Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Olbermouth Smears American Healthcare by Way of Haiti?



Keith Olbermann, the uber-cerebral and sassy guy with the glasses and the smug "I'm the smartest man in the world!" smirk on MSNBC, is a master of the non-sequitur and as it turns out - a stalker. The world (OK, the forty people who watch his show) would benefit greatly if Olbermouth would pursue truth and objectivity more doggedly than frightened women's basketball players and washed-up porn stars.

So now that the fire-breathing moonbat is more snugly framed than Olbie's Burberry spectacles (turnabout being fair play), let's see what the man with the head that can barely fit inside my screen has to say about the catastrophe in Haiti. From Newsbusters:

The devastating earthquake in Haiti, which may have killed tens of thousands or more, “reminded” MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann of why ObamaCare is needed in the United States as he saw “what health care reform really means” in Haiti’s “awful message of nightmarish reality.” Later, he seriously contended the Haiti disaster makes “a good frame of reference in terms of the health care issue,” as he speculated about a quake destroying Los Angeles:

How would survivors of something like this here fare in terms of getting on their own feet economically afterwards, with the health care system we have in place right now?

After smearing Rush Limbaugh as a “deranged racist,” (and worse, see video above) Olbermann teased Wednesday night’s Countdown: “We are reminded of what health care reform really means by an awful message of nightmarish reality from a place, a place this time not so very far away.” MSNBC’s on-screen heading, as he spoke, sealed the link between Haiti and the domestic policy: “REAL REFORM NECESSARY; LATEST FROM HAITI.” [End quote]

But the real question for you Olbie is, where was Cuba with its marvelous healthcare coming to the rescue? Then again, when have real socialist regimes contributed anything other than a trifle toward humanitarian aide missions? The point is, they are economically and organizationally unable to - making your totalitarian altruistic worldview a sham.

To get to the crux of Olbie's insipid self-absorbed diatribe, Rush Limbaugh's comments on Haiti being a wreck due to dictators and communists (What? Wiki removed the article?) are apropos to say the least. Here is what that "hate-monger" Rush had to say about Haiti:

So the country that he (Obama) runs around the world apologizing for, the country that he has chip on his shoulder about, he now turns to as its president and asks people who have lost their jobs because of his policies to donate to WhiteHouse.gov to the people of Haiti, and we will do it. We are the most charitable and the most generous people on the face of the earth. Each and every time a natural disaster like this happens, we step up. We are there. "Despite the fact we're experiencing tough times here at home, I would encourage those Americans who want to support the urgent humanitarian effort --" You know, I have been to Haiti way back a long time ago when it was a cruise ship stop, Port-au-Prince. And I've seen pictures of Haiti. It is a devastatingly poor place and nothing has ever changed. And right across a mountain ridge in the middle you've got the Dominican Republic, which is like night and day. It's like night and day. And what's the one common factor?

That place, Haiti, has been run by dictators and communists, and how long is it going to be before we hear Obama and the left in this country say that what we really need to do is reinstate the communist Aristide to the leadership position down there to coordinate putting the country back together? The Haitian economy is entirely dependent on foreign aid. They produce nothing. Zilch, zero, nada. And it's been that way for the longest time.

Dictators and communists. Like Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier. Like Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. And yes, like the communist Jean-Claude Aristide.

Aristide, who is universally described as a "champion of the poor" in the mainstream press, was not much of a champion, since under his leadership the people simply got poorer and poorer. But isn't that the way with progressives? It's the eternal refrain, "it's thought that counts." Awww. Happy thoughts sure do fill up those empty bellies.

So why is Rush accusing Aristide of being a communist? In addition to Aristide's career of inept social welfare programs, well, his return path to power in 1991 was paved by communists, including by the "moderate" (?) head of the communist party Rene Theodore (whose wife, predictably enough, was a Russian ex-pat).

Yet for some strange reason (can't seem to figure it out), Aristide gets glowing marks from the U.S. media and cultural house organs of the progressives. Apparently if one is communist and Catholic, then your incompetency and human rights abuses (and deprivation of freedom and opportunity is a human rights abuse) don't count. Aristide, the "human rights reformer" (tm), was such a compassionate guy, he was thrown out on his rear again in 2004. (Oh, that's right - it was a U.S.-backed coup. You know, because Haiti is so crucial to our foreign policy and stuff.)

To put it in terms even a socialist zombie can understand, the only thing that allows oh-so-noble "progressives" like Olbermann to propose spending taxpayers' resources on humanitarian aid and on the poor without eliciting a collective laugh is that their schemes can be afforded by our "evil" capitalist economic system. Without capitalism, we are Haiti.

Yet it isn't good enough for progressives to steal from taxpayers and give out millions or billions in charity for natural disasters. No, we have to turn the entire world into a giant charity ward, and work for whatever the philosopher-kings will graciously spare us. Well, if every state was as "compassionate" as the socialist and communist countries out there, who would be the United States, the greatest provider of aid in the world? There would be none. Everywhere would be like Haiti.

The track record is clear. Communist countries, and tin-pot dictatorships, cannot "sustain" themselves and this has nothing to do with "dirty" capitalism supernaturally infecting everything. Most tellingly of their intellectual cowardice, communists will not ever hold themselves accountable. It is always capitalist countries' fault for socialist and communist countries' miserable track records, hell, even capitalism's fault for living nightmares like North Korea and the Khmer Rouge. This intellectual cowardice is the source of true believers' inability to take account for their ideology's failure. As long as capitalism exists, capitalism is to blame. Talk about a Manichaenistic cult.

Throughout history, even completely isolated socialist experiments fail time and time again. Utopian socialist projects, even America's own Plymouth Plantation, failed due to a lack of personal accountability for productivity (or lack thereof). Call it "the tragedy of the commons." And the communes of the 1960s and 1970s bit the dust hard when the lazy pot-smoking hippies found out that anytime something was wanted or needed, they had to get it themselves.

The historical record is clear for those willing and able to see it. Those countries that allow freedom and trade, prosper; and then people can do quite fine without the government's thieving hand-outs, thank you very much.

No, progressives like Olbermann think that if indebted states like Massachusetts federalize defunct programs like socialized medicine then magically - the debt will disappear. Progressives like Olbermann also think that if we banned capitalism and had world communism, then impoverished nations will magically become prosperous. (As if the U.S. wanting to trade with other nations means Americans are stepping on poor people's throats.) And progressives like Olbermann think that if we just keep passing the buck, eventually the buck will disappear.

Well, with that way of thinking, the bucks will disappear. And then what will you do for work, Mr. Altruist-at-everyone-else's-expense?

2 comments:

Reasonsjester said...

Isn't that sweet? I have a stalker. Looks like you and Olbermann have something in common, Anonymous. You left-wing creep.

And you still aren't able to make any cogent arguments. How can you be smarter than "eccentric libertarians" when you can't even rationally argue with them? Your posts usually read like MadLibs, which is essentially what you and your type are.

Anonymous said...

Haiti was never communist. If it was, why is the state so weak? The Haitian state features deregulation, features non-existant taxes on the rich and small, small government - it was Galt's Gulch! Two fire stations in Port-au-Prince - all that tax money saved. No wasted money on heavy equipment to lift the cement off of people. No wasted money on regulating the building code. The banks that run the place have decreed that all money should go to pay off debts, to develop tax-free sweatswhops and to enact policies designed to force peasants off the land and making them work at the cheapest wages imaginable. An Ayn Rand paradise.