Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.

2.22.2010

Surprise Topics: Politics, Economics, and Religion

Conservatives say they are tired of hearing Obama blame Bush in response to their attempts to blame him. Wish they'd give this a look:



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From an interesting comparison of Horatio Alger and Ayn Rand as contemporaries who wrote of capitalism:

Rand’s views are antithetical to Alger’s values and certainly as anti-christian as you can get. Altruism is evil for her, (not a virtue as Alger saw) while selfishness good. Much of Rand is so un-American, one wonders how she has become such an idol to many Americans. The easy answer is she made greed sexy.

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And a look at how, now that they see signs the economy could be turning around, conservatives are planning to spin that as an Obama travesty as well:

Republican candidates and conservative media commentators must prepare the American people for this phony boom with terrible long-term consequences. The news story here is: the revival of the economy by central bank money-printing and enormous government deficits to be paid for by our children. Also, triumphalism about the weak economy should stop. Otherwise, Republican and conservative triumphalists will be sandbagged and look foolish in a mere six months, maybe sooner.

Since the economy and jobs are the central issues now, the focus must be on the Obama deficits, the Obama tax hikes on the middle class, and the Obama economic policy which makes government employees richer and the American working people poorer.


I'm still waiting with anticipation for that "policy which makes government employees richer."

1 Comments:

At 2/23/2010 8:50 AM, Blogger Hadrian said...

I've personally always been amazed at the cognitive dissonance required to hold both Ayn Rand and Jesus Christ in high regard.

 

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