Retro Jeans Network: ‘1980s Jordache Denim Jeans For Women Commercial’

JORDACHE JEANS - RETRO

Source:Retro Jeans Network– 1980s Jordache Jeans.

“JORDACHE JEANS – RETRO”

From Retro Jeans Network

The music might sound corny thirty-years later, but those Jordache denims on that woman certainly do not look corny. If anything those designer jeans and that type of designer denim is even bigger today.

I’ll never understand why women’s denim jeans went from dark wash designer denims from the late 1970s all the way to 1985 or so, to acid wash denims from the late 1980s and even into the early 1990s. And then back to the designer denims of the late 1990s that we are still going through today with the jeans in boots look coming back into style ten-years ago, that is still with us especially in cold weather.

The designer denims of this era and now with the low-rise skinny denim look are perfect for sexy women. Especially the dark wash jeans, because of how they highlight women’s legs and butts. Without the woman having to show skin when she sits down or stands up.

Posted in Style | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CBS News: ‘Mitt Romney and Barack Obama: No Difference’

Romney and Obama_ No DifferenceSource:CBS News– President Barack H. Obama: D, Illinois- 45th POTUS.

Source:Real Life Journal 

“Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are the same. They have the same policies and are both puppets for Bilderberg and the CFR. No matter how the media spins it or what the candidates say, they are not representing real change. There is one candidate that does represent real and true change in America, change for the good and we must all put our differences aside and support this man any way we can.”

From CBS News

Trying to tell the difference between “RomneyCare” and “ObamaCare” is like trying to tell the difference between a couple of lemons. You have to feel each of them, look closely, get into the details. But on paper they are essentially the same plans. Expanding private health insurance through tax credits, patient protections and requiring that all Americans pay for their share of their health care.

But other than health care reform, telling the difference between Mitt Romney, depending on which Mitt he decides to be based on what day it is, how the wind is blowing, how the weather is, which clone he decides to be that day, it can be very difficult without x-ray vision. They are very different on Iraq and Afghanistan and Iraq. Mitt believes we should stay there, Barack believes we should get the hell out.

Mitt and Barack are different on deficit reduction. Mitt apparently believes that we can cut the debt and deficit, raising taxes on the poor and focusing on around 15% of the Federal budget. Or 555B$, he doesn’t want to eliminate all of that by the way. Thats the non-defense and entitlement parts of the Federal budget. President Obama believes everything should be on the table, except raising taxes on the poor.

They are different on growing the economy. Mitt believes in more tax cuts and subsidies for corporate America and rich people. I don’t have a problem with the tax cuts, if it comes with eliminating tax loopholes. Which Mitt views as tax hikes, apparently Mitt believes that if you eliminated all taxes on the wealthy and corporate America. And then eliminate all of the tax loopholes as well, Mitt would call that tax hikes, because you would be giving them less money. (Talk about fuzzy math)

I believe that’s what would come under George W. Bush’s definition of “Fuzzy Math”. The President believes the way to grow the economy is to rebuild the country, its public infrastructure, infrastructure investment. Developing a national energy policy that would expand and create new energy industries in America. Putting millions of Americans back to work, as well as incentivizing people to spend money in the country. Including tax cuts for the middle class that need tax relief. Here a few areas where Mitt and Barack unfortunately are similar and why I’m disappointed with President Obama as a Liberal Democrat and it relates to social issues and civil liberties.

Mitt and Barack both support the Patriot Act, indefinite detention and the War on Drugs. You expect Republicans today to take these Big Government positions. If Mitt Romney was truly a Liberal as critics in the GOP call him and if he’s a Liberal, the majority of people living in the Bible Belt are Muslims. If this was the case, then Mitt Romney would be against these things. If Barack Obama was a real Liberal and not a Moderate Liberal he would be against these things as well. And this is where the President has been disappointing and why Liberal Democrats are taking a look at Gary Johnson the Libertarian Party nominee for president.

There’s plenty of differences between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama that Ray Charles could see. I just wish there were a hell of a lot more. So to call them twins or clones, is inaccurate. Mitt Romney already has a clone but his name is Mitt Romney as well. And that’s the only twin or clone that he needs.

Posted in American Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barry Kibrick: ‘Love Your Mistakes’

Love Your Mistakes

Source:Barry Kibrick– loves his mistakes?

“Mistakes are your best assets. They hone your skills and develop your creativity. Don’t be afraid to make them, the more the merrier.”

From Barry Kibrick

Eric Metaxas the right-wing author and radio talk show host, once said when he was talking about one of his books and I’m paraphrasing: “We’re all a bunch a screw ups, it’s just a matter of what you do with your screw up. Do you learn from them and not make the same mistake again, or do you keep making the same mistakes over and over again.”

Eric Metaxas is a Donald Trump lover (if not ass-kisser) so obviously I don’t like his politics, but he’s right about this. And even if the rest of his life is one screw up after another (like who he votes for President) at at least he hit one home run in his life.

I’m not arguing that people should go out there and screw up as much as possible and purposely get things wrong in life, because then you would no longer be a screw up, but an idiot. And no good, sane, intelligent person, wants to be associated with idiots, unless they’re useful idiots and they use those people as tools. And hopefully Barry Kibrick isn’t arguing that people should intentionally screw up in life.

The three guarantees in life are death, taxes, and mistakes, which comes from being imperfect people in an imperfect world. The question is what do we do with them: do we lie down on the ground and claim life is too hard and we’re simply not good and smart enough to be successful in life, or do we learn from our screw ups and use them to become better people. Intelligent people will learn from their screw ups and use them to become better people: “This is where I failed and this is what I should do in the future to be successful. Now I know.”

Intelligent people also won’t say to play on what Barry Kibrick said in his video: “I won’t make that mistake again.” Well, to use a baseball analogy: how many hitters do you know of who have struck out on a curve ball thinking that they were swinging at a fastball and then struck out on the same pitch later on, again thinking that they were swinging at a fastball? You’re not going to find a  Major League power hitter who hasn’t made that mistake multiple times. And the same thing in any other profession.

The key is to not routinely make the same mistakes over again. The whole point about having a brain and intelligence is the ability to learn and even learn from our mistakes. The greatest gift about being an imperfect person is the ability to learn. Imagine how boring life would be if you started out already knowing everything, similar to inheriting a billon dollars by the time you are 21: what’s the point in going on when you already know and have everything?

Again, the key is what do you do with the information, facts, and evidence that have just been given to you: do you use them improve, or do you settle for mediocrity. Intelligent people always use that informations, evidence, and facts to improve, which is why they’re intelligent and successful in life, because they always want to be the best that they can be.

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spoof: ‘Reviving Old Time Celebrities – The Incredible Life Of Angie Dickinson’

Reviving Old Time Celebrities - The Incredible Life Of Angie Dickinson

Source:Spoof– Hollywood Goddess Angie Dickinson.

“Reviving Old Time Celebrities – The Incredible Life Of Angie Dickinson

Thе ѕесrеt crush оf mаnу generations of mаlе mоviеgоеrѕ – Angiе Diсkinѕоn wаlkеd into Hollywood history having kiсkеd оff a 10-year аffаir with Frank Sinаtrа аѕ she рlауеd his wifе in thе original Oсеаn’ѕ Elеvеn and catching the еуе оf Burt Bасhаrасh in 1965, ѕhе hаd tо livе on with thе trаgеdу оf her dаughtеr’ѕ ѕtrugglе with Asperger’s ѕуndrоmе аnd erratic but mеmоrаblе саrееr.

Tоdау, wе’rе going tо lооk аt thе inсrеdiblе life оf the television ѕеriеѕ Pоliсе Wоmаn – Angiе Dickinson. But bеfоrе wе gеt intо thе vidео, dоn’t forget to ѕmаѕh thе rеd button tо ѕubѕсribе to the сhаnnеl аnd lеаvе a comment “I ѕubѕсribеd” аnd wе will bе sure tо personally rерlу tо уоur соmmеnt.”

From Spoof

If you want to know how good of an actress and entertainer Angie Dickinson is, I’m sure you do so I’m going to tell you: she was an honorary member of The Rat Pack, that famous Hollywood group of entertainers that Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin put together in the 1950s, that was still performing in the 1960s.

The Rat Pack was an A-list of Hollywood entertainment group when you’re talking about The Chairman, Dino, Sammy Davis, Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop, and perhaps others. As the saying in Hollywood goes: you don’t apply to be a member of their club, they ask you to join and Angie was part of their group.

But what Angie Dickinson will always be most remembered for was personally creating the Hollywood sexy and yet tough, but also adorable ass-kicking, female cop, as Detective Sergeant Pepper Anderson from NBC’s Police Woman in the mid and late 1970s.

Angie was the first female star as a police officer on TV. Well before Mariska Hargitay, Marge Helgenberger, and the other sexy female cops that we see all over TV today. Who don’t get coffee, aren’t writing tickets, don’t have desk jobs, but out in the field as detectives and in many cases are leading investigations. Angie is obviously great eye-candy (perhaps even if you’re gay and blind) but she’s a helluva an actress as well.

 

Posted in Hollywood Goddess | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plato Shrugs: ‘Ideology Post Trump: Where Do We Go From Here?’

IDEOLOGY POST TRUMP_ WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE_ - Google Search

Source:Plato Shrugs– I wish this was fake news.

“Ideological turmoil in America has reached unprecedented heights. With conservatives falling into the unfalsifiable throws of populism and Liberals fetishizing 1960 solutions to 2020 problems, both appear lost in moving through the 21st century. What comes after Trump for the populist? What comes after liberals fail yet again to implement a child’s imitation of the Great Society?”

You can read the rest at Plato Shrugs

“In an interview that aired July 19, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked President Trump about the coronavirus, upcoming elections and civil unrest in the United States. Read more at:The Washington Post.”

Trump's Fox News interview, in 4 minutes

Source:The Washington Post– President Donald Trump’s Chris Wallace interview.

From The Washington Post

At severe risk of disagreeing with Plato Shrugs here: we’re not talking about what this person calls Liberals on the Left and Conservatives on the Right, when we’re talking about the current political situation in America under Donald Trump. What we have are the children (what some people call fringes) of both the Democratic Party and Republican Party now thinking that they not only belong at the adult table, but that they should own it.

In 2016 the children of the Republican Party thanks to Donald Trump, took over the Republican Party and basically run that party. Politicos that I call children are not very conservative at all: anyone who runs on blowing up the system and taking down the establishment, can’t be very conservative at all, especially being a Conservative means you believe in conserving. Not tearing up the status quo and starting from scratch.

What Christian-Nationalists have done in the Republican Party is to take it over. The Republican Party was once the Grand Ole Party that true Conservatives believe in conserving, a party that was built by Abraham Lincoln, a party of individual freedom, opportunity for all, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense that opposes all forms of authoritarianism, (not just Socialists and Communists) that was about personal responsibility, a party that was led by Calvin Coolidge, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush.

Today the Republican Party a party that doesn’t even believe in a republic and republicanism is now a party that says: “We don’t care about moral values, personal responsibility, integrity, honesty, character, and fiscal conservatism, just as long as he’s appointing the right judges, keeping our taxes down, and fighting our cultural war.” Which is the attitude that anywhere between 80-90% of the Republican Party now has about their dear leader Donald J. Trump.

I mean anyone can call themself anything that they want: someone could call themself a Martian or a giraffe, but if that person look humanoid and doesn’t own a spaceship, speaks perfect English, why would you take that person seriously, especially if you’re intelligent, sane, and sober, and know that there’s no such thing as Martians.

Unless someone’s neck is about 4 feet long and that have hair all over the body and they speak a human language, why would you take the person who calls themself a giraffe seriously.

It’s the same thing with being a Conservative: if you’re going to be a Conservative, you have to believe in conserving. And in a political sense that means conserving values like honesty, integrity, strong character, fiscal responsibility, limited government, the U.S. Constitution, individual freedom, all conservative values that Donald Trump and his supporters don’t believe in.

As far as the Democratic Party: they have their children or adult day care center (what the mainstream media would call a fringe or the Far-Left) people who belong in the Green Party, and in some cases should be members of the Democratic Socialists of America, and the far fringe of this movement should even be members of Communist Party USA. (Or be committed to the nearest mental institutions)

Some of the most illiberal (not liberal) and regressive (not progressive) people in America are people who call themselves Liberals and Progressives, because these folks don’t believe in liberal and progressive values like liberal democracy and even limited government, personal freedom and free speech, pluralism.

Political labels mean nothing if the people don’t believe in the values that their self-described political label is about. An illiberal person calling themself a Liberal, is like a doctor calling themself a lawyer, even though they don’t have a law degree. To be a Conservative, you have to believe in conservative values, like the values that I mentioned before. Otherwise you’re just someone who calls yourself a Conservative.

As far as where America goes post-Donald Trump, which I like perhaps hundreds of millions of other Americans hope is just months way: lets says Joe Biden wins, Democrats not only hold the House but add to their majority and they win back the Senate, giving a President Biden a united Democratic Congress. I believe the Republican Party will have a great opportunity there.

The GOP establishment can come back from their four year vacation and retake the Republican Party and argue that Trumpism has failed both politically and governmentally and it’s time for the Republican Party to come back to life and return to the part of Reagan, Goldwater, and Eisenhower. A party of Conservative-Libertarians and Progressive Republicans (yes, Progressive Republicans) that has to hold Joe Biden and the Democratic Party and accountable and prevent a socialist takeover of America. Joe Biden, is obviously not a Socialist, but his Far-Left will be even moral vocal in his presidency.

But what I think will happen instead is similar to what happen when Barack Obama became President. And the Republican Party will be run by their Far-Right and perhaps try to pretend that Donald Trump was never even President, but hold onto to Trumpism with their dear lives and try to blame everything in the world on Joe Biden and Congressional Democrats and try to use that to win back the House or Senate, if not both chambers in 2022.

 

Posted in The Donald | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Perfect Life: ’30 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today’

30 VINTAGE ADS THAT WOULD BE BANNED TODAY

Source:Perfect Life– Maybe she can wash her own hands as well. LOL

“Sometimes, vintage ads are cool to look at. They can provide us a window into what was popular during a time we didn’t experience, or what people were interested in purchasing before we were around to hit the stores.

Other times, vintage ads are confusing and slightly terrifying. This is one of those times.

The 30 advertisements below are some of the most bizarre, perplexing we’ve seen – and we’ve seen some bad ones before.Check out the creepfest below – #11 might show up in your nightmares tonight.”

From Perfect Life

I don’t have kids (knock on wood) but I could just imagine if one of my nieces or nephew were drinking 7 Up, or some type of cola when they were 7-8 years old or even younger and how much of a nightmare they would be on that much sugar and caffeine. We’re talking about kids who would break down over the smallest things back then, like getting one less cookie than their brother or sister.

And a lot of these other commercials look like commercials from The Onion: “Is your baby really hyper and causing you a lot of stress? If so, give them a smoke and that will really calm them down.” I understand that businesses need to make money,  but how about truth in advertising and even common decency when it comes to your advertising.

As far as the ads dealing with male-female relationships: the 1950s and before that is not even the 21st Century, but the midpoint of the 20th Century. So obviously their standards for American cultural standards are a lot different from what are’s are today.

Back then men were supposed to be dominant and women were supposed to be servants of their men. That’s just the way American life was back then and to try to hold the people back then accountable for what’s supposed to be acceptable and unacceptable today, doesn’t make any sense to me.

Posted in Free Speech | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tom Woods: ‘Leftists Are The Source of Everything Good?’

Ep_ 1699 Left-Liberals Are the Source of Everything Good_

Source:Tom Woods– from the Tom Woods radio show.

“A chart comparing conservatives and liberals appeared in a California high school class, and it seemed like a good jumping-off point for an episode. You’ll never guess: conservatives are caricatured, and liberals are presented as the obviously decent choice everyone must embrace.”

From Tom Woods

To sort of speak to what Tom Woods was saying here, but to not to use his words, I’ll get into the stereotypes of what a Liberal is supposed to be, which are courtesy of American pop culture, the so-called mainstream media, as well as trapped in the closet leftists (if not Socialists) who hide behind liberal and progressive (even though they tend to be illiberal and regressive) their actual politics and political labels. Like a child would hide in the closet after he (or she) spilled the milk and juice and didn’t want their parents to get on them about it.

I’m going to do this for multiple reasons: one, this is a classical liberal (if you prefer over liberal) blog that’s about Liberals and liberalism in their real form and not what closeted Socialists and hyper-partisan right-wingers and the so-called mainstream media is supposed to believe that liberalism is about.

And two, political education and politics is America tends to be very ignorant anyway and Americans tend to get the idea that Liberals are hippies who think they know what’s best for everyone else and that individual freedom is simply too dangerous to allow for everyone to have it. And that Conservatives are just a bunch a bigots across the board who hate modern America and non-Europeans and anyone who are not fundamentalist Protestants. And they supposedly hate women and gays as well.

There obviously people in America who tend to believe that Americans by enlarge are stupid and aren’t capable of managing their own lives and to get back to one of my original points about what liberalism is supposed to be, that they believe that they individual freedom (not just economic freedom) is simply too dangerous to allow for most Americans to have.

And there are obviously Americans who believe in left-wing identity politics who it’s not just average Americans who tend to be ignorant and aren’t capable of managing their own lives for themselves, but a specific group of average Americans who supposedly have these cultural and political characteristics.

People who didn’t grow up in the Northeast or West Coast, who didn’t go to college there and perhaps didn’t go to college at all. Who tend to be blue-collar, who tend to from small towns, perhaps not rural America, but hours from the nearest metro area or major city. Who also tend to be fundamentally religious.

But the people who share these views about average, blue-collar Americans in some cases are Liberals, but in most cases aren’t. Some of the most educated, wealthy, well off, biggest supporters of American capitalism and liberal democracy, and all of the individual freedom that comes from those systems, are faux leftists who claim that America basically sucks and has a racist, bigoted system and government.

People who everyday enjoy their lives and everything that’s great about America and everything that America has to offer. The term for faux leftist democrats is limousine liberal: people who are very wealthy, who live like Liberal Democrats, but talk like leftists who claim that America sucks and is the real evil empire in the world. These people I have no respect for, because they’re so full of shit and are fake as human beings can get and give real Liberals and liberalism a horrible name.

And then there are actually real Socialists who are proud of that political label and talk about how much they believe America needs a socialist (or social democratic) government. And that individualism and freedom are dangerous and perhaps even selfish, bigoted things and that you need a big government to reign in those things so that American can have real equality. These people (the Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein’s of the world) I can actually respect, not for what they believe, but because they’re honest about what they believe.

When you think of liberal, you should think about liberal democracy and all of the individual rights that come from it, like equal justice, equality of opportunity, equal protection, equal rights, etc.

When you think of socialist, you think about social democracy (the good child in the socialist movement) and communism. (The bad child in the socialist movement)

When you think about bullshit artists when you’re talking and wanting to learn about Liberals and liberalism, you think about limousine liberals. And the so-called Young Socialists of America who talk about how much they love socialism and hate capitalism, while they take advantage of single thing that capitalism and liberal democracy has too offer to finance their personal lifestyles.

Posted in Tom Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Honest Broker: Franklin D. Roosevelt- ‘I Welcome Their Hatred’

FDR_ I Welcome Their Hatred

Source:The Honest Broker– FDR, taking on Big Business in America.

“This was a liberal president without abused woman syndrome.”

From The Honest Broker

When President Franklin Roosevelt said: “I welcome their hatred.” he was referring to be big business in America, who before the 1930s, the Great Depression as FDR’s New Deal, pretty much had their way in America as far as how they ran their businesses.

And what FDR was saying to them, was no more. And now there are  going to be rules as far as how private businesses will be able to operate in America. And there are going to be set benefits for their employees. And a safety net (which is what the New Deal was) for people who fall through the cracks of the American private enterprise, capitalist system.

Posted in FDR Presidency | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Watch The Daily: ‘Top 10 Most Sexist Commercials of All Time!’

Top 10 Most Sexist Commercials of All Time!

Source:Watch The Daily– This commercial is sexist to who?

“We’re winding back the clock and counting down the most sexist commercials of the 1950s and 60s! — Video by Beryl Shereshewsky and Jonathan Tortora. Other Top 10 Videos:”

From Watch The Daily

The fact that they had to go back to the 1960s and even 1950s to find what they call: “The Top 10 Most Sexist Commercials of Al Time!” is a pretty good clue and gets to my point about this.

I mean do Millennials’s and Americans younger than them really want to be judge by people let’s say 50-60 years from now as far as how they acted and talked in society: I mean I could see Americans even 30 years from now asking themselves and others: “Did they really say awesome, OMG, and WTF that much? Do they even know what the word awesome means? Were they really that pissed off and easily surprised that much back then?”

I mean it’s one thing to come out and be against or offended by something as its going when you can be judged by the people who supposedly offended you, because then they can respond and hold you accountable to what you’re saying about them.

But it’s another to (use a 1950s expression) be a Johnny Come Lately (or Mary Come Lately) and supposedly be offended and pissed off way down the road when most of the people around you wouldn’t like those commercials either. And perhaps aren’t even offended by them, but just don’t like them because 1950s culture looks very cheesy by 21st Century standards, unless you’re a Donald Trump voter. (My only political joke here)

Who cares about the 1950s today, unless you’re talking about Hollywood back then and are a big Classic Hollywood fan such as myself and have a huge DVD collection of movies and TV from back then. Their time and America was their’s and are’s is are’s.

America tends to be progressive, because we tend to progress and move forward and learn from what Americans were and did before us. So of course TV commercials from the 1950s when America was a lot more culturally and religiously fundamentalist than we are now, is going to look a lot different than it does today.

 

Posted in Free Speech | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rodney Dangerfield: ‘Opening Stand-Up from It’s Not Easy Bein Me (1982)’

Rodney Dangerfield’s Opening Stand-Up from “It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me” (1982)

Source:Rodney Dangerfield– from his 1982 ABC special.

“Rodney Dangerfield comes out swinging during his first television special on ABC.

0:29 “Last week I told my wife a man is like wine, he gets better with age. She locked me in the cellar.”
2:16 “I joined Gamblers Anonymous. They gave me two-to-one I don’t make it.”
3:00 “I tell ya, it’s not easy bein’ me. Well, last week my house was on fire. My wife told the kids, ‘Be quiet. You’ll wake up Daddy.’”

“It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me” originally aired May 12, 1982. The full hour-long special features sketches with Bill Murray, Valerie Perrine and even a special rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”

From Rodney Dangerfield

Let’s imagine that Rodney Dangerfield’s wife is exactly as he says she is during his monologues and that he’s not just joking around about her. And while we’re doing that, let’s also imagine that all the snow that Minneapolis is supposed to get next January, went to Los Angeles instead and as a result Minneapolis doesn’t get any snow next January. Actually, they get a heat wave instead, while Los Angeles is cancelling school days, because they have too much snow on the ground: since we’re imaging here.

So Mrs. Dangerfield is so stupid that she forgets her own phone number, misspells her own name, gets lost in her own bathroom, parks her car at the wrong house, etc, she’s basically idiot who has to cheat to pass an IQ test, then what the hell is Mr. Dangerous Rodney Dangerfield doing with her? As he says in his act, his wife is a moron, his kids don’t like him, I mean if his own kids don’t like him, maybe he has an actual point about no respect.

I wonder if Rodney Dangerfield’s wife was in on his wife and bit and no respect routine and maybe was actually purposely feeding him material (which perhaps tasted better than her cooking) and this is how the Dangerfield’s got along. His wife and kids give him great material to work with and then he uses it and as a result he’s very successful and makes a lot of money for himself and his family.

 

Posted in Mr. Dangerfield | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liberty Pen: ‘Voices of Reason: A Nightmare Called Socialism’

Voices of Reason_ A Nightmare Called Socialism

Source:Liberty Pen– Proud Socialists?

“A hard look at what socialism means. Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Ayn Rand, Rand Paul, George Gilder, Dave Rubin, Dinesh D’Souza, Mark Cuban, Gloria Alvarez:Liberty Pen.”

From Liberty Pen

Before I comment on this video, I feel the need to talk about the different socialist factions not just in America, but around the world, because they’re all actually different from each other.

A Socialist is: “A person who advocates or practices socialism.”

Socialism: “A political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.”

A Communist is: “A person who supports or believes in the principles of communism.”

Communism: “A political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.”

Social Democratic: “Is the name of socialist parties in some countries. The term came to be associated with the positions of the German and Swedish parties. The first advocated revisionist Marxism while the second advocated a comprehensive welfare state.”

All of the definitions come from Wikipedia.

My point is when someone calls someone else a Socialist or a leftist is labeled by someone else or a group of people as a Socialist, it helps to know what kind of Socialist are they talking about.

When people talk about Scandinavia and the economic system there and point to how well it works (according to them) they’re talking about Social Democrats and social democracy. To put it simply: social democracy is an economic and political philosophy that combines the best of capitalism and free enterprise, with democratic socialist (or social democratic principles) dealing with taxation, large welfare state, and regulation of the economy.

If you look at Sweden and Denmark (to use as examples) they tax business and capital at low rates, while also encouraging free trade and foreign investment, while taxing individuals with a lot of sales and payroll taxes, to fund their generous welfare state.

The private sector handles the business and production of the economy, but the national government handles the employee benefits. The benefits that American workers generally get from their employers, are provided through taxes by the national government in Denmark and Sweden.

What’s also important about Scandinavia is that if you look at the entire territory of Scandinavia, it’s roughly the size of the entire region of Western and Central Europe, but with only about 30 million people from all of those states. A lot of land, with very few people occupying it.

Sweden by itself is a large country physically, roughly the size of Afghanistan physically, but Afghanistan has around 25 million people, as opposed to Sweden with only 10 million people. And Scandinavia also produces a lot of oil and gas, energy resources that the Socialist-Left in America tend to oppose. So Scandinavia can afford to very socially democratic.

So if the so-called Socialist-Left in America actually believes what they believe and are not going from some early-life crisis that was perhaps caused by them drinking too much capitalist caffeine and spending too much time on their capitalist laptops and capitalist smartphones and they actually believe what they say they believe, Scandinavia is not where they would be pointing too when they talk about a socialist state in America. At least not the economic system.

What’s called the Socialist-Left in America or people I and others call the New-Left in America (that was born in the mid and late 1960s) seem to love the economic principles of Social Democrats (except when it comes to business and wealth) but are way to left of Social Democrats on social and cultural issues.

Leftists in America (whether you’re talking about Socialists or Communists) are more inline with what Dinesh D’Souza (someone who I rarely agree with on anything) was talking about when he was talking about Karl Marx and class struggles. Where you have men vs women, straight vs gay, majority vs minority, and seem to believe that people who’ve been in power for the most part (Anglo-Saxon Protestant men and other Caucasian men) are the enemy of what they would call a more tolerant and progressive America. And view people who don’t come from repressed communities in America as the opposition and people who need to be thrown out-of-power.

The New-Left in America is more inline with the leftists and Socialists of Latin America (Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil) then they are inline with Scandinavia and Europe. Social Democrats in Europe, don’t look down at people because of their race, ethnicity, gender, etc, but instead want their countries to work well for everyone regardless of their DNA and how they were born and believe social democracy is the best way to achieve Utopia.

To me the best example of Socialists are Social Democrats, because those folks don’t want government to punish people and sanction people simply for being successful, but want everybody to succeed. Instead of the Neo-Communists who not only look down at people for being wealthy, but have issues with people simply because of their background and culture.

 

 

Posted in Liberty Pen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment