Jun
18
2010

#rsrh QotD, Angry Capitalist Spectre edition. (NSFW)

Hot Air’s Allahpundit, on why the North Koreans suddenly decided to relax restrictions on their markets before everybody quite died of starvation:

The key to this[…] is last year’s currency exchange, in which the NorKs tried to counter inflation by announcing that 100 units of the extant currency would henceforth only be worth one unit. No problem there — except for one small detail. They set a limit on how much currency each citizen could exchange, so if you had the equivalent of $100,000 stashed away in “old” money and the exchange cap was set at $100 of “new” money, guess what: You just lost the equivalent of $90,000. With people’s savings up in smoke, a new round of starvation duly began and now they’re trying to head it off by all but declaring defeat at the hands of the vengeful ghost of Adam Smith.

I’m not putting this up at RedState for one reason, and one reason alone: there are rules there that prevent me from saying “I fucking despise Communism.”

I fucking despise Communism.  Worst combination of blind theocracy, magical thinking, fake intellectualism, and institutionalized psychopathic behavior ever.  And they can’t even fucking feed people.  That’s the first fucking stage to a civilization: learning how to feed people.

10 Comments

  • Bob Hawkins says:

    Leftists are always whining that the USA has so much and other countries have so little. The reason for that is, we have the most capitalism! When other countries get some capitalism, they get stuff too!

    In the Reagan White House, staffers had a universal salutation, like “Aloha” in Hawaii. It was “FTC.” It stood for “Fuck The Commies.”

    Be seein’ ya. FTC.

  • Cameron says:

    “I fucking despise Communism.”

    You’re being too charitable. In an ideal world, Communism would be outlawed with prejudice and abolishing it would be considered a pillar of being a civilized country.

    Just don’t ask me where I think their cheerleaders would be in that same ideal world…

  • Jeff Weimer says:

    And Ace had the exchange wrong – it’s $99,900 lost out of that theoretical $100 grand. But that’s quibbling.

    I fucking despise communism, too. For all the reasons there are.

  • […] Moe has it right here. […]

  • Ace =/= AllahPundit.

    I’ve grown to despise communism myself. But I save a special hatred for the Nork government–a close cousin to what I feel for the remnants of the Khmer Rouge. Hate-plus.

  • […] I hate Communism, too. […]

  • “I fucking despise Communism. ”

    But…but…It’s never been triiiiiiied…

  • NYDingbat says:

    I don’t know – maybe the fellas at RedState might suspend the no profanity clause in this case.

    I fucking DESPISE communism too. And I see, as many others do, this administration looking to institute it here. Nationalizing banks, car companies, healthcare – MANDATING we buy and on and on. Thank God for those of us who do hate it and are bothering our congressmen and senators and are doing everything possible to prevent its evil tentacles from completely enveloping our wonderful (mostly) capitalist, free society.

    I can’t believe my number hasn’t been blocked by the congressional switchboard already.

    Thank you, Moe, for being a very public voice in the fight millions of us are waging in a less than public way. And thanks for being funny and snarky about it. God knows we need it.

  • wombat-socho says:

    Hate alone is not enough, though. We need to implement the strategy Sam Kinison proposed for Iraq: fly over at 50,000 feet and drop pallets of food into North Korea. Then we just sit back and watch the chaos erupt, wait for about a month, and then go in to impose order on the well-fed survivors.

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