Ayn Rand's Warning Against Obama's Totalitarianism


Is there any solace that our individual goodness is going to be spared from this totalitarian regime in Washington? The road to ruin has been long fought by some very sinister characters who have taught their bitter ways to several generations of innocent children in America. The biggest lesson they teach is: collective theft is good, individual success is bad. If at some point I find myself lying at death's door and cannot be granted the life-saving grace of some good doctor who knows how to save me, for a year, or a month, or however long, I will know who to thank for sending me to my grave just a bit too early.

As we approach the full implementation of diabolical actions from Obama's and the Democrat's government takeover of health care, I wondered what comfort can I find to soothe my worried brow. I found some solace in the words of Ayn Rand:

"Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives."

And:"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. . "

And:"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. "

And:
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. "

And:
"A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims."

And:"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."

As you think over Obama's rhetorical nonsense from his first term and now into his second, I hope you can recognize the reality of who he is through Ayn Rand's incredible prescience.

To further bolster the point... Goodbye Insurance Companies... It's been nice to know ya.

John Hinderaker of Powerline writes:

"What strikes me as I read the House bill, however, is how closely it approximates socialized medicine even without the public option. The bill is classic national socialist legislation, in that it takes ostensibly private entities, the health insurance companies, and perverts them into instruments of the state, run top-down and barred from competing among themselves."

Continuing on he assures us that, while private insurance companies may still exist for a short time, they will quickly leave the scene; Bunko, Kaput, Gone, Out of business. What motive would insurance companies have to exist? Their profits would be gone. All those employed in that industry would be either unemployed or co-opted by government bureaucrats. The choices they offer would be gone. The doctor's autonomy, which has been already encroached upon, will be totally usurped. The very definition of "insurance" will be gone. As usual, the Marxists have abominated the word "insurance" so that it no longer means what it did. Redefining health care into an entitlement does not equate with "insurance." Government control of your health care is not "insurance." It is totalitarianism and, mind you, without Constitutional authority.

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  • jimpeel

    "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its
    victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under
    robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's
    cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
    satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us
    without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    -- C.S. Lewis

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together
    in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal
    system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it."

    -- Frederic Bastiat

  • http://www.facebook.com/kdillion Kat Johnson Dillion

    Well, I guess that's one way to eliminate people. without insurance we could no longer afford medicine & some of us need it to live. without my blood thinners, I would develope blood clots withing a matter of 3-4 days.

  • lucitee

    Can we not compare our present condition to those Countries who have FALLEN for the articulate, master Orators who have slowly yet emphatically strangled us with a velvet rope!
    Persuading the clueless and gullible was easy! Promise more "free stuff"! Echoing the FIRST "promise of "free stuff"! These innocent fools do not realize they are being "USED"! He is condescending, arrogant, egotistical, and has been told all his life that he is destined for great things and does not have to give ANYTHING in return! His "Agenda" is not of his making! He is only the CONDUIT to feed the propaganda of his Puppeteers! He was trained to be a great Orator! His "image" was perfect and made even more so by a masterful nose job! His articulation was to be directed at those who most easily will listen! He did the same thing as an "Organizer"! Taking legitimate and honest complaints, declared himself their Messiah, and backed by his RICH fundraisers, milked MULTI-MILLIONS from tax payers to "improve" the condition of these communities! Almost NONE of the money can be accounted for, and very little was "improved" for the ones he used to gain this wealth! He has NEVER had to give account for his misjudgements! In fact, he has NEVER supported himself and lived entirely on the support of others! Our Country has more available wealth than any other Nation in the world! Especially our natural resources! We have been a "target" for radical and destructive Factions for years! In the last four years, they have more progress than in ALL the previous attempts to gain access! The Ultra Liberal Left have abandoned all principles that USED to be beneficial to
    America! They have crumbled like tin foil after a cook-out! We HAVE no Democrat Party any more! Using the DREGS of society to still the voices of "We the People"! It breaks my heart that we have come to this point! Is there enough PRO-Americans left who can challenge the Radicals? So far I have not SEEN any evidence of it! God is our only hope!

  • Dissenter

    Let us all cry along with Cheryl, as we bemoan the long-overdue passing of the parasites known as health insurance companies. When the 21st Amendment was passed, it put a lot of moonshiners on the unemployment rolls, and no one thought it a bad thing.

    As the rest of the world has proven beyond reasonable dispute, nationalized health care is cheaper and more efficient. Why are you Rightards so adamantly opposed to saving money?

    • Brenda

      Your comments do not match the facts. In the first place obama care will increase taxes for everyone, there are numerous taxes in the bill that do not even apply to health care and those that do will passed on to the patient.
      Secondly, that nationalized health care is cheaper is a falsehood. Insurance rates on every policy have increased, certain durgs have become unavaliable, and someone pays the bill for all this free government medican in increased taxes.
      Thirdly, efficiency in medical care will decrease due to physicians leaving the practice and cuts in hospital staff. Most countries that have nationalized medical systems also have long queues waiting for medical procedures.
      No "rightards" are adamantly opposed to saving money, when the money is actually saved and not some sound bite by obama and company.

    • Dissenter

      I have seen socialized medicine abroad, and the numbers don't lie. Your man Mitt Romney praised Israel's system, which provides the same level of care for a third of our cost. In France, you can buy insurance providing you with premium care. To sing an ode to the bureaucratic behemoths like Kaiser is sheer lunacy.

    • http://FrontPorchPolitics.com/ Tim Brown

      Say dissenter, ever think why the costs are high now? That's right, government regulation, plus medicare, medicaid and various other things. Every time Government sticks its paws in something they make it worse, more expensive and more complicated.

    • Dissenter

      Which is, of course, why other countries with socialized health care provide the same level of care or better for one-third the cost, right?

      You are more faithful to your dogma than your wife.

    • http://FrontPorchPolitics.com/ Tim Brown

      I'm always amazed that people who don't know me can comment so authoritatively on what I am or am not faithful to. So tell me about the UK and their health care system please. Can you cite numbers and the kind of care received? i'm guessing not because that would be a huge problem for you:) On the other hand, I'll probably do a write up this week with the numbers on socialized medicine to demonstrate your utter ignorant concepts and failed utopian ideology.

    • Dissenter

      Someone else beat me to it....

      "As a Card-Carrying White Male I love expressing my opinion irrespective of whether people care to hear it, so let’s get started.

      Science - One of the reasons my family is affluent is that my wife and I have a collective fifteen years of university education between us. I have a Masters degree in Science and Technology Policy, and my wife is a physician who holds degrees in medicine as well as cell and molecular biology. We are really quite unimpressed with Congressional representatives such as Todd Akin and Paul Broun who actually serve on the House science committee and who believe, respectively, that rape does not cause pregnancy and that evolution and astrophysics are lies straight from Satan’s b*tt cheeks. These are, sadly, only two of innumerable assaults that the Republican Party has made against hard science – with nothing to say of logic in general. Please understand the unbearable tension this might create between us and your candidates.

      Climate - Within just the past 18 months the following events have come to our attention: a record-breaking drought that sent temperatures over 100 degrees for weeks, killing half the corn in the Midwest and half the TREES on our suburban property – AND – a hurricane that drowned not New Orleans or Tampa or North Carolina but my native state of VERMONT. As an encore, a second hurricane drowned lower Manhattan, New Jersey and Long Island. The shouted views of decrepit mental fossil Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma that this is a fraud perpetrated on the American people by evil, conspiring climate scientists is belied by such events and is looking irresponsible to even the most skeptical.

      Healthcare - My wife and I are quite familiar with America’s healthcare system due to our professions, and having lived abroad extensively, also very aware of comparable systems. Your party’s insistence on declaring the private U.S. healthcare system “the best in the world” fails nearly every factual measure available to any curious mind. We watch our country piss away 60% more expenditures than the next most expensive system (Switzerland) for health outcomes that rival former Soviet bloc nations. On a personal scale, my wife watches poor WORKING people show up in emergency rooms with fourth-stage cancer because they were unable to afford primary care visits. I have watched countless small businesses unable to attract talented workers because of the outrageous and climbing cost of private insurance. And I watch European and Asian businesses outpace American companies because they can attract that talent without asking people to risk bankruptcy and death. That you think this state of affairs is somehow preferable to “Obamacare,” which you compared ludicrously to Trotskyite Russian communism, is a sign of deficient minds unfit to guide health policy in America."

    • Dissenter
    • http://FrontPorchPolitics.com/ Tim Brown

      Incredible that you would ASSUME what party I belong to:)

      As to your comments, most of what you put forth is nothing but your opinion. "Republican Party has made against hard science – with nothing to say of logic in general."

      Logic eh? Ok, evolution requires more faith than a Creationist view. You can no more prove evolution than you can Creation. Both require faith since not one of us was around at the beginning. So frankly, I'm unimpressed with those who claim they are unimpressed with others:).

      As to your claims concerning climate, I have neither the time nor desire to expose your silly notions. Climate change is a fraud. It has been exposed on numerous fronts and instead of dealing with the fraud, liberals, such as yourself, went after those that exposed the faulty science and manipulation. I refer anyone to Cheryl's article on Climate as well as a couple by Leon on this site.

      Your claims concerning health care fail to miss the most basic point. Why are those costs so high? Oh that's right, I pointed out they began to be that way when government put its nose in the mix. Again, your argument "We watch our country piss away 60% more expenditures than the next most
      expensive system (Switzerland) for health outcomes that rival former
      Soviet bloc nations" just demonstrates the point. Thanks for helping me make it:)

      "And I watch European and Asian businesses outpace American companies
      because they can attract that talent without asking people to risk
      bankruptcy and death. That you think this state of affairs is somehow
      preferable to “Obamacare,” which you compared ludicrously to Trotskyite
      Russian communism, is a sign of deficient minds unfit to guide health
      policy in America."

      Again, why is that? It isn't because of less government is it? It's because of more government here. That has been the problem all along and you Sir just want to add more to it. Again, you never even addressed the costs in the UK. I know why too. They would bring your fantasyland crashing down around your ears.

    • Dissenter

      Again, you appear more faithful to your dogma than your wife (and that assessment assumes fidelity). Have you ever done business in another country? Ever even visited one? Regulation is ubiquitous; ours are consistently among the least onerous. America almost qualifies as a tax haven. Yet, they are delivering health care to the masses in a more efficient manner, as evidenced by objective mortality figures.

      Judging from your writings, you appear incapable of a nuanced thought. Sometimes, government really is the problem but in other situations, the lack of it is (e.g., the Wall Street meltdown). But as long as you remain stuck on dogma, that possibility can never even occur to you. And if you actually believe that Jesus rose from the dead despite a glaring dearth of credible evidence but deny that we have caused climate change, you are probably impervious to reason in the first place. We can talk past each other for the benefit of your readership -- but as a recovering ex-Christian who knows his way around the Bible, it is tough for me to take people seriously who declare such a belief in one breath, and talk of logic, reason, and evidence in the next. I am mindful of Luther, and his reference to reason as a "beautiful wh*re." At least, recognize that you are taking a Shirley MacLaine-class leap of faith....

      What matters is not cost overruns, but how much a society spends, both on a per capita basis and a percentage of GDP, and by those objective metrics, our "free market" system is a spectacular failure. Our system prior to ObamaCare actually discouraged free enterprise, by locking the many Americans who have pre-existing conditions in their jobs, as they could not afford to leave them. And if you fall seriously ill, your COBRA runs out in two years. Many of our bankruptcies are medically-related. If government can fix that by nationalizing health care and euthanizing the parasites known as health insurers, society as a whole wins.

      While I don't know what Party you belong to, and it is always possible that you are a Marxist troll trying to discredit conservatism by making it look as ridiculous as possible, all I can do is judge by your writings, and presume that you were presenting your views without guile. That you may find the Republican Party too moderate, even in the insane asylum the rest of us know as South Carolina, is entirely plausible.

    • Dissenter

      Again, you are more faithful to your dogma than your wife. Other governments have plenary control over their health care systems, and they manage to control costs. Are Americans just spectacularly incompetent?

    • CamoCoyote

      If the national health care is so great, why do the leaders of the world come to America when they need serious medical solutions? Also, if the Obamacare is so great how come all members of congress are on a different program? How come Sibelius is issuing waivers to the very people who advocated for it being passed? Lastly, what federally managed program has been more than mediocre and not gone bankrupt?

    • Dissenter

      "To the moon, Alice!" Yeah, I think NASA has scoreboard.

      Augustus Pinochet went to Britain. Kobe Bryant went to Germany. If you live in a Third World country and have unlimited resources, coming to America makes sense. But a lot of Americans now go to India for serious surgical procedures.

      I don't think HeritageFoundationCare a/k/a DoleCare a/k/a RomneyCare a/k/a ObamaCare is all that great; it is, however, better than what we had before. In the good old days, if you had a serious illness and ran out of COBRA benefits, you became uninsurable. This is what you want to return to?

    • http://FrontPorchPolitics.com/ Tim Brown

      I suppose you have not looked at Britain's budget where they are constantly at least $20 billion every year in the red in health care alone! As Cheryl has written previously, your liberalism is a psychosis.

  • Bob

    And so it has started, the downfall of the greatest Nation the world has ever had. One may ask who destroyed this great Nation? The only answer that comes to mind is, its people. Who would rather have a handout than work for themselves, to earn what they want out of life. God help us, but who is he, when there is the Fed.

  • Dissenter

    I am constantly amazed at how followers of the well-known communist Jesus -- he and the disciples had a common purse, and owned nothing -- sing the praises of Ayn Rand, without ever actually applying her teachings to society.

    In the past week, we have seen the wage-slaves at Wal-Mart and McDucks go Galt. What would happen if cops, teachers, nurses, firefighters, and our military men suddenly decided to go Galt? How long do you "job-creators" think you would retain your wealth?

    • http://FrontPorchPolitics.com/ Tim Brown

      get clue, Jesus was not a communist. He didn't force nor recommend forcing others to pay for other people's things or needs or wants. He exhorted individuals to be charitable. Huge difference.

      BTW, what Jesus and the disciples did at first was communism, but not government institutated communism. Again, huge difference. I'm wondering why you didn't reference the fact that stealing still applies, which means you have to own something before it can be stolen. Oh that's right. You are one that cherry picks your biblical texts.

    • Dissenter

      You don't really "own" anything, but at the sufferance of your neighbors. This is a fact of life.

    • http://FrontPorchPolitics.com/ Tim Brown

      Oh yeah? So let me ask you, if I came to your house and took all the things in it and left you with nothing and then burned the house down, would it not be considered stealing from you. You can't call it stealing if it isn't yours. Liberals never think in the real world, always a utopian, non existent, illogical one.

    • Dissenter

      It is not so much Sir Thomas More as it is Thomas Hobbes, as expressed in the Lockean equation. People band into societies, ceding certain rights and assuming certain responsibilities in exchange for a portfolio of civil rights, with the aim of preserving the residue of rights not ceded. It is the foundational equation of our Republic.

      Without the assistance of others, you could not retain what you describe as "yours." This is how it is in the real world, as opposed to your Christian CandyLand.

    • http://FrontPorchPolitics.com/ Tim Brown

      Sir, people trading and doing business with each other is one thing. People taking things from another via the government and then giving it to others is quite another. I suggest you learn logic and understand the category differences before making such comments in the future. For someone with a "master's degree" it seems you need to think through your arguments a bit better in the future.

    • Dissenter

      People taking goods from one another via force was the natural state of affairs throughout history. When Ogg and Bogg agreed that they would not take the bearskins in each other's cave while they were out hunting woolly mammoth, the first formal government was born. But truth be told, this sort of arrangement is innate to all primates, which travel in packs for mutual protection.

      I would suggest that you spend less time emoting and more time studying. Yale's Steven Smith has an excellent on-line course on political philosophy from Aristotle to Tocqueville; short of reading the works of Locke, Hobbes, and Montesquieu, it is the best primer I have seen.

    • http://FrontPorchPolitics.com/ Tim Brown

      Dissenter, doing what you are saying does not make it right. In fact, I'll bet you would scream bloody murder if you were actually robbed and you would demand justice. This demonstrates your hypocrisy, because you claim it is everyone else's anyway.

      This will be my last response to you as you have put forth absolutely nothing to demonstrate your opinion is based in reality.

    • Dissenter

      When you can't win an argument on the merits, run away and declare victory. Gotcha.

      In a state of nature, according to Hobbes, the only law was that the strong took from the weak; the primary purpose of forming any society is mutual protection. I can't help it if you haven't read anything more challenging than The Amazing Spiderman.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brenda.l.herbert Brenda L. Herbert

      Jesus also said "If a man does'nt work neither does he eat.

    • http://FrontPorchPolitics.com/ Tim Brown

      Excellent Brenda! That was Paul by the way, but the point is made:)

  • defender3

    There is a constant assault on individualism not only in govenment ,but in our churches and most certainly in our schools where children are indoctrinated every day. Individual responsibility has been tossed out the window.

    • Dissenter

      In the churches, the priests and deacons are too busy raping children to bother with individual responsibility. The Devil made 'em do it....

  • George

    Don't just read and respond in print it just leads to nothing.Get out and talk to the people you know tell them what is going on.If they will not listen go to those that will and forget the ones that are blind. We do not have time to baby sit and potty train.It is time for the meat.

  • Tricia65

    With every passing day, her words ring true.

  • R.Young

    ObamaCare, step right all Loyal Subjects and get your REGIME issued First Aid Kit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dale.netherton Dale Netherton

    The contrast of Ayn Rand's ideas with the spur of the moment sound bites coming out of Washington demonstrates quite conclusively we are being led by unintellectual fools.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reginald.zenkewich Reginald Zenkewich

    The purpose of govt. is to be responsive to the needs of the PEOPLE it governs.When a govt. ceases being responsive to the needs of those it governs it forfiets its right to govern.When will our elected/employees re[resentatives get the guts to demand Obamanayshons records and let's see and hear the truth from our elected reps and get them off their collective butts to bring IMPEACHMENT proceedings against this faker and fraud for sedition and treason as well as dishonoring his oath of office.

    • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

      The difference between "Needs" of the Sovereign and the "desires" are two separate things. America is currently jamming a pacifier in the mouths of far too many whiny brats who think their individual needs far exceed the needs, or in this case the "General Welfare" of the Country.

      Quite frankly, you are asking the wrong questions. The biggest question is when is the Sovereign going to DEMAND that our Elected Representatives stop pandering to whiny "factions" and begin Representing the Sovereign as the Constitution specifically states?

      As far as athe "post turtle", get over the fact you will never see his records; it is more important to execute the FULL RULE OF LAW and Impeach him for the many violations of the Constitution he will violate this next term. That requires we also hold Congress accountable for their LACK of Action.

      Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

  • http://twitter.com/Rosalinedt Daniela Todescu

    How true! 'The road to ruin has been long fought by some very sinister characters who have taught their bitter ways to several generations of innocent children in America. The biggest lesson they teach is: collective theft is good, individual success is bad.'

    Clinton Yeltsin laugh bush humor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHfbpL0NDmw

    the laughing of the ruin masters mirror:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Russian_economy_since_fall_of_Soviet_Union.PNG

    guess what attributes are Mr Clinton speacking about?

    the Communist Manifesto FREE LOVE CLASS! THE OBAMA CHANCE O THE CHANGE BY GETTING RID OFF THE SMALL 'T' FROM TRADITION! AS TOYOTA AND MERCEDES ENTERPRISES AND THE WHOLE BUNCH OF THE AUTO INDUSTRY IN FACT SINCE 2010!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Communist_Manifesto

    II. Proletarians and Communists

    The section goes on to defend communism from various objections, such as the claim that communists advocate "free love", and the claim that people will not perform labor in a communist society because they have no incentive to work.[13] The section ends by outlining a set of short-term demands:

    1.Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.

    and it continue the hardest communist slavery yoke and poverty as proven fact that the no property politics lead the people into the poverty state!

    and it continue the 10 communist commandments instead the common sense of the 10 GOD COMMANDMENTS beneficial for us all, in all fairness!

    in fact , the Bible is written in order to prepare us for every good work!

    2Timothy 3: 14-17

    You, however, continue in the things that you learned and were persuaded to believe, knowing from what persons you learned them15and that from infancy you have known the holy writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through the faith in connection with Christ Jesus.16 All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness,

    17that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

    http://www.trump.com

    He has the birthright to rule from London too as Ezekiel 21:25 said

    “And as for you, O deadly wounded, wicked chieftain of Israel, whose day has come in the time of the error of [the] end,26this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘Remove the turban, and lift off the crown. This will not be the same. Put on high even what is low, and bring low even the high one.27A ruin, a ruin, a ruin I shall make it. As for this also, it will certainly become no [one’s] until he comes who has the legal right, and I must give [it] to him.’

    TRUMP CHRIST MC LEOD FAIR WORK AND DEVELOPMENT VS LONDON HEADING TOBACCO DEAD TOOL INDUSTRY PLUS WHITE TOWER AND THE TAVISTOCK BEST KEPT SECRETS! IS THIS FAIR ENOUGH?

    http://educate-yourself.org/nwo/nwotavistockbestkeptsecret.shtml
    Tavistock Institute originated the mass civilian bombing raids carried out by Roosevelt and Churchill purely as a clinical experiment in mass terror, keeping records of the results as they watched the "guinea pigs" reacting under "controlled laboratory conditions". All Tavistock and American foundation techniques have a single goal---to break down the psychological strength of the individual and render him helpless to oppose the dictators of the World Order. Any technique which helps to break down the family unit, and family inculcated principles of religion, honor, patriotism and sexual behavior, is used by the Tavistock scientists as weapons of crowd control.

    'A single common denominator identifies the common Tavistock strategy---the use of drugs. The infamous MK Ultra program of the CIA, in which unsuspecting CIA officials were given LSD, and their reaction studied like "guinea pigs", resulted in several deaths.'

    The U.S. Government had to pay millions in damages to the families of the victims, but the culprits were never indicted. The program originated when Sandoz AG, a Swiss drug firm, owned by S.G. Warburg Co. of London, developed Lysergic Acid [LSD]. Roosevelt's advisor, James Paul Warburg, son of Paul Warburg who wrote the Federal Reserve Act, and nephew of Max Warburg who had financed Hitler, set up the Institute for Policy Studies to promote the drug. The result was the LSD "counter-culture" of the 1960s, the "student revolution", which was financed by $25 million from the CIA.

    UNTIL DAVID CAMP OF ROOSEVELT HIGH LEVEL PROSTITUTION IS LONDON BACKING JUST WAR POLITICS AT ALL!SEE THE LEAGUE OF THE NATIONS UNTIL U.N. FAIR?

    Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/11/ayn-rands-warning-against-obamas-totalitarianism/#ixzz2DlCyfdPh

  • Drifanwulf

    What we have are two major political parties who while they differ in some respects are both taking us in the same direction toward governance by the United Nations.

  • retiredmillwright

    The words collective theft describes our government very
    well these days.