Friday, June 1, 2012

The Economy Would Improve If You Could Beat Your Wife

David French:
My favorite chapter of Jonah’s book was his multi-page exploration of the utter meaninglessness of the term “social justice.” Yet the term’s almost infinite malleability doesn’t stop progressives from browbeating Evangelical Christians in particular with the idea that pro-life conservatism is inconsistent with Christ’s alleged devotion to this extra-biblical socialist construct.

Well, after three-plus years of high unemployment, stagnant wages, crippling debt, and — oh yes — absolute commitment to abortion on demand (including sex-selective abortions), I must ask: Is this what social justice looks like? One of the most striking aspects of the social-justice movement is its unyielding devotion to economic, cultural, and moral principles that are least likely to bring about the outcomes they so fervently desire. Give a social-justice advocate the policies they want, and the social injustice only deepens.
The Golden Age happened centuries ago.

12 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It looks like Reagan's 8th term from here.

Of course, if you're job is to claim that it's Socialism, and it failed, then that's what you're going to write.
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Brando said...

He lost me at "My favorite chapter in Jonah's book...."

J— said...

The Golden Age happened centuries ago.

Life is a Dream, still a classic although now for different reasons for folks like French and Goldberg.

vacuumslayer said...

Well, after three-plus years of high unemployment, stagnant wages, crippling debt, and — oh yes — absolute commitment to abortion on demand (including sex-selective abortions), I must ask: Is this what social justice looks like?


What effect does abortion have on the economy? This is a whole lot of inanity in one paragraph.

Substance McGravitas said...

That unborn baby could become successful enough to go Galt.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It's not abortion, it's a fetus going Galt.

J— said...

Little known human gestational fact: the natural orientation of womb babies is with their heads towards Galt's Gulch.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

well, at least I set up your much better joke, J-

(sniff)

Substance McGravitas said...

The sad thing is how many are born prematurely because of the shame of parasitism.

J— said...

Much credit to you, Zombie RMcD. Your comment put in mind the image of fetuses going somewhere, and there's only one somewhere worth going.

tigris said...

Well, after three-plus years of high unemployment, stagnant wages, crippling debt, and — oh yes — absolute commitment to abortion on demand (including sex-selective abortions)

Reagan had a peak unemploment rate of 10.8%(fixed by RAISING TAXES!), was the first president since the enactment of a minimum wage not to raise it, and more than tripled the national debt. Good God, they should LOVE black Reagan.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've pointed that out meself, tigris, on the WaPo Plum Line blog numerous times.

Usually, I say "the wingnuts here would be demanding that Obama's likeness be carved into Mount Rushmore, if only he were an old white Republican."

On the other hand, the fact that he isn't is no reason for us to excuse his Reaganist policies. Especially with the addition of the Bush-Cheney civil liberties violation module.
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