Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quote of the Day - Intellectual Left edition

From Orphan Wilde (from some time ago; life's been busy lately), on the evolution of leftist thought over the last century:
First they wished to take over production, because they thought industry too inefficient - and the factories belonged to the state.  Then others tried to take over distribution, because they thought capitalism inequitable - and income belonged to the state.  Now they try to take over consumption, because we do not consume all that we can produce - and you belong to the state.
Damn.  Took me two thousand words to say it not as well.


SiGraybeard said...

I disagree. I think yours is better. A concise paragraph is nice, but well developed ideas are A Good Thing, too.

NotClauswitz said...

Major pith!