today’s winner

…if you want to demonstrate the concept of property rights to a young Communist, try stealing his backpack…

A. Smith in comments


  1. Fawkes News (отказник)
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 6:09 am |

    Or just take away his Panera Bread organic veggie wrap and Caribou Latte for “the good of Society.”

  2. Caged Insanity
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 7:26 am |

    It sounds neat at first, but if you really tried it, it would not work purely because their brains are so bleached and sterilized with the belief that communism will work if *we* do it, that they have no concept of the point you are trying to make.

  3. bocopro
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 7:34 am |

    And if you want to ‘splain taxes to your kids, give them some candy and then take half of it back and throw it away.

  4. DougM (Bison Party)
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 9:28 am |

    Communism is the Santa Claus of religions mythologies.
    It’s the kind of reality-denying theology that only a pseudo-intellectual can believe.
    This time … it’ll work.
    (see: Twentieth Century Motor Company)
    (see also: Sorelian myth)

  5. Steve Skubinna
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 10:10 am |

    Caged Insanity, it only sounds neat to children. To anyone more mature (or to anyone who doesn’t expect to be the one who decides what “abilities” and “needs” exist) it sounds like slavery.

    You mean I don’t get the fruits of my labor? You mean I can’t improve my situation? You mean I am not working for myself and my family?

  6. Posted January 11, 2014 at 10:38 am |

    This was actually an issue with the black bloc lunatics hanging around Portland.

    Bums and street thugs would rifle their packs right in front of them, and then complain to their committees if the owners tried to stop them.

    Eventually, these BB retards decided that personal belongings were not, somehow, actual property, and that rifling your backpack was now a form of assault.

  7. JoeBandMember ≠
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 11:45 am |

    If the US House and Senate are not both in conservative control after the 2014 election, then there will be a revolutionary type revolt before the 2016 election, causing a declaration of martial law and the cancellation of the 2016 election.

    Every leftist, in either party, must be voted out of office, and every leftist in the election must be defeated in the 2014 election. This is the ONLY way to save what’s remaining of the republic.

    May God help us.

  8. ZZMike
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm |

    In one of the comments there’s an excerpt from “Atlas Shrugged”.

    You could explain to the Young Communist that you need it more than he does, and so therefore it is right and just that you take it.

  9. Leonard Jones
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm |

    Add his designer clothes, $200.00 sneakers, his iPhone and his laptop, (All of which his parents paid for) and he will be an instant conservative with Rush Limbaugh as his number one preset on his radio!