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“Atlas Shrugged” – Ayn Rand This was the scariest passage of the book for my mind – this kind of strident extremism is a recipe for trouble…

December 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Extremism, Philosophy, Uncategorized

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. The man who is wrong still retains some respect for truth, if only by accepting the responsibility of choice. But the man in the middle is the knave who blanks out the truth in order to pretend that no choice or values exist, who is willing to sit out the course of any battle, willing to cash in on the blood of the innocent or to crawl on his belly to the guilty, who dispenses justice by condemning both the robber and the robbed to jail, who solves conflicts by ordering the thinker and the fool to meet each other halfway.

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