Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Teabaggers: A Modern Day Echo of Hayek

I know this is from September, but I have been meaning to post this since the third week, when we read Hayek (however, with all the news about President Obama's new health care reform plan and days before his "summit" meeting with the Republicans, it nonetheless might still be relevant). When reading Hayek-- who conflates fascism, socialism, Nazism, and communism in his "Road to Serfdom"--I was reminded of this video, in which many of the teabaggers also conflate socialism, communism, and fascism.... If you don't feel like watching the entire video, then at least skip to 6 minutes because that's where the conflation occurs (in effect causing me much consternation). If the consequence of what these teabaggers think was not so deadly (literally-- 45,000 people die every year because they lack health insurance, http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE58G6W520090917), then I would think it was ridiculously hilarious. But alas!

and sorry if this is sensational, i just had to post it...


  1. http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-february-22-2010/rage-within-the-machine---progressivism

    Glenn Beck also equates Progressivism as progressive steps towards Stalinism.

  2. sounds like a steep slippery slope to me...

  3. OMG, This is insane. The conflation is no doubt a grievous error, but then again, check out bit after that about the Czars... oh dear. Thanks for sharing, it was kinda painful to watch, but none the less appreciated.

  4. one is reminded of:



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