TEA Party Slogans Cheap and
By Evan Bolling
November 21, 2009
"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out
of everyone else's money" this becomingly trite slogan was
at one point witty and creative. Witty because it employs an
intelligent humor and creative because it cunningly neglects
the obvious, making it a purely fantastic perspective. Fantastic,
from the Latin phantasticius meaning imaginative, fantasy. The
root definition has been included to avoid confusion in my intended
Based on said catchphrase one would assume that such a flaw would
be historically untrue of its converse, the free market. Unfortunately
for the sake of the free market, this is not so.
Does the sum 700 billion dollars ring familiar? Yes we all remember
Dr. Evil from Austin Powers, maniacally laughing his demands
as he held earth hostage for such an amount, but that's not what
I am talking about. I am referring to the 700 billion dollar
bail-out package, which was first achieved by the Bush Administration
mind you, not the present. Why on earth would any government
need to bail out corporate goliaths? We saved Ford, GM, Chrysler,
Citi Group and dozens of others from monetary starvation; because
under a free market, they failed. To alter a familiar slogan,
"they ran out of THEIR OWN money!" In a desperate
cry for help the CEO Giants summoned from the darkness, a demon
of flame and shadow so black its silhouette blotted out the sun.
It was that which must not be named, oh yes but I am going to
say it, they summoned....SOCIALISM!
Let's take a look around us and I mean entirely around us; Scandavian
states have switched to a socialistic rule and for decades adding
up far less debt combined than the United States has racked up
in just one year alone. Global leaders like England, France,
Germany and Belgium, all arguably socialists, have yet to "run
out of everybody else's money".
In fact unlike our European counterparts, America has borrowed
over 650 billion dollars from yeah you guessed it, China. That
debt is predicted to reach over 1 trillion dollars by 2013.
So if I've got this right, the most capitalistic nation on the
planet "ran out of THEIR OWN money" and borrowed from
the crown head of all communist nations, China. So Mrs. Emmert
and all those fallen prey to the TEA Party bollocks, as far as
I can see; historically and presently the type of system running
out of money is ours, and the type of system in the position
to lend is theirs.
So as witty and creative as that slogan may be that's all it
is, witty and imaginative and is not a testimonial of accuracy
or relevance. As deep as a Christmas jingle.
About: "Ketchikan Resident
20 years of age"
Received November 17, 2009
- Published November 21, 2009
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