Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And the Nightmare Begins

On his whistlestop trip to Washington D.C. for his inauguration, President-Elect Barack Obama stopped by a homeless shelter for teenagers. After “helping” to paint the walls, he gave a vintage Obama speech, demanding that everyone pull together and “do his part” to right America…through such community service.

This stale, old, and dangerous collectivist drivel will set the tone for at least the next four years. The exalting of the poor and the downtrodden, the mawkish call to sacrifice for the less fortunate, the morally self-righteous demand to put aside one’s own selfish concerns for the sake of lifting up others who allegedly never had a chance…these all will serve as the rationalization for an unprecedented assault upon America’s new enemy-the independent, self-sustaining individual.

If Obama really wanted to do something for the unfortunate teenagers he stopped by to “serve”, he should have simply given each one a copy of The Fountainhead. The personal virtues of independent thinking, productive innovative work, reliance on one’s own rational judgement, the courage to stand against the collective, the uncompromising upholding of one’s own values and principles, and the pursuit of one’s own personal achievements and happiness as one’s highest goals are the only path to “righting” America.

These are the virtues extolled in The Fountainhead. These are the virtues that the incoming Administration has declared war on.

Beginning January 20th, 2009, a new god will be enthroned. The God of Need. Need has never produced a single morsel of human value. But no matter. It is to the God of Need that the people of intelligence, achievement, ability, competence, ambition, self-reliance, upward mobility, and independence…at all economic and intellectual levels…will be sacrificed. These are the people symbolized by “Joe the Plumber”. These are the source of America’s greatness who will now be made to atone for their productiveness, by way of the coming expansion of redistributive government policies.

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”, demands Karl Marx Barack Obama.

The God of Need will be constantly on the prowl, seeking to ensnare larger and larger segments of the population into the trap of government dependence, as the Obama Administration seeks to turn the great American Middle Class into the mother of all welfare classes.

And so the nightmare begins….

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