Skip to comments.The Protest of the Producers
Posted on 09/21/2009 7:44:45 AM PDT by Ed Hudgins
September 20, 2009 - The past week saw two conflicting kinds of political consciousness that point to what is right and what is wrong with our culture today.
The first was on display on September 12 in Washington, D.C., as hundreds of thousands of individuals flooded Pennsylvania Avenue and the Mall in front of the Capitol building. This Tea Party was organized to protest out-of-control federal government spending and deficits, attempts by Congress and the Obama administration to control health care, economically destructive environmental regulations on businesses, and limits on economic liberty that make individuals more dependent on government.
This demonstration was the most dramatic of many this year that have taken place from coast to coast, complemented by citizen protests at town hall meetings held, often reluctantly, by elected government officials.
No doubt each demonstrator sought to voice his or her opinions about public policies with which they rightly disagreed. But something else was happening that could have effects much more far-reaching than stopping any particular piece of legislation. The demonstrators were beginning to expand their consciousness of themselves as producers who are proud of running their own lives and who are stung by the injustice of being punished and set upon by their government and fellow citizens for their virtues. Whether construction workers, retail clerks, software engineers, business owners, professionals, inventors, you name it, most were concerned that government is taking their fates and their futures out of their hands.
Most successful social movements, for better or worse, depend on enough individuals recognizing some important aspect of themselves that they share with others and that offers opportunities for mutually advantageous action. Individual blacks in the South in the 1950s and 60s rightly saw themselves deserving liberty to run their lives as they saw fit
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Who is John Galt bump.
BTW, my plateau property in Kentucky will have a Galt’s Plateau” placard.
In spite of the blackout imposed on this event by the state run media . . .
Think of what would happen if productive people really did go on strike and tell the damned moochers to work for it instead of stealing it!
"Money or guns and whips. Those are your choices."
Which is why we have a 2nd Amendement and more guns than them!
I think a mass tax-revolt (civil disob) is in order if the politicians and bureacrats do not listen!
I think that is happening. But to be honest, most of the moochers, when given no choice, could start producing. I’ve said that if we abolished welfair and shipped out all illegals at the same time, we’d have an instant “ex-welfare recipient” workforce to fill in the gap.
That would be painful but also good for everyone in the long run. Think about it - we pay millions of americans not to work and warehouse them in projects and then bring in aliens to “do the work americans won’t do”.
I keep saying all it would take would be for each taxpyer to take a months vacation and the federal godzilla would be brought to it’s knees!
Also move tax day to Nov. 1, always within a week of election day, and I suspect the taxpayers would vote the scoundrels out pretty quick!
Actually, how about a one-day strike of all producers, a one-day Atlas shrugging?!
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