15 Aug 16
“‘Necessity’ is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, the creed of slaves.”
“The creator stands on his own judgment. The parasite follows the opinions of others.
The creator thinks. The parasite copies
The creator produces. The parasite loots.
The creator’s concern is the conquest of nature. The parasite’s concern is the conquest of men.
The creator requires personal independence. He neither serves nor rules. He deals with men by free exchange and voluntary choice.
The parasite lusts after power. He wants to bind all men together in common action and common slavery. He claims that man is only a tool for the use of others, that he must think as they think, act as they act, and live is selfless, joyless servitude to any need but his own.
Look at history. Everything thing we have, every great achievement, has come from the independent work of an independent mind.
Every horror and destruction came from attempts to force men into a herd of brainless, soulless robots, without personal rights, without personal ambition, without will, hope, nor dignity. It is an ancient conflict.
It has another name: the ‘Individual’ against the ‘Collective.’
Our country, the noblest in the history of men, was based on the principle of individualism. The principle of man’s inalienable rights. It was a country where a man was free to seek his own happiness, to gain and produce, not to give up and renounce. To prosper, not to starve. To achieve, not to plunder. To hold as his highest possession a sense of his personal value.
And, as his highest virtue: self-respect.
Look at the results. That is what collectivists are now asking you to destroy.
A man who works for others, without payment, is a slave! I do not believe slavery is noble. Not in any form, nor for any purpose”
Howard Roark (played by Gary Cooper) in the 1949 feature film, “The Fountainhead”
Comment: My antecedent, Queen Boadicea of Iceni, defiantly said on the eve of her own death,
“We are no one’s slaves!”
That is my personal heritage, both cultural and genetic. I thus trust leftist/collectivist politicians will not confuse me, with their hoard of lemmings!