Saturday, January 8, 2011

Krugman as Scum

I'm sorry, but Paul Krugman's attempt to link opponents of government healthcare, with alleged killer Jared Lee Loughner, is absurd, distorts the situation and is malicious. He knows better than to write this :
And for those wondering why a Blue Dog Democrat [Gabrille Giffords], the kind Republicans might be able to work with, might be a target, the answer is that she’s a Democrat who survived what was otherwise a GOP sweep in Arizona, precisely because the Republicans nominated a Tea Party activist. (Her father says that “the whole Tea Party” was her enemy.) And yes, she was on Sarah Palin’s infamous “crosshairs” list.

Just yesterday, Ezra Klein remarked that opposition to health reform was getting scary. Actually, it’s been scary for quite a while, in a way that already reminded many of us of the climate that preceded the Oklahoma City bombing.
There is no indication that Loughner's main focus, or any part of his focus, was on healthcare. But, further, knocking off  a Congresswoman is about as effective as the DEA arresting a drug king pin. Someone else slides into the position.

The only time assassinations work is when the elite are shooting at each other--if an elite takes out an opponent, where he can then slip into the position. Effective assassination is a power players game, and mis-directed effort if done by the angry masses. Reason, logic and truth are the only power weapons those of us not part of the ruling elite have. Hell, most libertarians know this instinctively. Most of us don't even vote because we know it doesn't matter who holds the power position. We sure the hell aren't going to go shooting up politicians, and put what remaining liberty we have at risk, just so another politician can slip into the position.

Any outsider shooting at a public official is really missing in reason and logic. Healthcare reform is wrong because it defies reason and logic. There may be outsiders who don't get the reason and logic thing, who hang around the edge of the cause, but nut jobs hang around all kinds of causes. They can be left-wing nut jobs, as much as right wing, even the environmental movement has had it share. Or has Krugman forgotten about James Jay Lee and  Ted Kaczynski ?

When Krugman puts a special warning label out against national health care opposition, he is at his most devious.

For the most part, those concerned about a national healthcare program are those who have worked for decades and now fear their ability to choose the healthcare program they want will be taken away from them. These are upstanding citizens who are as likely to shoot a congressman as is the Pope. As far as I know, those carrying the guns in this debate are on the side of government. The government enforcers will ultimately come down to swat teams, if necessary, against anyone who ignores healthcare programs that are designed by the central planners.


  1. This is especially low for Krugman. He never ceases to amaze me how low he will lower the bar.

    Isn't he the guy who was on national TV speaking as a proponent of death panels? A man so comfortable playing the grim reaper is going to turn around and write such rubbish.

    Besides him being completely wrong and utterly insulting to any reasonable person's intelligence, isn't it ironic that someone who strongly supports a government body deciding an individual's life or death making such comments?

  2. Never let a good crisis go to waste...

    Krugman is a creep.

  3. Anyone that has read what this guys ramblings can come away with only one conclusion, and that is that he is seriously mentally ill. Some have said that his writings display classic schizophrenia.

    Its nice to see that Krugman has no problem exploiting the actions of what will probably prove to be a very mentally ill person to drive readership for his drivel. Forgetting the fact that this guy probably meets the legal definition of insane, he most likely will turn out to be a left winger and maybe even a far-lefty at that. I am basing this on his ramblings and his listing of favorite books posted in his MySpace profile. Even so, does his political persuasion really matter if he's so mentally ill that he's lost touch with reality?

    As always with an ideologue like Krugman, everything is fair game when it comes to pushing your political views of the world. Given the scant facts that are available, its pretty clear that Krugman let his inner dimwit take over in writing today's article.

  4. I had a bet with myself that you would have a good Krugman piece posted. Krugman, you google autocomplete me.

  5. From a girl who knew him in HS:

    "we listened to political punk in high school & agreed with their leftist opinions for the most part Anti-Flag was our band."

    "He was a political radical & met Giffords once before in '07, asked her a question & he told me she was "stupid & unintelligent"

    "As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal. & oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy."

  6. Two unfortunate developments to come out of this tragocity: (1) a new cyber-terror hotline to report suspicious social networking accounts and (2) conflation of Loughner's confused anti-government rhetoric and tactics with that of well-reasoned criticism of the state.

    "I dunno who went to this place...... William Howard Taft..... William Jennings Bryant..... William Tell whoever...... there spirit is dead if they ever had one...... its gone, your building a rat ship here....... a vessel for sea going snitches and if you think you're preparing these minnows for manhood.... you better think again because I say you are killing the very spirit this institution proclaims it instills...... what a sham!!!!!!! what kind of a show are you guys putting on today?!"

    -Lt. Col. Slade