I’m no fan of Mitt Romney, He’s no Ron Paul or Gary Johnson but Romneyhood? PLEASE!
It reminds me of a passage from Atlas Shrugged.
“I’m after a man whom I want to destroy. He died many centuries ago, but until the last trace of him is wiped out of men’s minds, we will not have a decent world to live in.”
“He was the man who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Well, I’m the man who robs from the poor and gives to the rich – or, to be exact, the man who robs the thieving poor and gives back to the productive rich.”
“This is the horror which Robin Hood immortalized as an ideal of righteousness. It is said that he fought against the looting rulers and returned the loot to those who had been robbed, but that is not the meaning of the legend which has survived. He is remembered, not as a champion of property, but as a champion of need, not as a defender of the robbed, but as a provider of the poor. He is held to be the first man who assumed a halo of virtue by practicing charity with wealth which he did not own, by giving away goods which he had not produced, by making others pay for the luxury of his pity. He is the man who became the symbol of the idea that need, not achievement, is the source of rights, that we don’t have to produce, only to want, that the earned does not belong to us, but the unearned does….Until men learn that of all human symbols, Robin Hood is the most immoral and the most contemptible, there will be no justice on earth and no way for mankind to survive.” – Ragnar Danneskjold
Here is Rush’s take on it.
Talk Show host Vicki Mckenna weighed in on it.
Of course what Rush calls “Crony Capitalism” has another name “Fascism”.
But this is not the first gaff of President Obama that come from the pages of Atlas Shrugged.
Here is James Taggart from Atlas Shrugged talking to his Randian sister:
“He didn’t invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?”
“Rearden. He didn’t invent smelting and chemistry and air compression. He couldn’t have invented his Metal but for thousands and thousands of other people. His Metal! Why does he think it’s his? Why does he think it’s his invention? Everybody uses the work of everybody else. Nobody ever invents anything.”
She said, puzzled, “But the iron ore and all those other things were there all the time. Why didn’t anybody else make that Metal, but Mr. Rearden did?”
It’s sad because Ayn Rand predicted the economic ruin that we are living through today and she did this over 50 years ago.
Even Ronald Reagan was sounding the alarm bells.
Of course even the cartoons from the era warned against the class warfare, race warfare etc,etc,etc