Saturday, March 12, 2016

Sinclair Lewis's salary quote applies to elite socialists too

On Facebook, I've gotten into a conversation with an anti-voting socialist who likes to insult people. He's bright, so I'm indulging him more than I probably should. He made a list of Sanders' shortcomings. I said:
Among the many things that invariably amuse me is the charge that if you support a candidate, you must support everything that candidate supports. It would mean that we would only have elections when the candidates were saints or our clones That's not how representational democracy works.

I'm also amused when socialist elitists talk about the people's will and assume the people are fools. It is significant that Zionists prefer Clinton and the Muslim-American community overwhelmingly prefers Sanders. And any intellectually honest person who talks of Snowden would mention that Snowden prefers Sanders.

My suspicion is you make enough money that you can sit on the sidelines and comfortably quibble. It is not a luxury that the working class has. You may've noticed the people making a statement in Chicago tonight. You may've even noticed who they support.

My favorite Upton Sinclair applies to socialist elitists too: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"