Takers and Makers
Now that President Obama is out of the closet and stands revealed as a petulant and resentful socialist, who values the collective over the individual and sees the productive class as vampires feeding on the weak and the downtrodden, let's give equal time to Ayn Rand, via her architect, Howard Roark, in The Fountainhead.
First, the president:
If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.
Yeah, right. Only someone who's never accomplished a thing in his life except get elected to various offices could say something like that. His statement bespeaks anger, pettiness, jealousy, destructiveness and rage -- in short, everything we've come to expect from the Parasitical Left.
Contrast Obama's "Kinsley gaffe" (defined as when a politician inadvertently blurts out the truth) with Roark's famous defense speech from the 1949 movie starring Mr. All-America himself, Gary Cooper. You don't have to be a Randian to cheer sentiments like these:
The creator stands on his own judgment. The parasite follows the opinions of others. The creator thinks; the parasite copies. The creator produces; the parasite loots. The creator's concern is the conquest of nature. The parasite's concern is the conquest of men... The parasite seeks power. He wants to bind all men together in common action and common slavery.
Look at history. Everything we have, every great achievement has come from the independent work of some independent mind. Every horror and destruction came from attempts to force men into a herd of brainless, soulless robots... It is an ancient conflict. It has another name: the individual against the collective.
So there it is, Election 2012 in a nutshell: the individual vs. the collective.
We know which side the president is on. Which side are you on?