Spartacus: Coronation of the Looters (or "Ayn Rand Was a Prophet")
The latest from Spartacus:
The votes are in, and one thing is certain: On
Who better to lead us into this brave new world than Barack Obama, a man who inspires Messianic devotion in his followers -- even to the point of one woman last week stating she apparently believed that, as a quid pro quo for her support, Obama would pay her mortgage and personally fill her gas tank:
As a thwart to the notion that Americans who rejected the Republican Party’s control of the Presidency would also embrace divided government as a check on power, the House and Senate gained Democrat-controlled seats, nearly enough to establish a supermajority (and a supermajority may still be in the cards, given the number of contested seats that are still undecided).
What this election has truly accomplished is to draw sharp lines between the four factions currently existing in
The old terms of “Poor,” “Middle Class,” and “Upper Class” carry no meaning in a country where the poor have running water, housing, and big-screen TVs, and where upper-class status has become based on so many non-wealth forms of power.
So what are these four factions? They can be described as the Looters, the Parasites, the Productive Class, and the Super-Rich.
The Looters are simply the government, including elected officials, the bureaucrats, and their agents. We finally have reached a point where Ayn Rand’s pejorative term “looters” can be fully and fairly applied to government at the state and national levels. The passage of the $850 billion bailout bill over immense constituent rejection has removed the charade that the Congress is responsive to the people in any way, shape, or form. Congress has given up the pretense of pretending that the electorate is anything but a collection of peasants whose paychecks are to be plundered at the Congress’s pleasure.
The Parasites are those who urge on the Looters because of the benefits they seek to receive at the Looters’ hands. These benefits can be a welfare check, a government job, a lucrative government contract, favorable legislation, or (in the case of the media and lobbyists) access.
The Productive Class are those who the Looters loot to feed the Parasites. Once referred to as “the middle class,” they include the taxpayer, the small business owner, the employer, and anyone else who is caught between the Looters and the Parasites.
The Super-Rich are those with enough wealth or pull to avoid either the plundering of the Looters or the sting of the Parasites.
The paradox of all these factions is that the Productive Class is by far the largest, yet it is kept in line by the authority of the Looters, the guilt of the Parasites, and the manipulation of the Super-Rich. The Productive Class is truly the “sleeping giant” of
Will they “shrug”, or will they go to war?
One thing is certain – they will not continue to live willingly under the mantra “work harder; millions on welfare are depending on you.”