Monday, February 25, 2013

Good Ideas: Farrakhan proposes savings and acquiring property

It amazes me that some people won't give people a chance to explain their views.  I used to be one of those people.  In my pre-libertarian days, I would have ignored Louis Farrakhan.   In my mind, he was just a man yelling from a pulpit how poorly blacks have been treated, and how it was all the white man's fault.

Nowadays, and after more research, I realized there is a lot of good that Farrakhan preaches with regards to the Federal Reserve, property rights, and savings.

He recently spoke at a Nation of Islam event, stating:
The constitutional right to bear arms holds no relevance in the black community, he said, because of the prevalence of illegal weapons. But Farrakhan said he respects the Second Amendment’s value in warding off government tyranny.
He also took black Americans to task for their own spending habits — including what he said was $3.3 billion a year on tobacco, $3 billion on whiskey, wine and beer, $2.8 billion on non-alcoholic beverages and $19 billion a year on telephone services. “No wonder the FBI knows everything about you,” Farrakhan said.
It is interesting to note how he picks up on the way government can track purchases.  The government is HEAVILY involved in the alcohol, tobacco, drinks, and telephone industries.

I don't agree in his push for equal justice:
And he used the human body as a metaphor for an economy where every organ — or every person — gets exactly what it needs and nothing more. He wondered out loud for the crowd whether he was advocating for socialism. “I’m advocating what God has set up,” Farrakhan said, “that makes every cell comfortable.”

This falls in line with people who believe inequality should be wiped out.  It's impossible.  Some people will be taller, funnier, smarter, harder works...even from the sense that we are mammals in the animal kingdom.  The fact that we are superior than an ant we can step on, no matter how equal we try to make things be in this world, is proof enough.  Inequality does not mean a lifetime of misery and pain. Some of the most successful people in this world would have been classified in the inequality group if it was up to the Central Planners / Marxists of the world.  Who knows what we would have missed out on in society if we would dedicate all our efforts to be equals.

It's good to see someone is advocating property rights, even if there is tinge of socialism at the end. 

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