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Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was the greatest economist of my time. His greatest works can be accessed here at no charge.

Mises believed that property, freedom and peace are and should be the hallmarks of a satisfying and prosperous society. I agree. Mises proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the prospect for general and individual prosperity is maximized, indeed, is only possible, if the principle of private property reigns supreme. What's yours is yours. What's mine is mine. When the line between yours and mine is smudged, the door to conflict opens. Without freedom (individual liberty of action) the principle of private property is neutered and the free market, which is the child of property and freedom and the mother of prosperity and satisfaction, cannot exist. Peace is the goal of a prosperous and satisfying society of free individuals, not peace which is purchased by submission to the enemies of property and freedom, but peace which results from the unyielding defense of these principles against all who challenge them.

In this blog I measure American society against the metrics of property, freedom and peace.

Friday, September 30, 2011

I'm A "Hater"

Some guy calling himself "grantinhouston" thinks I'm a "hater."

He visited my blog as a result of a comment I posted at Extreme Liberal's Blog, then stumbled onto my post on Michael Moore. Here's part of his comment on my comment:

TROLL Sherman, read you blog and love your “intellectual” infantile description of Michael Moore which shows you are a HATER.
This fat tub of lard, and his ilk, is not only evil but dangerous to the internal peace of our society.
The irony is the guy is purportedly “rich” himself!
I used to sit next to a guy like him in first grade. Get within two feet and the ass stench was unbearable.
I suspect Michael doesn’t have very many friends.
TROLL Sherman, you think your wife’s friend Irene is EVIL only because she is a liberal! I suspect your only friends are fellow HATERS.
I hereby confess that my Michael Moore post is not intellectual and totally infantile. However, I also confess that I hate Michael Moore. Why not? This olf is threatening my life style and the well-being of my family by his political activism and nonsensical political opinions. He's actively working to lower my living standard. What's not to hate?

I freely confess: I hate Michael Moore. I have hated Michael Moore for many, many years, ever since I first witnessed his open mouth and the crap spilling out of it.

Merriam-Webster defines "hate" as follows:
An intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger or sense of injury...extreme dislike or antipathy...
Yup, that about sums up my feelings for Michael Moore.

I guess grantinhouston is just going to have to get over it.

By the way, I'm not a "hater" all the time. Neither does "hating" define my personality. I am a discriminating "hater." Why? Because I am a thinking human being, able to discern right from wrong, good from evil. I love right and good. I hate wrong and evil.

Yes, grantinhouston, Michael Moore is evil. It's the chief reason I hate him.

I believe "hate" is a healthy emotion, so long as you control it and it doesn't control you. By "control" I mean keeping hate in the realm of language and abstract discussion. Allowing "hate" to break into the field of action and interpersonal relations is not wise.

So, grantinhouston, feel free to hate me. No harm, no foul. We all hate someone or something, don't we? Besides, like they say: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me."

By the way, just to be clear, I don't hate grantinhouston...not yet.

Maybe if I ever get to know him better...

1 comment:

Chicken Hammer said...

LOL! Just surfing to kill some time and stumbled across this post. I too have run into grantinhouston and regard him as a very self-centered angry man. It's funny to watch his comments over the last several years because if we are to believe what he says there isn't anything he has not done or experienced. He's like the 'Worlds Most Interesting Man' but smarter, more traveled, and more intelligent.