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Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

06 March 2011

Galt vs. Anti-Galt

"Man's mind is his basic tool of survival. 

Life is given to him, survival is not. 

His body is given to him, its sustenance is not. 

His mind is given to him, its content is not. 

To remain alive, he must act, and before he can act he must know the nature and purpose of his action. He cannot obtain his food without a knowledge of food and of the way to obtain it. He cannot dig a ditch-or build a cyclotron-without a knowledge of his aim and of the means to achieve it. To remain alive, he must think."

"...Sweep aside those parasites of subsidized classrooms, who live on the profits of the mind of others and proclaim that man needs no morality, no values, no code of behavior. They, who pose as scientists and claim that man is only an animal, do not grant him inclusion in the law of existence they have granted to the lowest of insects. 

They recognize that every living species has a way of survival demanded by its nature, they do not claim that a fish can live out of water or that a dog can live without its sense of smell--

but man, they claim, the most complex of beings, man can survive in any way whatever, man has no identity, no nature, and there's no practical reason why he cannot live with his means of survival destroyed, with his mind throttled and placed at the disposal of any orders they might care to issue..."

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, John Galt speaking

The Anti-Galt speaks in Wisconsin: "The rich have over-played their hand."

He seems to have forgotten who pays the taxes to support the public employees.  Without the person who makes the factory, there is no factory, and no jobs for the factory worker.  With every penny in increased wages, there is a penny less for the private owner to reinvest to keep his product competitive (think of what has happened to Detroit and Flint).  With every increase in taxes, there is less saved money (saved money = capital--less capital through increased taxation weakens the capitalist system overall--the State cannibalizes its own lifeforce).

Last week, the Anti-Galt spoke thus:

"[W]e've allowed a vast majority of ... cash to be concentrated in the hands of just a few people. ... They're sitting on the money, they're using it for their own -- they're putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with your life, with that money. We've allowed them to take that. That's not theirs, that's a national resource, that's ours. We all have this -- we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it. And I think we need to go back to taxing these people at the proper rates."

SEIU celebrates previous collective bargaining win...

Economic knowledge should dictate your politics.

1 comment:

  1. Michael Moore, champion of the working class, used non-union stagehands to film "Capitalism: A Love Story."