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Saturday, December 19, 2009

2009 Liberal Jackass Quotes of the Year - #10

Thomas Friedman (Dick-tator-ophile)

"One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century. It is not an accident that China is committed to overtaking us in electric cars, solar power, energy efficiency, batteries, nuclear power and wind power. China’s leaders understand that in a world of exploding populations and rising emerging-market middle classes, demand for clean power and energy efficiency is going to soar. Beijing wants to make sure that it owns that industry and is ordering the policies to do that, including boosting gasoline prices, from the top down. Our one-party democracy is worse."

**It's rare, but I'm speechless.

"I cannot begin to tell you how this is exactly the argument that was made by American fans of Mussolini in the 1920s. It is exactly the argument that was made in defense of Stalin and Lenin before him (it's the argument that idiotic, dictator-envying leftists make in defense of Castro and Chavez today). It was the argument made by George Bernard Shaw who yearned for a strong progressive autocracy under a Mussolini, a Hitler or a Stalin (he wasn't picky in this regard). This is the argument for an 'economic dictatorship' pushed by Stuart Chase and the New Dealers. It's the dream of Herbert Croly and a great many of the Progressives. I have no idea why I still have the capacity to be shocked by such things." - Jonah Goldberg**



  • At 7:09 PM, Anonymous PC_Bucs said…

    This is one of the most asinine statements I have heard this year. And that says something. This person needs an immediate CT scan to find out how he is able to walk and breath with that level of brain activity. China as a model for US policy.......WOW!


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