Skip to comments.Sandy Shrugged
Posted on 10/31/2012 4:48:23 AM PDT by Desperado67
Often times it has been said that truth is stranger than fiction. And sometimes it could be said that facts follow fiction. That latter point is exactly what seems to be happening in this country right now in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
In one of the final scenes of the Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged, a group of strikers including John Galt are flying west over New York City when suddenly all the lights in the city go out - as has been foretold by Galt as the signal that he has finally 'stopped the engine of the world. In reality, the lights going out in NYC were the result of corrupt and destructive government policies that basically caused production all across the nation to halt - particularly the ability to transport coal to a city like NYC to use in its electrical plants.
Now look at what is happening in reality just one week ahead of an election which will decide the fate of our nation after one of the most destructive four-year periods in our nation's history.
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As the Chinese would say, Obama has lost the mandate of heaven.
In Obamas last Sandy comments all I could see was an irritated spiteful person secretly feeling satisfaction that American hubris has fallen. I never saw for a moment any leadership, hope or wisdom to uplift the millions of those hurt and affected.
I saw a loser stammering without TOTUS.
Elsewhere I see Romney handing out relief supplies, If I wasn’t in Alaska I would volunteer to be with Romney, the winning team.
Your analogy is weak, but I’m glad the storm allowed you to pimp your “examiner” blog page.
I thought it was DiAnconio who wanted to stop the engine of the world. Galt was going to make the world a better place with his motor but checked out due to the corruption all around him.
“What most people don’t get about the book is that it is neither a glorification of big business nor is it a condemnation of government, but rather it is a total damnation of the interweaving of business and government - especially regarding those situations in which the government tries to determine which businesses/industries are good and which are bad. This is also known as crony capitalism.”
This is one of the more perceptive comments on Atlas Shrugged that I have read.
Eh, whaddya gonna do? (Shrug)