Leave America Alone!
Posted by Jerry on June 13, 2007
When I recently posted an interview of an African economist asking the world to stop pouring aid into Africa, the intent was to show that the evil principle of altruism does more harm than any good in practice.
However, more pertinent is the fact that while we focus on the troubles of the African nations, we lose sight of how much harm is being inflicted upon the nations providing such generous amounts of aid.
America is by far the most generous nation on earth. The American people are quick to open up their hearts to provide for the needs of any people or nation. I have personally witnessed this behavior of the American people who are for the most part willing to go out of their way to provide any help if they can. The unparalleled level of American generosity is only made possible by the unparalleled level of wealth, health, and prosperity they have already achieved. However, to this, the most grotesque response is for people to claim that “to them whom more is given, more is expected.”
The vile philosophy underlying such an utterance is that of altruism and self-sacrifice: man has no right to enjoy the benefits of his own work; indeed, even the benefits he does have are “given” to him by others and not earned in any legitimate form. Therefore, the more he enjoys, the more he should feel guilty of his pleasure, unless he chooses to give much of it away–which ultimately is not a matter of his own choice but the demand of the next available leech or parasite down the street. And no, he should not ask who is to provide for him if he needs something; so long as he is a producer, his benevolent duty to society is to produce and give to others without question, failing which, he is a greedy capitalist.
America is being bled by the altruist demands of 25-year-old hippie Marxists and idealists. The American people are simple, normal, hardworking people like that of any other nation. They pay taxes and try to make ends meet for themselves and their family. In addition to their domestic worries, the Americans–unwittingly burdened by their own acceptance of altruism–consider it their obligation to tend to the worries of the world.
The American economy is not in a very healthy position at this time. Yet, it continues to pledge billions of its taxpayer money on aid around the world. It mistakenly believes that this might perhaps be one way to garner international support–by bending over backwards to prove its good intentions to the world and apologize for its huge stores of wealth, thereby fully accepting the evil premise that wealth can only be robbed and never created, which is what all anti-Americans believe and propagate.
I truly feel sad for the state of America, watching her as she is bled to poverty and death. This is the only country in the world to truly and consistently champion the rights of the individual and enshrine it in its Constitution over the power or rights of any state, monarchy, or supernatural being. This is the only country that began on a set of principles and put its principles into consistent practice–and witness for yourself the remarkable heights of its skyscrapers, the embodiment of its free spirit, health, and prosperity.
Also, witness the fact the extent to which other nations have put the principles of reason, liberty, and capitalism into practice, they too have experienced or are experiencing amazing levels of prosperity. From the European periods of the Enlightenment and the industrial revolution that brought great riches to the European nations, to the current surges in economic growth in China and India, the common theme is that the extent to which men were free to trade and use their minds for the pursuit of their own happiness, to that extent their civilization prospered and grew.
The people who wish to invalidate the power of principles behind the growth of the American civilization claim that America had more than 200 years to grow and prosper, but India and China are new economies only beginning their growth now. To them, one must ask, how long has the African nations been around? India and China have both experimented with socialist and communist economic systems with disastrously fatal effects. Is that the consequence of a young and stumbling country groping in the unknown or the consequence of accepting a disastrously evil principle to base an economy on?
America was alone when it adopted the unadulterated principle of individual human rights and individual liberty over any other. America did not experiment with any other political or economic system. America had no other nation’s example to follow; all its follies and successes were of its own making based on its originally accepted principles. And precisely because of this, the present nation of the United States is not a mere fluke, but the result of a consciously chosen set of rational principles that are consistent with human survival qua man.
India and other nations have such an exemplary case of success in the United States to emulate and thereby benefit the lives of its people to an incalculable degree. Nevertheless, the moral code of anti-selfishness, self-sacrifice, and altruism continues to dominate the ethical culture of the world. America is condemned and her economic system is regarded as evil, and yet it is slowly being emulated apologetically. Indeed, this is the only way capitalism is allowed to practice today–apologize and produce. Typically, this apology comes in the form of demanded charity and obligatory donations.
Thus, having posted the recent interview with the African economist under the title “Leave Africa Alone,” I also wish to emphatically state my support for America’s right to stop bleeding herself to death by saying “Leave America Alone!”