Reflecting on the merging of government with big business and the “too big to fail” meme, Jonah Goldberg recalls a vintage if chilling Hillarism:

Hillary Clinton’s health-care plan required working with large corporations and other firms. It was little guys for whom she had nothing but contempt. When warned her plan would crush smaller businesses, she shrugged, “I can’t go out and save every undercapitalized entrepreneur in America.”

A rather odd definition of “save,” don’t you think? No doubt she saw (and sees) small business recalcitrance to being ruined as selfish and stubborn.
Of course such was her logic then. This is now:

“Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border . . . causes the deaths of police, of soldiers and civilians.”

Since when are “we” chargeable with smuggling by Mexicans (many of whom are in the government)? Certainly, it’s our job to defend our own country against invaders, but if foreign countries can’t control what goes on in their countries, they have no right to demand that Americans lose the right to buy guns (clearly the goal here).
Are we approaching a time when self-defense will be condemned as “selfish.”
Would anyone say that I’m responsible for auto theft because I own cars? Well, yes, some would, but the thinking is so illogical that no serious person would take it seriously. Yet Hillary is carrying the same logic one stage further, as if she said that American car ownership is the cause of international auto smuggling rings.
What a relief it was to find some simple relief in this Ayn Rand interview that Dr. Helen linked yesterday:

In addition to saying “If you made it yourself,….Why shouldn’t you keep it, you made it,” Rand discusses and condemns altruism (which lies at the root of the idea that criminals are victims, victims are culpable, that kulak types who refuse to collectivize are evil, and the state is beneficent).
How did the altruists manage to win?