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I have seen the future and it's not what you think it is
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:36:02 AM »
The revolution you'd like to see is simply an event of such extremely low probability that expecting it to happen amounts to believing in Santa Claus.

I EXPECT a swing to more socialism.  The politics of that are already successfully incubating on our university campuses. But it won't be called socialism or communism.  Those are buzzwords with a lot of bad connotations.

Our future looks a lot like Europe. And like socialism in Europe today, it won't make any difference in people's lives,when the energy isn't there.

But the changes here are going to be ( already are, actually) incremental and involve taxing some people more and giving money to other people who don't have any. And that's a bottomless hole that will get bigger. The very idea depends on having tax donkeys to pay somebody else's share. Eliminating high paid professional jobs is a way to achieve instant failure.
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Re: I have seen the future and it's not what you think it is
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 09:48:48 AM »
The revolution you'd like to see is simply an event of such extremely low probability that expecting it to happen amounts to believing in Santa Claus.

It's not what I would "like to see".  Its just history.  The Bolsheviks didn't believe in Santa Claus and neither did Robespierre.  Nevertheless, it happened.  Do you deny there was a Russian or French Revolution?  That is just in the last 200 years chief.  It's not that low in probability.

"Those who do not learn from history are DOOMED to repeat it."

You will not learn.  You want to keep your priviledge at any cost.  That is obvious.

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Re: I have seen the future and it's not what you think it is
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 10:34:37 AM »
The revolution you'd like to see is simply an event of such extremely low probability that expecting it to happen amounts to believing in Santa Claus.

I EXPECT a swing to more socialism.  The politics of that are already successfully incubating on our university campuses. But it won't be called socialism or communism.  Those are buzzwords with a lot of bad connotations.

Our future looks a lot like Europe. And like socialism in Europe today, it won't make any difference in people's lives,when the energy isn't there.

But the changes here are going to be ( already are, actually) incremental and involve taxing some people more and giving money to other people who don't have any. And that's a bottomless hole that will get bigger. The very idea depends on having tax donkeys to pay somebody else's share. Eliminating high paid professional jobs is a way to achieve instant failure.


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