Doctor Zero has published another tour de force today, entitled “The Answer to Socialism.” With the nation’s financial systems teetering on the brink of collapse (as we have written about again and again), the good Doctor believes that we can weather this crisis and begin to turn things around in relatively short order.
In his article, Doc Zero not only eviscerates the concept of socialism as a beneficial force while enumerating its many sins, he also proposes the antidote for it, in the form of unbridled capitalism in all its glory, along with a dramatic transfer of power from federal to state level, and a drastic dose of belt-tightening, especially of social programs so beloved by liberals, such as PBS and NPR, in order to get through the rest of this financial crisis and put America back on her proper path. He also attempts to remove the rose-colored glasses from the eyes of those who see socialism as the achievement of great dreams:
Socialism is an object of romance from its devotees. It invites them to join an epic tale of mighty statesmen solving the problems of society with noble laws, and encourages them to turn their back on the small-minded pursuit of filthy money. The Left loves to talk about the pursuit of dreams as the highest human aspiration… and since everything it proposes is presented as a dream, how can any high-minded person raise grubby practical objections? In matters affecting the millions of lives, and the disposition of trillions of dollars, we cannot afford romantic notions. Only hard, cold logic is acceptable.
He goes on to enumerate why hard, cold logic (in the form of our keeping our own hard, cold cash) is actually a good thing (in case you didn’t already know):
The truth is that money is not an evil toxic sludge, whose stain the Left works to scour from our souls. Money is the mechanism that allows you to spend your time doing what you’re best at – which produces wealth, the same way a lever amplifies muscle to move great weights. You spend the money you earn each day on a range of products you couldn’t possibly create for yourself. You probably couldn’t create a decent pair of shoes in the hours it takes you to earn enough money to purchase them. You definitely couldn’t cobble a computer system together from nothing but raw materials, in the time it takes you to earn a thousand dollars and buy one. This is the genesis of wealth: the freedom enjoyed by people when the value of their time can be measured and traded through currency…
…Industries the government has painfully failed at running, such as Amtrak, should be handed off to private-sector businessmen who can make them work – or put them out of their misery. Ridiculous extravagances like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, whose services were already privatized years ago, should be eliminated at once. Sorry, liberals, but if we need to rack up a $14 trillion national debt, we certainly can’t afford to fund NPR and PBS any more. A government characterized by uncontrolled deficit spending has lost all moral and reasoned claims to run any business that could be tackled by the private sector. It shouldn’t be allowed to pour tax dollars into statist live-action role playing games like Americorps, either. Privatization is the only way to prevent the collapse of the unsustainable Social Security and Medicare entitlements.
If you read nothing else this entire week, read this piece and share it with everyone you know. If we want to get America back on track and prevent future generations from inheriting a staggering and untenable burden of debt, here is the call to action, and the roadmap to success.