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The Epidemic of Ignorance – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on March 10, 2019

Famed economist Murray Rothbard touched on the answer: “It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.” — Murray Rothbard

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/03/brian-wilson/socialism-and-the-epidemic-of-ignorance/

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The Big Debate among all the Brainiacs these days (Real, Faux, Wishful, Self-Anointed): Will Socialism and its Simplistic Sycophants be successful here in the bastion of (crony) Capitalism,  America? From FOX to C-SPAN, WaPo to NYT, Conservative pundits pound the podium prognosticating “NEVER”! They slice and dice the Russians (of course), the “Chi-Coms” (Limbaugh varietals), Little Rocket Man, Maduro, Bernie and AOC with an admonition from noted political critics Rocky and Bullwinkle: “That trick never works!”.

This is one of those rare occasions when Pundits R Us got it absolutely correct: the “Socialism Never Works” part. Never has; never will. At least, not in the sense of the True Believers and Newly Converted who stay up nights watching Rachel Maddow making Kool-Aide in giddy anticipation of its paradisiac arrival (see also Linus/Great Pumpkin, Santa Claus/Sack of Goodies). Put bluntly: there is no Freedom Fairy.

But for those jive-talkin’, silver-tongued, lyin’, connivin’, manipulative scum out selling this poison door-to-door to children and those with child-like minds, their concept of Socialism appears to be coming along just fine! While mostly in its gestation period, the Podium Pounders are making great headway! With the litany of Spectacular Failures throughout history, how and why can this be happening?

As friend Gary Barnett writes: “Mass schooling guarantees a weak and compliant population, one that has lost the ability to think critically. It is an all-consuming addiction to mediocrity and an escape from excellence. No society can continue to be free and prosper under such conditions.”

Famed economist Murray Rothbard touched on the answer: “It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.’ But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.” — Murray Rothbard

Notice that Murray’s wisdom is applicable to “Everything In General”, also known as OWI (Opining While Ignorant). The eminent Tom Sowell (“Basic Economics,” “The Vision of the Anointed,” and lots more)  recently stated, “…time and time again, people adopt willful ignorance regarding socialism’s track record around the world.”. (Washington Times)

While not in the league of either of these brilliant minds, I can proudly say I came to a similar conclusion a few years ago, identifying “Aggressive Ignorance” as one of the four “new Horsemen of the Apocolypse” contagions already at epidemic proportions that would lead to America’s Doom. In this case, “Doom” and “Socialism” are synonymous. (Come to think about it, in every case they are synonymous!)…

What do to?

Think while it’s still legal. MOFA- Make Orwell Fiction Again! Help find a cure for the Government!  Help stamp out Ignorance in your lifetime!

Be seeing you

obey

 

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