“There are two sides to every issue. One side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.”
This is a quote from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.
And, it’s correct.
The Left has spent an inordinate amount of time and energy demonizing the concept of “seeing things in Black and White”. (Followed quickly by telling you that you shouldn’t talk about religion and politics during “polite” conversation.) The reason for this is Leftist Progressives know their victories depend on compromise, ignorance, or both, because their demands viewed outright, and understood, would always be rejected.
Socialists realize you must be “nudged” in the direction they want you to go… that is, when they lack the ability to Force you in that direction.
As Rand has explained, seeing things in Black and White has always been equated with seeing things in terms of Good and Evil. If you cannot see things this way then you have not spent enough time thinking about your premises… in other words, the foundation of exactly what you believe. This exercise alone will clarify your thinking. You might find yourself being a Socialist… hopefully not, but at least you will get closer to the truth.
Once you have given the proper amount of thought to an issue you arrive at the Right decision and the Wrong decision. Everything “In the Middle” is simply a compromise with the Wrong Decision.
This is why “Bipartisanshitt” and Moderates, such as Establishment Republicans like Paul Ryan, John McCain and Karl Rove, who wail “why can’t we all get along” are truly the misguided among us. The Governing Theories of Individual Freedom and Control over the Individual are mutually exclusive. They are oil and water. They do not mix. They cannot be mixed.
Compromise is why we are Broke and Printing Money as fast as we can.
Compromise is why past Congresses have run up the bill well past our ability to pay.
Compromise is why we are fighting against the last piece of the Socialist puzzle which is Obama Care.
Compromise is why Government is in every part of our lives.
Compromise is why the Government is listening to our phone calls and reading our mail.
Compromise is why we have lost our Right to Privacy… and by extension, our Freedom.
Either Embrace Evil… or Reject it. But don’t Compromise with it.
Getting Along has Got us Here.
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Since Ayn Rand has come up recently in the background, let’s talk about her a bit.
The Left HATES her… with a white-hot passion, and for good reason. She is so dangerous to them they would have you dismiss her before ever meeting her. Once you meet her they will accuse you of being in a cult. May be so… but if there was ever a cult I would join…
Ayn Rand was a brilliant free-market capitalist, self-centered almost to the point of narcissism… and a speed freak. And, I love her.
I love her for everything she sent me off to do. Because of her I searched out Aristotle, Locke, Hayak and Von Mises, read Calumet “K”, learned to love Victor Hugo, found Wright and Neutra.
I have read everything publicly available short of going directly to ARI’s archives.
I’ve consumed her every word and even found pictures of the Lions.
However, she would not like me much.
It would be a tale of unrequited love.
I consider myself an Agnostic. She would consider me misguided.
I understand why, as hers was a world that rightly suspected all institutions, particularly religious ones, of seeking the subjugation of their followers.
She also felt that Man was to be worshipped and he should strive only to achieve because it was his responsibility as the most powerful thing proven to exist.
I simply subscribe to the idea that I don’t know. And because I don’t know it leaves me humble as it should all of us. The search for God/Truth should continue as it is the basis of science… but we must all recognize that there will always be questions without answers when our time is up. So we will always “not know”.
She would leave me like she did Isabel.
That’s enough of the borderline “heavy” stuff, and morsels for your googling.
But it is a testament to Rand that most often discussion goes that direction when she is brought up by those who know her.
It is also a testament to her that while she would have me checking and re-checking my premises, while eventually ceasing to speak to me at all due to her frustration, I would remain indebted to her and respect her none the less. I suspect Mr. Brandon might say the same thing.
The Collective was an incredible group of people seeking reason during a time when feeling ruled the world. They were the true outcasts within their age group and held in contempt by those in the know.
Anything less than respect must come from the ignorant…
So there you go.
If I were to suggest a single book by Rand and the Collective it would have to be Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. (I don’t recommend books.)
You don’t have to know her like I do, but you’re doing yourself a disservice not at least going on a date.
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Has Ayn Rand struck again?
Is Mark Zuckerberg playing the role of Francisco De Anconia?
Is Facebook filling the role of De Anconia Copper?
Was all of this an ingenious ploy to puff up a company to such a degree that all of the Limousine Liberal Establishment, and the herd of useful idiots, would run to throw their money at it?
Are there really “investors” out there who buy businesses with no business model?
Could it be possible that the joke is on them?
Can he get away with the same scheme twice?
Will they really let him do it again on the NYSE?
What will happen when they finally figure out they’ve been taken?
Stay tuned for next weeks show to find out…
Same Face time…
same Face channel…
“If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders — what would you tell him to do? I don’t know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug.” – Francisco de Anconia
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