"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pompous Freeloader and Castro Suck-Up

"Bourdain is something of an archetypal 21st century New York liberal — a sophomoric character masquerading as an intellectual who uses his relatively extensive vocabulary to disguise the fact that his understanding of politics appears roughly on par with that of a coddled millennial who was never exposed to real history."

Anthony Bourdain Likens Trump to Mussolini

CNN's culinary traveler implies post-2016 America comparable to fascist Italy

by Edmund Kozak | Updated 05 Dec 2016

... “You fall into a trance here, you think no matter what, this beautiful dream will last forever,” declares a thoughtful-sounding Bourdain before finally arriving at his point. “And then suddenly, sh** gets real,” he says, as the camera cuts to a photograph of Mussolini as foreboding, doom-filled music begins to play.
“Before World War I, Benito Mussolini was considered a bully and a crackpot, a short-tempered, ever pontificating soap box orator from the small town of Predappio,” Bourdain claims. “In time, though, the country was divided and in crisis — it saw itself as besieged by enemies within and without,” he continues.
“It needed someone who said he could make Italy great again. He was a man on a horse saying, ‘Follow me,’ and they did … It can happen anywhere. It can happen here,” he says finally.
While wholly inappropriate — if not dangerous — and demonstrably unjustified, Bourdain’s analogy is hardly surprising.

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