News Blitz: Government Tyranny dumps stuff and nonsense on its citizens with regularity.
Do you ever feel like a dumping ground for all the stuff and nonsense the government dumps on you? By now, I’m sure you’re up to your neck in excessive taxation, quantitative easing (QE) scams, oppressive government regulations, healthcare schemes and various liberty violations. The stink of it all probably chokes off your breath, threatening your health and well-being. Soon, government tyranny threatens to completely overwhelm your life, liberty and property.
Wouldn’t it feel great to experience optimism about our social system. Unfortunately, when it comes to government tyranny, positive thinking takes a permanent vacation. Let’s listen to the wisdom of Doug Casey on government bureaucracies. “They serve themselves first. Their prime impulse is to grow and increase their budgets. They tend to attract the wrong kind of person and drive out people of good will. And it’s reached a stage where even if John Galt were elected president, he’d find them not just impossible to uproot but dangerous to confront.”
Objectivists and other individualists fight a fierce battle against altruists, irrational people and members of the Elite. Our dedication to reason and laissez faire capitalism fuels our desires to permanently eradicate government tyranny.
Social Altruists just love to push us around with their malicious bureaucratic stuff and nonsense. Here’s what Lord Acton said about bureaucracies. “Bureaucracy is undoubtedly the weapon and sign of a despotic government, inasmuch as it gives whatever government it serves, despotic power.” You have to believe that bit of wisdom sums it up.
Joel Bowman stated several years ago “No doubt you are well aware of the budget and jobs crisis circus in Connecticut. Any intelligent person would think it should be right at the top of the priority list for our Senators and Representatives to act on. Not so!
Recently, the two clowns representing my district have introduced legislation to have the Tibetan Language put on our licenses, in addition to English. Although hard to believe, this is the type of legislation our Legislators consistently deem to be important and appropriate.” That’s almost unbelievable.
H.L. Mencken explained, “The average American legislator is not only an ass but also an oblique, sinister, depraved and knavish fellow.” I’m not sure if he’s being easy or giving the average legislator the benefit of the doubt.
Does the power that government “service” offers appeal to the depraved or does it cause the depravity most politicians display in their legislative actions? You know, you hear about politicians caught red-handed in sex scandals; however do you believe their sex antics cause as much damage to the good citizens of our country as their voracious spending habits. When you possess the ability to hold the government tyranny gun against the heads of innocent men and women…you have the power to destroy lives.
Here’s another example of stuff and nonsense. Do you remember the history lessons the progressive establishment forced you to take during your imprisonment in the public school system? Its members could turn fascinating events into boring BS…completely failing to understand cause and effect relationships. Let’s allow Thomas DiLorenzo, an economics professor at Loyola College in Maryland, to explain why.
“Most historians are not educated in the field of economics, and political biographers in particular tend to interpret a politician’s actions in terms of his stated motives.”
There you have it. The establishment fed you history lessons without the necessary wisdom of sound economic theory. No wonder they seem useless. Certainly, without cause and effect relationships clearly understood, the lessons of history remain misunderstood. Obviously, the illusions of history won’t prepare the student for successful action. However, they set him up to fall into government tyranny.
Also, you can never believe the average legislator’s stated motives. In the realm of politics…stuff + nonsense = government tyranny.
Progressives interpret the lessons of history from the collectivist viewpoint. Whether they admit it or not…their goal is to strip you of self-control and self-sufficiency. These Social Altruists create a nanny state to “take care” of hapless men and women. Imagine selling out your personal liberty and economic freedom for an illusion. You become completely defenseless when you give those up. Believing the government can supply you security rates as a first class illusion.
Fortunately the Objectivist possesses the power of reason and rationality…seeing through the myths of mystics. How can you possess self-esteem if you accept the illusion that someone else must always be liable, and nobody should be responsible for their actions?
Sadly many so-called capitalists and businessmen unwittingly support the destroyers of individualism. Can you imagine the power the parasite gains when he receives the sanction of the victim? Ayn Rand states “The “sanction of the victim” is the willingness of the good to suffer at the hands of the evil, to accept the role of sacrificial victim for the “sin” of creating values.”
You’ve probably noticed that over the years Social Altruists, politicians and government bureaucrats have designed poorly laid plans, doomed to failure because they pollute them with fatal flaws. The reason we can call them fatal flaws stems from the fact that the so-called do-gooders root them in deeply held economic illusions. People who live in a world of illusion often confuse their unsubstantiated personal beliefs with reality. Of course, that fatal illusion deals death blows to your personal liberty and economic freedom. You cannot allow someone’s illusions to disarm you.
We are here to conquer personal illusions. Beliefs that fail to ground themselves in reality cannot succeed. In fact, the unhappy results manifest in abject failure.
Let’s present you some information you might find difficult to swallow. Some Social Altruists purposely attack your individual rights. They foster failure in order to accumulate power at your expense. These creators of human misery toss you bait in the form of social schemes, claiming they’re for the “good of society.” Once hapless citizens take the bait, they become hopelessly aligned with economic situations that include inflation, crippling government regulations, debilitating wars, confiscation of savings, violations of personal liberty and freedom, etc. etc. When you’re hooked, you suffer through a vicious cycle of seeing your values vanish into nothingness. Actually many of your dreams and desires end up in the possession of members of the political and financial establishment. Now you can see the importance of reason, rationality and laissez faire capitalism…the ways of Objectivism.
Let’s face it. No self-respecting individualist accepts government tyranny.
An individual who practices Rational Selfishness realizes he possesses power. He (she) is an individualist, an impeccable warrior. He takes complete responsibility for his thoughts, feelings and actions and confidently accomplishes his goals and desires. His actions harmonize with his values…and he definitely won’t consider accepting the second-hand values of others. He has complete confidence in the efficacy of his mind and he takes purposive action. Can you imagine an individual of this caliber lamenting the sad fact…he doesn’t know where his thoughts and feelings come from or why he acts on them in self-destructive ways?
Here’s what’s nice. Once you adopt the role of the Rationally Selfish Individual you control your mind. You excel at reconciling your life to your surroundings. Plain and simple, your effectiveness in dealing with life’s challenges and obstacles increase. It becomes virtually impossible for you to stumble towards mental instability or act out of line with your ethical beliefs. You live as an Objectivist.
RA Meyer – The Objectivist Masters the Social Maze