Monday, September 24, 2012

I much prefer Sally.

Ayn Rand is back in the conversation, that tired old hypocrite, that lying apologist for larceny and privilege. And as always, those who beat the drum loudest for her philosophy are primarily middle-managers and shopkeepers, people of quite modest talent and accomplishment. That's not to say there aren't those who could be said to exemplify her tenets, to have succeeded thereby. But they're smart enough to shut up about it, to understand that crowing about it can only weaken you. Who, for example? How about the Hawaiian mulatto who is currently the most powerful single human being on the planet?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

. . . and don't forget "help me pay my fair share - you should tax me more" Warren Buffett; knowing full well that by simply agreeing to the popular mantra, a billionaire's "concession" not only guarantees future uninvestigated behavior, but no party holding current power (the only party worth supporting) will ever bother to follow through.