Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As as result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.
We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.
- Frederic Bastiat
Confusion of Terms, The Law
Two things that blow my mind:
A. This shit still happens, and it’s mainstream thinking. The socialist thinking that is.
B. This book my friend let me borrow a couple months ago has a forward by Walter E. Williams, whom I happen to be watching a lot of videos of lately before I recognized his name in the book. Which was just now.