Quote Of The Day — April 10, 2015

When individual rights are abrogated, there is no way to determine who is entitled to what; there is no way to determine the justice of anyone’s claims, desires, or interests. The criterion, therefore, reverts to the tribal concept of: one’s wishes are limited only by the power of one’s gang. In order to survive under such a system, men have no choice but to fear, hate, and destroy one another; it is a system of underground plotting, of secret conspiracies, of deals, favors, betrayals, and sudden, bloody coups.

Ayn Rand, February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982),  Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal – “The Roots of War,”

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9 Responses to Quote Of The Day — April 10, 2015

  1. CW says:

    Boy does that sound eerily familiar!

    That quote is a perfect demonstration about incontrovertible truths.

    Thanks, Grouchy!

  2. Hardnox says:

    This quote describes the net result of all those laws that have determined that some people are more special than others.

  3. captbogus2 says:

    Yep. Back to tribal groups. The strongest survive. The weaker either perish or are absorbed.

    • Grouchy says:

      G’Morning, Capt. It’s been that way throughout recorded history. From the time of Genghis Khan to the present day conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. AND in the direction the United States is being led today.
      “One Size Fits All”,,,, NOT~!

  4. Just Gene says:

    Every time I hear a politician or reporter call our REPUBLIC a democracy I scream because everything stated above is the perfect description of a pure democracy – also known as mob rule.

    • Grouchy says:

      Good to see you, Gene. I believe you are totally correct. And mob rule doesn’t last very long, no matter how intelligent the ruler OR the governed.

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