June 8, 2010

Not a Parody

National Deficit-Reduction Commissioner, Andy Stern:

"America needs a 21st century economic plan because we now know the market-worshipping, privatizing, de-regulating, dehumanizing American financial plan has failed and should never be revived, worshipping the market again....It has failed America and everyone that works here."

Yes, Andy, the American system of capitalism and free enterprise that has produced the highest standard of living in human history, and is at the same time the most generous, charitable, freedom-enhancing nation on the planet, is an abject failure. Clearly we need to emulate more closely the European social democracies that are currently in a death spiral.

It's beyond a simple lack of patriotism with poseurs like Stern. After all, they think patriotism is out-dated...retrograde. There's nothing about America or its values that is worth defending...that is, until it is transformed by them, via raw state power, into something more admirable...less exceptional. Hubris on stilts.

Posted by dan at June 8, 2010 5:00 PM