Category Archives: Socialism

The left are like locusts. They cannot help destroying

From Sarah Hoyt, where I have extracted her core argument which really gets to the heart of things as they now are. Her title is: The Left are the Locusts of Culture. There is a scene in Independence Day where … Continue reading

Posted in Politics of the Left, Socialism | 12 Comments

The future of their party and who knows who else

You don’t like PDT? Well then try this on instead. Via Steve Hayward. And yet another take from Ms Allie Beth Stuckey who has been criticised by all the unusual suspects, to whom she has replied: To clarify AGAIN for … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Economics on the left, Socialism | 33 Comments

Reflexive ignorance across the media

ADDED ON: Old Ozzie mentioned in the comments that the Russian President had spoken about a Western assault on Christianity and traditional values in 2013 – just before anti-Russian troubles began, so I went looking to see what he meant, … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media, Socialism | 101 Comments

While US Democrats lean to the Venezuelan option, in the Middle Kingdom…

A friend from China keeps up with some of the news without qualifying as a China watcher or commentator. The word is that a group of lawyers were visibly promoting liberal reforms before Xi Jinping came to power but they … Continue reading

Posted in Rafe, Socialism | 14 Comments

May Day, m’aidez, Marx @ 200

Being May Day and all, I thought I would jump in early to remind everyone that Karl himself will have his 200th birthday on Saturday. And in looking online to see how the celebrations will be going, I came across … Continue reading

Posted in History, Socialism | 28 Comments

“A society based upon the opinion of civilians”

This is from Winston Churchill, found as the opening words of Daniel Hannan’s wonderful How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters: “There are few words which are used more loosely than the word “Civilization.” What does it mean? It … Continue reading

Posted in civil society, Conservative politics, Socialism | 47 Comments

Jobs in the USA

A nuanced examination by our Dan in DC. As usual nothing is as simple as you would like it to be. Commenting on a talk about rethinking the unemployment rate: As far as I’m concerned, the key factoid is near … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Rafe, Socialism | 15 Comments

Socialists at heart

Coming from the area of the social sciences that had made its name on its one key insight, that individual private-sector decision-making is the key to wealth, growth, employment and prosperity, but now to find that virtually the entire profession … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Socialism | 9 Comments

Does the left ever get anything important right?

Just wandering through Instapundit this morning and the overpowering sense of no is everywhere. Examples: 1) LATE-STAGE SOCIALISM: Mad Max violence stalks Venezuela’s lawless roads. In one video apparently showing a looting and uploaded to social media, people are seen gleefully … Continue reading

Posted in Socialism | 16 Comments

The October Revolution reaches 100

What have socialists ever done that would make anyone think they care about other people? For myself, I cannot think of a thing. Socialist ideas have never, not in a single instance, not at any time in the whole of … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Socialism | 34 Comments