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beating the rush

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on May 20, 1999 at 18:51:15:

In Reply to: A small example posted by borg on May 20, 1999 at 16:14:10:

: "The man who produces while others
: dispose of his product is a slave."
: -- Ayn Rand

Oh but thats capitalist exploitation and all that you know!!!

Notice how very similarly worded arguments can mean very different things when the meanings of the words are suitably re-arranged?

Ayn Rand always crops up, there are dozens of other thinkers with other contributions yet a special hatred is reserved for her, maybe because she was so darned 'in your face', maybe its because she was female and females arent supposed to be like her!

Anyway, if were doing the rand thing here is another quotation

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime
that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. "

Very true.

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