Posts Tagged ‘Reagan’

The Next Reagan

Posted by Troy on 25th January 2012 in Human Nature, Political

I am annoyed every time a politician compares themselves to Ronald Reagan.  The fact of the matter is that Reagan is Reagan.  As Julie Andrews said, “Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of  a second rate version of somebody else.”  I want someone to say that they are worthwhile, not that Reagan was worthwhile and they are somewhat like them.  I think Ron Paul is the only one who has not compared himself with Ronald Reagan.  I think that’s because he has no desire to been seen as anyone other than Ron Paul.  There’s something to be said about that.

I Want Your Money

Posted by Troy on 10th June 2011 in Entertainment

I Want Your Money is a documentary about socialism versus capitalism.  It is fairly entertaining.  It centers around the presidencies of Obama and Reagan.  Most of the points they cover are very apt.  I found the cartoon portions to be distracting.  The claymation-esque nature of the animation was just a bit off putting.  The clip of Phil Donahue’s interview of Milton Freedman makes the whole movie worthwhile.  I have never seen such a verbal smackdown in my entire life.  His defense of capitalism was beautiful, eloquent, funny, and absolutely devastating.  I would recommend that everyone watch this movie.  If you are a fan of free enterprise, you will love it.  If you are a fan of centralized planning, maybe it will open your eyes a bit.