Fearsome Pirate on Leftist illogic.
Regarding your most recent comment, one thing red-pill male and female takers often fail to grasp is just how deeply the left does not understand how their own system works. Single women, for example, do not begin to grasp the fact that on a fundamental level, the way the system works is to transfer the surplus of productive men to them. They believe that the government, through the magic of Obama’s caring, just sort of makes “taking care of women’s health needs” happen. The idea that men because it is predominantly men have to work and strive to create a surplus to be redistributed to them in the first place is just not even in the orbit of their thought.Until recently, I interacted regularly with a lot of leftists. The truly scary part is they don’t even realize they’re collapsing their own system. Through the right combination of taxes, printing money, manipulation of interest rates, price controls, and trade restrictions, they imagine they can have it all. History began yesterday, and past prosperity and, more importantly, myths of past prosperity can be extrapolated into infinity.
Sunshine Mary on the consequences of this
People do not realize how dependent they are on the system
Yes indeed, and single women, especially single mothers, are the most dependent. If I were a single woman right now, I would be really concerned. The downward spiral of our country’s fiscal well-being has increased its pace dramatically; here is the outstanding public debt as of this morning:
This is an inconceivable number; I can’t even understand what nearly 17 trillion of something even is. It’s an unpayable sum of money. And when the correction comes, what will happen to all the agencies that women depend upon?
Talking about this feels a little bit like talking to the wild-eyed anarchist I dated briefly in college, you know? He was always going on and on about “When the revolution comes!” And I would get caught up in it and think, “Yes! When then the revolution comes! Then all will be well.” But I’m not 19 years old anymore. I know there is no glorious revolution coming that’s going to “fix everything.” There just appears to be a rapidly escalating decent into chaos and misery.
Me at Captain Capitalism on the endgame
Poverty and bankruptcy makes you think. When NZ went bloody close to Bankruptcy (1984 — you were probably in nappies) then we discovered TINA
TINA means There Is NO Alternative.
* To selling all state owned enterprises.
* To killing all agricultural subsidies. (This caused a lot of distress and farmer suicide. Still happened)
* To simplifying the tax regimen (Like a NO exceptions system. We have the most efficient tax system in the OECD because the govt was forced to do cost benefit analysis on all its regulations
It can happen. In fact, it was a leftist govt that did all this.
Because the alternative was defaulting.
You know that your govt is serious if TINA enters the room. At the moment, they are just playing around.