Going over the falls 1

We draw our readers’ attention to the comments made by ‘roger in florida’ on our post below, The budding American dictatorship.

We do not agree with all that he says. We do not think that one should put the needs of society above one’s own. We think it is when individuals put their own needs first that an economy works best. Reversing the Marxist formula, we say: ‘From each according to his need, to each according to his ability.’ A person working for his own gain (within the law) will have to provide what others will buy; how high a reward he gets will depend on how well he carries out the task he has chosen.  

But on the whole we value the thoughts in these comments. They are intensely pessimistic, painfully enlightening, and – we think with sorrow –  all too probably right in their predictions.

Posted under Commentary by Jillian Becker on Thursday, March 26, 2009

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  • Baler

    I must agree with roger in florida. Once the institutions of freedom have been corrupted, it does not take long for the national memory of freedom to fade. In twenty years’ time there will be very few people who remember freedom. The historical and even literary record of the past will be rewritten or ignored by the leftists in Academe, schools, media. What has given hope for change to citizens of oppression was the existence of America and its willingness to stand up for freedom. To whom do they turn now? And to whom do we turn? Our ill-educated, indoctrinated, appeasing, flabby-minded future generations?