More gems from Churchill

Chris Brady cdbrady at attglobal.net
Thu Nov 28 15:57:50 MST 2002


Socialism
is the philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy.

-Sir Winston Churchill, as quoted on a Young America's Foundation poster
on the wall outside a University of Oregon conservative campus
publication, The Oregon Commentator.

According to Von Hayek, "Socialism is the road to serfdom."

Both seem to miss the point that the history of the economic superiority
of a certain class has historical roots in violence and usurpation.  But
they both belong to that superior class, and probably would prefer to be
superior than inferior, and therefore would exert at least a small
effort to retain their status.
The problem with economists is that they work for their bosses.

Contrast:

"[I]t has been driven by the manifest teaching of experience that
 liberty without equality is a name of noble sound and squalid result."
-L.T. Hobhouse		

"[People] equal in dignity of their persons and equal before the law,
  should be equal in their conditions."
-P.-J. Proudhon		

Que dijo Zapata:  "Prefiro murir de pie que vivir de rodillas."

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