Tuesday, April 6, 2010
WHO IS JOHN GALT?
One of my favorite books is Atlas Shrugged. I don't subscribe to all of the philosophy offered by the author, Ayn Rand, but I accept some of it as economic truth. While it has become sexy and acceptable to be Obobin Hood and his merry men, much of America remembers that John Galt is our philosophical druid during this war on terroristic thought. John Galt reminds us that it is not immoral to produce something of value and keep it for yourself. While we all clamor to work for the doers of society, is it the governments role to take more than half of what capable business people produce? And is it palpable for the dredges of society to demand others pay for their short-comings and call it social justice? This is the crime. This is the moral question. This is the disconnect among the left and the right in America. While the left cries selfishness, inequality and greed about those who have created wealth and wish to retain it, what is it they have become or worse what are they that they create nothing and demand everything? They are in fact leeches and institution suckers. They are non-contributors. They are the do nothings of society. They are the bottom dwellers who can't do and bemoan those who can. They are the covetous, ravenous and jealous whores who want what is not theirs and will steal it by redefining the governments role in our lives. They have redefined American thought and ideals so that they can continue to sit on their asses and rob America blind. They have ignored the Constitution and deemed America the land of opportunity to sieze what you want.
John Galt tells us that when a society begins to demand apologies for greatness, it is then that the our freedom to pursue our own happiness dies in the waters of collectivism rather than individualism. America is based on individual liberty and not collective equality. This is not to say that as a whole we shouldn't enjoy certain freedoms, but it is the individual that is the pursuant of life, liberty and happiness. When liberties are based on collectivism rather than individualism, it becomes fascist in nature and this is not constitution centered nor is it what our founding fathers intended. Our rights are individual in nature because when they are based on collectivism, any one group would have power over the individual and their definitions become impositions. The free market then thrives no more because businesses are run by those who can NOT vs. those who can. Collective philosophy rules and not individual ability. Under this philosophy Bill Gates no longer has control over his company. The collective group or the government calls the shots and because they are incapable thumb suckers, Windows is no more. It dies. Harry Reid is only an impostor, he is not a business man. Obama is not a business man and when he takes over businesses and banks like he has, he will fail or he would have already made his millions in the private business sector. So we have a do nothing idiot President about to take over what others have built in the insurance industry and his collectivism will crush the individual worker. The formula is as clear as the sun. Those who can do, and those who can't become President and take over what others have built. Obama hasn't created anything, he is only taking from those who do create and because he is clueless, America is in trouble. America must remain individualistic plain and simple. We have strayed into collective incapable territory and the non-doers have taken over. Don't believe me? Read the book. We are living Atlas Shrugged.
Who is John Galt? He is Freedom. He is capitalism. Better yet, where is John Galt?