GOVERNING PANDEMIC BY OBJECTIVISM


What would philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982) have said about our governments’ COVID-19 policies?

Invisible laws create guilt.

There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted and you can create a nation of law-breakers and then you cash in on guilt.

Sacrifice is wrong.

‘An individualist is a man who says” ‘I will not run anyone’s life – nor let anyone run mine. I will not rule nor be ruled. I will not be a master nor a slave. I will not sacrifice myself to anyone – nor sacrifice anyone to myself.’

It is time to count the cost of restriction.

Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter. 

What should we be doing differently?

About martinknox

Materially minimalist; gastronomically prefer food I cook; biologically an unattached male survivor; economically independent; sociologically a learner and teacher of science; psychologically selfaltruistic; anthropologically West Country English tenant farmer; religiously variable; ethically case by case; philosophically a sceptical Popperian.

Posted on January 16, 2021, in COVID-19, Government and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on GOVERNING PANDEMIC BY OBJECTIVISM.

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