Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Birthday America


Anonymous said...

a really happy one for Criminals

Anonymous said...

I dislike this song. If it were my land, why am I paying rent to Chinese landlords?
Thanks Liberal Democrats for bringing in all these illegals who buy houses in Queens and become rich slumlords.
Can't get a paint job or a new screen out of them. They are so cheap they patch up the holes in window screens.

Anonymous said...

It is said that Woody's dad was one of about 500 men who participated in the lynching of Laura and her son, L.D. Nelson in good ol' Tulsa Oklahoma on May 25, 1911. Both mother and son were black, the son was 14 years old. I guess the Guthrie's didn't think that America was Laura and L.D.s Land at that time.

Anonymous said...

America Has Never Been So Great, but it could be! By David Rovics

America has never been so great, but it could be

If the corporations in control gave back everything they stole
We would not be in this ditch, the whole country would be rich
We could've been the best, like the Norway of the west
But instead from shore to shore we're so homeless and so poor

We could have reconciliation in this very divided nation
We could have a Truth Commission instead of another damn petition
We could have a forward leap, but such things don't come cheap
But what if we seized the shares of each and every billionaire

If we had elections that weren't just corporate selections
Between one fool and another – yes, if I had my druthers
We'd have a party, maybe two, that would have the slightest clue
This would seem to be essential in a place with such potential

If our treaties were obeyed, if kids weren't hungry and afraid
If class and race and gender meant more than legal tender
If it weren't all run by money it could be a land of milk and honey
If we'd more often make the call to build a bridge and not a wall

georgetheatheist said...

Nice, JQ. You gave us (01:35) the rarely sung-by-others verse:

"There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me.
The sign was painted, said 'Private Property.'
But on the backside, it didn't say nothing.
This land was made for you and me."

Was that what the Macy's looters sang when they ransacked the flagship store a few weeks ago?

From Galt's Speech in Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand:

"Just as man can’t exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one’s rights into reality—to think, to work and to keep the results—which means: the right of property. The modern mystics of muscle who offer you the fraudulent alternative of 'human rights' versus 'property rights,' as if one could exist without the other, are making a last, grotesque attempt to revive the doctrine of soul versus body. Only a ghost can exist without material property; only a slave can work with no right to the product of his effort. The doctrine that 'human rights' are superior to 'property rights' simply means that some human beings have the right to make property out of others; since the competent have nothing to gain from the incompetent, it means the right of the incompetent to own their betters and to use them as productive cattle. Whoever regards this as human and right, has no right to the title of 'human.' "

What Dantean ring of the Infermo houses Woody Guthrie?

Anonymous said...

Thanks George for calling that out. 'Private Property'
Throughout his life Guthrie was associated with many communist groups.
This Blogger has called for rent strikes too instead of taking of Personal responsibility. Wonder whe BLM going to take the Democratic Party to task for their history of slavery and the KKK ?

JQ LLC said...

Thanks George for pointing that out.

As for the right of property, it's great that people like Ghislaine Maxwell can take umbrage by the words of Galt's (well, Aynnnie's)pedantic phrasings.

Well, at least before the feds came a knockin'

That land was made for you and me...

Snake Plissskin said...

Folks, we do not know even a hint on what is happening to NYC - all we are getting is the Democratic Party official line.

The city is coming apart and all we hear it the latest breathless edition of 'woke' news.

Its a bit like living in Germany in 1944 or Soviet Union in 1985.

Anonymous said...

Well, this is interesting: NYC residents are fleeing to Trump Territory!

Anonymous said...

And we don't want you. Stay and suffer is the shithole that you made. NYC.

TommyR said...

W/o human rights, property rights are meaningless - and a poor sole substitute.

Liman said...

Good call, George. I only read Rand a few years ago. I was shocked at how it is all coming to pass... Galt's speech summed it all up (at length) but the message was clear from the start.

JQ LLC said...

"personal responsibility"

Anonymous said...

I dislike this song. If it were my land, why am I paying rent to Chinese landlords?
Thanks Liberal Democrats for bringing in all these illegals who buy houses in Queens and become rich slumlords.
Can't get a paint job or a new screen out of them. They are so cheap they patch up the holes in window screens.


Too bad. Buy your own house. You’re not working hard enough. You want a handout? Commie pinko. You should like Woodie Guthrie.

georgetheatheist said...

"There is no such dichotomy as 'human rights' versus 'property rights.' No human rights can exist without property rights. Since material goods are produced by the mind and effort of individual men, and are needed to sustain their lives, if the producer does not own the result of his effort, he does not own his life. To deny property rights means to turn men into property owned by the state. Whoever claims the 'right' to 'redistribute' the wealth produced by others is claiming the 'right' to treat human beings as chattel." -Ayn Rand, "The Monument Builders" from The Virtue of Selfishness.

Woody Guthrie: Property rights are human rights.

Anonymous said...

“ I dislike this song. If it were my land, why am I paying rent to Chinese landlords?
Thanks Liberal Democrats for bringing in all these illegals who buy houses in Queens and become rich slumlords.
Can't get a paint job or a new screen out of them. They are so cheap they patch up the holes in window screens.”

You lazy. You don’t work hard. Asians work hard! Even Asian kids work hard! That’s why they can buy houses. You still can’t. Tell me why you great American so lazy you still rent from immigrants?! You born here? You have two legs up over immigrants! Not one! Twooo! But you have no house! In China, no girl marry you! You big loser to them! You lucky you not born in China! You too lazy no one hire you to work in factory! No communist social safety net in China! You lazy you starve like dog in street! You will cry in street and someone will just eat you to shut you up!

Trump is good for you! He will give you nothing because he’s big man! Work hard on tv show! You see?! He’s now President! #45!

You will learn to work hard under Great President Trump! Because he don’t care about you that’s how much he cares! You lazy American who can’t buy a house! Why should he help you? You expect Trump to give you mortgage like Obama and other Presidents?! They take my tax money to give to you and banks so you can get mortgage?! Big joke! #45 is the man and put stop to communist practices that China kill like weed!

Trump made big mistake with communist practices with stimulation money give to lazy people like you! Take my tax money and give to lazy people like you to buy alcohol! Why liquor store stay open with Wuhan flu?! I make big mistake telling my number one son to not buy liquor store! He American boy and understand you lazy people want stimulation free money to buy alcohol! Don’t go to work! Go on welfare?!

No way Jose!! Trump for next lucky 4 more years! Hope he takes away your Obamacare created by secret communist President Obama! Take my tax money and give to you to buy free health insurance! You don’t even own house?!

You don’t deserve unemployment or Obamacare! You lazy!

How come you no use brain and ask your Chinese landlord how they can buy house? I give you free advice! You must stop being lazy! You must work hard! Also important to have side hustle like working for Uber! Deliver for Pizza parlors! You speak English? Then you have two leg up not one! That’s why immigrants work harder! Some don’t and end up thinking like you! Lazy!

You lazy and rent so go vote for Biden! He will promise you nothing like Trump! Biden grandfather work in coal mine! That’s hard work! Biden is no communist! He just playing. He only want your vote.

Dang, you lazy! You need to go to Church like Koreans! Meet Koreans who work super hard not lazy like you! They maybe teach you how to worship your God the right way by going to church every Sunday and more important, not be lazy drinking in bars every night! Can’t drive yellow cab!? Drive for Uber! Drive for Lyft! Buy bicycle like old school Chinese communists and ride to lose big fat belly and make money delivering for Seamless! Profit!

Look at Indians! They drive cabs, drive Uber all night! You lazy man! You too lazy you want to drink in bar then go go to your rental and write on this useless blog.

georgetheatheist said...

@JQ re "personal responsibility":

It's Old Hat. To answer your suspected "gotcha", check this out HERE.

Then read why again the Ayn Randers unabashedly took the dough HERE. It's really s-o-o-o simple.

georgetheatheist said...

& @TommyR: you've got it backwards. It should be: W/o property rights human rights are meaningless.

JQ LLC said...

Welfare is welfare, George.

Their dogma of selfishness strains credulity.

The Rand foundation are hypocrites but at least they showed they are human and vulnerable like hundreds of millions of others they persistently criticize, I hope they use that cash for new bootstraps.

georgetheatheist said...

@JQ. "Vulnerable hypocrites"? They didn't need the money. You may have missed the point. They took the money on principle: restitution not welfare.

Former Trump voter said...

Trump is good like a priest running boys little league!
Trump made a huge mistake surrounding himself with all those old men and bible packers, including that double crossing shit he appointed to the supreme court.
---All controlled by the Pope and clergy on a mission to save Christianity by browning America. "beaners are Christians let them in you bad sinning Catholic"

They are all finished come November. Enough with this Vatican rule via remote control shit.
Send in the atheists !!!

-Former Trump voter

Anonymous said...

****old men bible packers****
****Vatican rule via remote control****

Yep the Queens Crappers are correct again, it just came out on Drudge Report
Trumps crew just gave 1.4 billion taxpayer dollars to the Catholic church. Likely at request of the pope.