Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve from Ayn Rand

Someone at DailyKos put together a set of Ayn Rand Christmas cards. They're mostly amusing, though a bit predictable if you know anything about her philosophy. But this one stopped me completely:

It was bad enough that I wondered if it was real.

According to her Wikipedia page, she said it when answering a question after giving a commencement address at West Point on March 6, 1974. It was published in a book called Endgame: Resistance by Derrick Jensen (Seven Stories Press, 2006, page 220). It's repeated on Objectivist sites as well. A transcript of her full comments can be found here.

So I guess so. Wow.

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