Susan “Spree” Duclos at Wake Up America explains why the “men of minds” should pack up their things and move to Smart People Valhalla where they will gaze down upon the hoi polloi just like they did in that really bad book that we all read when we were young and stupid:
In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, provided a thought of what I call, Capitalists against Communism.
Those that could provide jobs, create and produce and kept the economy running, simply said NO to the communistic idea that because they could produce and employ hundreds of thousands, they should be punished for it.
The heroes of the book said ENOUGH and believed if they were going to be punished by moochers and leeches then they would simply STOP, stop producing, stop creating, stop employing those hundreds of thousands of people, stop giving their brain to a world that wanted to punish them for being “capable” and productive.
They quit. They went on strike.
The men of minds simply withdrew their minds from the world and watched as the world was left to those that could NOT produce, could NOT create, could NOT manufacture and could NOT run the world without the men of mind.
It was a lesson and by the end of that book, I felt good. I felt that someone understood the meaning of the word “competent” and appreciated those that were competent.
Of course, to truly understand what Susan is going on about you must turn to her essay Agenda for the Common Good: Be Damned.
If any of you have read the book “Atlas Shrugged”, you know what I mean. For those that haven’t, go take a look at that link I just hooked up to the name of the book and you will get a basic idea of what I am ranting about here.The book was published in 1957, by Ayn Rand, yet when you read it, you see todays world in it, almost on every page. How she managed to accurately describe our world, how it is now, in writing it back then, I will never understand, but she did.
The common good be damned if that is how they are going interpret it. Since when is it acceptable to “punish” people that have worked hard to earn good money, for the common good? Since when is it unobjectionable to take from the rich by simple virtue of them BEING rich or well off? Since when has any Democrat ever, ever cared about the common good of the people, except when it benefits them politically? To top it off, she (Hillary Clinton) dared say that to people that were taking their hard earned money and donating to her…. the woman must have borrowed her husbands balls for that speech.
The term is “common good,” and it’s catching on as a way to describe liberal values and reach religious voters who rejected Democrats in the 2004 election. Led by the Center for American Progress, a Washington think-tank, party activists hope the phrase will do for them what “compassionate conservative” did for the Republicans.
“It’s a core value that we think organizes the entire political agenda for progressives,” said John Halpin, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. “With the rise of materialism, greed and corruption in American society, people want a return to a better sense of community â€” sort of a shared sacrifice, a return to the ethic of service and duty.”
So, the basic concept here is that “materialism” is bad, people earning the wealth to enjoy some of the finer things in life is “bad“, they object to “greed”, but in their self righteous world, greed is defined as those that work their asses off to EARN MONEY, wow, wanting to earn more money is a BAD thing again…ok so I am bad!!!! “Shared sacrifice”, what the hell does that mean? Does that mean that if I am capable of earning a good living, because I am good at what I do for a living, the “Democratic Government” should be able to take more from me? How the hell do they justify THAT?????? For the Common Good be damned and so should the Democrats.
From the top of Susan’s blog:
“We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”… John F. Kennedy
Just as long as you don’t ask Susan to pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, yadda yadda yadda…