As liberal and twisted as the San Francisco Bay area can be, it appears that Seattle is the new hotbed of socialist group think. After reading this by Skip at Granite Grok, I'm wondering if it's time for the US to invade Seattle and rescue the citizens from this morally corrupt and nascent totalitarian movement.
Skip's post starts out talking about how many in the Seattle area look down at their noses at NASCAR fans. Sounds ridiculous, right? But this is symptom of a far greater problem in Washington State.
Well, while the talk is all about San Fran values, or California values, it seems like Washington state really wants to give the former a real run for their money with this story.
Some Seattle school children are being told to be skeptical of private property rights. This lesson is being taught by banning Legos.
A ban was initiated at the Hilltop Children's Center in Seattle. According to an article in the winter 2006-07 issue of “Rethinking Schools” magazine, the teachers at the private school wanted their students to learn that private property ownership is evil.
And then teachers wonder why they are coming under more and more attacks...and this one is justified. The right to control, to own, "stuff" goes to the heart of the capitalistic society. I keep seeing this more and more as I see teachers not teaching the fundamentals but going after subjects like "social justice", eliminating competition, and the like.
You know, things that make the real world work? I do have do wonder if these teachers can play chess, for they certainly are not thinking several moves ahead. Without ownership, without the incentive to do better, earn more, the taxes that pay these teachers would evaporate.
Skip goes into quite a bit of detail, but one thing that stuck out in his commentary is his mention that these numb nuts socialists are still trying to play the “Zero sum game”.
What is meant by that? Simply this: They believe that if someone got rich, then they must have taken it away from someone else and made them poor. In other words they act as if there is a finite amount of wealth. That may have been true many generations ago when wealth was defined by the possession of valuable commodities (gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, land, etc.). Wealth had a finite sum that didn't change rapidly. The rich did get rich by taking the wealth away from those under them. This is the so-called zero sum. But that is no longer true. Unfortunately the anti-capitalist throwbacks haven't figured this out. That's why they are trying so hard to indoctrinate children to believe that wealth is evil and that private property shouldn't exist.
Of course the socialist experiment has been tried again and again, where everything was owned by everyone (meaning that nobody owned anything). And every time this experiment has been tried it has failed miserably. But that doesn't stop them from trying it one more time. (Of course you know the definition of insanity, don't you? It is trying the same thing over and over again, but expecting the results to be different this time.) Need I say more?
Like the PC movement, which is yet another attempt by the socialists to engineer society, this failed ideology needs to die a lingering, painful death. The sooner, the better.