There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
I couldn’t begin to count the number of times that quote, or some variation of it, has been used to cast doubt on an assertion I’ve made based on reason and logic. But it’s power derives from the fact that I’m an open-minded person who doesn’t hesitate to admit that he’s fallible. Against someone making assertions based solely on “faith” however, quotes like that seem to have no power whatsoever. Nonetheless, such assertions, particularly those with proven track records of damage done, cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since I posted Episode 8 of this series. I’m afraid that I allowed the frustration I wrote about in Can Capitalism Survive its Conservative Defenders? (along with my reluctance to offend) get to me. But this next video addresses something that post did not: the death-based belief system the “defenders of freedom” use to proclaim their “moral” superiority. And I can think of no one who’s said it better than Ayn Rand did, speaking through her character John Galt.
Please Note: Although these videos contain precisely the kind of audio and imagery that I would have used had I the ability to produce them myself, the audio and imagery they contain is not the reason I’ve chosen to post them on my blog. These videos are here only because they contain a spoken version of the speech given by the John Galt character in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.
This is Episode 9 of the This is John Galt Speaking video series:
For information about the creator of these videos,
go to GaltSpeaking’s Channel on YouTube.
I want ice water.
This post is just one of many from the In Her Own Words volume of this blog.