Next Tuesday, on May 1st, Occupy Wall Street, unions, and other members of the looter class plan to disrupt America’s business — mostly banks — and inconvenience customers in more than 100 cities across America.
But what would happen if America’s businesses decided to call it quits? Wayne Allyn Root has an answer:
- Everything happening today under Obama resembles the storyline of Ayn Rand’s famous book Atlas Shrugged. Rand prophesized a country dominated by socialists, Marxists and statists, where looters, free loaders and poverty promoters live off the productive class. To rationalize and justify the theft of the money and assets of business owners, the looter class demonizes the wealthy. Sound familiar? . . .
The lesson of Atlas Shrugged is that without the $250,000 income earners paying into Social Security, there are no pensions for the poor and lower middle class. Without the wealthy owners of million-dollar mansions paying $25,000 annual property tax bills, there is no funding for public schools. Without the wealthy paying into Medicare, there is no “free” healthcare for the elderly. Without capitalists motivated by profit, there are no discoveries to eradicate polio, or create miraculous cancer and AIDS drugs. Without capitalists motivated by profit, there are no jobs, period! That is what happens when the producers of society go on strike to protect themselves from the looters. . . .
Ayn Rand was warning the looters that there are consequences to their overzealous actions. She was warning that if the productive classes felt used, ripped off, and taken for granted, they would go on strike — stop working, retire early, go underground, or move to places where achievement is celebrated and they feel appreciated.
Progressives never have learned to be careful what they ask for. This time — or sometime in the near future — they just might get it. Only, “it” won’t be what they had in mind.