Mubarak, and Tough Talkers Who Eventually Slither Away
by Gary North: Bernanke's
Free Ride Is Over
propaganda film is Gandhi
(1982). It was from the day I saw it. It is close to flawless.
That it does
not do justice to Gandhi is obvious to anyone who has read Richard
Gandhi Nobody Knows (1983). Among other personal quirks,
Gandhi drank his own pee the way some people drink Gatorade. He
was not your run-of-the-mill candidate for sainthood. Grenier's
essay is here.
apply to what I have to say here. First was the closing scene, where
the camera focuses on the flowers scattered on the water. His voice-over
been tyrants and murderers and for a time they can seem
invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it
always . . . When you are in doubt that that is God's way, the
way the world is meant to be . . . think of that.
other scene occurred in a council chamber. Gandhi had been invited
to discuss India's future.
All nations contain religious minorities. Like other countries,
ours will have its problems. (Flat, irrevocable) But they will
be ours not yours.
is such that for a moment there is no response at all, but then
the General smiles.
And how do you propose to make them yours? You don't think we're
just going to walk out of India.
flitters cynically on the mouths of the others on his side.
Yes . . . in the end you will walk out. Because one hundred thousand
Englishmen simply cannot control three hundred fifty million Indians
if the Indians refuse to co-operate. And that is what we intend
to achieve peaceful, non-violent, non-co-operation.
at them all, then up at Lord Chelmsford behind them.
Until you yourself see the wisdom of leaving . . . your Excellency.
And so they
did in 1947. The British Raj ended.
non-revisionist movie did not spend time on how the transition process
was sped up, with Viceroy
Mountbatten's wife in the sack with Nehru where she remained,
intermittently, for the next 13 years. Now, that was true British
diplomacy: above and beyond the call of duty!
But the movie's
point was well taken. Three years before it was released, Premier
Deng announced the freeing up of Chinese agriculture, thereby launching
the most rapid economic growth in mankind's history. Before the
decade was over, the Berlin Wall fell. In 1991, the Soviet Union
committed suicide. Only North Korea and Cuba remain as operational
models of Marxism's new humanity and new world order.
If a picture
is worth ten thousand words, then this satellite photo is worth
looked like the wave of the future for over a century. Ludwig von
Mises wrote that the Marxist doctrine of its inevitable victory
was its most potent idea. He showed in his 1922 book, Socialism,
how socialism is economically irrational and cannot succeed. He
was correct. His academic critics were wrong. They still will not
admit that he was right. Multimillionaire socialist economist Robert
Heilbroner did in The New Yorker in the September 10,
1990 issue, but his peers have remained mute. "He told us so"
is not a popular refrain anywhere, but especially in academia.
us to the departure of Hosni Mubarak. On Thursday evening, February
10, he announced to the world that he was not leaving office. The
next day, someone announced for him that he had already departed
for good. He sped away in a car to some resort city.
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