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Democrats Turn American Dream into Nightmare

*SOLO-International Press Release: Democrats Turn American Dream into Eurofascist Nightmare * *August 26, 2008 *

In a 1971 essay, philosopher Ayn Rand drew a distinction between the European and American sense of life.

"The emotional keynote of most Europeans is the feeling that man belongs to the State," she noted, "as a property to be used and disposed of, in compliance with his natural, metaphysically determined fate. ... A typical American can never fully grasp that kind of feeling. An American is an independent entity. ... Emotionally, an American has no concept of service (or of servitude) to anyone. Even if he enlists in the army and hears it called 'service to his country,' his feeling is that of a generous aristocrat who *chose* to do a dangerous task."

A year later, Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern proposed giving every American $1000 a year, raising taxes on income over $12,000 and virtually confiscating income over $75,000.

Proving Rand right, McGovern was buried in a landslide.

Thirty-seven years of ongoing philosophical corruption later, and Day One of the 2008 Democratic Party Convention is an orgy of Eurofascism, observes SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

"Speaker after speaker prattled on about 'service and sacrifice,' gushing that these values, lauded by Hitler and Mussolini, were core *American*values. Nancy Pelosi, Jesse Jackson Jnr., Edward Kennedy and Michelle Obama engaged in an orgy of 'reaching out,' 'giving back,' 'coming together,' 'healing our wounds,' 'sacrificing for the sake of our children' and similarly nauseating platitudes. They demonized achievers as 'super-rich' while hypocritically extolling the self-same 'hard work' that they would penalize with punitive taxes.

"The difference between 1971 and 2008 is that Barack Obama won't be buried in a landslide; he's more likely to be *elected* in one. Generations of cultural corruption so vile that Ayn Rand could no longer bring herself to write about it have so emptied the heads of Americans that they're susceptible to the hideous, cutesy cloying of Barak and his kids via satellite after Michelle's speech. More ominously, they're complete suckers for the 'coming together' about which the Democrats ejaculate so incontinently which, translated, is nothing less than the 'one neck, ready for one leash' foreshadowed by Rand in her novel, *The Fountainhead*.

"The title of Rand's essay was an exhortation: 'Don't Let It Go' - 'it' being the self-respecting, defiantly autonomous sense of life that safeguarded Americans against Eurofascism. Were she here to write a similar essay now, she would, tragically, have to call it, 'Get It Back!'

"Time is running out for Americans to do so," Perigo concludes.

ENDS

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