Monday, June 25, 2012

(Economic) History of the World, Part I

I was surfing the Interwebs this morning when I ran across this little article over at Glenn Reynold's blog Instapundit, The Economic History of the Last 2,000 Years in 1 Little Graph.

It's fairly self-explanatory, which is perfect for Morons like me. It shows the dramatic rise of the Industrial Revolution (led by the US), among other things. The author also follows up with more in Part II and Part III.

What I found most interesting was this chart from Part II.

Notice the rise of the US after 1800.

Not mentioned in this series is the disturbing fact that an awful lot of people (curiously including some Americans) view this as something to be stopped rather than imitated. I speak specifically of those One-World-Government types who inhabit the United Nations. Their new initiative to tackle the Ongoing Myth of Man-Made Global Warming calls for an economic contraction of major countries.

I'm sorry, but I just don't get that whole idea. Why would anyone wish to destroy the means by which to clean up the environment by contracting economies and making everyone poorer?

Could it be that their whole point isn't to "save the world" but to tear us down because of our freedoms? This mindset makes my brain hurt when I try to comprehend it. Not just this chart, but pretty much all the others point to the success of freedom and liberty.

Why not duplicate this success for the whole world? Why not foster and promote individual freedom for all?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The UN claims to have written the "Declaration of Human Rights" document, which spells out the rights of mankind. Read through it carefully, it is a spell, especially Article 30.

Who is the UN to grant us anything? Where do they get their authority? Who authorized them? Did you consent to be governed by them?

The UN can't grant us any rights because our rights are inherent, we were born with them. Our rights come from our Creator--not government. Government isn't capable of creating anything, nor granting us anything either since its the people who grant government privileges.

Me, I Want My Country Back.