Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A vision of the corruption of our lawmakers from nineteen fifty-seven!

A quote from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand written either during or before 1957, exactly predicts the corruption and worthlessness today being displayed by the Western World's current crop of elected legislators, as quoted below from Chapter II, of Part II of the novel Atlas Shrugged:

"Did you really think we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against -- then you'll know this is not the age for beautiful gestures.  We're after power and we mean it.  You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men.  The only power any government has is to crack down on criminals.  Well, 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.  Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone?  But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectivelt interpreted -- and you create a nation of law breakers -- and then you can cash in on guilt.  Now that's the system, Mr Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."



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