Friday, August 12, 2011

Sherlock Holmes Must Be Groaning At This One

From where else but a state NPR site:

Imagine Karl Marx, recognized as the father of communism, and Adam Smith, the patriarch of capitalism, visiting the Walker's gift shop -- with a film crew, arguing about whether the purchase of some tchotchkes is good or bad for the economy...

Reyes is filming an improvised story called "Baby Marx." In it, Adam Smith and Karl Marx come to the 21st century to learn how their work has been interpreted over the years.

"I'm afraid that Mr. Marx has a chip on his shoulder because his philosophies have failed so miserably," sniggers Smith.

"Failed so miserably," Marx responds, "because they aren't doing it right."

Of course! It's not the theory that's wrong, it's the implementation.

Every single time, without exception, that communism has been tried, the result has been the same. Poverty, a secret police, and death camps. Every. Single. Time.

There's an old quote that's attributed to Sherlock Holmes: "when the facts contradict your expectations, believe the facts." These commie sympathizers just refuse to believe the facts.

1 comment:

MikeAT said...

Something this stupid and worthless must be funded by the NEA!