Sep 29 2009

New York Times Weeps For Socialists

Published by at 7:06 am under All General Discussions

Well, I guess the New York Times showed its colors today as it weeps over the demise of socialism (which has never worked to lift people up, but definitely oppressed them):

A specter is haunting Europe — the specter of Socialism’s slow collapse.

Even in the midst of one of the greatest challenges to capitalism in 75 years, involving a breakdown of the financial system due to “irrational exuberance,” greed and the weakness of regulatory systems, European Socialist parties and their left-wing cousins have not found a compelling response, let alone taken advantage of the right’s failures.

Get clue – socialism is a failure and can only pretend to be of benefit when it cowers in the shadow of free markets. The reason they have no answers is because they never did have any good answers.

No wonder the New York Time loves President Obama and the DC Liberals in Congress.

Update: President Obama’s ties to socialist political organizations is coming to light more and more.

There’s been a good deal of attention to ACORN of late, and deservedly so. Yet for all the fuss, what is arguably the most important Obama-Acorn tie of all has gotten short shrift. During the 2008 election, Obama’s close links to the far-left New Party were revealed and explored (although not by the mainstream press). Yet many seem to have forgotten that the New Party, particularly in Chicago, was dominated by ACORN (and by an ACORN-controlled SEIU union local). During the campaign, I detailed Obama’s New Party ties in two pieces, “Something New Here,” and “Life of the New Party.” Important evidence of Obama’s pursuit of the New Party endorsement can also be found in the September-October 1995 issue of “New Ground,” newsletter of the Chicago chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. Obama’s New Party ties matter because they show that his links to ACORN went far beyond shared on-the-ground organizing, legal representation, training, or even funding (although all of those ties existed and were important). By running for office with the New Party, Obama was effectively indicating that he shared ACORN’s radical political goals.

The article discusses an ACORN high level plant inside the White House. With Congress, DoJ, The Census Bureau and Bank Of America all dropping ACORN like a rotten hot potato one wonders how long the White House will tolerate their shenanigans inside the halls of power?

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “New York Times Weeps For Socialists”

  1. Mike M. says:

    The NYT still refuses to face facts.

    The economic problem was CAUSED by Government intervention. Socialism is the disease, not the cure.

    And if Europe is finally throwing off this illness, that is good news indeed.

  2. kathie says:

    Is the government responsible for the life, liberty and happiness for each of the 300 million people with in it’s border? Or is it the government’s place to stay out of the way and let it’s citizens soar? When we feel weak and vulnerable we elect a leader who will take care of us, other wise we like the “let us soar” kind of government. In the past we have decided that a safety net is a good thing for our most vulnerable. It will be interesting to see how far we want to extend that safety net. I hope we can find middle ground. There is only one way we can extend a really big safety net to so many, the defense budget. In todays world, that is a really bad idea, but Obama is surely heading in that direction, it is pure far left wing thinking.

  3. crosspatch says:

    And these socialists being knocked out of office stop collecting campaign donations because they are no longer in a position to influence things. So the longer they are out of power, the greater their influence wanes.

    Not only does the popularity of their influence wane, but the popularity of their propaganda outlets wanes. Think “newspapers” are doing poorly? Not really. Murdoch had to open a new printing plant in the US for the Times of London because the movers and shakers in business and industry in New York stopped taking the NY Times and decided to take the London Times instead. They need a clearer picture of what is really going on, not one tinted by how someone would wish things to be.

    People are turning away from the broadcast network news, turning away from CNN, and MSNBC while Fox enjoys better ratings in most time slots than the others combined.

    Another fallacy the news has is they they still think they can “spike” a story. They can’t. They believe that if they simply refuse to acknowledge the existence of a story, it will just go away. That was probably the case 10 years go but not anymore.

    But the problem with the web is that people can go back and change history. I read an article in the past several days where someone linked to a WaPo article and included a short quote. A commenter noted later that he must have linked the wrong article because the quoted text wasn’t in the article linked. Sure enough, he went back and looked and the article text had been changed days after publication.

    With printed news, one has to be very careful because you can’t “unprint” a newspaper. With web news, you can change it at any time, or delete it, or add new postdated articles. You can make history appear quite different from reality. Web news allows people to go back and purge archives or change positions on issues. The worst at this is the Washington Post. I have caught them changing articles many times. I have also caught them deleting articles out of the archives.

    Most major news outlets are staffed by socialists who believe they are making the world “a better place” by portraying their position in a favorable light. My late wife was a journalist. I have met quite a few in my time. Not “famous” journalists but more like average reporters, some who work for a major US daily whose names you might recognize if you live in the Western US. If you show up to a cocktail party wearing a beret and a Che t-shirt, you would be given a smile and a thumbs up and likely brought into conversation with the kewl kidz. Its like the whole 1960′s beatnik thing still lives at many newspapers when they get together socially.

    But people are ignoring them in increasing numbers. So in order to counter that, they want to introduce a think called the “fairness doctrine” which would force them to get 50% play. That isn’t going to work. Because in addition to a certain freedom of speech, there is also a freedom on paying attention that is held by the individual. I don’t care if they get 50% of the air time, they can’t force us to listen to them.

    And so in final desperation, they go for the kids and behold … children singing Democrat political songs praising Obama.

    It is sickening.

  4. kathie says:

    OBAMA told ACORN they would have a seat at the table if President, that is one promise he kept. I have seen the video of him making the promise. Obama outright lies when he worries that his associations are a problem because they say something about who he is. Obama presents himself as a clean slate, clearly he is not, and his past is very troubling. The logical conclusion is that he is at heart a black nationalist. He disguises his programs/policies to fit the language of a democrat, in the name of humanity, rather then the anger of the oppressed. The health care bill, written by ACORN before Obama was elected, it has just had a few extras added by Pelosi et al. The Cap and Trade bill was written by the Apollo group, with a few add ons. His education proposals have all the finger prints of his friend, mentor and “Faith of My Father” writer William Ayers. If we were able to follow the money it would be as plain as day.

    I would say that Obama is a black Revolutionary who has disguised himself in a palatable, acceptable image. Watch how he approaches the health care debate when he confronts the crowd, “fired up, ready to go”, emotionally stir up the crowd, get them on your side, push it through. This is an intellectual discussion, or it should be. Take it out of the intellectual realm, and shove it down our throats before we have a chance to know what has happened. That’s the hurry? Revolutions depend on deception and speed.

    I am willing to say I’m wrong, but my fear is that I’m not.

  5. crosspatch says:

    Discovering that the Socialists have been lying about things such as “Global Warming” isn’t helping their cause either. All of this “we have only 10 years to avert global catastrophe” nonsense that has been spewed every year for the past 12 years, while global temperatures have been declining, is starting to take its toll on people’s willingness to listen to it.

    The nonsense that CO2 is some ecological bogeyman that is going to kill us all if we don’t build eleventy zillion windmills is just nuts. If CO2 is that dangerous, we have the technology right now to replace every single coal plant in the country and with fuel recycling, we have enough uranium to last a thousand years.

    Things such as wind farm in the UK delivering far below the touted output don’t help “the cause” much either. Last winter when the UK reached peak electricity demand for heating, there wasn’t a breath of breeze. All those wind turbines were sitting idle not generating a single watt of energy. And the coldest nights are those clear, calm, frigid nights when cold high pressure from the arctic settles in.

    The problem is that the left has been selling “wolf tickets” and the wolf hasn’t appeared. People aren’t buying it anymore, particularly when we find case after case of data being intentionally selected or manipulated to further the agenda.

    And ACORN? Why is it horrible to give 1 billion dollars to Halliburton for defense contracts because the Vice President was CEO of the company for a year many years ago, but quite alright to give 8 billion dollars to ACORN who the current President was affiliated with relatively recently?

    The double-standard is just plain idiotic and the people are seeing through it thanks to the ability to get information out even if the commercial outlets refuse to report on it.