Putin Warns Obama
Not To Destroy Capitalism
Obama the Pitchfork Operator: Remake of the Soviet Classic
by By Red Square - April 8th, 2009 - The People's Cube
It appears that the ultimate manifestation of the "common good" principle is an absolute power of the state. Stalinists associated the idea of "socialism with a human face" with moral confusion and ideological corruption. At least the henchmen were consistent in their beliefs.
As post-Stalin liberal reforms softened the totalitarian system [of the Soviet system], they also made it more dysfunctional. With the fear of repressions withering away, the economy slowed down to a halt. And just as the last remaining fear was gone in the years of Perestroika, the country fell apart. This was a logical conclusion of an attempt to build a "workers' paradise" based on "progressive" collectivist morality, which turned workers into slaves and corrupted the society to such an extent that it required a partial return of totalitarian rule by Putin in order to rein in organized crime.
But American "progressives" seem to be unable to learn from other people's mistakes, even if the former KGB officer Vladimir Putin himself is asking Obama to take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise "excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state's omnipotence."
I don't often agree with Putin, but when he's right, he's right. "In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state's role absolute," he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated."
What an incredible lesson for all of these idealistic Americans who think that the socialist Obama is going to bring them utopia. The Communist Putin is afraid of the consequences for the world of destroying the American system of free enterprise. Unfortunately that is exactly what the narcissist Obama plans to do.
This is an interesting article with some great insights into our Obama led flirtation with socialism. The people who really need to read it are all the CEOs of corporations who are used to working with "government". They are about to get a lesson in hard ball that they will never forget. if they think they can "work with" ACORN and Obama they should read this article first.