A thought about the political season…

“It’s addressed to the public and you have always been first to believe that the public does not think”. He paused. But Dr. Stadler said nothing. “This book may have no philosophical value whatever but it has a great psychological value.”
“Just what is that?”
“You see, Dr. Stadler, people don’t want to think and the deeper they get into trouble the less they want to think but by some sort of instinct they feel that they ought to and it makes them feel guilty so they’ll bless and follow anyone who gives them a justification for not thinking. Anyone who makes a virtue, a highly intellectual virtue out of what they know to be their sin, their weakness, and their guilt.
“And you propose to pander to that?”
“That is the road to popularity.”

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Okay, this is typed from the audiobook all punctuation is guessed at but the words are correct. I’ll fix it when I have access to the text at home.

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  1. Suz

     /  September 13, 2007

    I love Ayn Rand *waves her Ayn Rand tshirt*

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