"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Holiday Reading For Gordon


He could do worse than to read The Nature of Government by Ayn Rand.
"A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort, or enslaves him, or attempts to limit the freedom of his mind, or compels him to act against his own rational judgment- a society that sets up a conflict between its edicts and the requirements of man’s nature—is not, strictly speaking, a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang-rule. Such a society destroys all the values of human coexistence, has no possible justification and represents, not a source of benefits, but the deadliest threat to man’s survival. Life on a desert island is safer than and incomparably preferable to existence in Soviet Russia or Nazi Germany.

If men are to live together in a peaceful, productive, rational society and deal with one another to mutual benefit, they must accept the basic social principle without which no moral or civilized society is possible: the principle of individual rights."
This is man's natural state, not the International Socialist collectivism so beloved of this government and no amount of social engineering will make it any different. It's going to be tears before bedtime if we don't have a referendum on the EU and a General Election soon.

2 comments:

  1. I doubt he'll read it Fausty, he probably loathes Ayn Rand almost as much as he loathes David Cameron.

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