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Frenchy, there's something stuck to your shoe...
Posted by: Stoller on December 30, 1999 at 11:02:20:
In Reply to: NJ, here's why Hitler belongs on the left. Sorry. posted by Frenchy on December 29, 1999 at 10:59:21:
: Why Hitler Was a Left-winger; Left as Enemy of Individualism
: Peikoff then quotes Fichte as saying "(T)he individual life has no real existence...since it has no value of itself, but must and should sink to nothing... (T)he Race alone...ought to be looked upon as really living."
: Ahh, what a glorious celebration of being you! The Nazi philosophy pursued this belief unfailingly. They preached authority above rights, the group above the individual, sacrifice above happiness, nihilism above morality, feelings above facts, pliability above absolutes, obedience above logic..."
This whole edifice of civilization is in its foundations and in all its stones nothing else than the result of the creative capacity, the achievement, the intelligence, the industry, of individuals: in its greatest triumphs it represents the great crowning achievement of individual God-favored geniuses, in its average accomplishment the achievement of men of average capacity, and in its sum doubtless the result of the use of human labor-force in order to turn to account the creations of genius and of talent.
Was it Ayn Rand (the ideological mentor of Leonard Peikoff)---or was it Hitler?