Ayn Rand on Barack Obama’s New Socialism
Posted by jemartynowski on November 26, 2008
I figure, now that Obama and his staff our getting all excited and ready to “fix” the economy, it is a good time to go over why everything the government is doing is wrong. No, it’s not just Obama. The entire government, with all their bailouts, handouts, or whatever you want to call them, are falling into the Socialist trap. We want a quick fix so the government is going to give us what we want. Let’s let probably the most brilliant mind of all time let us know how she would feel about this:
Socialism may be established by force, as in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—or by vote, as in Nazi (National Socialist) Germany. The degree of socialization may be total, as in Russia—or partial, as in England. Theoretically, the differences are superficial; practically, they are only a matter of time. The basic principle, in all cases, is the same.
Instead of prosperity, socialism has brought economic paralysis and/or collapse to every country that tried it. The degree of socialization has been the degree of disaster. The consequences have varied accordingly.
Ayn Rand from The Virtue of Selfishness
The first paragraph is especially important for us to understand right now. Socialism of any kind, such as the government taking ownership of private property, is socialism nonetheless. When government can take control of private property, they take control of individuals. By allowing control of what we as individuals create, we are acknowledging that we are nothing more than slaves.
The second paragraph is stating the obvious. I hope that this large-scale economic takeover by our government comes to a halt soon because the degree of disaster will get larger with each bailout or whatever they decide to create. I’m not sure how much more “help” our freedom can survive.
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