SOLO Jesus: The Great Commission

Richard Goode's picture
Submitted by Richard Goode on Mon, 2012-03-05 03:38

“Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

— Jesus Christ, Mark 16:15

“You may think this is needlessly apocalyptic [but] in the recent meeting with the publishers, one of the demands I made to which they agreed is that there's going to be at least 50,000 copies of every one of Ayn Rand's works printed on acid-free paper within the next ten years. I want the feeling—and it's reached this stage of practicality in my mind—that if civilization does go under, there'll be 50000 copies of each of her works on enduring paper, which I'm going to promptly see are disseminated to the most far-out spots in the world—New Zealand, and India, and Africa, and in caves and in you-name-it, 'cause I don't know what will be left if there's an ultimate holocaust, with the hope that one of these 50,000 will be dug up somewhere.”

— Leonard Peikoff, 1989


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In the year 2578 an American

Leonid's picture

"In the year 2578 an American monk named Santorum translated " Atlas Shrugged " preserved by the advanced Muslim civilization http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34... from the Arabic to the Latin and that was a beginning of the Second Renaissance in the dark aged America and Europe."

Wikipedia, year 2832

Hey, Bro

Cornell's picture

Tru dat.

Well. We have agreement.

Cornell's picture

"There will be some kind of defining cataclysm, for sure, and it will be self-inflicted, directly or indirectly."

Land, wells, food, seed, ammo. I hope you have 'em.

"The bad guys have been allowed free rein while the good guys simply jerked off. We'll all have to do better next time."

Well, that's not exactly true. We've just failed to properly identify "good" as a society.

"I am my own God ..."

Richard Goode's picture

There will be some kind of defining cataclysm, for sure, and it will be self-inflicted, directly or indirectly. I no longer resist its inevitability, but rather, look forward to it with glee.

What man's created man can destroy. Bring to light that day of joy.

"I am the bro ..."

Richard Goode's picture

Ayn Rand's "This is John Galt Speaking": A Summary

If you don't think the entire world is completely fucked, you're not paying attention. Yeah, it's pretty bad out there. But until you realize why things are so out of hand, it's only going to get worse. So listen the fuck up.

Rocks don't have morality because they're not alive. Plants can't be criminals because they can't make choices. 'Right' and 'wrong' describe choices, and every one of you has a fundamental choice: to live or to not live. And since bros are the smartest fucking things in the world, we survive by using our brains. When bros think, they live, and they find happiness. Oh shit, you have to think to be happy? Yup. Rational men are happy men, which is why free trade is so fucking sweet - it lets two thinking bros make a deal, and trade what they have for what they want. Guess who comes out ahead when two bros trade: Both bros. Otherwise, they just wouldn't trade.

On the other hand, 'sacrifice' is fucking stupid, and no thinking being would do it. Don't try to tell me it's 'right' to give up what I have so someone else can get what they want. If it's 'right' that I take less, why is it 'right' that they get more? Because I earned it and they didn't? Does that strike no one else as completely back-asswards? Why the hell am I evil because I have things and they don't? NEWSFLASH: I earned my shit. Before I could have things, I had to make things; if they don't have anything valuable, it's because they don't make anything valuable, which falls right over here into what I like to call the "Not My Fucking Problem" column.

You think the workers are the victims of capitalism? Seriously? If working conditions suck that much, then just... stop working. If you really are contributing more than you're getting, then your demands for more will be answered; otherwise, stop fucking whining. There is no such thing as class conflict, not when everyone is rational - hell, workers benefit more than anyone else. So sorry we invented disease-free crops that lower food prices and engines that cheaply deliver food across the country. Why yes, I would like to get paid $25 for saving you $50. Sorry for partying.

The entire morality of the world tells me I'm guilty for thinking and knowing, creating and trading; for some reason, the soul and the body are incompatible, so I have to kill my body to 'liberate' my soul, whatever the fuck that means. Death is the highest value. That shit doesn't make sense, and as you'd guess, it doesn't last long; but when things go wrong for unthinking idiots, they expect the greatest of us to pay off their debts just because we can.

You make life hardest for the greatest bros, the ones who make your life easiest; the more we make, the more you take. Calling it 'taxes' doesn't make it right; it's theft. We've stood by and let it happen, unable to believe that anyone could really be that dumb. Well, Fuck. That. Noise. That ends right now. We are done being made to feel guilty, being blamed and hated, because we make shit happen. We're done being sacrificed. When you make criminals out of the men who build you houses, don't complain when you have to live in caves, bro. There's a guy who built a thing that lets you fly through the sky in an air conditioned room. Of course he's rich, because flying is fucking awesome and people will pay him to do it. If your world says he's evil, I don't want to live in it.

When you're ready for us to fix shit because you know we can, let us know. We'll be waiting. Until you start thinking, it's only going to get worse out there.

I was present when Peikoff

Lindsay Perigo's picture

I was present when Peikoff said that, at the Thomas Jefferson School. I was glad he'd earmarked New Zealand as a locale for some of the Atlases.

I didn't use to, but now I agree with him. Civilisation is not merely going to go under, it is in the process of doing so right now. This has nothing to do with Baade's goblins of course, nor his hordes of robots (did he ever explain whether the robots will come before Jeezy and Gobby?), but everything to do with the infestation of civilisation by pomo-nihilist filth. There will be some kind of defining cataclysm, for sure, and it will be self-inflicted, directly or indirectly. I no longer resist its inevitability, but rather, look forward to it with glee. The bad guys have been allowed free rein while the good guys simply jerked off. We'll all have to do better next time.

As much as I hate to

Mark Hubbard's picture

As much as I hate to deconstruct this and give the resident loon an 'in', it's notable that Piekoff was sending Ayn out to rational humans, whilst the Christ Boy was speaking to, quote, 'creatures'.

Dictionary definition for 'creature': An imaginary or fantastical being: mythological creatures; a creature from outer space.
* One dependent on or subservient to another.

Yep, Christ Boy found the right level to pitch at.

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