Thursday, December 21, 2006

So Anyway

So I stopped over at The People's Cube to see what they're up to today. Apparently it was Volume II, Chapter I of the the autobiography of a certain famous socialist. Which they quoted:

- We demand that the State shall make it its primary duty to provide a livelihood for its citizens.
- The abolition of incomes unearned by work.
- The breaking of the slavery of interest
- Personal enrichment from war must be regarded as a crime against the nation. We demand therefore the ruthless confiscation of all war profits.
- We demand the nationalization of all businesses which have been formed into corporations (trusts).
- We demand profit-sharing in large industrial enterprises.
- We demand the extensive development of insurance for old age.
- We demand the passing of a law for the expropriation of land for communal purposes without compensation
- The State must consider a thorough reconstruction of our national system of education. The aim of the school must be to give the pupil, beginning with the first sign of intelligence, a grasp of the nation of the State (through the study of civic affairs).
- The State must ensure that the nation's health standards are raised by protecting mothers and infants, by prohibiting child labor.
- We demand the abolition of the mercenary army and the foundation of a people's army.
- The publishing of papers which are not conducive to the national welfare must be forbidden.
- Our nation can achieve permanent health only from within on the basis of the principle: The common interest before self-interest.
- To put the whole of this program into effect, we demand the creation of a strong central state power

Guess which well known socialist party had all that in its platform?

"We demand the abolition of the mercenary army and the foundation of a people's army." That sounds like something Charles Rangel would agree with given all of his efforts to replace our Volunteer Army with a mob of draftees.

I want to watch the DUmmies, the KOSsacks, and the Huffpuffers pop arteries when they find out who really wrote it. (Tee hee hee.)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.

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