Monday, May 25, 2009

Revisiting Hayek

by Andrew Foy and Brenton Stransky - May 25th, 2009 - American Thinker

To many who have watched the transition from socialism to fascism at close quarters the connection between the two systems has become increasingly obvious, but in the (Western) democracies the majority of people still believe that socialism and freedom can be combined. They do not realize that democratic socialism, the great utopia of the last few generations, is not only unachievable, but that to strive for it produces something utterly different - the very destruction of freedom itself. As has been aptly said: ‘What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven.' - F.A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

Democratic Socialism is the great Utopian dream of Barack Obama. As a cynic, I don't think he believes it will work, but he believes it will lead to power for him. My view of the Magic Marxist Messiah is that he hopes to move the process forward fast enough that he will be the first socialist dictator in America. This article is one of the best summations of Hayek's work I have read. It is a definite must read.


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