Simplistic Solutions to a Complex World

Post by Gregory of Yardale

Post by Gregory of Yardale

It is said that when the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. To the leftist mind, the world is beset with a host of problems, all of which have only one solution.

Problem: Environmental pollution.
Solution: Destroy Capitalism.

Problem: Inequities in Health Care.
Solution: Destroy Capitalism.

Problem: Climate change.
Solution: Destroy Capitalism.

Problem: Social inequalities.
Solution: Destroy Capitalism.

Problem: Banks and Automakers made stupid decisions and lost money.
Solution: Destroy Capitalism

Problem: Geo-political conflicts between cultures that have been at war for centuries.
Solution: Destroy Capitalism.

Problem: People on the radio are expressing opinions lefties don’t like.
Solution: Destroy Capitalism.

Problem: “Parents want me to move out of the basement and get a job.”
Solution: Destroy Capitalism.

Problem: Bongwater, not as tasty as promised.
Solution: Destroy capitalism.

Self-righteous college hippies have The Answer.

Self-righteous college hippies have The Answer.

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3 responses to “Simplistic Solutions to a Complex World

  1. Cylar

    I remember hearing that timeless phrase back during the run-up to the Iraq War, when it was becoming glaringly obvious that the Europeans’ soft diplomacy wasn’t getting us anywhere with Saddam, and neither were the UN economic sanctions.

    It was said, “When the only tool you have is a briefcase full of papers, every problem looks as if it can be resolved by diplomacy.”

    You didn’t even mention problems related to foreign policy, which apparently would boil down to:

    Problem: Other countries hate us.
    Solution: Destroy capitalism (so that we become more like our bloodthirsty enemies, or at least our spineless allies in Europe).

  2. We haven’t had capitalism in a long time. Real capitalism does not involve any sort of government involvement whatsoever. Capitalism does not involve government entities and businesses teaming up for anything or asking for anything from each other. We have had corporatism for a long time, that was the problem. Capitalism cannot operate when the Federal Reserve is artificially determining market rates and inflating the money supply to manipulate the markets as they see fit.

    Yes, the Democrats hate capitalism, but there is no proof that the Republicans like it either.

  3. Cylar

    We haven’t had capitalism in a long time.

    When do you believe that we completed the transition away from true capitalism? Just curious. Can you pin a year on it?


    Real capitalism does not involve any sort of government involvement whatsoever.

    None at all? Not even, say, the Sherman Anti-Trust act?

    I think what you’re getting at is that the government should be a referee in capitalism, not a coach….or worse, an actual player.


    Capitalism does not involve government entities and businesses teaming up for anything or asking for anything from each other.

    Yes. Businesses should stand or fail on their own, like they did for almost two centuries prior to recent events.


    We have had corporatism for a long time, that was the problem.

    I share your disgust with CEOs going before Congress, hats in hand, asking for bailout money, when the former should be saying to the latter, “Butt out! What the hell do you know about our business?”


    Capitalism cannot operate when the Federal Reserve is artificially determining market rates and inflating the money supply to manipulate the markets as they see fit.

    What do you propose? The elimination of the Fed? I would concur that it seems like the chairman has way, way too much power. Entire markets wait each morning to see what side of the bed he will wake up on.


    Yes, the Democrats hate capitalism, but there is no proof that the Republicans like it either.

    I’ve said for a long time that there are no good politicians; just bad and worse. Irritates the hell out of me when liberals start saying things like, “Bush was called everything but a Son of God, and now that the shoe is on the other foot you don’t want to give President Obama his due respect.” Uh, no. We tolerated Bush, and as for Obama we question his ethics, his priorities, the company he keeps, and some of us also question his eligibility to even sit behind that desk.

    None “good.” Just bad…and worse. Marginally-acceptable and completely intolerable. We on the Right don’t pin our “hopes” on politicians the way liberals do. Most of us pin it on God. Those who put their trust in fallible human beings will always be disappointed.

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