Anyone who has read “Atlas Shrugged” *edited 6-5 by Logan, screwed up the name folks, thanks to the reader who pointed it out*, by Ayn Rand knows that line. Merlyworm called it one of his favorite books and it ranked just below the Bible on the list of influential books. It’s a book that almost ever conservative will list among their favorits and one that liberals are afraid of people reading. Well the more things happen in this world the more I’m thinking of Rand as a prophet.
Look here are what’s going on in South America. It’s right out of the book. Chavez has “nationalized” the oil companies i.e. looted them from the companies that spent billions getting them to that point. Now he’s threatening the banks and steel producers, unless the give huge discounts to companies in Venezuela. In Atlas Shrugs it was the copper mines.
“Private banks have to give priority to financing the industrial sectors of Venezuela at low cost,” Chavez said. “If banks don’t agree with this, it’s better that they go, that they turn over the banks to me, that we nationalize them and get all the banks to work for the development of the country and not to speculate and produce huge profits.”
It’s right out of the book. Almost prophetic. Where is our John Galt to put an end to it all?