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Comrade Obama: “If You’ve Got a Business — You Didn’t Build That”

Posted on 16 July 2012 by george

Addressing a partisan crowd during a campaign stop  in Roanoke, Virginia, President Obama hymned the praises of government as the provider of all good things, while rebuking business owners for their supposedly misplaced belief that they “build” wealth as individuals:

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 Internet.

In Obama’s collectivist reading of U.S. history, it was through government intervention – not individual initiative – that “we created the middle class.”

“We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people,” he insisted. “You’re not on your own, we’re in this together.”

Like most people of his ideological bent, Obama either cannot or will not distinguish between society – which is created through peaceful commerce and other forms of private cooperation – and the state – an anti-social artifact built on conquest, coercion, and confiscation of wealth. Government produces nothing; it is an exercise in pure consumption and, usually, the destruction of capital. As Nietzsche famously said, everything the State has is stolen.

Barack Obama – whose brow has never been moistened by the sweat of honest labor — knows literally nothing about creating wealth and value. As a politician, however, Obama is deeply committed to “community organizing” – that is, the creation of government-focused coalitions devoted to the forcible redistribution of the wealth created through the exertions of private producers.

Speaking as a state legislator in a 2001 radio interview, Obama distinguished between his variety of “community organizing” and the work of civil rights activists in the 1950s and 1960s. The earlier efforts, he pointed out approvingly, sought to overcome the “negative” concept of liberties – that is, freedom from state control and protection against abusive of individual rights by government agents — but was too wedded to the idea of pursuing its social revolution through the courts.

As Obama pointed out, “the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and the more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society…. [O]ne of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, because the civil rights movement became so court-focused, I think there was a tendency to lose track of the community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which to bring about redistributive change. And in some ways we still suffer from that.” (Emphasis added.)

As a paladin of the parasite class, Obama characterizes his tax policies as a matter of “ask[ing] for the wealthy to pay a little bit more” – as if an official demand backed by armed government agents were akin to Oliver Twist’s plaintive request for a second helping of porridge, and that the shake-down needed to fund Washington’s redistributive designs would only apply to the “wealthy.”

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5 Comments For This Post

  1. tom miller Says:

    “The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

    Somewhere, Al Gore is fuming.

  2. liberranter Says:

    Addressing a partisan crowd during a campaign stop in Roanoke, Virginia, …

    I continually struggle to imagine just what sort of utterly brain-dead, clearly idle human being would attend a campaign event staged by ANY of the Establishment puppets pretending to contend for the office of Figurehead-in-Chief. Perhaps the better question to ask ourselves, however, is how many of these creatures have been paid, or in some way otherwise compensated to attend these events in order to confer a veneer of clearly undeserved legitimacy upon them.

  3. Andrew Spiehler Says:

    And all those taxes that you’ve paid, and your father paid, and his father paid, for that infrastructure that the government ‘invested in’… that doesn’t count, apparently. All contracts, implied and explicit, are subject to change on a whim when the government is one of the parties.

  4. Richard Says:

    It is a big mistake to consider that these criminals don’t know about wealth creation, etc. They are not doing these things and pursuing these policies out of ignorance. They know exactly what they are doing and what is their intent and goal. Obama is here to destroy American society under the direction of his international banker bosses, in accordance also with Agenda 21. He is doing a fine job so far, and is on schedule. The focus of the multitude of attorneys being produced by law schools in this country should be to attempt to formulate a strategy to stop and largely dismantle criminal government by totally legal means, in order to avoid the necessity of less pleasant alternatives. I see no evidence that most of the American attorneys even realize the urgency of doing this. Maybe the rulers are right, that we are too stupid to see they are doing all this to destroy us, and to do anything about it. I hope not, but this looks right so far. That is why they are so careful to prevent us from organizing in any way that threatens to be effective. Our collecctive intelligence is needed, if there are enough individuals left who are not on medical drugs or hynotized into victim consciousness.

  5. Randy Halyk Says:

    Fear the Republicans for they do not have the best interests of the small business in mind only a small % at the top.

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