Last night I enjoyed a few beers and listened to John Stossel. While I’m familiar with him I thought there was a large issue overlooked. Giving the benefit of the doubt to a 19 Emmy award-winning journalist says this was intentional.
It struck me when during the presentation he said “I was walking down the street in Manhattan and an individual came up to me and said “aren’t you John Stossel?” and I said yes, then he said “I hope you die soon”.” Stossel went on to say that he is loathed by Liberals in Manhattan and feigned not to understand why. He said simply, “I’ve got 90% of what they believe in, you would think they would love me”.
This is true… Stossel is a anti-nation building, pro-drug legalization, pro-choice, pro-gay marriage guy. These are supposedly at the core of Liberal “thinking”.
The problem here is that all of the above issues really don’t matter to the true believers at the top of the Liberal/Socialist hierarchy. While these issues are used regularly to recruit “useful idiots” and “bomb throwers” for the Socialist cause they are not integral to obtaining control over your wealth and production. Even if you were to concede all of these issues to the Socialists they would not go away… on the contrary they would create new issues such as global warming (…which YOU “cause” extreme weather events, cold and hot, and flooding and tornadoes and hurricanes etc. Forget that these events have been occurring since the world was a spinning ball of hot gas… and when you don’t have enough events to justify hysteria you can just “redefine” what you call an event like a “tornado” and create better diagnostic tools such as Doppler radar that identify “more events” than ever… forget that they have always occurred and we couldn’t see them. But that will not be presented to you because you must believe you and I are destroying the planet or you will not be so quick to give up all your individual rights… since it’s all your fault… but I digress.).
So back to my original point, Socialists will never willingly allow a belief in individual rights to permeate society. Thus they will never like, let alone “love”, Stossel regardless of the 90% “agreement” they have on the above issues. To a Socialist the idea that you have any individual rights that could interfere with the desires of government will always be poison…
Unfortunately the United States was founded on exactly the individual rights that the Liberals disdain. This is why I consider their governing theory treachery and anti-American. It doesn’t mean that their ideas would be anti-french, or anti-Italian or for that matter anti-soviet… just anti-American.
So the liberals on both sides of the aisle will tolerate some of your personal rights as long as they don’t get in the way of their controlling you and your production.
Go grab a beer, light up a smoke and start a business while you still can.
Then , write a nice letter to John wishing him a long life and extolling the virtues of moving out of Manhattan.