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Archie Bunker Saw Obama Coming

When I was in college I read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and was blown away by what I found in Rand’s magnum opus. The liberal media often makes light of Rand’s seminal work and the way many conservatives revere the tome. I find that they often miss the point, though. As a Christian, I find many faults with Rand’s perspective and her philosophy of objectivism… but there is still much good in what she wrote.

My favorite thing about Atlas Shrugged is the way Ayn Rand seemed to be able to peer into the future to build her characters. Or maybe I should call them caricatures. Time after time in my reading, I found myself wondering how she was so perfectly able to describe the politicians of our day. James Taggart, Floyd Ferris, Wesley Mouch… all characters that seem firmly rooted in modern America – yet were written almost sixty years ago.

Well, Ayn Rand wasn’t the only one who could seemingly peer into the future. In the last few months we’ve met other icons from our past who tried to warn us of the coming progressive onslaught (like Ron Reagan, the Duke – John Wayne, and Red Skelton). Unfortunately, we didn’t listen. We still have time to hear these voices and make a change…

One of those voices (a very funny one, in fact) is a fictitious character by the name of Archie Bunker. Archie Bunker was played by the once liberal (but great) actor Carroll O’Connor. He was supposed to be a curmudgeonly built archetype of a conservative, but every now and again his analysis would prove to be more prophetic than ironic.

 

Are we ready to start listening to the advice from the past?

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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