That title is exactly what the people in this story are doing: asking someone who holds an ideology that has NEVER been economically successful for advice on how to solve our current fiscal problems. The communist’s answer: we’re not broke, the rich still have money!
This is another post in your continuing education on how to understand “Progressivese:” the Liberal Lexicon.
First, watch this — CAREFULLY!
The first point you should notice is how Van Jones — A SELF AVOWED COMMUNIST — firmly believes that how and what you think is controlled by the words you use (this is 180 degree opposite of reality. If you doubt me, tell a bunch of kids they can’t use the word retard to bully people with anymore and watch what they do: they find another word to replace it with and then just use that word to do the same thing.). Jones starts this clip by saying a word can change the way you think and act. This is one of the primary characteristics of the Leftist mind: the notion that thoughts and behaviors are controlled by our words. Well, if this were the case, then tell me something: how did language ever ‘evolve” in the first place? I mean, if you need words to tell you how and what to think, then how did man ever learn to think in the first place? As with most things the Left teaches, Van Jones is asserting an absurdity.
The next patently false assertion Jones makes is that the fiscal cliff is not real. here again, Van Jones lies, but he does not even understand he lies. This is also a simple and easy thing to prove. Assume your budget no longer matters. Just go out and start spending and, while you are at it, borrow as much money as you can. Now, how long do you think you can do this before you run out of money? AH! But Jones has the answer: just TELL your boss he has to give you a raise every time you ask (in Jones’ case, tax increases). Now how long do you think you can keep up your spending? That’s right: not very long. But Jones thinks people are stuck: they have to pay taxes. If that is true, then why did our government pass laws that make it illegal to move massive amounts of money over seas? because our government knows money will FLEE from their policies, that’s why.
The truth is, tax increases will NEVER prevent an economic collapse if the government refuses to stop spending. All Van Jones is doing is pushing for an acceleration of Cloward and Piven. The same thing this idiot is doing:
So, do you have an infinite credit limit? So why should the government be allowed to have one? The answer is simple: raise the debt ceiling to infinity and they will have spent us into bankruptcy in a few years, our creditors will come to collect and then the government will tell us we have to hand the nation over to them to pay our debts. After all, it will only be the “fair” thing to do to pay back the people we borrowed money from to pay for grandma’s death pills.
Orwell was a Progressive, but he is one of my favorite Progressives because he was an honest Progressive. I think he nailed the Progressive mentality over and over again. “1984” is a master piece in this regard, but so was this quote:
So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.