Where is John Galt?

A great commentary from Victor Davis Hanson on the current state of American politics:

The result is that we are witnessing a quiet, but insidious revolution. At home, if successful, the state and its vast array of newly hired employees, will administer our health care system, as well as education loans (and that will need a sort of new agency like the Postal Service or DMV). We now take for granted take-overs of much of the automobile industry and financial organizations. Should cap and trade pass, the administration would be dictating energy use. If you add it up—going to the doctor, driving a car, stopping by an ATM, flipping on the lights, taking out a student loan—you could run bump into a lot of new federal bureaucrats. And that’s the point, isn’t it after all?

But I think the Obamians either have not read history and so do not appreciate how statism/socialism/communism have impoverished all that they have touched, or they assume capitalism solely is run by nice-guy billionaires like Buffet, Gates, and Soros who apparently clapped their hands, made a few billion, and then are happy to live on a billion or two and give the rest away to progressive causes.

The Manchurian Marxist Moslem at work… It’s what I tell my sons: “I’m feeling like some combination of Joe the Plumber and John Galt”.

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