Competitive suffering is the only game the left enjoys.
To quote whomever it was:
The best revenge is living well.
Aim for it.
“We simply dont live the same history that prior generations of Americans had to suffer through. “
Wait and see.
Why would you want to quit without a fight? Every American loves a good fight, and I love watching liberals beg for mercy.
Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get you.
First, you’re reading from a fictional tale and expecting us to mount our horses and charge into battle.
The bereavement we’re suffering is already outlined in our Declaration of Independence and the solution is offered by the founders. We have arrived back to 1776, where we started.
I don’t feel any need to follow John Galt or read Ayn Rand.
The problem is obvious and so is the solution.
And for those who can’t read between the lines, I’ll say it real plain: There is no way you and your children can enjoy even a modicum of liberty and individual rights as long as the left is allowed to live in America.
It’s that simple.
Wierd. I’m a teacher at a local high school, and we have a part of the day where all students and teachers read. I’ve been re-reading “Atlas Shrugged.”
I’ve posted several times already that I am already planning a kind of Galt-like tax revolt should the Obamapocolypse arrive in America. No, I’m not going to hide in the mountains somewhere, but I will do something that honors the theme of the book - I’ll refuse to give my productive effort to the “looters.”
I’ll work just enough to support myself and my family. I’ll do the minimum at work. No extra effort. Maybe, with enough sloth, I can reduce my income to the point where I can join the large group of Americans who pay no income tax at all. The state can certainly jail me for not paying taxes, and if I openly organize a tax revolt, there are laws out there, like the RICO statutes, which could easily be used to quash dissent. The state, however, will be hard pressed to find a way to make me more productive without my consent.
Imagine if many of joined in this kind of tax revolt. Small businesses could sell just enough to get by. Workers could refuse raises. The very wealthy could sell off capital and wealth, or just abandon it at a loss.
John Galt’s attempt to “’stop the motor of the world” would be replaced by “starving the government behemoth.” Sure, I’ll pay my taxes. Based on the amount I earn. Which will be as little as I can make and still get by.
Think of it as a Cloward-Piven strategy in reverse.
It’s hard to confiscate wealth if the producers of the wealth simply stop creating it.
Strange that this idea is circulating out there. Now I see it in this article, too. Ayn Rand would be proud.