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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 04:01 AM

2. Another version of kipling's "the white man's burden"

“If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders - What would you tell him?"

I…don't know. What…could he do? What would you tell him?"

To shrug.”

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

I think the repugs are recycling the old view of themselves as the heroic upholders of the world, the unappreciated masters who lift humanity from its natural condition of brutish misery. That sort of thinking mostly passed a hundred years ago, with the "great war", but even the most banal criminal would like to see himself as a tragic hero/victim.

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