R-type denial of reality

“The hippies were told that love – indiscriminate love for one’s fellow man – is the highest virtue, and they obeyed. When they discovered this philosophy did not work, the hippies had neither the wit nor the courage to challenge it. They found, instead, an outlet for their impotent frustration by accusing their elders of hypocrisy, as if hypocrisy were the only obstacle to the realization of their dreams. And, left blindly, helplessly lobotomized in the face of an inexplicable reality that is not amenable to their feelings, they have no recourse but the shouting of obscenities at anything that frustrates their whims. It is typical of today’s culture that the proponents of seething, raging hostility are taken as advocates of love.”
— Ayn Rand, Apollo and Dionysus (1969)

Reminds me of Impotent Rage.

The type of people who’d kill for peace.

2 responses to “R-type denial of reality

  1. Ayn Rand was one of the most over rated hacks that ever was given air time or a paper to write on:


    The quote is about hypocrisy, yet Rand was one of the biggest hypocrites that ever bamboozled a conservative. Oh, and she was a jew, so none of this should surprise anyone.


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