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Monday, December 08, 2008

The Idiotic Leftist

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Sorry for the absence... the conspirators have been busy establishing blockades for our undisclosed location ever since the disaster of November 4th.

Anyway, ran across this cartoon from one Mr. Ted Rall and had to post on it. I may actually create a new series that focuses on the ridiculously stupid perspectives of the Left.

Can anyone point out what's wrong with his understanding of economics? My 6 year old son has a better grasp than him...

Post your answers in the comments.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (4)
Brian said...

Wages and Sales are not universally linked.

I could pay someone a million dollars to build a widget, but if the widget is worth less than a million dollars to my customers I won't be able to sell it.

Seems, Mr. Rall thinks workers only buy products they build. And employers only sell to their workers.

Come to think of it, thats a fitting model for the Soviet state. We are all just wokers for the state.. and customers thereof.

Rall is living in FantasyLand.

mkfreeberg said...

Mr. Rall presumes...

1. Workers aren't worth anything until/unless the union negotiates that they be worth something.

2. Business is all about coercion and government is all about choice -- rather than the other way around.

3. When creditors extend credit to people who don't plan to pay it back, it's all the creditor's fault.

4. That when creditors demand a 300% interest rate, it must be because life is really easy and wonderful when you're a creditor.

5. Come to think of it (this doesn't necessarily pertain to Mr. Rall's cartoon, just to liberalism in general) that's the problem overall. This mindset that when it is an exorbitant matter to transact with Business X, that is a sign that life is too comfy and easy for the folks who run Business X. If you make the regulations more prickly, the taxes higher, and labor more expensive, somehow, the prices of the goods peddled by Business X will come tumbling down. Although this isn't specifically pointed out in the cartoon I think it's central to why liberal ideas fail...and the whiff of this thought does permeate throughout the four panels.

49erDweet said...

Mr. Rall doesn't "think" anything. Thinking implies the ability to reason. Reason implies rationality and logic. Rall is not rational or logical.

Ted Rall is the perfect example of someone assuming he is an "artistic being" with worthwhile and valid feelings. He feels ideas. Feelings do not need to be rational, logical or reasonable. They just need to be felt.

Mr. Rall could probably not survive long in the real world on his own if he actually had to do anything. Fortunately for him, he doesn't.

St Wendeler said...

lol... excellent points.

I wonder if we could re-do the drawing, but showing some dorky cartoonist charging confiscatory rates to papers & online outlets for his drawings that require the skill of a first grader.