Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Producers and the Takers


by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism


We are one nation, with common values and principles that set us apart from the rest of the world. Or so I have chosen to believe for over 50 years.

Call me the old fashioned reactionary village idiot if you like. Go ahead, I am used to it from the progressive collectivists. The fact is I am damn proud of being given that moniker by them. Truth be known {and I don't mean Truth 101} I really don't care what progressive collectivists think of my values and principles, or the political views I hold. I'm good with them and that is all that matters.

Frankly I don't care because I,  just like each and every one of the progressive/statists know I am right. Since any rational value system must be based on objectivity, rather than emotionalism, the left always loses on purely logical and rational grounds. However, don't bother to attempt a rational discussion with them on this point because their emotionalism and altruistic inbred tendencies will of course make it impossible.

For progressive the Leviathan government is everything desirable {or needed} to take care of the needs of the people. For the statist the government IS the answer to all of the societal problems facing our nation today. They simply refuse to recognize that government creates more problems as it solves.

On the other hand the rational adult realizes the road to success is the one that is paved by personal commitment, hard work, dedication, the pursuit of excellence, individual initiative, the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, the willingness to accept personal responsibility, the desire not only succeed but to be the very best at what they do, and the ability to bounce back when they fail. Above all they recognize that the Government is not the answer to their problems nor should it be considered the answer.

Unfortunately this nation has, in large share and IMHO, forgotten the principals and work ethic that made this nation what it was at it's pinnacle of wealth, power, and influence during the late 1950's and 1960s. Sadly the current leadership in both political parties lack the wisdom to even realize or understand what I am saying. And that goes for many pundits on both sides of the great political divide as well.

It is certain the ideologues and power brokers in both major parties will disagree with my analysis. As will the power brokers in corporate America, aka  the pull peddlers. For in reality there is little difference in the results each have given us of late. But, as long as the John Galt{s} of the world are willing to continue to work their proverbial asses of and continue producing we'll be okay. For a little while longer.

But... The clock is ticking... Sooner or later there will not be any John Galt{s} left. An altruistic and collectivist nation and world will have sucked the energy and life out of them.

Via:  ARI and Objectivism 101

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