Bernie Sanders, one of the biggest socialists in Congress, has some good news for us:
“What exists all over America today is that millions and millions and millions of people – working people, low income people, young people – they look at the political process and they say, ‘Not for me.’”
Lots of good stuff here.
First, he says “all over America.” In other words, not just Detroit.
Second, Sanders makes note of those who are hit hardest by government regulations and The Fed’s inflation (i.e., “working people, low income people, young people). In other words, the cronies and politically connected rent-seekers aren’t doing the complaining.
Third, the vast majority of victims that Sanders refers to are saying “Not for me”. In other words, they’re not saying “The Republicans are for me”.
This may be a problem for Bernie, but it’s music to libertarian ears. The whole democratic system is supposed to keep the vast majority in line. You vote for the people that will rob you, and the very fact that you voted is used as justification for the robbery. Furthermore, the scheme is assigned a euphemism that makes it sound as if it were dropped from the heavens. It’s often referred to as a “sacred” “right” to vote.
From the perspective of a master, there’s nothing better than having a continent of laboring servants who choose and accept their plight. Better yet, if the laboring servants believe that they are free.
“There are a lot of angry people out there.”
The masters know that they are far outnumbered. They may have lots of guns, but if public opinion turns on them, they’re in deep trouble. Actual freedom may break out!
“Not for me” is like kryptonite to the looting classes.
Reprinted with permission from Economic Policy Journal.