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Ayn Rand on the tyrants who call for "sacrifice."

Ken 2012/02/13 02:23:52
Another lie from the mouth of Obama: “If everyone took an attitude of shared sacrifice, we could solve our deficit problem next week.”
Having escaped from the Soviet Union as a child, Ayn Rand had Obama's type nailed!
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“It only
stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone
collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is
someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of
slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.”
– Ayn Rand






And just look who is asking for "sacrifice":


















“It’s
about whether we settle for the same divisions and distractions and drama that
passes for politics today or whether we reach for a politics of common sense
and innovation, a politics of shared sacrifice
and shared prosperity.”
Barack Obama after he won the South Carolina primary
on January 26, 2008



“It can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.” Barack Obama
after he won the race for the White House, speaking from Chicago on the night of November 4, 2008





“Like
any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we
need and sacrifice what we
don’t.”
Barack Obama from his State of the Union Address on
January 27, 2010





“What
we’re talking about under a balanced approach is asking Americans whose
incomes have gone up the most over the last decade – millionaires and
billionaires – to share the sacrifice
everyone else has to make.”
Barack Obama from his Debt Crisis
Address on July 25, 2011


“If everyone took an attitude of shared
sacrifice,
we could solve our deficit problem next week.”
Barack Obama at a
town-hall meeting in Atkinson,
Illinois on August 17, 2011
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  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/02/13 03:40:13
    Having escaped from the Soviet Union as a child, Ayn Rand had Obama's type na...
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +10
    The lady was fully aware of the horrors of control by government - question is, will we heed her warnings

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  • Mel the... Jackie ... 2012/02/14 12:27:27
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +5
    I saw it in the theater but I bought the DVD. Excellent. can't wait for part two.
  • Jackie ... Mel the... 2012/02/14 14:42:51
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +4
    I have my copy too - Of course, I read the book, and so I liked the movie before I saw it -- LOL
  • Mel the... Jackie ... 2012/02/14 15:43:48
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +5
    Oh the book was much better. The movie did not let you get to know, Dagny, or her Creep brother....We have license plate frames on all our cars "Who's John Galt" many people ask "Who's John Galt" I tell them to read the book.
  • Ken Mel the... 2012/02/15 04:03:04
    Ken
    +1
    I got an email last week saying it is going into production in April.
  • U-Dog Ken 2012/02/14 12:04:03
    U-Dog
    +4
    Actually it is a 3 part trillogy but, you are right, the 2nd installment is due out late this year.-) http://blog.atlasshruggedmovi...
  • Jackie ... U-Dog 2012/02/14 14:45:49
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +3
    Well heck - it does not even say when 3 will be out - just one tiny word -- trilogy. Thanks for the heads up
  • U-Dog Jackie ... 2012/02/14 15:00:39
    U-Dog
    +3
    I am guessing next year if things stay on schedule but we'll see.
  • Mel the... U-Dog 2012/02/14 17:12:15
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +4
    Liberals Heads exploded, when part one was released.
  • Striker Ken 2012/02/14 17:04:35
    Striker
    +3
    As am I, Part 1 is very good. Notice of Part II showed up here yesterday.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2012/02/13 03:28:45
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    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +9
    Were she alive today, Rand would observe, in profound shock, that in 2008 the American electorate actually *elected* Mister Thompson, the "Head of State" in *Atlas Shrugged*. Understand this: Mister Thompson was *not* supposed to be a duly elected President of the United States. He was, rather, the engineer of a runaway Constitutional convention that destroyed the original Constitution and set up some joke of a republic, more in line with the French Fifth Republic (meant to keep Charles de Gaulle in power) than with anything remotely resembling the republic we have today.

    In Barack H. Obama, Rand would recognize Mister Thompson. In Cass Sunnstein she would recognize Wesley Mouch; in John Holdren, Dr. Floyd Ferris (of Project X fame); in Jeff Immelt of GE, James Taggart; in the head of Solyndra, Orren Boyle; et al. ad nauseam.

    All it wants is for a great designer of new kinds of motors to declare, "I will stop the motor of the world."
  • Ken Temlako... 2012/02/13 05:07:49
    Ken
    +3
    Excellent points - thank you.
  • David Hussey 2012/02/13 03:26:34
    None of the above
    David Hussey
    +3
    I know this was meant as an anti-Obama piece, but did you consider what the previous administration called for the American people to do? Or is it only wrong for a liberal to call for sacrifice?

    Consider the wisdom of a great American mind......
    "Every ambitious would-be empire, clarions it abroad that she is conquering the world to bring it peace, security and freedom, and it is sacrificing her sons only for the most noble and humanitarian purposes. That is a lie; and it is an ancient lie, yet generations still rise and believe it."
    ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/02/13 03:00:22
    None of the above
    lurx: the soda jerk
    +10


    ...apparently sacrifice is for suckers.
  • melly~t... lurx: t... 2012/02/17 01:38:10
    melly~thwarting Satan since 1971
    +4
    Chumps!
  • lurx: t... melly~t... 2012/02/17 01:40:19 (edited)
    lurx: the soda jerk
    +4
    ...there's another one born every minute.
  • wicked soda boy 2012/02/13 02:51:19
    Having escaped from the Soviet Union as a child, Ayn Rand had Obama's type na...
    wicked soda boy
    +9
    "Free health care should be a right" If it's a "right" for one person, then someone is coerced to provide it. No matter how libs/progs try - they can't get away from this basic premise. I've heard many attempts to avoid this concept - every attempt fails.
    THAT is the prblem with so-called Obamacare or any other government health care program that is based on forced (mandated) participation.
  • Ken wicked ... 2012/02/13 02:53:27
    Ken
    +8
    They cannot rationalize around the fact that any time you make something "free" for one person, another is coerced to pay for it.
  • Disko Pickle 2012/02/13 02:50:33
    None of the above
    Disko Pickle
    +7
    You should read a bit about Ayn Rand. She was a tyrant herself.
  • wicked ... Disko P... 2012/02/13 02:52:03 (edited)
    wicked soda boy
    +6
    So YOU (DP) say.
  • Disko P... wicked ... 2012/02/13 03:18:58 (edited)
    Disko Pickle
    +4
    Yes. I say you should read what her friends said about her.
  • wicked ... Disko P... 2012/02/13 03:29:12 (edited)
    wicked soda boy
    +4
    Probably similar things that her "squishy politician characters in her books" said, yes?
    And the squishy family members in her books said, yes?
    Similar to what a Senator like Dick Durbin would say today, yes?
  • Disko P... wicked ... 2012/02/13 03:36:34
    Disko Pickle
    +4
    No. We're talking about hard-core Objectivists, not socialists. She would never have suffered a socialist to be among her inner circle.
  • wicked ... Disko P... 2012/02/13 04:05:22
    wicked soda boy
    +4
    So, she would not like at least 53 of our current Senators, or Barry Hussein?
    Of course not! People like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Bernard Sanders are characters in her books, yes!
  • Disko P... wicked ... 2012/02/13 08:27:02
    Disko Pickle
    +4
    She would not like all 100 of our current Senators. I find it laughable that you're unsure about Obama. I suspect that you would make a perfect Wesley Mouch.
  • wicked ... Disko P... 2012/02/14 15:19:22
    wicked soda boy
    +2
    I'm QUITE SURE about Obama. Sure that he sux as POTUS.
    Where are you coming from with that comment? Comprehension problem?
  • Disko P... wicked ... 2012/02/16 02:08:02
    Disko Pickle
    +4
    I'm sure your fellow collectivists love you down at the commune.
  • wicked ... Disko P... 2012/02/16 14:30:08
    wicked soda boy
    +1
    A commune is where I'd expect to find someone like YOU, not me.
    You seem quite confused dear fellow.
  • Disko P... wicked ... 2012/02/17 01:17:19
    Disko Pickle
    +3
    I've come to expect replies like that from collectivist Obamatons like you. You're not fooling anyone.
  • wicked ... Disko P... 2012/02/17 03:36:01
    wicked soda boy
    Do you always see black as white?
    YOU are the collectivist, yes?
  • Disko P... wicked ... 2012/02/17 04:35:25
    Disko Pickle
    +2
    You're the one questioning whether or not Obama would be agreeable with Ayn Rand, not me.
  • Ken Disko P... 2012/02/13 05:10:22
    Ken
    +4
    By definition, an individual with no political power cannot be a "tyrant." Her friends may have called her that in their personal relationships, but she was not a tyrant like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Fidel, Hugo, and his friend Barry.
  • Disko P... Ken 2012/02/13 08:25:27
    Disko Pickle
    +5
    That's an interesting imaginary line you draw there.
  • Ken Disko P... 2012/02/14 03:01:49
    Ken
    +2
    tyrant [ˈtaɪrənt]
    n
    1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who governs oppressively, unjustly, and arbitrarily; despot
    2. any person who exercises authority in a tyrannical manner
    3. anything that exercises tyrannical influence
    4. (Historical Terms) (esp in ancient Greece) a ruler whose authority lacked the sanction of law or custom; usurper
  • RJ~PWCM... Ken 2012/02/14 15:14:26
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Now you've confused him with objective evidence!
  • Disko P... Ken 2012/02/16 02:07:21
    Disko Pickle
    +4
    Ayn Rand would kick your ass for using politically correct language like that.
  • Ken Disko P... 2012/02/16 03:02:25
    Ken
    Nonsense. There is nothing "politically correct" about just telling the truth.
  • Disko P... Ken 2012/02/16 05:29:29 (edited)
    Disko Pickle
    +4
    Twisting the definition of a word to fit a narrow political agenda is exactly what political correctness is. This is exactly what you are doing, evidenced by the fact that definition 2 and 3 describe a non-political tyrant in contradiction of your narrow, politically correct definition.
  • Ken Disko P... 2012/02/16 18:34:55
    Ken
    Not politically correct, politically relevant to the discussion at hand. The tyrants Rand is warning of are those who have political power, not some petty tyrant who is "tyrannical" in their personal relationships.
  • Disko P... Ken 2012/02/17 01:18:19
    Disko Pickle
    +4
    BS. You need to read some of Rand's work. But be prepared to be offended because her point of view may not sit well with your collectivist preconceptions.
  • Mel the... Disko P... 2012/02/14 12:28:53
    Mel the Witch POTL PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Wonder what your friends would say about you?

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