Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stolen, From Atlas Shrugged

The indispensable Glenn Reynolds provided this link, and it should send shivers up all of our spines.  Oh so smart lefties sneer smarmily at Rand's writing, but no one has yet captured the soul of the Looter better:

“He didn’t invent iron ore and blast furnaces, did he?”

“Who?”

“Rearden. He didn’t invent smelting and chemistry and air compression. He couldn’t have invented his Metal but for thousands and thousands of other people. His Metal! Why does he think it’s his? Why does he think it’s his invention? Everybody uses the work of everybody else. Nobody ever invents anything.”

She said, puzzled, “But the iron ore and all those other things were there all the time. Why didn’t anybody else make that Metal, but Mr. Rearden did?”

6 comments:

"The Hammer" said...

If everybody own everything then nobody owns anything. In the old Soviet Union, the only people who met the definition of ownership (possessing something, able to use something and to dispose of something at one's own discretion) was the very senior elite. That is Obama's vision.

Doc Milnamo said...

Chilling. Read Ayn Rand's "Anthem" (about 95 pages, you can knock it out in short order) to see what happens next in our dystopian society!

Anonymous said...

Such a shame that the vast majority of Americans are unread lest they may have learned something from reading Atlas Shrugged

Jim Jenness said...

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 will be in theaters Oct 12, 2012.

Jim Jenness said...

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 will be in theaters Oct 12, 2012.

Jim Jenness said...

Atlas Shrugged Part 2 will be in theaters Oct 12, 2012.

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