Tuesday, October 28, 2008

But Who's Being Sacrificed?

(revised a bit, and bumped...)

Obama speaks yesterday in Colorado:

Now, make no mistake: the change we need won’t come easy or without cost. We will all need to tighten our belts, we will all need to sacrifice and we will all need to pull our weight because now more than ever, we are all in this together.

Hmm. Commie-Speak 101, to be sure. What will he ask us to give unto Ceaser/Obama? He doesn't say, and he won't until November 5th.

Ayn Rand, though, has something to say, albiet from beyond the grave:

“Sacrifice” is the surrender of a greater value for the sake of a lesser one or of a nonvalue. Thus, altruism gauges a man’s virtue by the degree to which he surrenders, renounces or betrays his values (since help to a stranger or an enemy is regarded as more virtuous, less “selfish,” than help to those one loves). The rational principle of conduct is the exact opposite: always act in accordance with the hierarchy of your values, and never sacrifice a greater value to a lesser one.

- Ayn Rand, “The Ethics of Emergencies,” The Virtue of Selfishness

Remember Obama's demand for sacrifice, and see above on what he is truly asking us to give up - our reasoning minds, over to him.

Ayn's chilling prophecy:

“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 service and sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.”

-Ayn Rand, 1943, The Fountainhead

And whom do you think that is...?

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