Monday 6 June 2011

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand said (in Atlas Shrugged, in the words of Francisco D'Anconia) -

"There was a time when men were afraid that somebody would reveal some secret of theirs that was unknown to their fellows. Nowadays, they're afraid that somebody will name what everybody knows. Have you practical people ever thought that that's all it would take to blast your whole, big, complex structure, with all your laws and guns—just somebody naming the exact nature of what it is you're doing?"

She also said -

"...When a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law, men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims, then money becomes its creators' avenger. Such looters believe it safe to rob defenseless men, once they've passed a law to disarm them. But their loot becomes the magnet for other looters, who get it from them as they got it. Then the race goes, not to the ablest at production, but to those most ruthless at brutality. When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. And then that society vanishes, in a spread of ruins and slaughter."

Also -

"When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion- When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing- when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors- when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you- when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice- you may know that your society is doomed."

Also -

"When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, 'Who is destroying the world?' You are."

And finally -

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kinds of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of lawbreakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."

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Anonymous said...

the irony here is that many so called followers of rand believe that corporatrism is capitalism, and will on the corporates to rob the people of their non profit infrastructure.

the state should be pragmatic for the will of the majority, that is democracy in action, democracy became an illusion the second the elites realised they could control the masses with the corporate media.

and what now, the state can send its unwanted bullshit strait to your mobile phone without your permission, now it sees it ias loosing its grip and its bullshit exposed, it can infiltrait and destroy political parties and cut their fundind and the politicians and prestitutes say nothing.

and the UAF searchlies and the rest of the state sponcered morons thought they were fighting fascism!

as for the wealthy Lee other than the corporate puppets, they will be the main target of the elites, they are the ones with independance, wait till all the public sector workers get layed off and its knock on effect, wait for all those who have huge student loans to be perpetually out of work, wait for mass inflation that will strip the middleclasses and the elderly of all their savings, that is next lee, hyper inflation once they can pile no more debt.

Anonymous said...

Ayn Rand was a Jew...