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November 29, 2006

The more things change…

by Jason Pye

I’m watching Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life and there was a quote from her from 1979 that I think rings so true today:

“I want to make something clear, I am not a conservative. I think that today’s conservatives are worse than today’s liberals. I think that they are, if anyone destroys this country, it will be the conservatives because they do not know how to preach capitalism, to explain it to the people…because they do nothing except apologize and because they are all altruists. They are all based on religious altruism and on that combination of ideas, you cannot save this country.”

That is the state of the Republican Party today.

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  • Old Whig

    Yeah. Although it’s too pessimistic. Capitalism will keep rearing its beautiful head in human affairs, no matter how hard the socialists try to keep it down, because it’s the law of nature. Humans can’t exist without it.

    Qua humans. We could exist as cattle though.

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