- Capitalism and Alternatives -
I can't think of anything more arrogant than the idea that society will follow a plan.
Posted by: Loudon Head on January 11, 19100 at 17:59:07:
In Reply to: All really smart people are reds? posted by MDG on January 11, 19100 at 10:50:04:
: But back to the bit about all smart people being reds. Sadly, there are plenty of smart people who ain't red. Henry "Vhat, am I a var criminal?" Kissinger comes to mind immediately. However, I think you'll like this quote: I believe it was John Locke who said, "Not all conservatives are stupid people, but all stupid people are conservative."
Of course, you need to remember that "conservative" in Locke's time meant something different than "conservative" now. Locke's "liberals" are now called "conservatives", at least here in the states.
I've always thought that it made some sense that many intelligent people are reds. With intelligence frequently comes arrogance, and I can't think of anything more arrogant than the idea that society will follow a plan.
It doesn't take a smart person to see that communism can't work. All it takes is common sense.