Saturday, March 13, 2004

See if you can guess

What Onkar Ghate, of the Ayn Rand Institute, is talking about in this article.

"If there is an idea behind the film worth opposing, it is
this, its intended message. Teach man to regard himself as a
loathsome, despicable being, and he becomes ripe for any mystical
dictator, who will wield the whip that is supposed to make man atone
for his "transgressions." Deprive man of self-esteem, teach him to
spit in his face, and one paves the way for another Dark Ages.

"But to oppose this conception of human nature, one must first come to
understand that man--man at his best, man the rational, productive,
selfish achiever--is a noble being."

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