Monday, September 26, 2005

The Evil Socialism

Here is a Swede that hasn't completely lost his marbles: Johnny Munkhammar, who has been featured here before:

The Evil Socialism

Some admit that socialism is wrong and that it produces a destructive society, yet claim that is has good intentions and beautiful values. They say that socialists at least want to fight poverty and want better opportunities for the worst off. I would say that is at best misleading but mostly all wrong. Socialism is not mainly about helping the poor and disabled or create progress. It is first and foremost about fighting wealth and in partucular stopping individuals from being successful. They hate when one person stands out, when one is more skilled, when one is rewarded for talent. And it is mainly for that hate that they fight for equality; not to give the poor a chance but to oppress genius and success. Nobody should think she or he is better than anyone else is the motto. And if someone proves to be, that has to be neglected or fought. That is why they want the high taxes and massive regulation. That is why they preach equality and social values - to fight the remarkable and successful. If social matters and equality are the most important things, then surely great achievements are no good. Since ideas, thinking and success are great human features, socialism is an ideology based on anti-humanity. That explains why it creates destructive societies. And that is. in turn, why it is not at all based on good values but evil ones.

European Dawn

I have devoted quite some time during this summer and beginning of autumn to write a book in English called "European Dawn - after the social model". It is to some extent based on "Sagan om välfärdens återkomst", but has a wider European perspective, lots of more facts and figures, and chapters on the labour market, taxes, reform examples, etc. The message is that the European Social Model is not the solution to our economic problems - it is the cause of most of them. But reforms that decrease the size of the state radically can bring about a new European dawn. We know what to do and others have done it. The book will be published by the Stockholm Network and Timbro together and will first be presented on the 26th of October in London. After that, more presentations in various countries will follow. Several of the world's leading experts on these matters have read the script and provided some comments. Robert Mundell, Nobel Laureate in 1999, for example, offered this quote: "A blockbuster tract that tackles head-on the major problems confronting the European economy. It should be required reading for all European politicians." Great feed-back indeed. I look forward to see how it will be received by a wider audience in Europe.

6 Comments:

At September 26, 2005 12:40 PM, Blogger heather said...

"I would say that is at best misleading but mostly all wrong. Socialism is not mainly about helping the poor and disabled or create progress. It is first and foremost about fighting wealth and in partucular stopping individuals from being successful. They hate when one person stands out, when one is more skilled, when one is rewarded for talent. And it is mainly for that hate that they fight for equality; not to give the poor a chance but to oppress genius and success. Nobody should think she or he is better than anyone else is the motto. And if someone proves to be, that has to be neglected or fought."
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This sounds a lot like Jante Law:

1. You shall not think that you are special.
2. You shall not think that you are of the same standing as us.
3. You shall not think that you are smarter than us.
4. Don't fancy yourself as being better than us.
5. You shall not think that you know more than us.
6. You shall not think that you are more important than us.
7. You shall not think that you are good at anything.
8. You shall not laugh at us.
9. You shall not think that anyone cares about you.
10. You shall not think that you can teach us anything.

 
At September 26, 2005 8:34 PM, Blogger Teratism said...

OK. That which has been described is the Nordic model. In your description, I have no arguments. All it produces is emmigration of the talent and a shrug of the shoulders for the average.
However, the real socialist cause is being missed.
All animals are equal but some are more equal than others. And as their egos have told them "we are superior to you, we know how you you should live your lives better than you". So do what we, the self appointed elite, say you should do. After all, you are just our cattle".

Plato anyone?

 
At September 26, 2005 8:40 PM, Blogger Teratism said...

Oh, and I look forward to your book, Fjördman. I do enjoy a good book!

 
At September 27, 2005 2:40 AM, Blogger Jack said...

That is the basic jist of the argument against socialism. Socialism is a dying ideal in *modern* economies nowdays anyway. Its the champaigne socialists you have got to watch out for. Do they actually sacrifice their usually substantial quality of life for the poor or any other pity attracting people? No. They are on nothing more than a self gratifying guilt mission becuase they haven't examined the free market properly. Who wants economic equality anyway? You might as well sit on your ass and do f**** all. It basically states that only the productive have a responsibility for the poor.

 
At September 27, 2005 8:50 AM, Blogger ik said...

I would have to dig up the links but during the WSF (World Socialist F..s) meet in Mumbai, Ford Foundation (which is leftist) was not invited by the fellow leftists. The reason is that Ford Foundation assisted Norman Borlaug (along with Indian scientists) in the "Green Revolution" in India (which made us self sufficient in food production and made the rural areas impervious to "world revolution") The leftofascists have never forgiven Norman Borlaug for this because they believe that if not for the Green Revolution India was ripe for the picking to organize a communist revolution.

The left never cares about people - just power hungry jerks - they would have loved to see mass starvation in India so that they could have teir "communist revolution" - so much for their love of the poor!

 
At September 27, 2005 7:04 PM, Blogger Renwaa said...

Nordic Smile: The Jante law is exactly what came to my mind.

The Danes have some serious inferiority issues and it is a major reason why we left DK. Why would I want to raise a child to be ashamed of his/her accomplishments?

Piss on that attitude. Dane on Dane jante is just obscene and my husband got it from all areas because he's lived outside DK and is successful.

As an American, I can just say
"F-off ignorant irrelevant fools".

 

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