Thursday, November 4, 2010

Creeping Socialism

I like Jim's last post too.

I don't think the US is in danger of becoming Scandinavia. The United States is not well suited by tradition, culture, or political design to become an egalitarian society. James Madison's slow moving constitutional framework is behaving just as he intended. We are insulated from a 'tyranny of the majority.'

I am disappointed that the politics of the day is much ado about nothing.

I am coming to the conclusion that the daily news is offered as a form of therapeutic catharsis for repressed, idle, middle aged males.

And it is conspicuously lacking in salacious content. At least they have plenty of nudity in Scandinavia.


Baxter said...
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Baxter said...

Kidding aside, I'd much rather emulate Scandinavia than Paraguay. The anti-New Deal, cut-taxes-damn-the-consequences approach will ultimately create an American banana republic. The Bush years took us several steps down that path.

I'm not advocating that we adopt the policies of Stockholm. I agree with Eric's cultural analysis. But we shouldn't run screaming, ginned up by FNC, that Obama has brought socialism to our door. He hasn't, and Europeans laugh at such hayseed suggestions.