A few days ago I was visiting the liberal blogosphere. I often do this to check into what the real liberals (not CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of liberal media) in America are thinking. Of course, I derive a direct benefit from these visits. It recharges my batteries and gives me that reminder why independent and true conservatives must keep on pressing on.
As I usually do I stopped in at A Radical Perspective, a blog true to it's name. I found his post "Doublethink" interesting so I left the following comment:
Which are we, socialist or fascist.
Socialism, a system whereby the means of production and distribution of goods is owned by the state.
Fascism, allowing for private ownership of business but highly regulated by the state (government).
These are a brief economic definition of both systems.
I would say we have a small amount of socialism but in fact a much larger degree of fascism.
Both are evil, and both should be resisted.
Only true honest capitalism, free from government intrusions, no subsidies for business, and a government free of special interest influence that breeds corruption, can give us a truly ethical and moral economic system.
TRUTH 101, a liberal blog of the first order whom I much more often than not disagree with, saw my comment and decided to post a reply. Before his reply I want to say that while TRUTH is a liberal blogger he maintains reason and at times will acknowledge or concede a point to a conservative. I guess that is to say he seems to be a blogger maintaining an open mind. Now his response:
Your faith in our fellow man is laudable RN. I prefer a regulating authority to keep an eye on things over Reagan's "voluntary compliance" nonsense.
True to the liberal philosophy, yes? As I thought about his comment I could n't put my finger on what struck me as odd. So I put on my "cap of musings" and let my thoughts go free.
My belief, not faith, is that MOST people are honest and have integrity.
TRUTH prefers a government regulatory authority overseeing things.
There are those in society that are NOT men of honesty, integrity, and goodwill.
Since our government is chosen by the people (from a slate of individuals who choose to run) it would seem likely that given my premise that most people are honest and with integrity, we should arrive at a just and honest government.
Hmm, is it just me, or is it possible those with honesty and integrity choose to work and produce something while the majority of those in government just may be the ones who lack honesty and integrity?
All politicians and government officials are not corrupt and dishonest. It just seems corrupt and dishonest people find their way into politics and government. So I will continue to stand by my position as stated.
More Random Musings:
It is okay to have a change of position. But only after reasoned reevaluation in ones own mind.
The problem with some is that they fail to recognize their own self interest is best preserved by the self.
The problem with socialism is that society is made up of individuals. Individuals prosper best when left to do their business.
Take from the individual that which is rightly his and soon there will be no individuals to left take from.