27 August 2011
To Serve Man
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday to recall the spirit that united the country after the September 11 attacks and take part in a national day of service to mark the anniversary next month. [Hmm...yes, I do recall that--people helping people, nothing to do with sacrificing time and effort for the .gov]
In remarks acknowledging the "great challenges" that confront the U.S. economy[that is, impossible to overcome], and could hurt his reelection chances next year[ya think?], Obama also sought to rise above the partisan political rancor that has divided Washington all summer[LOL].
"As we mark this solemn anniversary, let's summon that spirit once more. And let's show that the sense of common purpose that we need in America doesn't have to be a fleeting moment; it can be a lasting virtue[i.e. collectivism is good--and should be indefinite part of this HM]," Obama said in his weekly radio address.
--Reuters article, this morning via news.yahoo.com.
It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.--Ayn Rand
The goal of the “liberals”—as it emerges from the record of the past decades—was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus, statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot—by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli. (The goal of the “conservative” was only to retard that process.)
The moral cannibalism of all hedonist and altruist doctrines lies in the premise that the happiness of one man necessitates the injury of another.--Ayn Rand
To Serve Man:
"It's a cookbook"
(Damon Knight short scifi story written in 1950, made into a Twilight Zone episode)
Dear President Obama, public servant: