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Hypocritical Bureaucratic Vultures

You’ve probably already heard this. The commie mayor of New York City, Bill De Blasio, hates private property. The Soviet-leader wannabe says,

Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level. They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.

It is unfortunate that so many people now are brainwashed with such irrational idealism, and are so incredibly ignorant of past attempts to centrally plan society via outlawing private property. This same agenda is being promoted throughout America’s colleges and public schools, the entertainment industry and, sadly, the Press (who should know better!).

As economics and business professor Richard Ebeling pointed out,

The entire history of communism in the twentieth century was that of tyranny, terror and torture.

learned historians of the communist experience in the twentieth century had estimated that in the name of building the bright, beautiful socialist society of the future as many as 150 million to possibly 200 million unarmed, innocent men, women and children were shot, tortured, starved, or worked to death in labor camps as “enemies of the people.” …

Estimates suggest that as many as 64 to 68 million people may have died at the hands of the communist regime in these ways during the nearly 75 years of the Soviet Union. Others have suggested that as many as 80 million of such innocent people may have been killed, again, from starvation, torture, labor camp work or execution in China from 1949 when the communist regime came to power to 1976 when Mao Zedong died.

Read Death by Government: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, by University of Hawaii professor emeritus R.J. Rummel. Here is his university page on that.

In 1991, when the communist Soviet Union was crashing and collapsing, Mises Institute scholar Bettina Bien Greaves wrote:

More than 70 years have passed since the Russian Revolution and 45 years since the end of World War n. Why then do the Russian people still lack adequate housing and many everyday items? Why does agricultural produce rot in the fields for lack of equipment to harvest and transport it? Why are factories and oil fields so poorly maintained that production declines? Because the raw materials, tools, machines, factories, and farms are not privately owned. Without the bids and offers of private owners, prices reflecting their relative market values cannot develop. And without market prices, it is impossible to coordinate production activities so that the goods and services consumers need will be available. That is why Communism fails.

In a competitive economy, where factors of production are privately owned, these problems are solved daily as owners calculate the monetary values of the various factors and then buy, sell, and trade them as seems desirable, As Mises wrote in 1920, “Every step that takes us away from private ownership of the means of production and from the use of money also takes us away from rational economics.”

Sadly, when the Soviet Union was collapsing, even though there were reforms De Blasio’s worshiped Soviet commies were clinging to their communist controls and using reforms to prop up the Communist Party, explained economist Yuri Maltsev, who lived through the Soviet Union and its collapse. (Read Maltsev’s book, Requiem for Marx, which includes essays by Ralph Raico, Murray Rothbard, Hans-Hermann Hoppe and David Gordon.)

So really, this obsession by the De Blasios of the world to take over private property and seize power and control over just about every aspect of daily life of the people, is an example of extreme envy and covetousness. It is an example that these control freaks do not believe in the principles of liberty, self-ownership and “Live and Let Live.”

But wait, it seems that this Bill De Blasio person with such a contempt for private property and liberty actually owns private property. Not only is he an owner, but a landlord (Ooooh!) according to the New York Post, which also points out that De Blasio has been “gaming the tax code” to avoid losses rather than giving his tenants a break on their rents. (In the end, communists are also “greedy capitalists,” so maybe on this anti-private property stuff De Blasio should shut up, no?)

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