Wednesday, October 19, 2011
- The Left Is Still Universally Wrong
The Greek civil servants are all angry again today at the threat of more austerity. If implemented (a dubious assertion in itself) it will involve injustices like no longer paying them 14 months pay, for 12 months work.
So in response to no longer getting overpaid by the government, the Greek civil servants are launching a massive nationwide strike... for which they no longer get paid by the government. But for the way they keep killing people and setting fire to things, just going out on strike for long enough would solve their fiscal problems, and the austerity wouldn't be necessary.
Our own communist mob is doing a similar thing. To protest the bank bailouts they've 'occupied' Wall Street. They've gotten together and demanded that the government give them all kinds of free stuff - free tuition, free debt forgiveness, free jobs, and health care, and pensions, etc. Which of course is exactly what the government did for the banks. So our communists aren't so much angry that the banks got a bailout as they are that they didn't. Maybe they think that if they are on Wall Street when they ask for it, the government will just hand over the cash.
There is something profoundly idiotic about all of this. Not in the tin foil hat "the government faked the moon landing' kind of paranoid way, but in a Hollywood dilettante "I only see the things I want to see" kind of way. These people are universally wrong about how to solve any problem. They aren't just mistaken - if so they would be right more often. They wrong about both the cause of the problem, and the best solution to it... every single time.
And even though they've been stunningly incorrect about everything, the media seems totally incapable of recognizing this trend. We know why of course. Separate the message from the messenger, and no one would take any of this seriously. So long as it's unwashed campus hippies and professional union organizers, the media treats their message like it's been carved into stone tablets by a lightning bolt. The 'takers' of society are somehow revered by the media as having an inherent nobility.
But if the same thing had been demanded by the bourgeois Tea Party, they would have be ridiculed off the stage. The 'makers' of society are thought of by the media as having an inherent villainy who wouldn't have had any success but for their exploitation of the 'takers'.
So if you bang a drum, live in your parents basement, and do nothing all day except complain about being exploited then you're a hero, and if you rise at 5:00AM, work until after sunset, save your money and lead a frugal life, you're a villain. that's the network media's view of the world.
I really can't wait for these wrongheaded children of the 60's to finally retire. It would be worth it paying their way if they would just go sit on the beach somewhere, shut the hell up and leave the rest of us alone.