I have some advice for Barack Obama and his legion of surrogate WND-bashers: Don’t blame me for what you read here. I didn’t build this business. It was a collective act of society.
That’s what Obama says.
WND is a business – a successful business. And he has made it clear that entrepreneurs are not responsible for the businesses they start.
He made that clear in his remark: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
Now, I agree with Obama that most businesses, including mine, require the help of people other than the hardworking entrepreneurs who took the risk to build them.
I’ve got a great team of people at WND that deserves credit for what we have accomplished. I am also grateful to investors who put their money at risk to back the very first effort of its kind so many years ago.
But that’s not what Obama meant, as we all know.
What he meant was that everything that happens in our world is a collective act of society – and that’s why government should get all the credit and most of the economic rewards of businesses so they can be redistributed by bureaucrats who have a far higher standard of fairness than business owners and the marketplace.
Just so you have the full context of this incredible Obama statement, here it is: “If you are 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.”
This is dumber than Al Gore’s claim to having personally invented the Internet. But it demonstrates the collectivist, tyrannical, Orwellian mindset of Barack Hussein Obama.
Even worse, I would suggest, this claim by Obama reveals not only his utter contempt for private enterprise, but his complete lack of experience with it – having never held a real private-sector job in his life, let alone built a business of his own.
Nevertheless, I would suggest to Obama and his minions that, if they really take this neo-Marxist rhetoric seriously, they should follow their illogic to its natural conclusion.
Why blame me and WND for attempts at exposing the efforts to conceal Obama’s real identity, which has been so scrupulously hidden and misrepresented for decades? Why do your supporters attack me and my company every day? Why do they orchestrate campaigns to demean our work? Why do you send the Internal Revenue Service to audit my taxes? Why does your party deny WND credentials to cover your coronation ceremonies at the Democratic National Convention? Why do your surrogates work so hard at discrediting our work?
After all, according to you, I didn’t do this. WND didn’t do this. It was merely a collective act of society. Heck, the government itself is responsible for having developed the Internet.
Take this nonsense a step further. Every business failure is the responsibility of society, too.
Maybe that’s why Obama likes to bail out so many failed banks and businesses.
And if every business failure is the responsibility of society, isn’t every crime? Isn’t every manmade disaster? Wasn’t the BP oil spill? Wasn’t the shooting up of the movie theater in Colorado? Didn’t we all pull that trigger? And why does he blame George W. Bush for everything? He wasn’t responsible either, was he? How could one man be responsible for destroying the economy and making so many other mistakes? Wouldn’t that, too, be the result of collective acts of society?
This is the utter madness that the infantile left-wing mindset represents.
It would be a great laugh line if Obama were not still in the most powerful position in the United States today.
I suggest every voter in America remember this in November – before Obama achieves his dream of actually turning the nation into the kind of collectivist society he envisions.