There’s no such thing as the intellect. A man’s brain is a social product. A sum of influences that he’s picked up from those around him. Nobody invents anything, he merely reflects what’s floating in the social atmosphere. A genius is an intellectual scavenger and a greedy hoarder of the ideas which rightfully belong to society, from which he stole them. All thought is theft. If we do away with private fortunes, we’ll have a fairer distribution of wealth. If we do away with the genius, we’ll have a fairer distribution of ideas. ~ Dr. Ferris from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
[All those in favor of socialism raise your right hand.
If this isn’t an example of socialism, I don’t know what is. Restrictions are being placed on the minds and abilities of people because it is supposedly fairer to the less fortunate and to the ones that don’t pull their own weight. Those placing the restrictions are afraid of the people who can take care of themselves and don’t need to be babysat by anyone. It’s a loss of control for the simple minded who want all the power. If this doesn’t sound familiar one should wake up and smell the roses. ~TMW~]