A Plague of Saviors

Does humanity learn from its mistakes?  The record doesn't show it.  Paging through history, time and again we find instances where people have ignored both facts and reason by entrusting their lives to a "savior" -- a Marx, a Hitler, a Khomeini.  And time and again we have ended up paying the price for our folly.  Barack Obama is merely the latest of a long line. To illustrate how mistake-prone we are, a few examples will suffice.  In order to address economic disparity, a pivotal concern of humanity, a Karl Marx appeared trumpeting his battle cry: "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."  Marx announced that the proletariat is the producer of wealth and that capitalists are leeches robbing them of the fruits of their labor. In effect, Karl Marx originated the concept of class warfare -- the poor against the rich.  He urged the workers to rise up, rid themselves of the rich, and take full possession of their own...(Read Full Article)