Stanely Kurtz, NRO Guy and Wingnut Welfare Recipient, is still trying to Explain away the Kurtz Fallacy:
But my main point is that American socialists changed their vision in the eighties. They took a new approach, this time running through community organizing rather than through direct nationalization. If some of
’s most die-hard socialists expanded their definition of socialism–or at least the pathway by which they hoped to achieve "classic" socialism over the long-term–Galupo ought to be willing to rethink his definition as well. The only way to decide is by reading what I call the "untold story" of post-sixties socialism in America . America
Mista Kurtz’s Theory is basically this:
American Socialists are Tricky. As such, they don’t advocate or try to implement Socialism at home. That would be too obvious and everyone would know then. No, American Socialists are so tricky, that some of them don’t even know that they are in facts Socialists. That is how Tricky they are. To Understand Why American Socialists are actually Socialists, you need to read my book.
The Kurtz Fallacy is this then: If Socialism by definition requires the presence of sufficient levels of X, Y, and Z, then the absence of sufficient levels of X, Y, and Z can still be considered Socialism if Kurtz says so. Or to riff off Humpty Dumpty from
Ladies and Gentlemen. This is what the Wingnut Welfare does to people.
One of the most debilitating institutions in society today is the existence of Wingnut Welfare and the devastating cycle of dependency it creates.
Wingnut Welfare are programs instituted by wealthy patrons of the conservagentsia to foster the dissemination of ideologicial propaganda to the larger world. This is done by funding ideologues through “think tanks” and ideological institutions. This allows the further dissemination of wingnuttery by means not otherwise not available due to the competitive realities in the market place of ideas.
This creates a cycle of dependency requiring the recipient of the welfare to engage in greater and greater levels of wingnuttery in order to receive necessary funding to pay for the necessities of life.
Simply put moving a man from meaningful and productive labor to the dole wounds his soul. It disconnects him from the Reality Based Community and keeps him from learning larger truths about his existence and the larger world.
I think kicking these wingnut welfare recipients off the dole would be the best thing in the world for them (and us).
Think about it.
They could get to know the dignity of hard work under the conditions of the free market (which they purportedly LOVE). As it is, these wingnut welfare recipients are trapped in a hopeless cycle of dependency. Without the handouts from wealthy right wing patrons, they’d be left to magic of the marketplace were they’d be crushed in free market of ideas.
This is terribly debilitating for the human soul.
Someday we will end wingnut welfare as we know it and set these poor souls free. We will arm them with the appropriate education (by vouchers perhaps) and with job skills and training (through government programs maybe) and leave them to employ an honest trade and enjoy the magic of the marketplace.
Someday, my Friend. Someday.