reply to post by DeadFlagBlues
I agree with most of Paul's positions (95%), but I can see where JBA is coming from. And a lot of what the MSM says, for that matter. Yes, go on
about how they're plebian-hating loons. Flame me too if it makes you feel better. But you're not denying your own ignorance.
Economics is psychology with money.
To make a quick and dirty analogy, where a free-market system is a healthy psyche and everyone functions normally in their best interests, government
interference is a dysfunction.
It's like the pill we trust more with our lives than counseling or other forms of support. It's the quick fix.
It's so sad that many of you say that "it won't be easy" and yet you too fail to grasp what it is free market detractors are saying. It simply
isn't feasible to quit our current way of doing business without a protracted phase-in.
Okay, sure. Let's say this were a dictatorship and we could get away with EVERYTHING we wanted to and begin fixing the economy by banning the
government from interfering. Even then, like JBA said, what are the hungry people caught in the undertow to do? They don't see "evil bankers"
"thieving stockbrokers" etc anymore. You've pulled out their scapegoat. In short: they revolt.
Next thing you know, you're looking at the same problem again, albeit on a greater - socialist scale. You're not fixing the ROOT of the problem.
I'll say it again: we've been programmed for years. The drug metaphor is still apt. You can't withdraw immediately, as almost any doctor will tell
you. The collective will of the people is just not that resistant. They do not SEE the long-term benefits. All they will see is suffering and relying
on faith. Faith that will be rewarded if they wait, but we're so hooked on instant gratification these days that even patience is hardly ever a
So you can rationalize it all away with logic all you want. But you glide off and miss the target. The sensible solution is not always the one of the
best numbers. You have to make the people SEE the solution, realize their sacrifices, and with the way libertarian education has been going, this will
simply not work.
This is the true answer we need right now. And we're still waiting.
[edit on 28-1-2009 by SpencerJ]