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Friday, December 26, 2003

David Horowitz: Xmas Present From Progressives: Starvation:
"Because soft progressives cover for hard-line progressives like Stalin, Castro and other political monsters -- preferring to demonize George Bush and John Ashcroft instead -- these atrocities continue.

"The left's inability to understand the most basic economic fact -- that people need an incentive to produce -- has caused the unnecessary deaths of tens of millions of people -- mostly poor -- in the last 75 years. But thanks to a politically corrupted media and educational system, their pig-headed pursuit of socialist fantasies goes on."

These are the talking heads at CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, writers for the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and doctrine-denying preachers.

This is moral failure, not political failure. The moral failure is the denial oof the validity of the Eighth Commandment, which forbids taking of private property.

The "share the wealth" schemes of "progressives" of all sorts: liberals, socialists, communists, liberation theology, etc., all base their vain and cruel dreams on the idea that it is immoral to be rich if someone else is poor; that moral virtues like hard work, frugality, saving, temperance, and responsibility are not to be factored into the moral equation: the only thing is the spreadsheet.

It is interesting, though, the equality of land ownership in the Bible is the one thing that the "progressives" ignore. Instead, they would have land or its control pass to the state so that no one really owns any land.

Under the law God gave Israel, debts were forgiven every seventh year and all land returned to the family of the original owner at the year of jubilee, or the 49th year. This guaranteed economic liberty without theft. Those who loaned money and those who bought land knew the law, and the price and terms would be adjusted accordingly. Wealth remained firmly in private hands, assuring that the arrogance of power would find no means of executing its tyranny.

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