1. The transformation of Cuba from Latin America`s wealthiest country into its poorest does not mean that socialism does not work.
2. The transformation of Russia from the world`s largest food exporter, before communism, to the world`s largest food importer, during communism, does not show that socialism does not work.
3. Comparing East Germany (before unification) with West Germany, or North Korea with South Korea, one cannot conclude that capitalism works and socialism does not.
4. The fact that Marx was wrong about every empirically-testable hypothesis does not mean that Marxism is wrong.
5. The fact that Marxism caused a conservatively-estimated 100 million deaths in the 20th century does not mean that Marxism is bad or a failure.
6. Those 100 million deaths notwithstanding, Marxists care about people.
7. Conservatives hate all people and small animals.
But we'll only kill and grill the latter.
8. The fact that socialized medicine does not work anywhere does not mean that it would not work in America.
9. The fact that the green lobby was screaming just a few years back about global cooling (and sometimes still does) is no reason why its warnings about global warming should be regarded with skepticism.
10. The fact that black Americans live better on average than white people in Europe or Japanese people in Japan does not disprove the charge that black Americans are the most oppressed and impoverished people in the world.
11. If one country is rich and another poor, it must be because the rich one stole all the wealth away from the poor one.
Don't 'cha know capitalism is a zero-sum game?
12. Most Arabs are interested in peace, even though they prefer war.
13. National Public Radio is objective.
14. The New York Times is not liberal.
15. Native Americans and Eskimos have always spent their days worrying about the environment.
16. All Christians are racists.
17. All Jews are racists.
18. Moslems can never be racists.
19. Blacks can never be racists.
20. Mowing your lawn and using insecticides is murder; partial-birth abortion is not.
21. Poverty is caused by low self-esteem.
22. Poor school performance is caused by low self-esteem.
23. Low self-esteem is caused by white, male capitalists.
24. The fact that Asian Americans make more money and are better educated than American whites does not disprove the claim that America is a racist country in which only whites can succeed.
25. If there are proportionately more blacks in prison than whites, it is because the courts and police are racist (and not because blacks commit more crimes).
26. Hollywood actors are more sensitive and caring individuals than the rest of us.
27. White, male corporate executives are all selfish, scheming, greedy polluters.
28. Workers in poor countries would be better off if all the overseas corporations were kicked out (even though the massive loss of jobs would mean they would no longer be workers).
29. Mentally ill people are better off on the streets than in psychiatric institutions.
30. Marching against AIDS helps prevent AIDS.
31. Leftism is an ideology rather than a theology or a personality disorder.
They left out a few points:
1. The media is controlled by conservatives and corporations which are ideologically friendly. The idea of a "liberal media" is an absurd myth.
2. Socialism has failed in Cuba and elsewhere because of the United States' opposition and embargos of "Peoples' Republics". Cuba would be a success if only they could trade with the United States.
3. A woman should have a right to murder her own child in the womb, but the state has no moral right to execute a murderer.
[PeeWee]Connect the dots, LaLaLa[/PeeWee]
[revelation]Ayn Rand was HORRIBLY, HORRIBLY wrong![/revelation]
Intercontinental Ballistic Missles with Thermonuclear warheads in the hands of communist dicattorships are not a threat to anyone
Small arms in the hands of law-abiding Americans destroy the fabric of our society
All intelligent people realize that they are far too stupid to handle firearms safely
All intelligent people realize that they are far too stupid to make decisions for themselves and will allow the government to make all decisions for them
You left out, "A minority can never be a racist because only the one in power can be racist"
(I swear, I heard some lame-assed MF say that a while ago...)
I love it! Someone really hit the nail on the head.