Donald R. McClarey

The Socialism Bernie Says He Wants Doesn’t Exist

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: BERLIN—At a special campaign appearance abroad in Berlin, Bernie made waves with an ambitious new campaign promise to rebuild the Berlin Wall. “We are opposed to some aspects of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialism For Thee, But Not For Me

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   LAS VEGAS, NV—Bernie Sanders took criticism for owning three houses at last night’s Democratic debate. He defended himself eloquently, using the argument that “basically everyone who’s not a dumb, poor

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Donald R. McClarey

Democrats and the S Word

Chris Matthews, a former aide to Speaker of the House “Tip” O’Neill (D. Mass.), has been in Democrat politics since the seventies.  He fears that the Democrat embrace of Socialism is going to get the Democrats walloped this year.  His

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Donald R. McClarey

Myths About Sweden

  Few nations are as misreported as Sweden.  Rather than a socialist paradise, Sweden is actually a nation which has owed its prosperity to capitalism and a fairly, until recently, homogeneous culture.  Rather than an argument for the Left, it

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialism Kills

  Chilling story by José Cordeiro at Reason:   I was working in Silicon Valley when my mother called me from back home in Caracas with some alarming news: My father had experienced sudden kidney failure. I immediately flew from

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Donald R. McClarey

In Memoriam

The Berlin Wall, from start to finish, was a monument to the dismal failure of Communism.  Imagine a state so terrible that it had to erect a wall to keep its people in.  Nothing better exemplified the essential essence of

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Donald R. McClarey

Year Zero, Again

Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those

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Donald R. McClarey

California Quiz

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: SACRAMENTO, CA—California is being heralded as a progressive utopia after eliminating electricity entirely. Working by candelight at his desk, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new law that bans electricity, propelling the

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Donald R. McClarey

Face of Socialism

The Democrats will rue the day that they decided to appeal to Millennials by going full socialist.  

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Donald R. McClarey

Monopoly Socialism

Hasbro has come out with a Socialist variant of Monopoly which describes, accurately, the organized theft that is Socialism.  Regrettably there are no man made famines, gulags, the crushing of religion, and the other features of any Socialist regime worthy

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Donald R. McClarey

Orwell the Prophet

  In addition to this there is the horrible — the really disquieting — prevalence of cranks wherever Socialists are gathered together. One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force

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Donald R. McClarey

The Congresswoman Will Pick Up the Tab

The Babylon Bee explains Democratic Socialism:   You can’t go into a Whole Foods or indie record store without hearing somebody talk about it: democratic socialism. Is it a radical new idea that we should try out in our nation,

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Donald R. McClarey

Walls Are a Socialist Girl’s Best Friend

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—The nation’s Democratic leaders announced Tuesday they are reversing course on Trump’s proposed border wall, since “it will keep people in once we switch to socialism.”   “We thought the

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Donald R. McClarey

No, Next Question

One of the more important, and overlooked, passages in the Bible:   [13] And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me. [14] But he said to him: Man,

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Donald R. McClarey

By Any Means Necessary

I don’t believe that our current economic system actually works. Capitalism by design is extractive and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system something has to be exploited. That’s land, labor or resources. And I think that we’re

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Donald R. McClarey

June 4, 1989: In Memoriam: Tienanmen Square

  “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” Thucydides Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the beginning of the brutal

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Donald R. McClarey

Another Success Story For Socialism

I am sure the Socialists will get it right next time in their ongoing national experiments  with entire populations as so many lab rats:     The Cuban government announced Friday that it is launching widespread rationing of chicken, eggs,

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Donald R. McClarey

Get Off My Socialist Lawn!

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: U.S.—The Bernie Sanders campaign confirmed Monday it is trying to reach younger Americans with an aggressive telegraph campaign. Sanders announced he will personally send telegrams to young potential voters, saying “that’s

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Donald R. McClarey

Says it All

Hattip to Ace of Spades. Not so coincidentally the economy under Trump grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the last quarter.

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialism and Facts: A Continuing Series

I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism. Therefore I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy. The

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialist Darkness

    What did socialists use before candles? Electricity. A not uncommon feature of socialist countries. As daylight approaches in Venezuela, a massive power failure that began Thursday afternoon continues throughout much of the country, marking one of the worst

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Donald R. McClarey

Tempt Not a Desperate Man

    One thing that I am sure of, and which I can answer truthfully, is that whatever the contingencies that may arise here, wherever I am there will be no communism. General Francisco Franco in a private conversation with

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Donald R. McClarey

Venezuela and its Bishops

    I suspect that the liberation of Venezuela from the ghastly socialist regime currently in power will come shortly.  When it does, the Catholic Bishops of Venezuela may take pride in having been on the side of the people

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialism: The God That Always Fails

  A former  Sandinista supporter, Clifton Ross, loses faith in socialism as a result of seeing close up its failure in Venezuela:   I’d visited Cuba twice—in 1994 and again in 2010—and now, with my experience of Venezuela, I felt

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Donald R. McClarey

Just a Gentle Reminder That Socialism Never Works

  Socialism is a tribute to three of the less noble aspects of Man:  Our unending ability to believe what we wish to believe, hang the evidence.  Our unending search for the mythical free lunch.  Our unending capacity to clothe

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Donald R. McClarey

Good Question

As Churchill said:  “The inher­ent vice of cap­i­tal­ism is the unequal shar­ing of bless­ings. The inher­ent virtue of Social­ism is the equal shar­ing of mis­eries.”   Except for the party elites who run the socialist utopia of course.

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Donald R. McClarey

They Probably Don’t Even Have a Starbucks!

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   RIVERDALE, NY—31-year-old Darlene Austin has always been an avid supporter of socialism, but she recently had an eye-opening experience. “At a vegan cafe, I met a guy from Venezuela,”

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Donald R. McClarey

Marxism: Been There, Done That

Jordan Peterson explains just how obscene the current resurgence of interest in Marxism is:   The late great Benny Hill said it in fewer words 29 years ago:  

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Donald R. McClarey

Socialism is Death

  The last major water shortage in Venezuela was in February 2016, when authorities announced a weekend “maintenance” session designed to maintain sufficient water levels during a period of drought. An estimated three million in Caracas consequently went without water,

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