Points to Ponder

(Courtesy of Patriot Post; with emphases added)

The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence:  Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never under any circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own defects — his laziness, incompetence, improvidence, or stupidity.

–American economist Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993)

It takes a person of great character and self-control to continually imbibe and mouth the mantras of the left — that everyone on the right is sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, islamophobic, racist and bigoted — and not become a meaner human being. If I believed just about everyone with left-wing views was despicable, I would be meaner, too. In a previous column, I wrote about Thomas Friedman making one of the classic anti-Semitic libels when he wrote that the reason the Senate and the House gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing ovations was because ‘that ovation was bought and paid for by the Israel lobby.’ How does a Jew write an anti-Semitic libel? Because he’s on the left. That was the reason Rep. Andre Carson said that members of Congress who support the Tea Party want to see blacks ‘hanging on a tree.’ Because he’s on the left. Leftists’ meanness toward those with whom they differ has no echo on the normative right. Those on the left need to do some soul-searching. Because as long as they continue to believe that people on the right are not merely wrong but vile, they will get increasingly mean. The problem for the left, however, is that the moment it stops painting the right as vile, it has to argue the issues.

–radio talk-show host Dennis Prager

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  1. 18 Jan 2012 at 4:45 AM

    Self-reliant people of integrity and honor are loathed today. How sad is that! Thanx for reminding me with your post, Interface!

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