Thursday, August 9, 2012

Arrogance Sans Frontieres

Well, my faithful readers, our Fearless Leader has done it again.
President Obama's arrogance has reached a new and startling
height (or, as some would state it, a new and startling depth!).
In a recent campaign speech given in Roanoke, Virginia, Obama
declared that business owners did not build their businesses ---
yes, my beloved readers, you read that right --- according to
the almighty and all-knowing Obama, entrepreneurs did not
create and build their enterprises; rather, government made
their money-making ventures possible! No, it wasn't the ideas
that the businesspeople generated and acted upon; their
efforts and sweat in putting everything together mean naught.
It was Uncle Sam --- Big Brother --- D.C. Daddy that made
it all happen!

Here is The Great One's explanation for this phenomenon:

"There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree
with me because they want to give something back ... If you've
been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't
get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think,
well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot
of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder
than everybody else ... "

"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you
some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.
Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system
that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested
in roads and bridges. If you've got a business, you didn't build
that. Somebody else made that happen ... The Internet didn't
get invented on its own. Government research created the
Internet so that all the companies could make money off the

Let us now pause to vent some steam, then regain our composure
and examine Obama's words, shining the light of truth on them
to see if they will stand or fall on their merit or lack thereof.
There are, sadly, some wealthy, successful Americans who
in fact buy into Obama's statist bilge here, even though they
themselves have either built their businesses into mega-profitable
entities or have inherited them from relations who did so.
And. of course, they want to get as many people to believe
that they had little or nothing to do with their successful estab-
lishment of their businesses, and perhaps dissuade others
from any entrepreneurial endeavors with this confidence-
gutting line. The "Limousine Liberal" set aren't satisfied with
merely garnering massive wealth for themselves; they want
to have all, or as close as possible to all, of the wealth in our
country so as to increase their power and influence.

As far as not having gotten to success on one's own, when
a businessman or businesswoman sets out to create a business
of their very own, they don't get much help from the folks
in Washington; yes, your knowledgeable Peasant is aware
of the federal loans made available for startups and expansions
of businesses, but note: all financial help from D.C. has strings
attached, strings that can become chains weighing down an
entrepreneur with regulations added onto the regulations
already applied by federal, state, and local governments.
Red tape all around. Expenses mounting in the compliance
with each of the regulations. Sometimes a business in its
embryonic stage is stymied by the many regs and the costs
of complying with same, and the business never gets birthed
into existence. So, if a business happens, it isn't so much
because of government but despite government. How, then,
can Obama or anyone else claim that a businessman or
businesswoman didn't make their business happen?

Now, many of us have had some memorable teachers from
our school days who have given us insights into things which
we would utilize in our quests for the businesses and/or the
careers which we desired to build. Our teachers gave us
wisdom to inspire and guide us in our efforts to create these
things. But our teachers were not there when we started the
creation process. They therefore did not, could not create
our businesses and our careers; we had to do that ourselves.
This is so, even for those of us who attended public schools
and/or state universities (your intellectually fortified Peasant
attended the former and later attended a catholic boarding
school, then a catholic high school, next a catholic college).

The people who created our "unbelievable" system in which
we thrive are We the People, NOT government. The first
roads and bridges were built by citizens like us all those
years ago, in our colonial times and in the nascent years
of our nationhood. People utilized their money, their tools,
their materials, their labor, their blood, sweat and tears.
Government had its hands full in determining what form it
would take and function as! Naturally, this will be a revelation
of almost apocalyptic proportions to his nibs in the White House.
And the roads and bridges being built and maintained today?
All done with the tax monies collected from business owners
along with that from individual wage and salary earners, most
of the latter being in the private sector!

Regarding the Internet, it indeed was created by, or at least
was guided in its creation, by government, but NOT for the
purpose of companies making money from it. The Internet
was started for the purpose of scientists and military personnel
being able to interact with each other via sharing data and other
information relevant to projects that they collaborate on.
Over time, the Internet was made available to the private
sector for not just the use of businesses but students and their
teachers, people wishing to stay in touch with relations and
friends, police conducting investigations, cooks obtaining
recipes for dishes they want to make, investors trading
securities online, literary enthusiasts searching for texts
in online formats, and so many, many more people with
their respective needs. These private sector uses were,
I'm sure, not all foreseen, or maybe not foreseen at all by

Our misguided president was not "off prompter" when he
spoke these condescending words which made many
American business owners and private sector workers
acutely aware that they are facing not just a sickly economy
but a poisonous ideology which claims that all we have is not
ours but the government's, doled out by same as it sees
prudent to allow us peasants to have. Obama's words are
a clarion call to action, to deny this obstreperous elitist a
second term in the White House. This is what we as a
nation are up against, folks. On November 6 we will make
the choice of whether to return our country to the format
and accompanying purpose that our founding fathers
had envisioned, which has made America the model
for the world to emulate and for downtrodden refugees
from impoverished and/or oppressed countries to escape
to, or to continue down the rocky road to a statist serfdom
which we might never be able to escape from --- at least
not without a terrible cost.

Your prescient Peasant knows what he'll choose.


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