"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ayn Rand on the current crisis

This is one of the funniest parodies of Ayn Rand and her philosophies. If you're like me, then the unintended humor of Objectivism makes reading her books like reading Mad Magazine. But the good folks at McSweeney's have taken it a step further and rewritten bits of Atlas Shrugged updated for the current financial crisis. Here's a taste!

He fell upon her like a savage, wielding his mouth like a machete, and in the pleasure she took from him her body became an extension of her quarterly earnings report—proof of her worthiness as a lover. His hard-on was sanction enough.

"Scream your secret passions, Hank Rearden!"



"Credit-default swaps!"

"Oh, yes! Yes!"

"Collateralized debt obligation."



No comments: