Archive for November, 2008

Kos joust on the Financial Time Bomb

November 12, 2008

Here’s my retort to a charge of amoral dogmatism on Daily Kos.

 

I can see how you would guess I am dogmatic when being insulted.  Righteous annoyance sometimes brings out a few extra adjectives from me and often people are deafened by the excessive amplification.

Writing in unbroken logical syllogism is pedantic and boring and bloated.  My unamplified points are:

1- the financial crisis was a setup by the left in that Fannie/Freddie and other GSE’s were shielded from risk oversight.  Worst case for the left: subsidies would continue forever, best case: if the bubble burst, the crisis would force a bailout and more progress towards de facto socialism (the ideological goal of the left), as happened in the S&L debacle.

2- the well will go dry eventually, and a true depression will be the only way America will get its work ethic back.

Admittedly, there are also regulatory failings regarding securitization, mark-to-market, and truth-in-lending, but those would not have caused the meltdown on their own if Fan/Fred had not offered the black hole of value by buying up crap, knowing they would be bailed out if it collapsed.

But if I had made these points, and argued them logically, I would not have forced you or others to defend yourselves EMOTIONALLY. By coupling vulgarity with ideological insults, and ridiculing the most caricatured (but real) characters in the left’s cast of “leaders” and “workers”, the meta-point would not have been made: 

This is an ideological cold war.

The statists (like yourself I assume) who have and will continue to sacrifice economic growth and technological freedom to reach egalitarian goals have made this economic downturn much worse than it would have been, and worse yet, I KNOW most of you are ecstatic that the government is no taking de facto control over several formerly private institutions, as were your great-grandparents when Wilson created the Fed and passed income tax, as were your grandparents when FDR defecated the New Deal on America, as were you parents when LBJ poisoned the underclass with the Great Society. 

Now you have your statist coup merit badge.  Congratulations, you’re an Egalitarian Scout, the highest Ludd honor.  Your time bomb worked (with the aid of the libertarian-in-name-only Alan Greenspan).

I believe in government protection of the borders and of property rights, enforcement of informed (non-fraudulent) transactions, free but competitive markets, reasonable regulation of safety, wealth transfer to the truly disabled, and emergency care for those whose lives are in imminent danger.  So I’m not a laissez-faire airhead, I just believe in maximizing the meritocracy.  Economic growth is critical to species survival.

But the rest of government is basically a tremendous impediment to the aggregate increase in human living standards.  Unsustainable entitlements and extreme looting of all successful people is going to cause all wealth and living standards to contract, and many will die as has happened when collectivism became dominant in the USSR and China and many other places.  I’ll stack libertarian morality against statist morality any day.  Whose ideas have killed more, Adam Smith’s, or Karl Marx’s?  Without the industrial revolution and relatively free markets, the world population would still be under a billion. Which ideology trends toward specied survival, and which towards species extinction?

Parasite is the right word, because even if you have a private sector job, you advocate and vote for collectivism.  A thief with a dayjob is still a thief.  Out of touch?  Maybe at one of your effete altruistic blank-slate scribbling social-engineering soires.  I hang with people who innovate and add value ALL DAY, with no government help.

Now wasn’t that boring? Remind me not to be nice anymore.  This is a war, after all.

Took a dump over on the DailyKos today…sick of these bailouts

November 11, 2008

Thread 1 dump:  A “Paul Broun is crazy” clusterfuck

Thread 2 dump: An Auto Bailout Circle Jerk

Text of my rant:

You statist punks on this thread must be creaming in your collectivist jeans over these daily bailout calls.  This is the 72 virgins you dreamt of when your pillowbiting Knight in Shimmery Satin, Barney Frank and his p_ss-boy Chris Dodd aided the sabotage of the housing market years ago.  The inevitable socialist coup going on now must be like a never-ending orgasm for you Leviathan-knob-slobbers.

F_ckin parasites, all of you. But be careful what you wish for. There is only so much tax extortion money you can use.  You can’t bail out every bloated, overregulated, govt co-opted, union-slacker-infested dinosaur.  Some will die a horrible death, with screwdriver turning union idiots losing their 45$/hr jobs that would be $10/hr in a free market, and losing their pensions, and having to work their last 5 years for Toyota at 1/3 the pay.  Justice served for parasiting for so many years.

And when the money runs out, you useless b_stards might just have to compete and add value to stay employed.  Or do you all still live with your mommies and breast-feed when for comfort when you worry about having to get a real job?

No charge for the Luddhunter’s tough love today.

Baggin’ on a Ludd who was inconvenienced by voting

November 9, 2008

Here’s my response on a libber blog about a ludd who bitched about taking an hour to vote on election day.

Ditto DFW,
The Ludds in the urban archipelago frequently bitch about any work they need to do.  It is not just their confusion of civic responsibility with economic responsibility, it is their confusion about responsibility in general.

In their egalitarian (egalita-ratfuck) vision, these faggoty fixers do not like a society that forces people to compete and be personally responsible, as the productive people in in our culture do.  That is why they slob the historical knob of Karl Marx and work so hard on advocating policy which effectively centralizes the major economic decisions and co-opt big market players to establish de-facto control over industry.

These tin-horn unweaned tyrants want government and her big tasty titties to pick and control industrial winners so that they can realize their infantile limp dick vision of fairness, which is price and wage controls, and massive redistribution of housing, health, and money…EVEN IF it means crippling the economy and shortages of most products and services.

Now their Robin Hood Butt Boy Obama is elected, and they expect him to nance around in his green tights and bow and arrow, and rob from the rich and give to the poor…and all that looter state policy will do is earn those utopian dreamers in the middle class a big federal internal revenue sodomization.