From Paul Kane, White Lake:
A personal experience close to home helps me understand some of what comes out of our current White House.
Last year, a former brother-in-law stopped by the house to drop off some items for his son. I was traveling to visit his son, my nephew, at a state university and I was going to save him a trip.
That former brother-in-law and I have never seen eye-to-eye on political matters and, in fact, have been polar opposites. His son, my nephew, has thus grown up hearing these opposing views since birth.
During our chat, two of my comments subjugated everything else we had discussed, which of course touched on what was then “current Democrat” politics.
I calmly mentioned that my business was down so dramatically that I was currently living off investments, however, that perhaps, in a way, I was also subconsciously refusing to work since the “Socialistic government” was taking so much of my earnings, and at this point I saw “starve the beast” as my only option left.
My elderly cane-using opponent was visibly shaken to the point that he lifted himself from his chair while he remained silent, a look of panic filling his face, and his eyes darted back and forth searching for some type of balance.
A few minutes later, as our discussion neared its end, I assured my former brother-in-law that I would forever make sure that his son clearly understood exactly the evil that is communism. And with those words, it was clear that the retired university professor could sit through no more. He peacefully stood as we both knew that our chat had come to a screeching halt because of our contrasting views.
I walked him out to his car, each of us muttering our pleasantries.
Nowadays, I watch (President Barack) Obama’s speeches as I contemplate the extent to which our national economy suffers. He seems unable to grasp the fact that all his socialism has directly impacted the economy. He seems unable to conceive that when you punish the achievers that they would, for some reason, stop achieving.
But he’s not just in denial. He’s clearly livid about it all, insisting that our responding naturally to his Socialistic schemes is mean-spirited. He ignores that the “negative reinforcement” that comes from socialistically punishing the achievers actually occurs.
Hmmm. ‘Tis curious, yet sad. Achievers finally having had enough of those Socialists and their thievery. What’s to become of us, when humans actually act like humans?
Indeed, Atlas shrugged.