Progressives Have Been Running ‘Murica For 100 Years, Where’s Paradise?
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “I will take the Machiavellian machinations of 100 oligarchs over the madness of a democratic mob, see: French Revolution. I don’t prefer either of them and neither should you, but if I had to choose, I’ll have oligarchs for 100, Alex.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Mike: I will take the Machiavellian machinations of 100 oligarchs over the madness of a democratic mob, see: French Revolution. I don’t prefer either of them and neither should you, but if I had to choose, I’ll have oligarchs for 100, Alex. This is a joke that we had going on in the chatroom last night, which is why you should show up for these things. There’s only a couple thousand Founders Pass members, and I think we crossed almost 30 chatters at one time last night. Perhaps that’s related to the fact that no one cares what the Dumbocrats have to say. If you were watching the television show Jeopardy and you had the five candidates competing for Jeopardy, the game may have been played something like this.
Anderson: Yes, Mrs. Clinton, to you.
Hillary: Yes, Anderson. I’ll have Bombing Countries without Declarations of War for $1,000 of Jim Webb’s dollars. Or you could substitute Jim Webb for $1,000 of that wealthy guy in the third row’s, seat 3C, dollars.
It really is, though, quite depressing to watch grown people agonize over and haggle over how they’re going to spend the spoils of war, the war waged on the American citizenry, to force us into this social experiment that they have concocted. In order to pay for the social experiment and the social engineering, to concoct and contrive these vainglorious tax schemes and policies and other sordid scams, extricate as much money out of us as is possible without us actually revolting, and then to watch them argue over who gets to spend it and how it gets spent really is an indication, a great indication of just —
the wheels came off a long time ago. I’d say we can see the wheels having spun off, rolling away from the great truck or the great car that is ‘Murica. That happened so long ago they already went over the cliff. We’re just kind of skidding up to the cliff now.
Over and over and over — if you weren’t listening last night, here’s a good exchange. Bernie Sanders was asked whether or not he’s a capitalist. Here’s a good place to start. Mrs. Clinton is asked whether or not she’s a progressive or a moderate. To be able to stand in front of a public — think of the optics of this and of the location of this. This event is taking place in Las Vegas. Ladies and gentlemen, the power of government is not brought to bear to coerce people to go to Las Vegas, sin city as it’s called and as it should be, to sin. No government need to intervene to get anyone to go to Las Vegas, to go and hang out at pools scantily, immodestly clad, to go spend money that you probably don’t have and shouldn’t be gambling away or whatever the case may be. Nobody has to be urged by government to do so.
Just for a moment, just consider, if that hall were filled with gamblers or filled with people that just happened to be there because they’re in town for the fun of Vegas, you would be talking about a bunch of people who have basically acted upon their own freewill. In other words, they acted as free people. They had taken the fruits of whatever labor it is that they call labor or whatever they call occupation or entrepreneurship or whatever and they brought it to Las Vegas and they were going to risk it, all for the allure of advancing their own material status in the world. Nothing could provide a greater dichotomy or a greater contrast to what was going on on the stage. What the candidates on the stage were talking about was how to confiscate more of the people that were actually in Las Vegas to be in Las Vegas’s money before they got to Vegas, so they’d have less to spend in Vegas. Oh, but they’d be better off because they’d have better schools, that we’d stop global warming.
I love the idea that Maryland, led by Martin O’Malley, is going to stop, [mocking] “We did our part to stop global warming.” No, you didn’t! You’re an insignificant little landmass. What are you talking about you did your part? You mean you subjected the people, the citizens of Maryland to your campaign aspirations or to your higher political office aspirations. You might say that some of the things that O’Malley and Maryland did or have done as governor were done specifically so he could brag about them on the stage last night. It is all so tawdry of an affair.
Here is the exchange about whether or not Sanders is a socialist. It begins with Sanders and it ends up with Mrs. — actually it begins with Mrs. Clinton being asked whether or not she’s a progressive or a moderate. Of course, she responds: No, I’m a progressive. I’m a proud progressive. Folks, nominalism. This is nominalism at play again. What is she to progress towards? Progressive would suggest that you’re making progress, would it not? Progress toward what? But, you see, if you use nominalist terms and if you’re a nominalist, you don’t ever have to define anything. You just throw it out there and people go: Yay, yay! I’m a progressive, too! Yay!
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Anderson Cooper: Just for the record, are you a progressive or are you a moderate?
Hillary Clinton: I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done. I know how to find common ground, but I know how to stand my ground. And I have proved that in every position that I’ve had, even dealing with Republicans who never had a good word to say about me, honestly, but we found ways to work together on everything from reforming foster care and adoption to the children’s health insurance program, which insures eight million kids. I have a long history of getting things done, rooted in the same values I’ve always had.
Cooper: Senator Sanders, a Gallup poll says half the country would not put a socialist in the White House. You call yourself a democratic socialist. How can any kind of socialist win a general election in the United States?
Bernie Sanders: Well, we’re going to win because first we’re going to explain what democratic socialism is. And what democratic socialism is about is saying it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of one percent in this country own almost 90 percent, own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent; that it is wrong today in a rigged economy that 57 percent of all new income is going to the top one percent; that when you look around the world, you see every other major country providing healthcare to all people as a right except the United States. You see every other major country saying the . . .
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Mike: Let’s go over a couple things here as we listen to this socialist claptrap here. I don’t even think he knows what a socialist is. Government control over the means of production, classic socialism. He is describing oligarchy. That’s what he’s describing. He’s describing that there is a system that has been put in place that benefits a very elite few. Whatever is left over is divvied up amongst the rest of us poor schmoes. That’s the first thing.
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Note the use of the words “every other country.” Okay, so if it’s every other — [mocking] “Mike, why do you have to nitpick on this?” Because this stuff matters. How you use words matters. It ought to matter, otherwise why do people lose their jobs when they use words improperly or in what we say is an improper use? See: Brendan Eich, former CEO of — he didn’t even use any words. I’d say see: Jimmy the Greek or Howard Cosell or Rick Sanchez formerly of CNN, etc., etc. What is “every other?” Every means all. Other, what does that mean? Is it all or is it others? You might say that “of the” — he said “all the other major countries in the world.” You might say properly, if you wanted to actually make a point about this, you might say that of the 50 countries, 50 largest countries by population according to the UN — and they do collect statistics on this . . .
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