Friday, November 12, 2004

A brave new world

I remember reading all those communist society type books in high school, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984, being totally enthralled by them and being absolutely frightened of the reality they presented. Did they resemble in any way the reality of communism? Absolutely, that's the end result of hamstringing capitalism, stealing a man's freedom, and destroying his ingenuity. Read Bill Whittle's excellent essay on the Holy Trinity of western civilization and how these factors lead to communism and why communism has never worked in reality. It all boils down to a simple equation: (capitalism + freedom) * ingenuity = the greatest economy the world has ever seen. Bill says it in a way that should be required reading for everyone. Go read it.

What I really wanted to plug here is Shot in the Dark's four part series the Secession Diaries (1, 2, 3, & 4) is a remarkable blend of political and social reality and realistic fiction. The thought that the left would really try to secede from the union because Dubya got a second term is such cry baby crap. Grow up liberals, we put up with 8 years of Clinton, you can put up with Bush for another four. Yet he takes it and creates a viable reality of fiction. It's like reading something straight out of 1984: chillingly ironic.

Mitch I think you missed your calling as an author.