- “Believe you can be good and have a moral right to be happy.”
- “Everything that’s alive must act out of self-interest or die.”
- “Failing to deal with nonperformance is a form of injustice.”
- “Be responsible.”
- “Reality is independent of popularity. Polls have nothing to do with the truth.”
Now I’m all for personal accountability and I don’t have much argument with the suggestion that polls have nothing to do with truth. Did anyone suggest otherwise?
I’m not as sure that “failing to deal with nonperformance is a form of injustice.” That would presuppose that only those who perform some service for the common good have any worth or value in society. Maybe there are lessons to be learned from those who for whatever reason can’t or don’t.
HELLLOO?? Capitalism is not the end-all, be-all of mankind, much as we like to tout it.
I was in the Jesse Helms museum yesterday in Monroe, listening to the whitewashed bios of men like T. Boone Pickens and Mr. Belk.I am always slightly amused by the way in which men rewrite history to show their finer selves.No mention in that entire museum of the controversial racist Jessie Helms.
Only praise for his entrepreneurial spirit.
Which leads me to another point, perhaps the point that makes me bristle the most. Do people really believe we have a moral right to happiness?
What is that?
A moral right to happiness?
What does that mean?
What happens if my moral right to happiness infringes upon your moral right to happiness? Say when I covet your husband and convince him to sleep with me, because, hey, I’ve got a moral right to my own happiness, right and your man makes me happy. (I hope my man doesn’t read this.)
What happens if my moral right to happiness includes knocking your daughter off the cheer team so that my daughter has a better chance at landing a spot?
Or if my moral right to happiness includes taking all your money so that I can live in a multi-million penthouse overlooking all your other sorry people who don’t understand you have a moral right to happiness and that you ought to do as I do and act out of self-interest, or just curl up in some hole somewhere and die.
The last thing I think this nation needs is people touting the philosophy of Ayn Rand.
Isn’t it about time we shut our mouths?
Who the hell are we to be preaching to anyone about “moral rights?”
Climb down off that self-righteous ladder.
Before we fall off it and break our flippin necks.