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Quote of the Day || December 13, 2012

by Keith Koffler on December 12, 2012, 10:04 pm

“I’m fixing the economy Gangnam style”

- Barack Obama

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote


Not Nabob December 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Gangnam style? Out of touch here. What is that some kind of Vietnamese word?

srdem65 December 12, 2012 at 11:35 pm

You must be thinking of Danang. Understandable.\

Some dumpy-looking Korean guy who used to hate America invented a weird dance move called “gangnam’ that made everybody laugh, so the Prez must be thinking along that line; a laughable economy.

cindylou December 13, 2012 at 5:06 am

Thanks, I was just about to post “what does ‘gangnam’ mean?”

cincycinco December 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

Gangnam is a silly,useless dancing/YouTube/pop culture sensation that you have to be hep to if you’re “cool”, or “Phat”, or whatever the kids say now. . It’s trendy but pointless, much like voting for Obama, or like Obama himself.

That said, his style is more “Gangsta” than “Gangnum”. If you want to give it an Eastern flavor, however, his style is more like Pol Pot.

“Most Marxists would recoil at the suggestion that Pol Pot is the logical conclusion of their social philosophy, yet any honest assessment of Marx’s theory cannot conceal the fact that the radical egalitarianism of the Khmer Rouge is precisely what Marx predicted would be the ultimate culmination of all human history. It must be clearly kept in mind that industrial socialism, as it was known in the former Soviet Union and other mainstream Marxist states, is not the endpoint of Marx’s philosophy of history. In his view, the abolition of capitalist production relations is only the first stage of the worldwide proletarian revolution.

Marx anticipated that there would be a radical redistribution of wealth and a withering of the global socialist state (the “crude” stage of communism) followed by a fundamental transformation of human nature as all individual culture, personality, and economic uniqueness disappeared (the “higher” stage of communism). Marx looked forward to a time when individuals would be freed from an alleged alienation from their own humanity supposedly caused by the division of labor and money-based economic transactions. Individuality would be replaced by a new generic species-being personality, a personality that would specialize in nothing and be an expert at everything.

If the impossibility of accountability and economic calculation under pure socialism weren’t absurd enough, the notion that a rational economy can survive an abolition of the division of labor and suppression of individuality is sheer lunacy. Most Communist movements, faced with the utter infeasibility of industrial production under socialist central planning (let alone an abolition of the division of labor), chose to reconcile themselves with capitalism in various ways and to defer the Marxist ideal of higher Communism to a remote future that would conveniently never come. Some Communists, notably the Soviets and especially the Yugoslavs, practically admitted that the species-being ideal would never be realized and were willing to settle for varying degrees of centralized socialistic control mixed with elements of capitalism. ”

Yep, that’s Obama. Kicking it Pot-ty style!

Julie Brueckheimer December 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

Five star comment!