In The American Conservative’s new books festival, held at the Four Seasons, a sign went up from one well-tended landscape:
“In this house we are against socialism.”
Journalists and students first came to mind, with the sign saying: “Marx still dominates my house” referring to Karl Marx, but then so did Houseswamp.
Capitalism is dominating his house.
Apparently Wealth & Politics has grounds for celebration, since its greatest triumph, denying communism, is most often cited as a stand against socialism.
Yet, for all that, it is socialism which has ended capitalism.
It would have to be. That was the key to the founding of America, as they say in libraries.
The masses don’t have the ears, so the wise set them free.
A man who is rich and strong, but not so rich that he can’t do his work, and move in his life, works better than he would have if poorer.
On this page are two political statements sent to me from a woman with a garden in heart. The first was something saying she believes in socialism. She has it ingrained in her conscience.
So there we are: You are against communism? And now you have a beard? You’re one of them.
How, you wonder, do people compare? You look at communism, you look at capitalism, and it’s hard to compare.
You would think the author of a novel, from a writer whose so-called reality is based on the real West, would know that truth, and so would we, but that is another story.