Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"The Age of the Big Blow Up."

"Things go wrong, and sometimes the smartest people in the world have no idea how to stop that."

Indeed. Sometimes they don't even want to because they think they will benefit.



Anonymous said...

Robert Heinlein -- "Blowups Happen" (if I remember the title correctly)

B Woodman

Anonymous said...

I wonder how long the market will last until we have to inject more huge sums of cash?

Bill (Bad Cyborg) Mullins said...

What part of "socialism has never worked in the real world" don't these people understand? Wasn't it Einstein that defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result?

Nothing lasts forever, people. As a physics teacher of mine used to say (before he got stupid, transferred control of his vehicle to Sir Isaac and DIED) "even protons decay". How long has our present civilization lasted?

Dedicated_Dad said...

I couldn't read past this bit:

"...What we’re experiencing is a broad test of our modern faith in liberal enlightenment – the faith that has been embraced by conservatives, liberals and socialists alike for the past couple of centuries.

All share the belief that if the right people with the right ideas are in charge, we ought to be able to engineer a world that is safe, just, prosperous and free from nasty shocks, whether economic or technological....

When in the did any classical liberal or modern Conservative say anything of the sort?

What she's just quoted is the ENTIRE modern Lib-tard mantra in a nutshell!


DC Wright said...

I have to say that the author just about has it nailed. However, one quibble: Folks like Thomas Sowell, Ron Paul and Walter Williams were predicting this crash at LEAST three-four years before it happened, AND pinpointed its proximate cause: government intrusions into the marketplace. The same know-it-all "elites" of our world who could never get socialism or Marxism to work, either in the "real" world or even in theory, in point of fact, can't seem to get the message that there's NOTHING they can do to FORCE it to work. Or maybe they see that but wanna keep pretending that THEY will be allowed to live long enough to see the whole world come crashing down on all our heads. You know, the "Last Man Standing" mindset. If it's minds they actually have.

Anonymous said...

Storms coming. It's not an accident that "smart people" just didn't know how to avoid, they helped bring it about.
When the storm passes, and they think they've won . . .

The wheel never stops turning. There is always another storm just over the horizon. Always.

Anonymous said...

There are many who still believe that it's all about market competition etc., but the real smart people know that it's about power and control, and the best way to gain control is to kill off the competition, and use whatever power necessary to ensure that none ever arises again. Those who understand this, and wish to resist, must also understand that the gentlemanly rules of warfare don't apply when the only thing that matters is that there's a boot heel on your throat and all you want is to get it off of you.