Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Difference Between a Capitalist and a Socialist

There is a political joke circulating around the Internet about the difference between a Republican and a Democrat. One version uses Fred Thompson and Hillary Clinton to make the point. The joke is a bit disingenuous in making this distinction between Republicans and Democrats. A proper characterization would be the distinction between capitalists and socialists.

The amended joke goes like this:

A capitalist and a socialist were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person.The capitalist gave the homeless person a business card and told the homeless person to come to the capitalist’s business for a job. The capitalist then took twenty dollars out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.
The socialist was very impressed. And when they came to another homeless person, the socialist decided to help. He walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. The socialist then reached into the capitalist’s pocket and got out twenty dollars. The socialist kept 15 dollars for administrative fees and gave the homeless person five dollars.

Now you understand the difference between capitalists and socialists.

It is time for conservatives to demand that the Republican Party begin moving back to its conservative roots of personal responsibility intertwined with social largess.