The Hollow Promise of a Statist Economy
The Hollow Promise of a Statist Economyfor Economic Prism
Not a day goes by that doesn’t supply a new specimen of inane disclarity. Muddy ideas are dredged up from tainted minds like lumps of odorous pond muck. We do our part to clean up the mess, whether we want to or not.
These days, individuals, who like John Locke “love truth for truth’s sake,” are far and away in the minority. Out of the bowels of America’s higher learning institutions comes a young populace with soiled brains. What’s more, you’ll likely end up on the hook for their idiocy.
Take one Andy Vila, for instance. The 21 year old immigrated from Cuba to Miami with his parents in 2004, receiving asylum and ultimately citizenship. Nonetheless, the socialism he escaped from as a kid has become a rallying cry for his political activism.
The fantasy that big government can redirect goods, capital, and services, as Marx remarked, “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs,” has garnered burgeoning support from America’s up and comers. The anatomy of this transformation travels a common path. For Vila, who as a teen identified as a “Libertarian-style Republican,” several dosages of fake learning took him down the rabbit hole:
“Course readings led him to question his beliefs further. He started attending left-leaning campus events, interacting with students of varying racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. He discovered a Miami beyond his manicured suburban neighborhood.
“By year’s end , he had developed a disdain for capitalism and the political right. Now the sociology and geography major wants sweeping reforms, including Medicare for all, free access to higher education and a Green New Deal.”
Tard Buckets “R” Us
One of the great conceits disseminated by fake education is that anyone and everyone can use the political system to remake the world in their image. The popular image of Vila and his cohorts includes free drugs, free college, and an abundance of high paying green jobs. Moreover, a socialist government is their chosen method for realizing this supposed utopia.