The Last Capitalist

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Daily(ish) Ayn Rand Quote

Posted by jemartynowski on March 9, 2009

The goal of the “liberals”—as it emerges from the record of the past decades—was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot—by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli. (The goal of the “conservatives” was only to retard that process.)

-From the book Capitalism:  The Unknown Ideal


This sad, truthful quote is becoming more real every day.  It almost seems as if the slow creep toward statism is becoming a waterfall.  The leftists in power are emboldened by their past victories and President Obama seems an all too willing accomplice.  To this day, when they argue for openly socialist policies, they avoid calling it what it is.  Hopefully we can reverse this course, but I’m afraid we’ve given too much power to the bad guys.

2 Responses to “Daily(ish) Ayn Rand Quote”

  1. Favela Cranshaw said

    That’s a great Rand quotation. First time I’ve seen it used. May it catch on in the Blogosphere.

    • jemartynowski said

      Thanks. I’ve realized that much of her brilliance can be summed up in some small exerpts. Plus, much of what she talks about that are enemies of capitalism are all here today. It’s kind of creepy.

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