So the President is going to propose a new economic plan after his vacay at Marthas Vineyard.
He should not waste the mental energy attempting to put it together, Ayn Rand has already done the heavy lifting on that topic by taking Collectivism in America to its logical conclusion with Directive 10-289 in the chapter Miracle Metal of Atlas Shrugged.
Ayn used Fiction to help her readers understand what Marxism “Looked Like” in real life by creating fictional characters who could be played today by any of the secular humanists currently embedded in our National Government.
Barack, Tim, David, and Gene could easily play Mr. Thompson, Wesley, Eugene, Floyd, and Fred in the upcoming second installment of Atlas Shrugged, the Movie. But the Prez and his Economic team are busy with vacations and writing even more talking points blaming all of the economic morass on tea party activists like me. And preparing a “really big show” for September takes a great deal of time…
Here is a quick synopsis of the Economic Plan of the Marxist Looters and Moochers from Rands book:
(I really think to be congruent the President and his Economic Advisers should just bite the bullet and publish this plan as the logical next step.)
From the Freeper Online Book Club: Atlas Shrugged
“Head of State Thompson meets with his economic brain trust: Wesley Mouch, Eugene Lawson, Jim Taggart, Dr. Floyd Ferris, Orren Boyle, Clem Weatherby, and Fred Kinnan, who is head of Amalgamated Labor of America. They are discussing Directive 10-289.
Wesley Mouch is upset that people are not sufficiently motivated to cooperate; he needs more power. Weatherby points out that the economic climate is deteriorating rapidly. Lawson says the people lack the proper social spirit, they don’t understand that production is a duty and that there is no such thing as a personal life. Thompson, the realist, says to make sure the Mainstream Media is on board. Ferris brings out an old George Washington quote about wise and honest men and disparages it as out of date.
Fred Kinnan says this is about jobs; he suggests forcing employers to increase their payrolls by one-third. Jim screams that he wouldn’t have any use for the extra men. Kinnan says it’s not about use, it’s about need, and need trumps profit. Jim is insulted by the word profit, but he thinks there might be room for agreement if the railroad can increase its rates. Orren Boyle says he can’t afford it, and Jim says that public need trumps Boyle’s profits. Boyle says no one can accuse him of ever making a profit! Boyle can absorb a rate increase if the government increases his subsidy, but Weatherby accuses Boyle of running a black hole for government money. Thompson says to go ahead with the directive, and he’ll widen the state of emergency. He leaves the meeting.
Mouch sums up. Deterioration of the economy is so great that the best solution is to freeze everything in place and hold the line. Freedom has been given a chance and has failed; stringent controls are necessary. He reads Directive 10-289.
- All workers are bound to their jobs and can neither leave nor be fired under penalty of one year in prison. The Unification Board, reporting to the Bureau of Economic Planning and National Resources, possesses judicial authority. All citizens upon turning 21 must register with the Unification Board which will assign them jobs in the best interests of the nation.
- All businesses must remain in operation and cannot close under penalty of nationalization and confiscation of property.
- All patents and copyrights are to be gifted to the government by the use of voluntary Gift Certificates. The Unification Board will license those processes to all applicants to eliminate monopolies. All brand names and private trademarks are abolished.
- No new inventions shall be produced or invented. The Patent Office is suspended.
- All business establishments will produce the same amount every year as they did in the Yardstick Year, to be enforced by the Unification Board.
- All citizens must purchase the same amount of goods every year as they did in the Yardstick Year, to be enforced by the Unification Board.
- All wages and prices are frozen.
- All cases arising from this directive are to be decided by the Unification Board.
There is agreement that this will provide security, although Jim gets a bit hysterical. Lawson says to hell with the little people; man’s mind is the source of all the problems in the world. Ferris says that genius is superstition, there is no such thing as the intellect, and man’s brain is a social product. A genius hoards ideas that rightfully belong to the society from which he stole them. Thought is theft.
Fred Kinnan brings them all down to earth. If the Unification Board isn’t owned by organized labor, the whole deal is off. Boyle says that Kinnan is trying to get a stranglehold on every industry in the country; Kinnan smiles and agrees. If Wesley Mouch agrees to let Mouch and Kinnan control the board, Kinnan can get the union membership to swallow the rest. Jim thinks the country won’t stand for it.
Kinnan laughs and says that if there aren’t rules any longer, then it’s about who robs whom. Kinnan controls the votes of his membership. He knows he’s delivering his people into slavery and they know it too, but they also know Fred Kinnan will throw them a crumb once in a while. If they’re going to be under a whip, they would prefer that Kinnan wield it. He knows he’s a racketeer and his people know it, but they know he can deliver the goods. Mouch gives in.”
*I was banned from Free Republic without even a goodbye kiss the week that Rupert Murdoch experienced the most Humbling Day of his life, when I persisted in attempting to publish this report linking Murdoch to Genocidal Depopulating Vaccines.
No hard feelings guys, I know that my constant drumbeat the past eight years dissing your wives for their epidurals and prozac and your kids ADD meds and vaccines was somewhat annoying, but Rupert and his cronies at The Partnership for New York City have hell to pay for what they have done to humanity. He likely has a few freeper mods paid well for sending certain threads down the memory hole & banning loud mouthed bloggers who get a little too close to the truth and if a freedom loving health care blogging Mom gets thrust out of the conversations of the day because I talk too much about certain taboo subjects…well, WHO WILL NOTICE?
Just remember that when 60 % of young couples are infertile, the C-Section rate tops out at 96%, and 75% of our children are drooling in autistic straitjackets, somebody was trying to blow really hard on that whistle.
XOXOXO Jenny Hatch*