The View From 1776
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Price of Hedonistic Welfare-Statism
Capital moves to where it is welcome, ironically now to socialistic China.
The United States is, as yet, less collectivized than China. But it’s making enormous strides in that direction under the socialistic Obama administration.
The real difference between China and the United States is that China emphasizes hard work coupled with very high academic standards, focusing upon the hard sciences. The United States follows the Bill Ayers/Barack Obama model, training young students to be community agitators, who aim to undermine the pitiful remains of the Constitution and replace it with a European-style, top-to-bottom social welfare state.
China thus is geared to produce real, useful products and to do scientific research. The United States increasingly is geared to indulge in sensual gratification and consumption, the hallmarks of liberal-progressive-socialism.
Worshipping the secular, socialistic political state has a price. As the old Testament prophets repeatedly warned throughout the history of Israel, when the people forget God, disaster will arrive, from Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, or from our modern-day enemies.