They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this one may be worth more. As a humble blogger, I can tell you it’s not hard to type 1000 or even 2000 words, but it is difficult to make them compete with a picture like this:
This is the difference between North and South Korea on a given night. The South, a shining example of prosperity. The North, a comparative wasteland. Maybe “wasteland” is a harsh choice of wording, but which one would you rather live in? The country with companies that (successfully) compete with America, or the country that shoots you for trying to leave?
So many “Occupy” protestors and members of the Left talk about doing away with Capitalism, that I wonder if they’ve seen pictures like this. I wonder if they’ve seen more of what goes on in Cuba than what Michael Moore tells them. And I also wonder why they don’t just move to their non-captialism “paradises”, if they don’t like the United States. Last time I checked, people risk their lives to move to the U.S. and South Korea, not Cuba and North Korea.
What do you think? Is Capitalism overrated? Should we replace it with some sort of pseudo-socialist utopia? Or should we put pictures like this on billboards across North America until people get the point? Let us know in the comments below.