"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Myths About Hardwork: Reality Turned Upside Down (or The World According to Obama)

A certain character out of 'World According to Garp', famous John Irving novel, seems to represent an odd proxy for how our President sees the world.  In the novel, Jenny Fields - T.S'. dysfunctional mother, has a surreal relationship with a severely brain damaged army sergeant, and ends up having his child - the main character - who represents a contradiction to the views of his feminist mother.  The twisted relationship and the contradiction between the characters of Jenny and T.S. is somewhat analogous to Obama's relationship with true Americans - those who believe in rugged individualism over collectivism.

The most recent demonstration of this came this past Saturday in Roanoke, Virginia, where the president extolled the virtues of government's role in people's successes while attacking capitalism.  We have all come to expect that rhetoric from the President, but it was some other things he said that once again let the cat out of the bag:
"They think that the economy grows from the top down. So their basic theory is, if wealthy investors are doing well then everybody does well."
"Now, we don’t need more top-down economics. I’ve got a different view. I believe that the way you grow the economy is from the middle out."
"look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something -- there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there."
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business -- you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. "
"The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together."
Obviously the president shares the same Marxist speech writer with Elizabeth Warren, who uttered the exact same sentiments a few months back.  But, what I find amazing the most is how, still, so many supposedly intelligent (and educated) folks still try to argue that he is just like any other president before him.  Excuse me?  Please name one president, including FDR, who has spewed so much neo Marxist rhetoric?

So, according to our dear leader, it is those welfare queens that the Administration is recruiting so actively, the 47% of the labor force that pays no federal income taxes, and the permanent couch dwellers who make this country what it is.  It is them who have helped the producers of the society get to where they are.  So, lets just spread the wealth and all will be fine again!

Since technically everything in life has been touched one way or another by others, no one is responsible for their own successes or failures, therefore the individual is irrelevant; there is only the collective!  Get it?
And that, folks, is the World According to Obama.

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