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Conservative Reality?

Posted in 1 by activecitizen54 on January 2, 2010

Conservative Reality?

People see what they want to see.  That may explain the Bush/Cheney delusions of grandeur and how the American Citizens put up with the current failed political process.

This presentation from Ayn Rand in 1961 demonstrates that the current issues are not something new but are only an amplification of the same battle that Americans have faced throughout our history.

The philosophy and economics of Ayn Rand define the current issues and current economic events with a startling clarity especially understanding this work was published in 1957.  For me, having the ideals of Joseph Campbell’s “Follow your bliss” slid comfortably alongside Ayn Rand’s clear description of the flawed and manipulated economy of the United States helps me maintain some sense of sanity in this insane condition of life within the United States.  Having the ability to stand outside and look in also helps to provide a stable perspective.

I’m not one to blame the government but the FED lays at the root of the bubbles and the massive counterfeiting of cash that only the Government is able to perform.  From the Ayn Rand website the primary and fundamental reason for the current economic problem is the Government owning the FED and this is one of the Big Lies of America today.  The FED is NOT owned by the Government.  The FED is a body of privately owned Bankers who inserted themselves into the economy and United States Politics and Policy   as of 1913 and the birth of the Beast from Jekyll Island clearly describes this and the fraud that has been perpetrated against the United States Citizens since.

The reality of the United States today is that the Federal Government is the largest single employer in the United States.  The Banking and Wall Street corporate communists have mounted a concerted effort to bring free enterprise to a screeching halt by not loaning to small business or consumers and by raping the retirement accounts and savings of all Americans.  Our Government, beginning with Bush just handed over the US Treasury to the Oligarchy.  President Obama has in large part continued the failed economic and political policies of the Bush Administration and I, for one, voted for CHANGE that this man seems unable or unwilling to effect for the American people he is alleged to represent.

The system is broken and it’s time we, the people, took it back and did the fix that’s required.

End the War on Drugs and give peace a chance.  This piece from NarcoNews is well worth the read.

This from Christwire helps define our agenda and the satyrical portrait of the absolutely ignorant.

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  1. Clay Barham said, on January 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Is it self-centered greed or legitimate self-interest that is the main concern with those who do not understand Ayn Rand? Those who admire and criticize Ayn Rand’s beliefs about people who stand on their own feet often say she promoted selfishness, thereby greed, which is self-centered and anti-individual creativity. That is anti-Rand. Rand admired the creative individual, people like railroad builder James Jerome Hill, on whom she was reputed to have based her character Nathaniel Taggart in Atlas Shrugged. Independent “I’m OK, you’re OK” people are OK with Rand, not the criminal takers. If we look at Howard Roark’s summation to the jury, from Fountainhead, we do not see a self-centered individual destroying his work. If he was greedy he would have simply accepted his payment. We see an other- and outer-centered individual in love with his own dreams and creations, as one would love a spouse, child or family and refuse to allow them to be assaulted. That is the kind of self-interest that built America. Though love for anything spiritual may be missing, a great idea or vision also measures up to that which is spiritual, beyond self, and that view is not even inconsistent with Christianity.

  2. activecitizen54 said, on January 2, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    In a very real sense you are preaching to the choir here. For me, there is a very fine line between the narcissism of American Business that borders upon sociopathic and the idea of free market capitalism without government control. The American entrepreneur, by his or her own self-determination, is mind-set into them vs Me and seldom to never looks at the big picture with an understanding of what’s good for the community. This becomes even more amplified when looking through the obscenely huge corporate lens, the capitalist collectivism that is at the root of the destruction of the American Dream. The foundation of these statements is the reality of what our Oligarchy accomplished in the destruction of the middle class, the steady and rapid decline of profit share within a capitalistic system where the actual laborer is more productive than ever before and the intentional manipulations of the economy as predicted by Ayn Rand.
    The “Cure” is the destruction of the nanny state that is the largest employer and produces nothing. The “cure” is for Americans to buy American, work American and live American by becoming self-responsible within this obscene consumer culture that is not sustainable if our children are going to have a planet upon which to live healthy and productive lives.
    The Cure is Americans coming together to understand exactly why Capitalism, as currently structured, is the root of the “problems” we each face and each must make clear decisions on how best to insure, within the system, we are able to move toward the self-sufficient nation that America once was.
    For me, the idea of Ayn Rand being compatible with Christianity is moot. Although being raised a Christian there is nothing Christ-like within the current actions of the organized religious philosophies of hate-mongering, fear-mongering and abuse of human rights. It would be a far better world for all if this divisive foundation were completely eliminated as our founding fathers worked diligently to accomplish. The current death of the Republican party is traceable to the invasion of the mind-snatcher Cults of Jesus fundamentalists and they represent the biggest threat to our national security ever.

  3. Diana Hsieh said, on January 2, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Clay — I think you’ve seriously misunderstood Ayn Rand’s ideas. Ayn Rand’s idea of selfishness is certainly not that of the brute that slaughters others to indulge his own desires — as Christianity and other forms of altruism claim must be the case. It’s where each individual pursues his own life and happiness here on this earth — not sacrificing others to himself or himself to others — in accordance with his best rational grasp of the facts.

    That’s not compatible with Christianity in the slightest. Christianity extols sacrifice as the moral ideal — the sacrifice of the morally perfect to the worthless sinners. It denigrates wealth — or any pursuit of values on this earth — as evil. It demands faith in an unproven, fantastic, self-contradictory myth — and threatens an eternity of hell to those who refuse to accept that. Ayn Rand very clearly rejects all of that as evil.

    Or, to put the point another way: Would Jesus have blown up a housing project for the poor to protect his intellectual property, as Howard Roark did? Of course not!

    If you’re interested in studying Ayn Rand’s ideas further, you might find my still-in-progress collection of podcasts on “Atlas Shrugged” of interest. They’re here:

    — Diana Hsieh. Ph.D, Philosophy

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