From the land of the calamitously stupid comes this gem: Dem Congressman: ‘We’ve Proved That Communism Works’ Uh huh. Money quote:
“Let me give you an example, the kind of money we’ve poured in,” he said. “So the most dangerous — sorry, the safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the Americas, which is Juarez. Right?”
“And two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico,” Garcia continued. “And of course, the reason is we’ve proved that Communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there’s no crime.”
“But that isn’t what we should be doing on the border,” he continued. “The kind of money we’ve poured into it, and we’re having diminishing returns.”
The first words that come to mind are “what a moron.”
And seriously – to ensure prosperity, all we have to do is “give everybody a good government job?” What
Wesley Mouch Joe Garcia apparently fails to realize is this: The government doesn’t have any damn money. Government, at all levels, can only spend money it has taken – with the threat of force (try not paying your taxes and see how long it takes before men with guns come looking for you) from the productive.
And Communism? The legacy of Communism is not prosperity – it never has been and never will be. The legacy of Communism is misery, poverty, and mass murder. The legacy of Communism is bread lines, baggy, ill-cut, cheap clothing; it is Stalin’s purges and Mao’s Great Leap Forward, both episodes that caused the deaths of millions.
And this jackass wants to emulate that? Here?
I’m no wild-eyed conspiracy theorist or survivalist kook, but an attempt – a serious attempt – to implement Communism here would be enough to drive me to arms.