sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Failures

Judge Rules High School Girls MUST Shower with Boys, 
says Girls Have No Right To Privacy

(linkThese issues will vex the courts and society for years. Pass thé popcorn. “It makes the stakes clear: ‘If our government is powerful enough to command innocent school children to disrobe in the presence of opposite-sex classmates, then there will be little it will not be powerful enough to do.’”

Inequality in China and the US 2020 Campaign

The promise of communism is that it will make everyone equal. Ok, cynics on this blog will maintain that it makes them equally poor. And while that may be the case, there are not supposed to be classes in a communist country. When you look at the roots of any communist revolution, you see the notion of 'class struggle' at the top of the list of grievances. Just listen to American Communists like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren shout about class inequality.

Yet it's difficult to point to any nation that dallied with communism that didn't end up with a stratified society (all pigs are equal, some are more equal than others). Nowhere is that more the case than we find in the People's Republic of China. Since 1978 the country’s GINI ratings—a system that measures inequality—have gone from highly egalitarian to more unequal than Mexico, Brazil, and Kenya, as well as the United States and virtually all of Europe. In avowedly socialist China, roughly 1300 individuals constitute roughly 20 percent of the country’s wealth, and top one percent roughly one-third of the national wealth. At the same time, much of China is too poor for a bird to crap on.

Where will this class struggle lead?

I'm not reading tea leaves here, but the Communist Warren and Sanders campaigns promise to do to America what Mao did to China (where about 50 million died in the Cultural Revolution). 

The more authoritarian the model, the more unequal the situation as apparatchiks are rewarded. 

I can recall a Democrat Party that supported organized labor and was the party of the working men and women. It hasn't been that way for a long time. 

Savages

Old NFO's blog had an interesting discussion about women in Islam. To me, it underscores why savage people from savage lands should not be 'blended' in a multicultural society. Apparently the Germans now agree with me.
Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democrats (CDU), Merkel said allowing people of different cultural backgrounds to live side by side without integrating had not worked in a country that is home to some four million Muslims.  
“This (multicultural) approach has failed, utterly failed,” Merkel told the meeting in Potsdam, south of Berlin. 
The debate over foreigners in Germany has shifted since former central banker Thilo Sarrazin published a book accusing Muslim immigrants of lowering the intelligence of German society.