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To All Innocent Fifth Columnists

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22

You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.

No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.

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Rand versus Islam — by gregster on Sat, 2012-12-01 23:59
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KASS Quote of the Century: Steven Mallory's Drooling Beast

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54

"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?

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KASS Quote of the Day: On Filth

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Thu, 2011-02-17 21:01

"I am not willing to surrender the world to the jerky contortions of self-inducedly brainless bodies with empty eye sockets who perform in stinking basements the immemorial rituals of staving off terror, which are a dime a dozen in any jungle—and to the quavering witch doctors who call it 'art.'"


KASS Quote of the Day: Of Evil, Appeasers and Airheads

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2010-04-23 14:54

When a culture is dedicated to the destruction of values—of *all* values, of values as such—men's psychological destruction has to follow.


Obamacare, by Ayn Rand

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Mon, 2010-03-08 21:05

As the Sun Sets on the West—VIII (Final)

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2009-12-23 03:43

On the night when the opera was presented again, nineteen years later, the last sounds of the music crashed into the sounds of the greatest ovation the opera house had ever heard.

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Ditto — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-12-24 22:44
Don't be hopeless... — by Olivia on Thu, 2009-12-24 22:42
Looking back through my — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2009-12-23 03:50

As the Sun Sinks on the West—VII

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Tue, 2009-12-22 04:16

His life had been a summary of the lives of all the men whose reward is a monument in a public park a hundred years after the time when a reward can matter—except that Richard Halley did not die soon enough.


As the Sun Sets on the West—VI

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Mon, 2009-12-21 04:32

No one knew what had happened to Richard Halley, or why. The story of his life had been like a summary written to damn greatness by showing the price one pays for it.

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Nader Shrugged — by gregster on Tue, 2009-12-22 04:20
That second paragraph is a — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2009-12-22 03:32
The awful truth... — by Olivia on Tue, 2009-12-22 02:50

As the Sun Sinks on the West—V

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Sun, 2009-12-20 05:17

It was his Fourth Concerto, the last work he had written. The crash of its opening chords swept the sights of the streets away from her mind.

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Linz... — by Olivia on Sun, 2009-12-20 09:13

As the Sun Sets on the West—IV

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Sat, 2009-12-19 04:21

What had she hoped to find?—she thought, walking on. These were the things men lived by, the forms of their spirit, of their culture, of their enjoyment. She had seen nothing else anywhere, not for many years.

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Accountant Hubbard — by gregster on Sat, 2009-12-19 05:49
Richard Halley. And I thought — by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2009-12-19 04:58

As the Sun Sets on the West—III

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2009-12-18 03:54

She walked past the door of a night club. A couple came staggering out to a taxicab.

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Hmm... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2009-12-18 08:26
Lindsay Lohan? — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2009-12-18 03:58

As the Sun Sets on the West—II

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Thu, 2009-12-17 04:15

She walked on. She stopped at the window of a bookstore. The window displayed a pyramid of slabs in brownish-purple jackets, inscribed: The Vulture Is Molting. "The novel of our century," said a placard.

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I get it... — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2009-12-17 16:49
You'll get to the end — by Steve Reed on Thu, 2009-12-17 08:50

As the Sun Sets on the West—1

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2009-12-16 07:28

She started walking slowly, her hands in the pockets of her coat, the shadow of her slanting hat brim across her face.

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Credits, please — by Steve Reed on Wed, 2009-12-16 09:11

KASS Document of the 20th Century: Ayn Rand's Textbook of Americanism (Attn. President Chavez-Obama!)

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Tue, 2009-03-17 01:31

Textbook of Americanism
By Ayn Rand, 1946

[Published originally in The Vigil, a publication of The Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. Intended as part of a series which Rand did not complete.]

1. What Is the Basic Issue in the World Today?

The basic issue in the world today is between two principles: Individualism and Collectivism.

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copyright — by Rick Pasotto on Tue, 2009-03-17 18:22
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KASS Quote of the Day: Starnesville

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2009-02-20 23:42

"We voted for that plan at a big meeting, with all of us present, six thousand of us, everybody that worked in the factory.

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What a line-up! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2009-03-02 07:41
"Nobel Prize for Death" — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2009-03-02 07:20
Becky... — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2009-02-26 07:50

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KASS Prophecy of the Day: The Road to Socialism

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Thu, 2009-02-19 21:02
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I seem to recall that — by Robert on Fri, 2009-02-20 15:27
Obama = Chimpanzee — by Marcus on Fri, 2009-02-20 14:50
Not A Cross — by Billy Beck on Fri, 2009-02-20 10:19

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KASS Quote of the Day: Milquetoastism, the Known Ideal

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Tue, 2008-10-28 00:09

"The mentally paralyzed, anxiety-ridden neurotics produced by the disintegration of modern philosophy - with its cult of uncertainty, its epistemological irrationalism and ethical subjectivism - come out of our colleges, broken by chronic dread, seeking escape from the absolutism of reality with which they feel themselves impotent to deal.


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KASS Quote of the Day: Pomonihilism

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Tue, 2008-10-14 22:31

"People seem to insist on talking - and on carefully saying nothing.


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KASS Quote of the Day: A Self-Endangered Species

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Sun, 2008-10-12 22:13

"Businessmen are the one group that distinguishes capitalism and the American way of life from the totalitarian statism that is swallowing the rest of the world.

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I am I suppose. — by 0 on Mon, 2008-10-13 18:43
K-A, did you say America is — by Callum McPetrie on Mon, 2008-10-13 09:30
Stupid socialist NZ government, Australia and Europe — by 0 on Mon, 2008-10-13 08:54

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KASS Quote of the Day: Merchandising Revolution

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Mon, 2008-09-01 01:57

"'The immense changes which must be made in every walk of American life' cannot be made singly, piecemeal or 'retail,' so to speak; an army of crusaders would not be enough to do it.

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Account overdrawn. — by HWH on Mon, 2008-09-08 08:17
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Quote of the Day: Rational Passion and Passionate Reason

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2008-07-16 05:00

"A clear mind sees things and the connections between them.

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Quote of the Day: Monopolies

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Sun, 2008-06-22 22:58

A 'coercive monopoly' is a business concern that can set its prices and production policies independent of the market, with immunity from competition, from the law of supply and demand.

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Quote of the Day: Memo to Me

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Mon, 2008-06-09 01:15

"The secret of life.


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Quote of the Day: Life on the Level

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2008-06-06 00:24

"This may sound naïve. But—is our life ever to have any reality? Are we ever going to live on the level?

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Oh, Man! — by James S. Valliant on Sat, 2008-06-07 07:05
 A damn fine question, — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2008-06-06 05:28
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Quote of the Day: Value-Swoon, cont.

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Thu, 2008-05-15 03:31

"The art of any given period or culture is a faithful reflection of that culture's philosophy. If you see obscene, dismembered monstrosities leering at you from today's esthetic mirrors—the aborted creations of mediocrity, irrationality and panic—you are seeing the embodied, concretized reality of the philosophical premises that dominate today's culture.


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Quote of the Day: Value-Swoon, cont.

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Mon, 2008-05-12 06:58

"If he finds himself fearing, evading and negating the highest experience possible to man, a state of unclouded exaltation, he can know that he is profound trouble and that his only alternatives are:

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Quote of the Day: The Pariahzation of Freedom-Fighters by 'Freedom-Fighters'

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2008-05-07 06:44

"What we need are real intellectuals, that is, thinkers. But we cannot 'convert' thinkers or 'regain their devotion.' We need them to convert us—that is, to teach businessmen and conservatives the proper kind of philosophy.

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...and certainly, it could — by mckeever on Sat, 2008-05-10 00:03
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Quote of the Day: Singlemindedness

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Sun, 2008-05-04 23:17

"When I am questioned about myself, I am tempted to say, paraphrasing Roark: 'Don't ask me about my family, my childhood, my friends or my feelings. Ask me about the things I think.'

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Did she give up — by gregster on Tue, 2008-05-06 01:55

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Quote of the Day: The Unquenchable Flame

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Thu, 2008-05-01 22:25

" ... it is hard for me to conceive how men who knew the word 'I' could give it up and not know what they lost. But such has been the story, for I have lived in the City of the damned, and I know what horror men permitted to be brought upon them.


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Quote of the Day: Don't Let It Go!

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Mon, 2008-04-21 00:12

"Can this country achieve a peaceful rebirth in the foreseeable future?

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Murder count — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2008-04-22 03:54
NYC — by Callum McPetrie on Tue, 2008-04-22 01:30
Super Exciting Times — by Newberry on Tue, 2008-04-22 00:33

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