Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Just One More Thing----

This bit deserves to be emphasized further.

And when the various parties act as if it is so--as if the independents had
actually voted to join their power-hungry two-minutes-hate, rather than voting
for the guy they thought would best shelter them from the vicissitudes of fate .
. . well, for the last few elections, they've had their asses handed to them on
a silver platter two years later.

The role of the president is not to shelter us from the vicissitudes of life. It is to uphold and defend the Constitution and preserve the nation. Megan, like all Authoritarians in varying degree, wants someone to make her feel secure and safe. It is something that has been missing all the Authoritarians' life. Security is one of the basic needs of life, and they are driven to achieve it in any way possible, even giving up their freedom if necessary.

Everybody's afraid. It's what you do next that counts. Do you choose the certainty of hate and security, or do you choose the risk of hope and openness?

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