Fein right: Liberalism designed by elitists for elitists, not little guy
March 20, 2014 12:42 AM | 1573 views | 10 10 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

In Dr. Melvyn Fein’s excellent MDJ column on Monday he writes: “Liberalism is — and was — a program designed by elitists for elitists. It never was for, or appreciative of, the little guy.”

This is it in a nut shell. Liberalism is a big bed full of strange and disparate people, but only two classes: the “intelligentsia” — Hollywood, academics, big government types — on one side, and their willing, unsuspecting, useful idiots on the other.

The elite know why they’re in ostensible collusion with the hoi polloi, but the “ignoratti” hang on just for the free ride. But then there are others who think they’re in with the “in” crowd, but really are not. They’re the dupes who will quite soon find themselves to be among the targets they thought were restricted to conservatives.

Liberalism is all about control of the masses by the few. It’s a toxic and fatal brew, like the Jonestown cocktails, but disguised as nectar. If they were to actually make use of the brains God gave them, they could simply look around at places like North Korea and Cuba, and/or they could read about such recent failures as the USSR and East Germany, but they have been carefully taught in colleges across the country — hot beds of communism all — not to believe their own eyes, or their own brains.

Watching the West commit slow suicide is sorely vexing.

Harry Hagan

west Cobb

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Kenneth D. Parrott
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March 24, 2014
@ Kevin Foley,

Dad gum you sure are brilliant Kevin! I did take civics but I must not have learned as much as you. Wonder why the gubmint didn't tell me I did not have to allow all that money to be taken from each paycheck over the years? Can you get me an answer?

Oh yeah, about about my problem; mainly it is with useful idiots. Do you know any?
Kevin Foley
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March 27, 2014
Mr. Parrott, I don't know you personally but you sure sound like one.

"All that money" comes back to you. Did you learn that in civics?
Kenneth D. Parrott
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March 21, 2014
Bravo Ben Twomey!! Liberal socialists have taken our money by force beginning with my first paycheck, supposedly so they could use it to create "security" for us. Boy, they sure did a job with that, didn't they! I guess since "anonymous" couldn't get a Social Security number, he would't understand that.
Kevin Foley
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March 24, 2014
@ Parrott - did you take civics classes in high school? Social Security was lawfully passed by the people's representatives in Congress and signed into law by the president.

Nobody is taking anything forcibly from you. You "parrot" what you hear Limbaugh or Hannity say.

Your problem isn't with "liberal socialists." It's with our democratic form of government.
anonymous
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March 20, 2014
Harry Hagan and Mel Fein can thank those liberal elitists every time they cash a Social Security check or let Medicare pay for their dementia meds.
Ben Twomey
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March 20, 2014
To anonymous. They don't have to thank anybody. They worked and paid into this program and now they are reaping the rewards of their labor. Exactly as it ws intended to be, by the liberal who started it all.

Otherwise, they mihgt have muhc better retirement programs had they been able to invest the money they paid into Social Secutiry and Medicare.

These are not charity prgrams, or entitlements. They are bought and paid for by working people.
anonymous
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March 20, 2014
Don't forget Ben Twomey Social Security and Medicare is a single payer government program that has always been bitterly opposed by the Republican Party. Enjoy
Ben Twomey
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March 21, 2014
To Anonymous, not sure what your point is. I suppose in your rush to condemn something, you must have, at one time or another, had a point. Too bad you failed to make it.
Red Westside
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March 22, 2014
I get his point: SS and and Medicare wouldn't exist if Republicns had their way. Further, SS pays far more out to some than others, even if they paid in the same amount. Some ppl get Medicare and/or SS even if they never worked a day in their lives.

And yes, they are entitlements no matter what you call them. If the word "entitlement" is what you are upset about, why does it matter so much? What is the big deal about the word? If I get a check every month, I don't care if you call it an entitlement.

Charity and entitlement are not synonymous. Find a real issue, because 'entitlement' is a red herring.

anonymous
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March 22, 2014


"Otherwise, they mihgt have muhc better retirement programs had they been able to invest the money they paid into Social Secutiry and Medicare."

What if they lost it all? We wouldlikel have many senior citizens who are too old to work with no money. the government would have to take care of them, but they would have paid nothing in. That would be charity.

Did you stop to think about the consequences?

The whole purpose of SS was to prevent old people from starving in the streets. What kind of society wants old people who worked all their lives to end up like that?

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