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  •  "The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas"-Le Guin (2+ / 0-)
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    beemerr, Minnesota Deb

    Gult's Gulch reminds me of Omelas, Le Guin's 'paradise' where the perfect happiness is dependent on the gross suffering and the ugly abuse of 'the child in the basement.'

    To me, the symbolism of the story means that it is their own souls sitting in its excrement in the 'basement' of what they have built as an idea of 'paradise' for themselves. Irony? It doesn't even exist. So they abuse their souls chasing after nonexisting reality;...that's what they prefer...fools...

    Once in a while, scratching my head, I ask and wonder...why?

    ...and Ayn Rand...did she really not know what the hell this was about? She was wrong, yes, but I don't believe she was a fool also; me, she knew about the 'fools,' instead.

    What was her real purpose in writing Atlas Shrugged then? I wish I had the chance to ask her;...

    -I meant 'real' purpose...

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 06:47:36 AM PST

    •  This is probably tin-foil hattery but... (1+ / 0-)
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      I read somewhere that people asking the same question as yours have come to the conclusion that Rand was actually some kind of Soviet spy, sent over to plant a seed of destruction into American politics and culture

      They don't offer any documented proof, of course, but if you look at the fruits of Randism, it seems they could be right.  

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