Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday February 11 ~ 2011

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

Here is to those who flourish against all opposition. My heart soars for Egypt and all of those that chose to follow the teachings of Gandhi & Martin Luther King in knowing that non-violent opposition to oppression would give them the freedoms that they so desire.

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. DO not let the hero in your soul perish in the lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exhausts… it is real… it is possible… it's yours." ~ Ayn Rand ~


Pretty Things said...

Truer words were never spoken. Great post.

Anonymous said...

I find it strange that you would post something from someone who was known to be such a rabid republican supporter.

During FDR's 1940 run, she campaigned against him and for Wendell Wilkie.

In the midst of Johnson's Great Society, she became relevant to those who opposed the liberal leanings of this program. She deliberately, since the Left had such great "propaganda" - through art, film, theatre, writings - decided to be the voice of the right through her writings.

She was one of the first conservatives to write in a populist idiom...and be successful at it.

Funny enough, in the 1950's, since she was an atheist, the republicans hated her because of her views.

Take her writings as one thing. Look at her beliefs as something else entirely. Check your sources. Even the Devil can quote scripture to prove his point....

Laura Bracken said...

Please read my comment from your last three blog entries.

Anne E. Mitchell said...

I started reading Ayn Rand in my early 20's and even though a great many of my ideals that matured from that time of my life I can still love her works and her words. I have actually read everything that she has ever written .. some of the titles more than once.

There are not Dagny Taggerts, Hank Reardons, John Galts or Howard Roarks in our world. You see these people had a strict moral code that made it impossible for them to be anything less than honest and to actually care for the future of the world that they knew they could help grow.

Objectivism is a philosophy for dreamers and for the idealist. Alan Greenspan (a devout Objectivist) admitted that the failure of his philosophy stems from the simple fact that men are greedy and do not care about anything more than their own desires.

I admire that dream that those who have the ability to create are allowed to do so in a free and unhindered society. Unfortunately... the greed of too many make that an impossible dream.. but a dream none the less.

I always enjoy a real dialog and feel free to not be anonymous...