Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Quote to Consider

See if you can guess who wrote this.

"No politico-economic system in history has ever proved its value so eloquently or has benefited mankind so greatly as capitalism --- and none has ever been attacked so savagely, viciously, and blindly. The flood of misinformation, misrepresentation, distortion, and outright falsehood about capitalism is such that the young people of today have no idea (and virtually no way of discovering any idea) of its actual nature.... To obliterate the truth on such a large scale, to hide an open secret from the world, to hide --- without any power of censorship, yet without any significant sound of protest --- the fact that an ideal social system had once been almost within men's reach, cannot be done by any conspiracy of evildoers; it cannot be done except with the tacit compliance of those who know better."

So, who said it? Rush Limbaugh? Sean Hannity? Glenn Beck? Another right wing talk show host?

Nope. Those words were written by Ayn Rand in July 1966.

And they still ring true, especially today.

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