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Thursday, November 6, 2008

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 November 4, 2008, America shifted violently away from traditional American concepts of individual responsibility, self-sufficiency, and self-reliance, and formally embraced the concept of The State As Savior.

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 America. For years we have been tricked into thinking the Republicans and Democrats are on opposite ends of a tug-of-war rope, pulling against each other, when actually they are holding hands and skipping heartily together toward collectivism, socialism, and The State As Savior. All the arguments of Conservative versus Liberal, Democrat versus Republican, and Right versus Left are smoke and mirrors to distract us from the eternal truth that the only struggle is between government control and individual liberty.

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 America, yet what will it take for them to awaken? And what will they do once awakened?

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.”

Be Vigilant.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The irony is that the Looters and Parasites don't understand or care - and not only aren't interested in understanding or caring, but they don't even KNOW WHY they should understand or care - that their continued activities will substantially diminish the numbers and efforts of the Productive Class. In nature, the best parasite is the one that lets its host live, and even strengthen itself sometimes - but this bunch don't even have the sense of a simple biological organism.

The Super Rich don't care much, because they can move overseas, where much of their wealth already resides. There will always be a place for them, except in some exceptionally rare circumstances like the Russian or Chinese Revolutions. What is paradoxical about them is that they, their parents or grandparents were once star members of the Productive Class - but they have become first-class betrayers of their origins.

November 6, 2008 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Aye, and stay frosty.

November 6, 2008 at 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You paint government workers with a pretty broad parasidic brush. Put out your own housefire next time. Everyone wants the services but no one wants to pay for them. Sounds like a bit of a welfare attitude to me..

November 6, 2008 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Excellent. You are dead on. This is a great blog you have here. I will come back to visit often.

November 6, 2008 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger ReverendFranz said...

I think the date listed is a bit misleading, the shift began a long time before we elected a social democrat from Chicago. With a government that decrees over 300 new laws a year, our liberty will always be decreasing as our government assumes more of our abdicated responsibilities.

Whether its battle cry is the Fear of the Bush Administration, or the cry for Social Justice emmanating from the left half of our one party system this election season, the result will be the same, as we are more and more subjugated through legislation and beaurocracy to our masters the state.

As long as we abdicate the responsibility of self governance in ALL matters, there will always be a master willing to accept that responsibility, for a price, and this will not change. Whether we refuse to take responsibility for our own safty from the scary world that Jee Dub constantly tells us about, or we refuse to take the responsibility to deal with the harshness of the human condition as the Obamessiah talks about poverty, crime, and health, we will find ourselves faced with an oppressive government that will use that responsibility over us, and continue to lose our liberty (not to mention our production and labor) to a corporate fascist state. (the Looters and the Parasites)

This Violent Shift had its shades as far back as FDR's Raw Deal, and as Recently as the war on individualism (terror) and the Mother of all Bailouts. To peg all of its blame on a black man who talks big about making america great again by subjecting its people to untold measures, will only serve to further galvinize the false left right paradigm, and allienate those who maintain a misplaced hope that a change from the paranoia of the bush years might still be a good thing.

There is no right, there is no left, there is only the corporate fascist state, and our arguments should not focus on men, nor policy, but that all important cause of Liberty and Responsibility.

When taxation at the barrel of a gun is immoral, what does it matter if the percentage is 30% or 50%? Obama’s “A Little More of the Same” cant really be seen as any sort of departure from “Business as Usual” as our conglomerated wall street beltway continues to pave over the populous who's once liberty handed them so much prosperity.

November 6, 2008 at 6:34 PM  

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