be john galt, know your world, claim it,
its my world i claim it,
the internet is the mecanisam,
now to change the world
after all it only takes ten nobel men,
one generation to do so,
change the world ,
your next question will be, what is nobel,
the search for that answer,
will make you nobel.
or tare you apart,
The trouble with Ayn Rand is that she believed social "salvation" would have to be imposed from outside the "system" by a right-thinking Ubermensch (or select group of Ubermenschen). I'm OK with her views on original sin, but not with her views on benevolent despotism. (Her kind of guy would be Milton Friedman--as in "Disaster Capitalism"--Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, etc.) She testified as a "friendly witness" at the witch-hunting House Unamerican Activities Committee hearings. This was the House equivalent of what McCarthy was doing in the Senate, and one of the most enthusiastic members of that committee was Richard Nixon.
Ayn Rand was an amazing woman, I have often had trouble understanding her, because I feel as though I read contradictions in her statements. However, here position on individualism was a hard pill to swallow.
“You’ve allowed such men to occupy positions of power in your world by preaching that all men are evil from the moment they’re born. When men believe this, they see nothing wrong in acting in any way they please. The name of this absurdity is ‘original sin’. That’s impossible. That which is outside the possibility of choice is also outside the province of morality. To call sin that which is outside man’s choice is a mockery of justice. To say that men are born with a free will but with a tendency toward evil is ridiculous. If the tendency is one of choice, it doesn’t come at birth. If it is not a tendency of choice, then man’s will is not free.”
I find these comments very interesting from the article.