Ayn RandAyn Rand, [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum] (1905-1982) Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter

Ayn Rand Quote

“The secret dread of modern intellectuals, liberals and conservatives alike, the unadmitted terror at the root of their anxiety, which all of their current irrationalities are intended to stave off and to disguise, is the unstated knowledge that Soviet Russia [was] the full, actual, literal, consistent embodiment of the morality of altruism, that Stalin did not corrupt a noble ideal, that this is the only way altruism has to be or can ever be practiced.”

Ayn RandAyn Rand
~ Ayn Rand

Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World, a lecture delivered at Yale University on February 17, 1960, at Brooklyn College on April 4, 1960, and at Columbia University on May 5, 1960

Ratings and Comments

cal, lewisville, tx

She should know what she luckily escaped from.

Mike, Norwalk

Altruism by force is not an unselfish concern for the welfare of others. Altruism by force is a most heinous lie to justify the immoral. The falsely claimed altruism of socialism (communism to fascism, liberalism to conservatism, progressive to neo-con, etc.) is nothing more than a thinly veiled mascaraed of violence, eluded to, to implement a cast system of power, hate, war and materialistic mongers with the masses being impoverished slaves. Selflessness, the true heart of altruism does not employ the atrocities that the current liberals, progressives, conservatives, neo-cons, etc. do.

Roland, Bonner's Ferry

And the only thing separating Obama and Stalin is Obama's consolidation of adequate power.


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