The essential teaching of liberalism is that social coöperation and the division of labor can be achieved only in a system of private ownership of the means of production, i.e., within a market society, or capitalism. All the other principles of liberalism – democracy, personal freedom of the individual, freedom of speech and of the press, religious tolerance, peace among the nations – are consequences of this basic postulate. They can be realized only within a society based on private property.
-Ludwig von Mises ( Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War – free of charge online here)
Which, as you know, the Progressive / Socialists / Retrogrades have already admitted they wish to destroy. You may have built it (plaigerizing Elizabeth Warren’s “You Didn’t Build That!”) but if they gain power, they WILL take it away from you (right Bruce?). Same with the Green New Deal – those same people that believe that “mine is mine but your’s belong to us all” will have to take away your home in order to redo its insulation and energy efficiency standards (EVERY building within 10 years – that’s a whole lotta destruction).
It’s almost like their Black Lives Matter / Antifa riots were just giving us a taste of what they are going to do to ALL of America! Do you really think that Government, regardless of who controls it, can raze and rebuild every structure in the US in that time frame? And in typical fashion, where are we all going to live during that time – and do you REALLY think that AOC, Gropey Joe, and the rest can actually pull it off?
Tent cities, for as far as the eyes can see…they refuse to learn from their own ideologies history.
(H/T: Cafe Hayek)