08 April 2016

Making Lincoln Great Again or Making Marx Great Again?

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Choose your poison.

This:
Well, I think Lincoln succeeded for numerous reasons. He was a man who was of great intelligence, which most presidents would be. But he was a man of great intelligence, but he was also a man that did something that was a very vital thing to do at that time. Ten years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible. So he did something that was a very important thing to do, and especially at that time. ~ Donald Trump, 31 March 2016
Profoundly shallow sounding, for sure. Classic Donald Trump.

Or this:
I guess to make a broader point, so often in the past there's been a sharp division between left and right, between capitalist and communist or socialist. And especially in the Americas, that's been a big debate, right? Oh, you know, you're a capitalist Yankee dog, and oh, you know, you're some crazy communist that's going to take away everybody's property. And I mean, those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don't have to worry about whether it neatly fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory -- you should just decide what works. ~ President Obama, 24 March 2016 
Yeah, communism doesn't really ever work. Cuba's a great example. Not to mention communism's trail of blood. And Cuba has it's own little trail.

You just can't make this stuff up. But it is rather revealing what really upsets some folks and what doesn't seem to bother them at all. LOL.

3 comments:

Jorge Maspons said...

Richard: I choose freedom. I am not a Marxist nor a Linconista. Marx never did anything for anyone even his own family and Lincoln, well, he was Lincoln... Some years ago I wrote a long article (Spanish) for a friend who haa a web page I titled it "What the Cubans can learn from the American Civil War." and the most important thing is freedom. The North was taxing the South too much and the Government, even by that time, was growing too much. The South rightly understood Jefferson's statement to declare independence and start over when the government becomes oppressive. This I do not see taught in school today. There is a 3rd. choice and that is freedom under a Constitutional form of Government
Jorge, your Cuban friend greet you

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Hello Jorge. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Ralph - certain folks aren't welcome here. One of the commenters on that linked post you attempted has made comments that are, in my opinion, hateful and totally inappropriate. I'm not going to post.

Besides, there's enough of the tripe on that site discussed elsewhere. You can take it there.