Driscoll links to something from National Review. I normally wouldn’t spend much time with any of these sources, Driscoll, anything from National Review and especially Kevin Williamson, but this is well put in response to a (dopey) article by Nicolas Kristof (yet another):
What [any country] needs is capitalism. But what capitalism needs are physical security, property rights, an independent judiciary, political stability, the rule of law, and a functioning civil society. Guatemala does not have these.
It is also unfortunate that the left in the West is working to sabotage all these things. So as to get to socialism.
Update (same day): And like a plate of shrimp, via Ace, [a] Democratic Socialist city councilwoman [who] has been elected in Denver [states]:
I think that we’re in late phase capitalism and we know it doesn’t work and we have to move into something new, and I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources and distribution of those resources,” she continued. “And whatever that morphs into is I think what will serve community the best and I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.