Thank you, Woody Allen. Thank you for demonstrating quite nicely what conservatives have been saying for years: liberalism naturally brings about despotism. People who think you can “plan” economies get frustrated with their failures, and instead of admitting to the ridiculousness of the idea in the first place, they blame those failures on not having enough power at their disposal. Note our sad liberal Hollywood friend lamenting freedom:
“It would be good…if (Obama) could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly.” — Woody Allen
Woody Allen has obviously not familiarized himself with Friedrich Hayek. I suppose he just possesses the Joy Behar smart gene that is bequeathed upon all liberal “second-hand dealers in ideas.” Or maybe he’s too busy familiarizing himself with an adopted daughter-turned-wife? Regardless, I think my readers would do well by themselves to read The Road to Serfdom as soon as possible:
“Planning leads to dictatorship because dictatorship is the most effective instrument of coercion and, as such, essential if central planning on a large scale is to be possible…Just as the democratic statesman who sets out to plan economic life will soon be confronted with the alternative of either assuming dictatorial powers or abandoning his plans, so the totalitarian leaders would soon have to choose between disregard of ordinary morals and failure,” (Hayek, The Road to Serfdom).
I particularly like this last line because if there was ever any doubt that he was talking about Woody Allen Liberals—it’s gone after that last line. Doing away with ordinary morals, you say Friedrich? You mean, like a guy who beds his own daughter? As Sarah Palin would say, “You Betcha!” Woody Allen craves a dictator because he wishes he could be one. Dictators are “smart” (like Woody), and as an added benefit they get to kill people who make a peep when you sleep with your adopted daughter.
Guess what, Woody: I would never want to belong to a “club” with you as a member.
Thank God there’s plenty of people out there who are still smart enough to resist liberalism, political opportunists, and a landscape littered with men lacking principles.