Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Virtue of Selfishness

This morning, in Sarasota, Florida, Senator Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. plowed through another of his automated diatribes.  However, in the midst of his usual double speak, Obama's political split personality syndrome manifested itself in a moment of unguarded candor. 

The Obama before the 2008 presidential election campaign is not the presidential Obama who deals in the cheap currency of campaign promises.  The authentic Obama is the friend and associate of society's ideological subversives: Ayers, Rev. Wright, and Kahlidi to name a few. These are substantial associations and speak to the issue of character. Contrary to liberal ideology (and the Obama campaign), history is not malleable. 

This morning, perched on his sanctified dais, Obama responded to the accusation that he is, in fact, a socialist.  What was his enlightened response?  Obama did not deny the charge but simply retorted that selfishness has become a virtue.  Is this just Obama's version of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need?" (Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program) Apparently, it's selfish to keep what you've worked hard for.  It's selfish to not desire to relinquish your hard earned money to the Federal government so Congress can turn around and hand it over in another Democratic Party multi billion dollar bailout/handout session. It's selfish for the individual to desire to remain an individual and to succeed. Selfish for everyone except Obama, ensconced in his million dollar dacha. Maybe, Obama will balance the budget by the end of his first term, despite the 700 billion dollar welfare check to the big banks, by confiscating our hard earned dollars in an orgy of aggressive taxation. Biden thinks it's patriotic to pay confiscatory taxes.  Obama thinks that keeping more of your hard earned dollars is selfish.  You do the math. What do you think an Obama presidency will mean to your bank account? Click here for Obama in his own words


Maree said...

Awesome video! Wow! thanks for everything you do!

I thought about you when I read Jill Stanek this morning, you may have already seen it.

God Bless the USA!

Somacore said...

Honestly though, don't you feel...ashamed sometimes?

I bought my first house earlier this year, and I still cannot reconcile the feelings I get about that. Sure, it's the American dream or whatever, but when there's so many people out there (homeless disabled veterans among them) who HAVE worked hard and are still in their positions of poverty or homelessness, don't you feel a little guilty? Don't you think "hey, I could do more?"

It's all fun times to bash socialism and communism (why, I don't know) but take a step back and look at countries whose governments DO tax more heavily and DO distribute the wealth and are able to do things like free education and free health care. Countries who are ranked higher than us in things like education, access to health care, quality of health care, quality of education, happiness, unemployment rate, etc etc etc.

Selfishness hasn't gotten us the competitive advantage we need. Maybe it's time to be a little selfless.

Apathetic Apostle said...

Hi John and Tami,

As a fellow Christian i wanted to remind you of a couple of things. I know that you and I both give tithings to our church. The church uses it to maintain the church and for things like giving back to the poor. Is that also Socialism?

The rich young ruler (Matthew 19:16-22) who asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life was a materialist. When Jesus told him to sell all he had, give to the poor, and then follow Jesus, the rich young ruler refused because “he had great possessions” (Matthew 19:22). He trusted his material possessions to satisfy his needs. His actions demonstrated that in this life he did not believe that Jesus could satisfy his needs apart from his material riches. He acted like he was only physical, not also spiritual.

Likewise, Jesus’ parable of the rich fool (Luke 12:13-21) is about a rich man who thought he could meet all his needs with material goods. That’s why Jesus called him a fool. The rich fool acted as if he did not realize he had a spiritual nature and spiritual needs. Jesus had prefaced his parable with the statement that “one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses” (Luke 12:15).

John said...

Just had to publish the SOMACORE comment. It's typical of the liberal comments we see here. You just can't make this stuff up.

Here we have an Obama supporter actually arguing for socialism and communism. Even the beloved leader, Barack Hussein Obama, isn't quite this bold, at least not in public. I think it's safe to say that anyone with a Jr. High School education understands enough of world history to accept as self evident that socialist and communist countries have suffered greatly under regimes of central economic planning and the communalization of private property. East Germany should be example enough. On the West side of the wall there existed prosperity and opportunity; on the East side of the wall poverty and oppression. West Germany functioned on free market principals. East Germany suffered under socialist political and economic dogma. It really is pathetic to witness the kind of ignorance on display in comments like this. There seems to be an inability to distinguish between private charity and government dictated central planning. If you don't understand this simple distinction you have no business participating in this debate. Absolutely infantile.

This leads nicely into Apathetic Apostle's comments, an apropos moniker. Again, comments like this are typical of the left. Barack Hussein Obama garners support from individuals who respond emotionally to his rhetoric. Clearly, there is a distinction between tithes and offerings given voluntarily by members of a church and the authoritarian confiscation of income by a government. It is dumbfounding to witness such paralyzing stupidity, regarding matters so simple in composition. Money given to a church, as conscience dictates, is a matter of private piety. The issue at hand concerns the power of human government, employing the apparatus of the modern welfare state, to redistribute income according to the capricious dictates of the executive. Central planning establishes a barrier to the upward mobility of social classes by penalizing economic success with graduated rates of confiscatory taxation. Innovation and initiative are suppressed. Stagnation ensues. The individual is crushed beneath the weight of the many. Democracy itself dies with the individualist, while the authoritarian rises to rule the socialist state.


Tami: Blog Creator and Administrator said...

I have to add a comment here.

There is one absolute moron that keeps leaving a comment saying that the clip by Rush Limbaugh is only Limbaugh's voice and that there is no statement by Obama. That is simply not true, if you listen to the entire clip...last time I checked, Limbaugh and Obama sound very different.

So to that person, CLEAN YOUR EARS.