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Ayn Rand: Racism VS. Individualism

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Uploaded on Jul 24, 2008

Here we're talking about rights inherent to individuals, not rights granted by the tribe

"One of the worst contradictions, in this context, is the stand of many so-called "conservatives" (not confined exclusively to the South) who claim to be defenders of freedom, of capitalism, of property rights, of the Constitution, yet who advocate racism at the same time. They do not seem to possess enough concern with principles to realize that they are cutting the ground from under their own feet. Men who deny individual rights cannot claim, defend or uphold any rights whatsoever. It is such alleged champions of capitalism who are helping to discredit and destroy it.


The "liberals" are guilty of the same contradiction, but in a different form. They advocate the sacrifice of all individual rights to unlimited majority rule -- yet posture as defenders of the rights of minorities. But the smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities."

Ayn Rand




tags:objectivism ayn rand quotes racism collectivism socialism communism conservative libertarian capitalism individualism liberal anarchism freedom property life individual rights

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