whose favourite movie is the fountainhead
he has even been known to read out the dialogue
so impressed by its intention.
Its a bit of a read but if you do given his beliefs
and support of usa neo liberal right wing nut jobs ,
Its hard not to conclude he aint gonna do a constructive
thing to save those jobs and family's at Port Talbot.
In fact he will no doubt have a secret joy at them going
to the wall.
“Altruism is the doctrine which demands that man live for others and place others above self.
“No man can live for another. He cannot share his spirit just as he
cannot share his body. But the second-hander has used altruism as a
weapon of exploitation and reversed the base of mankind’s moral
principles. Men have been taught every precept that destroys the
creator. Men have been taught dependence as a virtue.
“The man who attempts to live for others is a dependent. He is a
parasite in motive and makes parasites of those he serves. The
relationship produces nothing but mutual corruption. It is impossible in
concept. The nearest approach to it in reality—the man who lives to
serve others—is the slave. If physical slavery is repulsive, how much
more repulsive is the concept of servility of the spirit? The conquered
slave has a vestige of honor. He has the merit of having resisted and of
considering his condition evil. But the man who enslaves himself
voluntarily in the name of love is the basest of creatures. He degrades
the dignity of man and he degrades the conception of love. But this is
the essence of altruism
“Men have been taught that the highest virtue is not to achieve, but to
give. Yet one cannot give that which has not been created. Creation
comes before distribution—or there will be nothing to distribute. The
need of the creator comes before the need of any possible beneficiary.
Yet we are taught to admire the second-hander who dispenses gifts he has
not produced above the man who made the gifts possible. We praise an
act of charity. We shrug at an act of achievement.
It is said that I have destroyed the home of the destitute. It is
forgotten that but for me the destitute could not have had this
particular home. Those who were concerned with the poor had to come to
me, who have never been concerned, in order to help the poor. It is
believed that the poverty of the future tenants gave them the right to
my work. That their need constituted a claim on my life. That it was my
duty to contribute anything demanded of me. This is the second-hander’s
credo now swallowing the world.
“I came here to say that I do not recognize anyone’s right to one minute
of my life. Nor to any part of my energy. Nor to any achievement of
mine. No matter who makes the claim, how large their number or how great
“I wished to come here and say that I am a man who does not exist for others.
“It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing.
“I wished to come here and say that the integrity of a man’s creative
work is of greater importance than any charitable endeavor. Those of you
who do not understand this are the men who’re destroying the world.
“I wished to come here and state my terms. I do not care to exist on any others.
Business secretary turned down meeting with Welsh MPs to attend event in Georgia hosted by rightwing thinktank
Javid has had close ties with the AEI, which is funded by American
billionaires the Koch brothers. Parliament’s register of members’
interests shows that he accepted thousands of pounds from the thinktank
in the previous two years to attend events there, covering travel
expenses, subsistence and accommodation. It included £6,094.56 to attend
the Sea Island conference in Georgia in March last year, and more than
£3,000 to visit in 2014.
by ayn Rand
beloved of all usa
right wing neo-liberal
only prob she was all her
life an atheist a fact they
like to ignore.
alongside the fact the arch
hater of state dependency
at the end of her life went
and applied for social security