Monday, December 22, 2014

"Yes, Virginia, There is No Political Santa Claus"

Richard Ebeling emails:
Dear Bob,

I have a new article on the news and commentary website, "EpicTimes," on "Yes, Virginia, There is No Political Santa Claus."

At the time of Christmas cheer, it is worth remembering that not only does the Santa at the North Pole not exist, neither does the political Santa that too many people believe can bring, all year along, a sleigh full of "goodies" of welfare state wealth at no cost to any one else in the society.

The political Santa has nothing to give to those it deems the "good" and "deserving" citizens that it does not first take away from the "bad" citizen-children that he declares already has "too much" or ethically should not have..

But the worst feature of political Santa and his ideological justifiers and apologists is that it reduces part of the population to permanent dependent citizen-children to be taken care of by the governmental "father," while manipulating another part of the population into believing that they owe everything to "society" -- the collective" and have no right to anything that the collective chooses not to leave to them.

The myth of a political Santa is far worse that the North Pole Santa because he undermines the spirit of individualism and liberty, and replaces it with the tribalism of political power and control.

All best wishes,

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