Sunday, December 13, 2009

Quote of the day...

... comes from the evidently eminently quotable Charlotte Gore and her post (which is well worth reading in full) inspired by Hayek's Road To Serfdom.
It may be that the socialists are the most vocal anti-racists, but it is they who’ve created the economic conditions in which racism thrives. It’s they who’ve created a country with a growing obsession with stopping “foreigners” taking advantage of our welfare state, and it’s they who’ve spent the last 100 years telling everyone that Free Trade (which includes free movement of people) is a bad and terrible thing, it’s they who’ve told everyone that the job of the state is to pick sides and pick winners…. and they’re acting surprised, shocked and outraged when people who see themselves as losers in the current system want to use the state for their own purposes?

What exactly did they think would happen? I mean, really? The only way to stop National Socialism in the UK is to stop socialism.

This is a point that I have made many times myself—although less eloquently—over the years. It is not only that socialism is a creed based on violence and extortion but also, as Charlotte points out, it creates a "them" and "us" mentality amongst the population, and leads to misery.

Further, I have often written about how the Welfare State is the reason why we have a "broken society" and the more that I talk about it, the more I realise just how right I am. It creates a them and us mentality even amongst the "indigenous" population because some are state losers—those who pay for it—and some are state winners—those who contribute nothing and who are encouraged to continue contributing nothing by the state's largesse.

Until people start to realise all of this and stop worshipping this "social democracy" as some sort of quasi-religion, our society is going to continue going down the fucking panhole.

6 comments:

john in cheshire said...

I agree entirely. It is not worth much for me to say that I have been having this kind of argument for nearly 20 year, but it is true. I hate the NHS, I hate socialism. In fact I hate every socalled job that has social in its title.

Groucho hates the Marx bit said...

How amusing that the left's incandescent hatred of National Socialism somehow ignores the Socialism part.

I mean, it's like they've got something to hide...

Bill Sticker said...

Funny how trying to make everything 'fair' often does anything but.

mister_choos said...

Alot of Hitler's ideas were inspired by American Democrats and Leftist American eugenics. The left pretend thier racist past never existed. Alot of Democrats were in the KKK, Jim Crow was a Democrat, I remember unions being against immigration as "darkies" were taking their jobs.

Socialism can't function witout victim groups and opressors. Hitler had his Aryan/Jew, Stalin had his proles/bourgouis, Labour have their class war. The righteous have so many groups that oyou'd have to be a CRU code writer to make any sense of it.

David Gillies said...

The one most hallucinatory quality of Charlotte Gore's writing is that she still purports to be a LibDem.

I imbibed Hayek when I found libertarianism. His exegesis in The Road to Serfdom of how the Rechtsstaat of early socialists like Werner Sombart mutated Bismarck's crude authoritarianism into National Socalism was a complete eye-opener.

Quiet_Man said...

@ David Gillies.

Charlotte dropped the Lib Dems a couple of weeks ago after a crisis of conscience over their policies.