Brant Gaede Posted October 3, 2008 Share Posted October 3, 2008 Speer was very smart. He played his captors like a violin. He played the readers of his book the same way. I'm sorry to say that included someone I admire very much who went ga ga over it. (Don't ask me if it was so and so or so and so; I won't answer.) Hitler played him and he played Hitler. Hitler had a grossly distorted integrity. Speer had none and was less than Hitler. The Speers of Germany made Hitler possible--that is WWII and the Holocaust. Evil is evil is small potatoes. Sanctioning evil is everything else--the true evil. The evil that made evil work. Ayn Rand got that right--in spades. That was the heart of her magnificent integrity. However else she messed up was not that important except to those directly affected."Capitalists" have no morality unless constrained by law or religion. There were conservatives who supported Ayn Rand intellectually and politically between The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. After her magnum opus they were gone. I suspect that many of them went to church on Sunday. "Capitalists" have yet to be constained by Objectivism with only a few known exceptions. They make both Zykron B and defraud investors at will. Some go to jail. Some who go to jail are innocent and the people who send them to jail are not. GM and Ford begging for government bailouts. No capitalists there. Just "capitalists."--Brant Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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