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Zero-Sum Zeroes Out


Were you aware that the US Government spends your tax dollars on an “Office of Population Affairs“?

Margaret Sanger, call your office!

From Tricia Erickson:

I am so sick and tired, yes, sick and tired, of hearing about the “War On Women” while women fill abortionist’s offices to terminate the life of their own female (and male) babies.

Erickson makes a number of serious points in the article.

Yours truly is left asking:  Like the debt, statists think they can zero-out themselves with impunity?

Yet isn’t it odd that the Government is replacing those murdered babies with millions upon millions of invading illegals? It’s as if they’ve applied their zero-sum economics to population control, realizing at the last moment that policies consistent with their foundational values are self destructive.

Yours truly recalls running some (crude) numbers for Florida 2000. Thanks to RvW, apparently there were roughly 100,000 liberal ghosts – thus 35,000 likely voters missing from Florida rolls, of which statistically about 80% would have voted Gore. He’d have had it by a narrow but sustainable majority. Irony of sick ironies, the Supremes handed it to Bush anyway. Zero!

Today is Tisha B’Av , the Ninth of Av, a day in Jewish history upon which many calamities fell and a day in which we mourn loss.

As an American, we might ask:  America has Thanks Giving Day and the Fourth.  Would it be difficult to identify America’s Ninth of Av?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. 2014/08/05 21:51

    No, I wasn’t aware, and I’m not happy to hear it.

    “Office of Population Affairs” sounds a little Orwellian, doesn’t it? The Ministry of Truth is about anything but truth, the Ministry of Love is about anything but love, Family Planning is about planning to have less family…

    • 2014/08/05 22:06


      Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to name one Liberal policy that has not achieved the exact opposite of it’s stated intent.


      • 2014/08/06 14:42

        I suppose it would be cheating if I named negative “policies” like the EPA’s efforts to regulate businesses to death, the IRS’s efforts to waste Tea Party groups’ time and money, the Holder DOJ’s efforts to make everything about race and sue everyone…

      • 2014/08/06 15:05


        Well, the classic example is the Food Stamp and welfare apparatus – that we were promised would lift people from poverty as a hand-up. Who would have predicted that such would be generational enslavement of an entire bloc of people and the utter destruction of their family units?

        Another more recent example is the “affordable care” boondoggle that has massively expanded the expense of “free” healthcare via bloated administrative inter-mediation such that is delivers less product at a greater price.

        Centralized banking via the Fed was promised to prevent “downturns” from becoming economic depressions. Yeh – been real smooove this last century.

        The primary issue is that central planning and coordination doesn’t work beyond a (small) corporate scale. Even large companies show the limits of “meritocracy.” For a National scale effort? Not going to work**. The accumulated genius of a few elites can do wonders at a small scale; the paradox is that to handle large-scale projects efficiently, one must depend on the chaos of the creative and destructive forces of the free market.

        **The sole exception to this rule was laid out in the Bible (of all places): National Defense. That’s an argument for another day.


      • 2014/08/06 15:10

        No, I agree.


  2. Libertarian Advocate permalink
    2014/08/06 22:14

    Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to name one Liberal policy that has not achieved the exact opposite of it’s stated intent.

    Tsk tsk tsk. You have just stated the parameters of a TRULY impossible mission. Well except for Chillingworth’s prior observation.

  3. 2014/08/16 18:33

    I suppose we should be hopeful then, if liberal policies are aimed at destroying the things we believe it. Maybe they will ultimately prove us right. I only hope it’s sooner, rather than later.

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