Okay, it’s Throw Stuff up Against the Laptop Screen Day to see what sticks.
- It’s a primary and caucus day; all closed. Cruz trounced Trump in Kansas and is looking to do the same in Maine. Peter’s theory about open primaries seems to be holding true. UPDATE: Kentucky seems to refute the theory.
- Chess legend Garry Kasparov’s opinion on socialism and Sanders supporters.
I’m enjoying the irony of American Sanders supporters lecturing me, a former Soviet citizen, on the glories of Socialism and what it really means! Socialism sounds great in speech soundbites and on Facebook, but please keep it there. In practice, it corrodes not only the economy but the human spirit itself, and the ambition and achievement that made modern capitalism possible and brought billions of people out of poverty. Talking about Socialism is a huge luxury, a luxury that was paid for by the successes of capitalism. Income inequality is a huge problem, absolutely. But the idea that the solution is more government, more regulation, more debt, and less risk is dangerously absurd.
- I actually read as someone said that he wouldn’t take political advice from a “chess player”—as if Kasparov were somebody’s grandpa playing chess in the park every day. And the idea that one needs to be some sort of professional to have a valid opinion on politics points to how the DC political class was born…and how the opinions of the normal citizen became unimportant.
- Yesterday at my blog, I talked about how anger and pride are blinding forces when we act under their influences.
- Lastly, there are always black Americans who want to go “back” to Africa. Well, I’ve been “back” and unless you’re willing to work, Back-To-Africa sorts, I suggest you stay here and complain.
- Here’s a job that’s popular in Kenya.
- Somehow, I don’t think that most of you whiny brats are up to growing your own meat.
Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.
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