05DEC2018 – Quote of the Day

It’s Ayn Rand week at the Quote of the Day.  Rand has fallen seriously out of fashion due to libertarianism’s current unpopularity.  But I think she has made several valuable points.  See what you think.

“The goal of the ‘liberals’ – as it emerges from the record of the past decades – was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus, statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot – by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli.”

Ayn Rand

4 thoughts on “05DEC2018 – Quote of the Day

  • December 5, 2018 at 7:32 am
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    I’d say the liberals have been stunningly successful. FDR, the Great Commie, was the chief instigator and his pimp, L B Johnson, pretty much finished the job. Regan held the wall for a while, but when the left has managed to get a majority of voters hooked on government handouts, democracy is in serious jeopardy. Not too many people will vote for someone who promises to cut their handouts. The left knows this. That is why they are so eager to get the illegals settled and give them voting rights – they will vote for the party who promises the most bread and circuses – and let the bill come later.

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    • December 5, 2018 at 10:12 am
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      If bread and circuses are the order of the day then that leads inevitably in the long term to the violent collapse. Time to start building those (figurative) monasteries. The question is what does something like that look like in 2018?

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  • December 6, 2018 at 7:31 am
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    I’ve been griping for years that political parties must state their first principles from which all their policies flow. I guess that the driving principle of the acquisition of power is hard to dress up and sell.

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    • December 6, 2018 at 8:27 am
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      I could live with them personally taking the job to get power and money. But the fact that they don’t mind destroying our lives for the right price makes it a personal vendetta.

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