Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Secular Apocalypses

Karl Marx and Ayn Rand shared the same apocalyptic vision of the "withering away" of the state.

In both cases, a bigger stronger state is required to make the vision happen and to protect it from its enemies.


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

I agree!

JCF said...

As I talked about over at MP's (see today's prayer thread), I yesterday experienced the "withering of the state" that the Teabagger crowd want (it involves THEIR State Ownership of MY uterus).

No deal! No effing way! >:-(

MarkBrunson said...


I've often found such people countering me by saying that reproductive rights were not individual because they affected the society as a whole.

I find it generally silences them to suggest that society as whole should be allowed, then, to vote on who may get pregnant, carry the pregnancy to term or keep their child - after all, it is a public concern.