"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 1 July 2012

End-Times

She didn't always get it right and, in today's 'we all feel each other's pain' society, she comes across as cold-hearted. Our perceptions have to be stripped away so we can see events for what they are:
"When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion;
when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing;
when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favours;
when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you;
when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice,
you may know that your society is doomed."  Ayn Rand,1958
The Grand Plan is coming together - but not for our benefit. We've been lazy and asleep on the watch; we've been distracted by sideshows and fripperies.

For the first time in my life I'm ashamed to be English. To think that we put up with this government, this establishment of a supranational government, a federated Europe, is more than I can personally bear. To think that Westminster, once the Mother of Parliaments, is no more than a taxpayer-funded whore to unelected EU-apparatchiks in Brussels is a sharp pain.

One thing and one thing only is clear: successive governments have either lied to the British electorate or lied to the EU.  Neither will tell you the truth so decide for yourself.

It's fashionable to malign Rand but she had it right - when socialists interfere with free markets, everything fails; products become unreliable; customer service becomes shoddy and in the end people just don't care because "we're all in it together". Her statement is more relevant today than it ever was.

You know it's true.

4 comments:

  1. Nice post GV and once again I have linked.

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  2. It seems we have a simple choice: either suffer whatever it is the masters have in store for us, or to rise up against them. Neither of those options is attractive, but if opinion on the internet is anything to go by, there is a steady drift of preference from the first option to the second.

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  3. Thank you, WfW.

    I've noticed that too, Edgar. Angry comments demanding retribution appear daily in papers ranging from the Guardian to the Telegraph - if any govt needed a snapshot of the mood of the nation they need look no further. I suppose that's why the Police are demanding tasers, water cannon and LRADs and why the military will be on our streets during the Olympics.

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  4. Calm down chaps, we're a long way from having a deeply held enough anger to enable any sort of effective rising, and let's not remember revolutions usually do more to reduce freedom than to increase it.

    I would be thrilled to see some aggro but at the end of the day we are a disarmed people and the monopoly of effective use of force is with them, until things get really bad and that is decades away and hopefully will never arrive arrive.

    In my view the only way forward is to agitate on the web and in the real world, get as many people on the streets as possible, resist passively but in large numbers - ie. don't give them the justification to use force against us but seek to humiliate and ridicule them at every opportunity, keep them on a close leash by means of FOI requests, embrassing videos going viral - let's not forget that the MSM no longer hs the stranglehold over opinion it once had (except for the BBC of course) the web gives us space to operate.

    It won't be pretty but I submit it is the only way.

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