we know from real history is that both the church and socialism are hell on earth….killers, liars, haters, destroyers of all that is right and good. ————————————————– Let’s return to the opening question: If this nation is led by reason, then what is the logic that permits the rich to get richer while the country struggles through a Depression? – Judy says: You have not a clue as to what reason is….you don’t know what logic is….you have no idea how or why people get rich or what is the value of money. Hell, yo udon’t even know where money comes from. You don’t have the slightest clue as to who has gotten rich in the last century or why….and why there is a depression. Until you personally learn how to think, do some research…understand some vocabulary words, and their correct meanings then you cannot even launch a decent argument for your point of view. Not once in your long, boring repetitious diatribe did you talk about the CONSEQUENCES of what you believe…or what has actually happened on a real level for countries who have actually been subjected to the lack of logic, the lack of reason…and police state socialism. Why is that? Are you so delusional that it is only possible for you to live in a dream world…of ridiculous drama and hate for the rich? I really, really hope you are about 15 years of age, because if you are older and in college…I would seriously doubt your ability to graduate from a real school. ———————————————- An alternative answer is that the nation is not lead by reason. Judy says: ONce again, you don’t know what the word reason means…before you can go any farther, you have to discuss your knowledge, especially form history…as to what reason is? Here…let me help you. Specifically, what you propose is mysticism and utopianism….which Rand was diametrically opposed to. The entire history of the world until the Age of Enlightenment was one of religion, mysticism, fantasy, and oppression of the mind, where people like you…who live in a superstitious dream world…demanded that others believe in your religion/dream/superstition….or else they would be burned at the stake. Rand…however, was the impetus of the Rebirth of Reason refers to Ayn Rand’s description of the Renaissance as the liberation of man’s mind, the triumph of rationality over mysticism – a faltering, incomplete, but impassioned triumph that led to the birth of science, of individualism, of freedom. – Ayn Rand In reality…what you propose is anti science, anti logic, anti reality, and anti sanity….you want someone, a team or the collective, and especially the “state” to make the world comfortable for you…so you don’t have to think or do anything, including not being responsible for yourself. You are in fact…a Genetic Slave…the type of homo sapien, who loves beings slave so that you are not burdened with freedom. I think you should start a new trend…on Ebay and sell yourself to a high bidder and donate the money to the charity of your choice. Or….you could go to some sadomasochistic bondage and discipline bar and let someone tie you up and beat you…till you scream uncle. I did a research paper on B and D once…and it was not so much about pain…it was about being so desperate for love and attention, they were willing to be tied up and beaten. It was also about what the “slave” thought about he/she needed which was “trust.” In reality…this kind of “trust” was a need for closeness, as the person was so bereft of self respect…that in their minds, that if they allowed someone to “beat” them…but not to the point of death or severe injury, it proved…that they could trust someone. In all, I interviewed 17 people…and every single one of them had been abused by their parents. Ergo…I am beginning to get a profile of such people as you…who were abandoned at a very early age to “exist” in a day care center for more than 200 hours a month, whose parents were distant, and for whom you have great, unacknowledged resentment…which you now seek to resolve through political means. There is also possibly a genetic component, whereby at Rice University they did some MRI studies of those with strong political ideas. Those on the Left…had increased blood flow in the Left/emotional Limbic side of the brain…Republicans and Conservatives had more blood flow not only in the Right/analytical side of the brain but the forebrain, where executive thinking functions take place. In social and cultural learning theories…those on the Left are taught to be dependent, to not think, to be unthinking simply reactive members of a tribe, or a hive…or the collective, in which there is only one strong figure head perceived and “trusted” as surrogate father figure…who takes care of them. Personally, I find socialists also extremely emotionally immature and very needy people…to the point that as bizarre as it sounds, they expect the state to take care of them, although they preach being altruistic and unselfish, etc. Just how selfish is it…to demand that others take care of you? That is the true problem in socialism… in that which they decry, is what they want and demand most…that others sacrifice themselves for them. —————————————————– Nor by the mercy of religion. Nor the choices of an educated people. Nor even by the moderating hand of the principles of open debate. Judy says: That last sentence sounds as if it alludes to some kind of masturbation, which is in reality exactly what discussion regarding socialism is…mental masturbation. —————————————————- That there is no moderation in where this country is going. It is led by impulse. It is lead by greed, which is after-the-fact rationalized into this mutant ideology of Social Darwinism. Judy says: You speak about yourself…you have no sense of moderation acquired from objective thought, reason, logic, or acknowldgement regarding consequences…you want all that mercy, trust, and brotherhood now….and just who is “impulsive is you….not once in your impulsive drive to satisfy your overwhelming neuroticism and anxiety…have you discussed or thought about the anyone but yourself… The very idea…that anyone would think or want anything different than you…is odios, and what you call others…selfish and greedy. The truly hypocritical lying and most destructive selfish and greedy persons in this discussion is you…and you won’t admit it. And to admit that you are needy, greedy, and selfish would make you a believer in Objectivism. ——————————————————— Glitz Today’s Social Darwinism is less apparent because today’s practitioners use gleaming technology and appear less primitive. But it is back. And it is still not logical. Judy says: Why isn’t social darwinism logical? You said it yourself, that we are animals, ergo…that such natural social darwinism exists…is not from any government plan or idea…but nature. The only difference in nature and human beings is that if we want to…we can switch from being simply instinctual members of a hive, or a herd…and be individuals. We can join socially with others…or not. In your bizarre utopian world…only your herd or collective is the favored one. You are truly guilty of social darwinism. —————————————————- The new laissez-faire still ignores justice and replaces it with riches. Judy says: You mean…that to be “just” one has to be poor. Amazing….and you think a socialist state that will make every one poor…will usher in justice…..you are truly insane. Poor people become corrupt and desperate people…when one is rich one can afford much largesss toward others. —————————————————– It places opposites in the same city: a neighborhood of squalor and a neighborhood of glitz. It robs of us of humanity and replaces it with towering wealth and claims, look up: an almighty nation. But this technology has not changed any social ethics. The bizarrely wealthy still claim that might is right. The new Social Darwinism still erases the principle of humanity. Judy says: Not once in your miserable, whining monologue have you stated that people are responsible for their own behaviors….because you don’t want to be held accountable for the miserable failure that you are. For the third time…rich people donate more money to charity than the entire US government….think about that. —————————————————– But how do we fight this? Judy says: Fight? yes…we know that in your heart of hearts….if you could like all the other Marxists and Socialists…you would kill the rich. ——————————————————- Judy says: From this point on…this author finally goes into some kind of mystical semi-religious “victim/saint” fugue state…so descriptive of those with schizotypal personality disorders. And it is worth noting that when these poor crazed individuals finally “go off” just about 100% of the time they begin to have religious delusions and allusions…this author did not disappoint me. To wit…here is the DSM-IV criteria for this disorder…in which this author has gone through an extended exposition of meta-magical thinking….

    Comment by Judy Weismonger | August 11, 2009 | Reply

  5. Judy is right. You reap exactly what you sow. If you work, stay on top of your game, and manage your income well, you’ll get by. If we create a society in which basic needs are met without personal effort, but rather by taking rightfully earned income from those who work and handing it to those who don’t, we create a society in which there’s no incentive to work. Communism simply doesn’t work. There is more than enough wealth to go around– you just have to quit whining and figure out how to earn it. When you have earned it, you can share as much as you like with whomever you like. You don’t need to have the government taking it away and giving it to people who have chosen to make poor choices.

    I’m an entrepreneur, and I’ve learned to make a living from home. I bust my butt to write and market really good stuff so that I could live the kind of life I want to live. I did (and do) this while taking care of my children and my grandparents.

    Would I have done this if I could depend on the government to provide the necessities of life? Not necessarily. It’s a lot of fun to sit around and read books, watch movies, go out with friends, and just enjoy life. But I’m motivated because I (not you, not my neighbor, not the government) am responsible for creating the life I want. RESPONSIBLE.

    No one else is responsible for me. My husband and I are responsible for creating the life that we want. Heck… we are responsible for whatever kind of life we choose to create. Because– make no mistake here– life is created by choices. People choose whether or not to take advantage of their educational opportunities. They choose whether or not to make intelligent life decisions. Unless a non-lifestyle-imposed disease or disability intervenes, life is largely created by choices.

    You are responsible for your choices, and any negative consequences you experience will help you make wiser choices if you’re not too arrogant to learn from mistakes. If you slack in school and flunk out, the resulting lousy work options you’ll experience should teach you that you need to get busy and learn something. If you shovel in the food until you need a bulldozer to get you out of bed or you drink yourself out of a job, you should realize that it’s wise to eat and drink sensibly (and that neither I nor your neighbor has the slightest obligation to support you financially because you’ve disabled yourself). If you look around and realize that your child will go hungry if you don’t get a job fast, you will get moving on finding that job or doing whatever it takes to earn (EARN, not mooch) something to feed that child.

    I have chosen to work hard enough to live well. This enables me to consume the services of others who have chosen to also work hard– housecleaner, bookkeeper, music teachers for my kids. I am able to patronize the arts and to support the cause of literacy and other charities I believe in such as Kiva.org. I have earned every cent of what I make, and I want to share it with those who will put it to good use, rather than indiscriminately supporting and enabling through government programs those who make bad life choices.

    Rather than whining, start choosing to earn enough so you can support any cause you please. If you want to support people who make terrible choices, go ahead. It’s your money, and you earned it. I’m doing the same with mine, and encouraging others to do the same with theirs. We are all responsible for our families. If you take care of yourself and your family, and we all do the same, there will be no question of implementing socialist or communist programs. So rather than bleat for more government, get busy and do what you think needs to be done! There’s plenty to go around– so increase your earnings so that you can fulfill your vision. Create a business that can employ 1000 low-skilled workers. Offer them training and benefits that will help them move up in life. That’s how you effect real, lasting change! Handouts are demeaning and do nothing in the long run except sap the motivation for improvement and industry. It’s the fastest way to kill a society.

    “Give a person a fish, and he’ll eat for a day; teach him how to fish, and he can eat for life.”

    Comment by An Entrepreneur | August 17, 2009 | Reply

    • The problem is that idling around at a coffee shop for hours on end discussing working hard and being responsible for yourself just doesn’t have the same quasi-intellectual panache as romanticizing socialism and “the way things are in Europe”.

      Comment by -M | April 10, 2011 | Reply

  6. To say “greed” is not a problem In America today is false. The belief that the Government will/can fix it is wrong. For all of you who claim to be an, “intellectual” the gap between you and a savant surpasses your mighty “intellectual” comprehension. So for all of you who get off to our limited spectrum of knowledge and technology stop sucking your ego before you brake a vertebra. Go outside narcissists. Life is but an instant in time try loving someone other then yourself for a change.
    P.S. Vote for Ron Paul

    Comment by OK! | November 26, 2009 | Reply

  7. The problem with this post is that it omits the idea of justice. It ignores the fact that hard work is rewarded. It is completely acceptable for the rich to get richer IF they are behaving morally i.e. not doing so at the poor’s exspense. They are not responsible for the masses.

    Who is John Galt?

    Comment by Owen Kellogg | June 21, 2010 | Reply

  8. “Hunger Games” 2012?
    Who will argue ‘rationally’ that Ayn Rand’s dark subjective ‘objectivism’ is not perfectly portrayed in the horrors of a Randian Amerika which finally establishes it’s ideals. No shame. Justice for some! Wealth justifies itself? Would not some of the blather above arguably justify the ‘Games’?

    Comment by Waz-Up Amerika | May 4, 2012 | Reply

  9. Just a couple of points that might focus this incredibly stupid debate between the pro and anti Rand folks that goes on endlessly:

    1. Population Biology 101 the unit of evolution is the breeding population of any given species. If we are to draw any social conclusions from biology, which is a dubious proposition, the individual only exists in the context of the group. The individual animal in a social species which is most “fit” in the Darwinian sense is that individual who can cooperate best to advance the welfare of the group as a whole. That leaves a lot of room to argue for both the usefulness of the individual business person who develops new products that benefit everyone and for the equal usefulness of collective action/constraints that promote the general welfare and make possible a stable and secure society that allows individuals to develop their talents to the benefit of themselves and others. To insist that the only choice is between a mythological Randian utopia and a Soviet style totalitarianism is an idiocy that only the ideologically demented can mistake for a type of reason. Listening to the pro Rand ideologues makes me remember debating the equally deranged Young Communist League types in the 1970s who were deluded enough to believe that the Soviet Union was an economic juggernaut poised to overtake the West economically.

    A healthy society will always have a tension between balancing the needs of the individual with the needs of the group and we can definitely learn something from the Scandinavian nations who have weathered the recent global recession much better than we have because government social spending stablized effective demand.

    Political Economy 101 Welfare state provisions like food stamps, medicare, and housing subsidies are not socialism. Socialism is by definition the ownership of the means of production by the workers who operate them. Obama is not in any sense a socialist since all of the most important economic activity of his administration has been to protect private capitalists from the consequences of their own folly. (One can also argue that neither the Soviet Union or Maoist China was socialist since worker control of industry was never part of the picture) The only debate within the ruling circles is which group of private capitalists are to be most favored with government supports. There is nothing socialist or communist about that but one could say it is fascist.

    Comment by rauf | August 19, 2013 | Reply


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