Tuesday, September 27, 2011
- Ivan's Goat
There is a joke that gets a lot of play in our house, about the progressive/socialist mindset:
Ivan like other Russian peasants lived in the Russian wilderness, trying like his neighbors to eke out a living. But one day Gods blessings came in the form of an Angel who told Ivan he could have any wish he wanted. Ivan knew that a goat offered much benefit and so he wished for a goat. And thus it was that Ivan was the only peasant there that had a goat.
Each morning his neighbors would see him milking his goat, getting cheese from the milk, and using the goat for other purposes.
Many of Ivan's neighbors became jealous and as time went on their resentment grew worse.
But as luck would have it his neighbor Igor was visited by the same angel and she told Igor that he too could have any wish he wanted.
Igor thus wished that Ivan's goat would die.
I bring this up because we now know that Barak Obama would like to kill a few goats as well. It will hurt government revenue, and will hurt the people paying the higher taxes, and it will hurt the poor who will no longer get jobs from the people being taxed... but "fairness" will be increased so it's all OK.