We are living in Atlas Shrugged:Fuel Prices Force Farmers to Ditch Tractors for Oxen in Obama’s America #tcot #teaparty #tlot #objectivism



Fuel Prices Force Farmers to Ditch Tractors for Oxen in Obama’s America – Gas Prices – Fox Nation   http://nation.foxnews.com/gas-prices/2011/05/16/fuel-prices-force-farmers-ditch-tractors-oxen-obama-s-america    RRD:  Starnesville,USA:   …..”There were few vehicles in the streets and too many of them were horsedrawn.She had forgotten the literal shape and usage of horsepower;she did not like to see it’s return.She did not laugh,that day at the grade crossing,when Rearden chuckled,pointing,and she saw the train of a small local railroad come tottering from behind a hill,drawn by an ancient locomotive that coughed black smoke through a tall stack.”Oh God,Hank,it’s not funny!” “I know,”he said.” “Hank,do you see the Taggart Comet being pulled across the continent by a coal-burner of that kind?”….  ……”An old woman came shuffling out at the sound of the motor.She was bent and swollen,barefooted,dressed in a garment of flour sacking.”….  …..”A brood of ragged children had gathered at the door behind the woman,silently,one by one.They stared at the car,not with the bright curiosity of children,but with the tension of savages ready to vanish at the first sign of danger.”  …..”The old woman looked on,without reaction….Dagny had been studying her for some minutes.The swollen shapelessness of the woman’s body did not look like the product of age and neglect:it looked as if she was pregnant.This seemed impossible,but glancing closer Dagny saw that her dust-colored hair was not gray and that there were few wrinkles on her face;it was only the vacant eyes,the stooped shoulders,the shuffling movements that gave her the stamp of senility.Dagny leaned out and asked,”How old are you?”…”Thirty-seven”,she answered…..   …..”In a distant field,beyond the town,they saw the figure of a man moving slowly,contorted by the ugliness of a physical effort beyond the proper use of a human body:he was pushing a plow by hand”…..   Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged,Signet Paperback edition. pgs 263-268


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