Some Good Stuff
Posted by jemartynowski on June 2, 2009
I had mentioned before about IMAO posting some awesome capitalist propaganda, but this one was so good that I’m still turned on. I haven’t read the book The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible, but I certainly want to do so now.
A great example of a hired man in a hat (from the video) taking stuff from us is going on right now. As of yesterday, we, the taxpayer, are 60% owners of General Motors. Why are we buying this company? Because they are crappy, miserable, and run like a bunch of drunken monkeys are in charge. That’s no reason for charity. By the way, that’s all this is. It’s welfare, but on a much larger scale. Rather than a person who screwed up a small business or can’t hold a job, it’s a gigantic company who, despite millions of dollars into R & D, couldn’t determine their ass from a hole in the ground.
Don’t trash us capitalists for knocking charity, though. Giving to those in need is fine if it is to someone or some organization that is actually trying to do better. Just don’t force us to do it using personal guilt via the government. This quote from Ayn Rand’s The Objectivist says it best:
The fact that a man has no claim on others (i.e., that it is not their moral duty to help him and that he cannot demand their help as his right) does not preclude or prohibit good will among men and does not make it immoral to offer or to accept voluntary, non-sacrificial assistance.
It is altruism that has corrupted and perverted human benevolence by regarding the giver as an object of immolation, and the receiver as a helplessly miserable object of pity who holds a mortgage on the lives of others—a doctrine which is extremely offensive to both parties, leaving men no choice but the roles of sacrificial victim or moral cannibal . . . .
Which brings us back to the video. People force you to give up freedoms in the name of many good things. That doesn’t make it right.
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