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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, July 20, 2012

Time To Play! UPDATED

The League of Shadows is about to terrorize Gotham by releasing a fear-inducing toxin on the city. Bruce Wayne tries to persuade Henri Ducard (Ra's al Ghul, the "Head of the Demon" and leader of the League of Shadows) to be responsible, to cease and desist:
[Bruce] But really, you are gonna release Crane's poison on the entire city.
[Henri] Then watch Gotham tear itself apart through fear.
With that Henri's henchman go to work. They release the toxin on the city. They empty the jails and asylums of their "maximum security" prisoners -- "serial killers, rapists." A corrupt SWAT Cop opens the cell of Dr. Jonathan Crane, the creator of the fear toxin, an especially evil, creepy and mad psychiatrist. The SWAT Cop tosses Crane his "Scarecrow" mask, the tool of the doctor's villainy, and says: "Time to play."

It won't be long before Americans begin to be terrorized by politicians, political commentators and cable news "reporters" capitalizing on the tragic deaths of a dozen moviegoers in Colorado. We'll soon hear angry demands that the government "do more" to prevent such tragedies.

Control the guns! Seize rifles and assault weapons! Install airport-style strip-search machines at movie entrances! Censor or silence the right wing fear mongers, like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin, who by their anti-authoritarian and anti-gun control rhetoric encourage and motivate these crazed gunmen!

Mark my words. It won't be long before this pandering toxin is dispersed into our airways and spewed into our ears.

Observe how the Colorado movie theater shooting is like the SWAT Cop tossing a Scarecrow mask to this country's evil, creepy and mad political provocateurs.

"Time to play."

Allow our pseudo-intellectuals' poison a few minutes to be absorbed.

Then sit back and watch the nation, almost immediately, "tear itself apart through fear."

Within minutes of my blog post, it has started. From Weasel Zippers:

Liberals Blaming Batman Movie Shooting On Rush Limbaugh…

Good Morning America Tries To Tie Colorado Movie Shooter To The Tea Party…

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Wants To Know If Obama And Romney Will Crackdown On Second Amendment Rights In Wake Of Colorado Movie Shooting…

And So It Begins: CNN’s Piers Morgan Blames Colorado Movie Shooting On U.S. Gun Laws…



conservativesonfire said...

And if everyone in the theater had been armed, the shooter wouldn't have gotten off more than two shots. The nannies will never see that.

Sherman Broder said...

So true. I did some research yesterday trying to determine whether Aurora and the movie theater allow concealed carry. The movie theater bans weapons completely. Couldn't find anything definitive on Aurora.