"Sadly, at the Highest Levels of Economic Thought in Government, Questions are not Tolerated..."

 ... it is if we are dealing with the binary judgement of a fundamentalist religion."

-- Subprime short extraordinaire Michael Burry in 2012 at the 2012 UCLA Economics Commencement.

Michael Burry is correct: We are dealing with a fundamentalist religion in America, and no, it is not Christianity. The religion of the state and that of collectivism is steamrolling our individual freedoms into oblivion, facts -- economic, historical, or otherwise -- be damned.

Watch the comencement video starting at 12:00 on the YouTube dial and tell me that Michael Burry's words don't send a chill down your spine.

Ponder not only what he says about our nation but how he was dealt with by our feral government overlords when he was seen as a threat by pointing out the fallacy of their fundamentalist collectivist backward religion:



Absolutely chilling.

Posted by the Left Coast Rebel; hat-tip to Zero Hedge.

13 comments:

  1. Do you really think the right fully understands the implications Tim. I wonder.

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  2. Important words which will no doubt echo through the empty minds of brainwashed graduates who heard the message but did not hear it.

    (With apologies to a few who did and will remember it.)

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  3. I'm surprised someone didn't set fire to the podium to cut him short. If we are all over 50 then we will understand what he just said. To the rest, my sympathies and condolences.

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    1. How sad would it be if people who just graduated from one of the top universities in the country couldn't comprehend the simple concepts and language in that speech?

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    2. What can we possibly do about willful ignorance? Especially when the end result of it is enforced by the barrel of a gun.

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    3. Get rid of the rEpublican party as it exists today so there is some meaningful and thoughtful opposition to the dEmocratic party?

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    4. The only way to get rid of it is by dissolving it and starting fresh. It will take years if not decades but what's the difference? I mean we'll have Democrat-statist rule but if things were to change to rEpublican hands, we would have Democrat-statist-lite.

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    5. Or worse. As in dEmocratic statist rule with the accent on socialism heavy. Professor Leonard Piekoff hit the nail squarely on its head when he wrote the Ominous Parallels. rEpublican conservatism today is fascism lite. dEmocratic liberalism is socialist statism heavy with a ample dose of liberal Facism.

      In short, We're screwed either way. It is what it is...

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  4. There were only two kinds of grads sitting in that audience: those actually listening hoping for a message to make them feel good, and those hoping for a quick word of wisdom, usually attributed to an old guy, and quick here is the op word. I graduated at 65 even for $1M could not tell you which hack was talking, and talking and talking. I wanted out of there so badly. Did I take anything from the speech with me? NOT! I was so excited that 1. my Masters advisor had agreed, and that 2. I finally felt like a grown-up! The people around me were talking to each other, texting, or on their cells. With any luck Michael Burry's grads will have the smarts to go online and watch that video a COUPLE of times. It would wipe the happy smiles right off their faces. No matter which party they vote for.

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  5. Some speeches are more important than others. I understand what you are saying but I'm sure they could comprehend what he said. The question is if they bothered to try. The answer probably is; very few of them.

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  6. What a great find. Thanks.

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