Saturday, October 13, 2007

Some Thoughts on Robin Hood

Concerning the last post, yeah I know - - - it's been a while, Robin Hood is a semi-mythical character based on a real bandit/freedom-fighter (depends on how you look at it.)

Robbed the rich huh?

In those days the rich were the government and they got rich through taxes and the poor were poor because they were overtaxed.

You might say:

The Robin Hood of legend stole from the tax-collectors and gave it back to the tax payers.

Those who complained about "Reaganhood" who stole from the poor and gave to rich need to rethink the Robin Hood myth.

Yes I know the real Robert of Loxley was a bandit and probably not the hero he was made out to be. But if he was exactly as the legend then he is a hero of the right who brought about the first tax-refund because of over-taxation.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dee said...

I was going to email this to you but realized you don't have an email address on your blog. So I'll leave my comments here.

You come up with the BEST quotes and one-liners in my comments' section. Your latest one is so good I am totally going to use it on my radio show on Monday:

"The left has stolen the Nobel prize and made it a political statement for Socialism."

I couldn't have said it any better. Thanks :-)!!!

12:18 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Good going, Shoprat! You are being quoted, and that quote is right on!

Regarding the mythical Robin Hood, we need another one.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Shop: Dee's comment is spot on; that's a very salient observation.

BZ

11:19 AM  
Anonymous pete in Midland said...

In actuality, if he was a hero of the right ... the right wasn't right. The legendary Hood did rob tax collectors, but that was a seldom thing ... mostly he targeted the rich - lanhowners, and those above them.
He was the quintesssential liberal, since he took away from some, gave to others, while keeping a goodly amount for himself for providing the "service".

1:34 PM  

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