Sunday, October 16, 2011

Let's Hear It For the Mob

In Ann Coulter's latest book, "Demonic," she describes the psychology of mobs.  Mobs are a destructive force that is fueled by hate to do destructive things; mobs are a conglomeration of individuals who become anonymous in the mob, shielded by sheer numbers from personal accountability.  Mobs take on a psychology of their own, the group-think fanaticism of the crowd.  Mobs break things, destroy property and sometimes kill people.

Think of the nihilistic mob of the French Revolution, one of the most extreme examples in history, when much of the population beheaded thousands of fellow citizens based on rumor, suspicion or for no reason at all.  That mob was fueled by a psychotic rage and blood lust, and many innocents paid the price.  Coulter points out more modern mobs who have reeked chaos and destruction on people and things:  Maoist gangs looting villages and impaling babies in China; the 1992 Los Angeles riots that left 50 dead and one billion dollars in damage; the radical riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention; the masked thugs smashing up Seattle when bankers met there; left wing protestors smashing windows and burning cars at the Republican National Convention.  Mobs are generally a hateful thing.  

Now we have the leftwing mobs of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, reminiscent of the Bolshevik upheavals in Russia circa 1917.  Except that many of these misguided kids are right to think that their futures consist of less opportunity for accomplishment....but that is only if they continue to vote for radicals like Obama and the Democrats, as well as various RINOs in the Republican Party.  

When a major political party is anti-business and includes in its philosophy the need for "de-development" of the United States (see Democrat plan to make you suffer here), then you will have no opportunity to advance.  De-development means shifting American industry to third world nations so they can "catch up" economically, transferring millions of American jobs to foreign countries in an act of the most extreme "wealth redistribution."  And when those jobs go overseas (as many already have), young people just out of college can expect fewer opportunities to advance in the economy.

Also, when a major political party does all it can to raise the prices of energy (think gasoline) then that policy makes almost everything more expensive, as the costs of operating farm machinery, industrial production and shipping (think trucks) must be passed along in the prices of products and services.  The result is, again, more poverty and less opportunity for Americans.

So the young schmucks protesting in cities across the western world are doing their best to make things even worse, by finishing off the financial sectors already badly damaged by a leftist-caused recession (think subprime mortgages and the housing bubble).  The first thing these young hopefuls can do to improve their lot is to pull their heads out of their asses.  Then they can organize to remove every socialist, communist and radical environmentalist from the ranks of Congress, the major media, and from the faculties of every American university.  

Want a good future?  Then remove these obstacles first.  Embrace and defend capitalism; it is the only sure path to economic progress and prosperity.

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