Observe the indecency.

Observe the indecency of what passes for moral judgments today.  An industrialist who produces a fortune, and a gangster who robs a bank are regarded as equally immoral, since they both sought wealth for their own “selfish” benefit.

Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness

Can I have a “Heh, indeedy?”

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  1. “The first thing he learns is that morality is his enemy…”

    “There are four characteristics which brand a country unmistakably as a dictatorship: one-party rule–executions without trials or with a mock trial, for political offenses–the nationalization or expropriation of private property–and censorship.  A country guilty of these outrages foreits any moral prerogatives, any claim to national rights or sovereignty, and becomes an outlaw.”

    Whoo-ha!

    • Inky99 on January 5, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Why anybody listens to her b.s. is beyond me.

    Nutjob.

    Oh wait, I see why people listen to her — look at the title.   “The Virtue of Selfishness”.

    Selfish assholes look to her for validation I suppose.

  2. that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.

    One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.

    The other, of course, involves orcs.

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