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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Modern Socialist - Brief Description of One

For your edification, how things have not changed over the course of years when it comes to being the very model of a modern socialist.

Count Erskyll said nothing for a moment. He was opposed to the use of force. Force, he believed, was the last resort of incompetence; he had said so frequently enough since this operation had begun. Of course, he was absolutely right, though not in the way he meant. Only the incompetent wait until the last extremity to use force, and by then, it is usually too late to use anything, even prayer.
But, at the same time, he was opposed to authoritarianism, except, of course, when necessary for the real good of the people. And he did not like rulers who called themselves Lords-Master. Good democratic rulers called themselves Servants of the People. So he relapsed into silence and stared at the viewscreens.


'A Slave is a Slave,' Analog Science Fact - Science Fiction April 1962. Author: H Beam Piper.

3 comments:

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

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RightWingRocker said...

Here's an even briefer description of a modern socialist:

Hitlery Clinton!

God be with us if she gets elected.

RWR
www.rightwingrocker.com

Anna said...

Thank you Dee! Things been hectic lately and maybe by weekend will see a let up.

RWR, LOL! Here is a t-shirt that shows the future under Hillery:
http://www.cafepress.com/tvtee.106107668