Now that President Obama is out of the closet and stands revealed as a petulant and resentful socialist, who values the collective over the individual and sees the productive class as vampires feeding on the weak and the downtrodden, lets give equal time to Ayn Rand, via her architect, Howard Roark, in The Fountainhead.
First, the president:
“If youve got a business, you didnt build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Yeah, right. Only someone whos never accomplished a thing in his life except get elected to various offices could say something like that. His statement bespeaks anger, pettiness, jealousy, destructiveness and rage in short, everything weve come to expect from the Parasitical Left.
Contrast Obamas Kinsley gaffe (defined as when a politician inadvertently blurts out the truth) with Roarks famous defense speech from the 1949 movie starring Mr. All-America himself, Gary Cooper. You dont have to be a Randian to cheer sentiments like these:
“The creator stands on his own judgment. The parasite follows the opinions of others. The creator thinks; the parasite copies. The creator produces; the parasite loots. The creators concern is the conquest of nature. The parasites concern is the conquest of men The parasite seeks power. He wants to bind all men together in common action and common slavery.
Look at history. Everything we have, every great achievement has come from the independent work of some independent mind. Every horror and destruction came from attempts to force men into a herd of brainless, soulless robots It is an ancient conflict. It has another name: the individual against the collective.”
So there it is, Election 2012 in a nutshell: the individual vs. the collective.
We know which side the president is on. Which side are you on?
Written by Michael Walsh and published on the PJ Media, July 19, 2012.
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