Culture Does Matter

From NRO’s The Corner:

During my recent trip to Israel, I had suggested that the choices a society makes about its culture play a role in creating prosperity, and that the significant disparity between Israeli and Palestinian living standards was powerfully influenced by it. In some quarters, that comment became the subject of controversy.

But what exactly accounts for prosperity if not culture? In the case of the United States, it is a particular kind of culture that has made us the greatest economic power in the history of the earth. Many significant features come to mind: our work ethic, our appreciation for education, our willingness to take risks, our commitment to honor and oath, our family orientation, our devotion to a purpose greater than ourselves, our patriotism. But one feature of our culture that propels the American economy stands out above all others: freedom. The American economy is fueled by freedom. Free people and their free enterprises are what drive our economic vitality…

Read the rest of it here.  Romney is completely correct – is the the culture of barbarism which prevents the Palestinians from enjoying a better life.  Give up the terrorism, give up the “death to Israel” nonsense and get rid of the kleptocrats who run the place and the Palestinians will swiftly be as prosperous as the Israelis.  It is up to the Palestinians – they have to decide what kind of life they want to live.  The world waits – you can be sure of it that the United States, alone, would pour untold billions in to the West Bank and Gaza.  Make the West Bank and Gaza a free market enclave like Hong Kong used to be and in 20 years you wouldn’t recognize the place…and you’d have Israelis asking real nice if they can join in (Israel does have a lot of success, but they still over-tax and over-regulate a bit; a leftover from the socialist days of the past).

Things can change.  People can change.  But they have to want to – and as an aside, all you liberals out there who are supporting the current Palestinian regime:  you’re part of the problem.  You’re propping up the very people who ensure endless war, endless oppression and endless poverty for the Palestinian people.

UPDATE:  Yet another reason to vote for Romney – our recovery weakest in all the world since 1970.

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6 thoughts on “Culture Does Matter

  1. Cluster August 1, 2012 / 8:06 am

    Of course Romney was correct, as he was about the Olympics. Have you seen the empty seats, the living conditions, the security mix ups, etc.?

    What the liberal media has called gaffes, is actually just a clear thinking adult speaking his mind. What is it with liberals that they just don’t want to hear the truth? And when they do, they are alarmed that someone, somewhere might be offended. Have we really got to the point that we have to sugar coat everything as to not hurt someone’s feelings? Are we all that hyper sensitive now?

    • Eagle Eye August 1, 2012 / 9:43 am

      Of course it is not a “gaffe” and it does not bother me because it is admitting to a mistake and correcting it. Alot of people got sucked into the lies of the pro-death movement and bought into the claim that this was about privacy or the right to choose and all that sounded pretty good. Decent people went on to look deeper and realize that it is not about privacy and no one should be able to choose death for another human being unless it is a judge and jury as punishment for a heinous crime. You found an anti Romney site and you are looking for something to use against him. Why don’t you argue for Obama instead of against Romney? Why don’t you put Obama’s vote to let babies be put in boxes and stuck on shelves to die up against Romney’s ethical admission that killing babies is wrong?

    • Cluster August 1, 2012 / 10:37 am

      Jack – I think you people call that “evolving” – right?

  2. GMB August 1, 2012 / 10:27 am

    Unfortunately Mark, islamic culture is a culture of death. They hate others more than they ever will love their own children. This is being taught in the mosques and madrassas day in day out.

    If you have any other solution other than a catastrophic humiliation of the islamic culture that will change this, please let the rest of the world know about it.

    “Convert to Islam, and then you will be safe, for if you don’t, you should know that I have come to you with an army of men that love death, as you love life.” Caliph Abu Bakr, Mohammed’s Successor

    • neocon1 August 1, 2012 / 2:28 pm

      Convert to Islam, and then you will be safe,

      which is a lie, they murder each other like they are killing flies…..islam is a murderous cult straight from the pit of hell.

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