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Last Edited: August 21, 2011, 11:57 pm

ELITISM
Liberals believe in egalitarianism. They don't often get called on it, though, because no one bothers to defend elitism—but you should. Ask a liberal, "So you really disapprove of competition and hierarchy and achievement and want everything to be equal do you?

Well, answer me this, if you were president and you needed a handful of troops to do a delicate, dangerous job, who would you turn to—a unit of racially and sexually and disability diverse troops or the elite: Special Forces, Navy Seals, Delta Force? When you watch football, assuming you're willing to watch something so violent and competitive, do you want to watch the elite, the best of the best, the professionals who made it to the NFL on the basis of their talent and training, or a United Nations coordinated rainbow coalition of teams drawn from men and women from around the world to make it a truly global unisex game? Or suppose you needed serious surgery, would you prefer the operation to be done by a surgeon with years of practice behind him, drawn from the elite of the medical profession, or by a deserving recent immigrant, selected for the task as a result of the new Obamafair™ social justice program designed to boost the self-esteem of low-skill workers while simultaneously combating society's sexist, racist, elitist hegemony?" Just wondering….

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Comment by jimmy4164 - August 22, 2011, 12:54 am
"Ask a liberal, 'So you really disapprove of competition and hierarchy and achievement and want everything to be equal do you?...'"

I don't consider myself a "Liberal," but many others do, especially [Right Wing] conservatives. Funny, but I am very competitive - even sparred with boxers for exercise, accept hierarchy as efficient, achievement as essential, and I do NOT want everything to be equal.

What I want is democratic governments based on a system of laws which protects everyone from the excesses that result from too little oversight allowing a few thousand people to control the resources of the world from their corporate boardrooms with sufficient power to manipulate sovereign nations to the detriment of many of the billions of people living within them.
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rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - August 22, 2011, 1:26 am
Good one Cash! And so right on the money with the libs!

I'm gonna make a copy of it.
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Comment by CashWinner$ - August 22, 2011, 11:57 pm
Yep Jimmy, that makes sense.

Ridge, I got this in my inbox from the Human Events website. I'm just a posting-middleman...lol...

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