Quoting Myself Again Today

IN COMMENTS at Joe’s, here.

I wish we In the Right could/would stop using the term “capitalism”. It’s a Marxian canard, founded in the notion that what we’re about is a system of belief, rather than free markets, and free commerce, which are the natural, self-organizing systems that arise spontaneously when individuals are left in liberty, each to pursue his own enlightened self interest.

Nor is “socialism” the only evil of the Left. Together, the lot of them all bear a single earmark: they are collectivist in nature and deny the sovereignty of the individual. The rest is just persiflage, allowing leftists to pettifog minor distinctions of no matter or moment, rather than getting to the basic point.

I wonder why it is that sometimes my best, most-succinct stuff ends up coming in direct, in-comments responses to something posted on somebody else’s blog. Guess it’s the stimulus of the give-and-take. And, of course, Joe is brilliant in that. Reason he’s on my pre-coffee list of blogs I visit daily.

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