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Ayn Rand on racism

dylancatlow
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4/3/2013 8:35:10 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
"In case anyone hasn't noticed it, the West is in extremis. The undertaker is checking his watch at the foot of its bed, and there's a sinister kettle of croaking, money-feathered vultures on the roof."
dylancatlow
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4/3/2013 8:37:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Text version if you want to read it instead : http://alexpeak.com...
"In case anyone hasn't noticed it, the West is in extremis. The undertaker is checking his watch at the foot of its bed, and there's a sinister kettle of croaking, money-feathered vultures on the roof."
bossyburrito
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4/3/2013 8:41:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I <3 Rand.
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"Some will sell their dreams for small desires
Or lose the race to rats
Get caught in ticking traps
And start to dream of somewhere
To relax their restless flight
Somewhere out of a memory of lighted streets on quiet nights..."

~ Rush
Skepsikyma
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4/3/2013 8:49:38 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This is probably one of my favorite of her polemics. Rand had mastered the art of the rant.
"See now Oblivion shimmering all around us, its very tranquility deadlier than tempest. How little all our keels have troubled it."
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"Over her head the stars, the thoughts of God in the heavens,
Shone on the eyes of man, who had ceased to marvel and worship"
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dylancatlow
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4/3/2013 9:19:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2013 8:49:38 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
This is probably one of my favorite of her polemics. Rand had mastered the art of the rant.

Agreed. It's beautiful.
"In case anyone hasn't noticed it, the West is in extremis. The undertaker is checking his watch at the foot of its bed, and there's a sinister kettle of croaking, money-feathered vultures on the roof."