Friday, July 22, 2011

Obama's Advocacy of Wealth Redistribution

This was discovered in 2008, but it is interesting to listen how smooth this man is. If you are taken in by people sounding not only learned but "good*," then he sounds fabulous.

What is to be redistributed?


Whose property?

Yours. I didn't hear him excepting you from having your property taken and redistributed, did you? (Listen again, carefully, if you just assumed that he couldn't possibly mean you.)

And what is property?

Anything that is yours - the body you were born with and anything that you have mixed your labor with to obtain or have been given by someone who properly owned it. It includes your savings, your precious things, the organs of your body.
(Stolen property is not properly owned.)

They can take that?

Yes, any of it and all of it. The only criteria is that they can point to someone who, in their estimation, needs it.

How do I know they need it?

Do you think this question amounts to anything in the face of the State and it's wants? Why do they care what you and I think if they already appropriate the right to own us and everything that is ours?

The Founders of this country knew that governments can and will take anything they want from their citizens unless they are stopped. The Constitution was set up to stop them. Here we have a man who is openly claiming that the constitution was not written as it should have been and is advocating that the Government take anything it wants in order to redistribute it.

Do you want to understand why people hate, are scared to death of, and want to get rid of Obama? Do you understand why they might go on strike? It's because he has set himself up as a direct threat to every man's liberty and property, properly gained - the two requirements for you to be able to live as a human being. He has proclaimed himself, in Ibsen's words, "An Enemy of the People," albeit smooooooth as silk.

Have you seen any evidence that he isn't working to carry out his vision?

I have not.

*The good that Obama relies on is that you are willing to sacrifice for the group and the "greater good" as determined by the political elite. It is not really the good. It is the good that has come down to us via culture of at least 2000 year old.

One of the ways we know that it is not the good is because socialism and top-down government planning always, always, always fail. Why? Because these schemes separate results from motive power for the individual citizens which all their schemes depend on - and motive power only comes via the individual, not groups and collectives.

Added post: 7-23-2011
Here is another video of oh-so-smooth Obama speaking on July 22, 2011. He says Americans will pitch in if asked. One problem: They are not asked. They do not contribute to this voluntarily. They are forced. Also notice that for Obama, there are no individuals and individual choices. He is thoroughly collectivist.

And what happens when people are forced? Their motive power evaporates because they have no control over their own fate. A person's ends are, by law, prevented from being gained by his motives and actions. They are forced to give up their resources to those who are not motivated to produce, but to rule. So, the resources go to support their further rule. This is the great evil of socialism and why America is in the death throes of its experiment of liberty. Capitalism is the economy of free men. It cannot work when a man's mind is in chains.

The real mantra for this era, the one that would make a difference is "Get out of the way!" Another one with a religious cast is "Let my people go."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Question to Obama

You've expressed every tenet of socialism - particularly redistributing people's wealth. Since America is capitalist, the economy of free men, why are you trying to destroy it?

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Administration that Ran Aground on Envy

All the inspiration that was present at the start of the Obama Administration is now gone. All that are left are the partisan hangers-on and most likely they will continue to hang on.

What happened?

I say this President ran aground on envy. Envy is the fundamental and core belief that the world is unjust and that this injustice must be corrected - at all costs. For people dominated by envy, some people have money and power and others don't and that simply isn't fair. (I wonder if this idea comes from the Garden of Eden story? There everything was provided and since in real life it isn't, they are pissed. They keep thinking this reality is somehow just not right nor just. And, as long as that exists anywhere in the world, those with the money and power are to be hated and taken down. You can hear it in the speaking of Obama's Aunt Zeituni. She sees American welfare as a duty and so does our President. Ayn Rand defined envy "the hatred of the good for being the good."

That, my friends, is the essence of the Obama Administration. He exhibits it on every front.

He exhibits it in our foreign policy where he arbitrarily gives to our enemies and withdraws support of our friends. (Honest to God, I have some Jewish friends who are so liberal they would vote for Obama if he were building Auschwitz on property adjacent to theirs. That's another story.) He exhibits it in his treatment of business, stealing people's property and dictatorially handing it over to his voter constituency, the unions. He arbitrarily lets blacks get away with crimes that he would never allow for whites so he doesn't treat all Americans equal under the law. He rails against Wall Street and big business to induce guilt for producing value so he can loot their value and our value. He destroys his own value by openly lying. What could have a man be so anti-human life that he sneers at the good and creates a distraction while he plunders the good (your money, your belief in him, your good will) which he wants. This is the criminal mind at work. See here.

Frederic Douglas said it best as to why this Administration has run aground: "A man, at times, gets something for nothing, but it will, in his hands, amount to nothing." It has built its constituency on those that will amount to nothing. They do not have their hands on the levers and dials of producing value and because they don't, essentially they are parasites - in the material sense and in the spiritual sense, getting high on hope not solid plans. (Here's an example of getting high on hope.) They can only exist as long as their host, the vital producers, will support them. Their time is running out.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Why Obama has the Republicans by the Short Hairs

Obama knows that the Republicans cannot vote to raise taxes, so why does he demand they do so? My answer? He thinks he has them by the short hairs.

How so?

He stands squarely on and counts on this culture's moral principle which has governed her since the turn of the 20th century.

So long as he stands there, he forces Republicans to argue economics. If someone-you-love's life is in danger, will you not act because you look at your bank account and decide you can't afford it? No. You would do whatever you could to save the life of the person you love. But, Obama will work to convince the American people that the Republicans will always look at their bank account first when it comes to doing the "right thing" for people and the Republicans are unable to challenge Obama's version of the "right thing."

The United States is fundamentally a Christian nation - not in the sense that Christianity is the official religion - but rather that the values of the Judeo-Christian worldview and morality have and still influence this culture. In that worldview, a person is expected to sacrifice himself for another. The story of Abraham and Isaac is the story of God requiring Abraham to place his life in God's hands. God tests Abraham by instructing him to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to show that he is, in fact, obedient to God. Abraham is committed to being obedient to God so he builds an altar, lays his son Isaac on it and raises the ax high to deliver the killing blow. God stops him. Abraham proved his loyalty God, the higher moral authority.

The principle of self-sacrifice is amplified in the New Testament in the Sermon on the Mount. We have all gotten the message. So now when the government comes along and wants to provide health care for all citizens, they rightly and righteously provide us the opportunity to fulfill on this moral dictum. In fact everything they come up with provides us this opportunity, they think.

It is this principle of sacrifice to someone higher - not choosing something because it is a more important value to oneself - but giving up something more important for something less important (the definition of sacrifice) since whatever was deemed as more important was done so not by the person himself, but someone who has substituted himself and become his moral authority.

This principle began in American political life a little over a hundred years ago. Now we are trying to survive in an orgy of self-sacrifice.

Obama now needs to be delivered the coup de grace and put him and us out of our misery from trying to live this contradiction against life. He needs to be told publicly that the moral dictum that he is counting on - that one help his neighbor not because he values him (if he does) but because he has a duty to sacrifice to him - is over. It is inconsistent with life and must end.

When America was founded, it was founded on the idea that every man has a life and it is his by right - to be used by no one other than him. Human life in the United States of America is to be an end in itself. Why? Because reality shows us that life is an end in itself. It seeks to live and that is its basic purpose. This is the revolutionary idea that generated America. Millions of people have come here to live free to pursue their lives.

Obama though, is proudly invoking sacrifice. He doesn't care if the economy is wrecked by higher taxation. He doesn't care about anything that happens to America nor himself nor you. He lies boldly in service of his purpose - to institute self-sacrifice in America.

He loves and revels in using your moral code against you. He wants to see you twisting in the wind as you are unable to save yourself because you cannot cut the cord of the false moral code.

Obama is interested in collecting sacrifices. He doesn't sacrifice, he thinks. He doesn't grasp how he is sacrificing his life because his moral code has blinded him. This is what keeps him disconnected and arrogant, and why he needs so many rounds of golf. He cares about using the morality of sacrifice to keep you under his control and "fundamentally transform America."

And he will do it and is doing it because no one will challenge this moral code - the moral code of Abraham. So rather than fulfilling the promise that America is for human being, Obama chooses to institute sacrifice and end up having everyone hate each other because everyone else has a claim on his life. This is inhumane beyond belief, a back-to-the-dark-ages mentality and yet that is the principle that will keep the Republicans under Obama's control.

Who will be the first to stand up to this? Who will be the first in this era to stand for the POSSIBILITY that America is in the history of humanity? Who is willing to take on all the lies and mis-attributions to liberty and capitalism, the economy of the free? Who will carry the principles of liberty further than ever, showing that man when free becomes responsible and life works? Who will show that society gets taken care of when the individual is honored and otherwise it doesn't. Who will be the first to demand solutions that grant every man the right to his life - to live by his own self-interest so that he can thrive to the best of his ability? Who will be the first to see that man does not need regulation - that he is self-regulating by his own rational self-interest? And, that maybe, just maybe, government is only needed to stop the people who infringe on others' lives and property. How much more proof of the failure of socialism do we need? How much bigger idiot does a Republican have to become?

Give it up. Stop this charade for power!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Need" as the Ultimate Justification

I believe the liberal mind is a more socially accepted version of the criminal mind. Both justify taking other people's money and property for their purposes.

The human condition at bottom is that one must traverse the gap from "need" to "value produced" which satisfies the need. The need is generated by a living organism using its energy to maintain its life. That process, life, gives rise to needs which must be fulfilled if the life is to continue.

The blue arrow is "the gap." To mature as a human being means that one is able to navigate that gap and provide for his needs in a way that works while at the same time doesn't undermine his continued ability to provide for his needs.

The criminal mind and the liberal mind emphasize "need" as a lack - ultimately a lack of stuff or status. They think it unfair that the needy are not provided for. They believe that it is fundamentally unjust that everyone is not provided for - that it is some kind of cosmic injustice and that the world, because of this, is basically unfair. Because this is unjust, they say, they feel justified to correct this injustice and that is why they can, with a straight face, advocate taking your stuff, destroy a country such as America that has a system that allows people to traverse the gap of being human and create value, giving away other people's values (money) to poor people and poor nations, etc., etc.

Every time they open their mouths, they reinforce the "goodness," the "appropriateness" of being needy. When Obama brings some poor person or crippled person or in some way needy person onto the stage with him, he wants to hear about their neediness - the more needy the better - and he adds importance to their being needy. (I find this embarrassing for the person he is using.) He gives them his ear and kindness, attention and ultimately some money or goods. The one thing he doesn't do is talk about how they resourcefully went from need to results that satisfied their need. To focus on that would mean he would have no reason to exert his power over us and take our stuff.

Because Obama and Michelle, the current point people for this view, and the rest of the liberals do this, I consider them and their kind the embodiment of evil in mankind. (I'm not talking about evil in the Judeo-Christian Ten Commandments manner. Because man possesses volition, he chooses his course of action. He can choose to get across that gap, using his talents and mind to do that or not and this is his fundamental choice - to live as a human being or not.) There is nothing evil about having needs. We all have them by virtue of being alive. Granting them ultimate status and holding them aloft rather than supporting getting across the gap - by being creative and productive - is evil.

The ultimate joke, though, is on those that hold aloft need as the ultimate in importance. Although evil appears potent because it counts on fear and causes havoc in human lives by destroying their values and it always seems pleasurable in the short run, it is ultimately impotent. That is because it is not about developing the means for producing real value and satisfying needs. To continue, the mind besieged by evil must feed off the people who do traverse the gap since they are the ones who know how to get from need to value produced. (Frederick Douglas made clear that taking care of the needy for its own sake provides nothing lasting: "A man, at times, gets something for nothing, but it will, in his hands, amount to nothing.")

When I hear/see Obama, Michelle, the Pope, mother Theresa when she was alive, Pelosi, Schumer, Reid, Weiner, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and thousands of other such people, I see evil incarnate. They foster a world that doesn't and cannot work, and they work to create parasites wherever they go. There is nothing more hideous that that. (If you think Mother Theresa was humane, she had millions of dollars and would not spend a frickin' dime on having the dying people she cared for have some measure of comfort as they went through the dying process. She could have conditioned the air because she could have easily have afforded it. Why? Because she thought suffering was the way to becoming whole - and holy, i.e., coming to know god. Source: The Missionary Position: Mother Theresa in theory and Practice by Christopher Hitchens.)

The criminal mind is always justified to commit his crime. Why? Because to his mind, the world is not just and did not treat him fairly for him to properly mature when he was dependent on others. To him, this shouldn't be. (I wonder if some portion of humanity is pissed because their God or their ancestors' God threw they out of the Garden of Eden? There everything was provided. Now they must work for the values they need.) He stays needy rather than find a way to clear away his fears and his grievances such that he become a value producer.

A person stuck in need ends up hating the good (value production) for being the good. (The good is value production and virtue is action which produces value.) Hating the good for being the good is envy and this mental orientation is sourcing the destruction of values now upon us.

So how do we get through this? Create and produce value. In everything you do. You will love it and will feel so nourished by it.

The torch represents the value you seek to produce that
lights your way. The stiffened arm is your moral strength
to get on with it and produce the result!