Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Young Martyn

Reading the blogs this morning I stumbled across someone describing Martyn Bradbury. Yes, it’s true. Answering a question at the Laissez Faire blog, Don Watkins quotes the perfect description:

Q: Taran asks, “Socialists continue to espouse socialism in the face of all evidence that it simply does not work. How do we explain their continual support for a system that is responsible for the deaths of tens of millions? And by extension, their hatred of a system that is responsible for lifting people out of subsistence living?”
A: Few people espouse socialism today (although many in Europe continue to call themselves socialists). Those who do are typically either young and ignorant, or [think[ they are intellectuals, [or both]. Ayn Rand has a definite view of what motivates socialist intellectuals. As she writes in the essay “The Monument Builders” in
The Virtue of Selfishness, “What, then, is the motive of such intellectuals [those who support socialism]? Power-lust. Power-lust—as a manifestation of helplessness, of self-loathing and of the desire for the unearned.”

Ignorant, self-loathing and oozing with a desire for the unearned. Yep, that’s “Bomber” Bradbury to a tee.

But not young.

2 Comments:

Blogger gregster said...

True, and to be older and still socialist is to be irredeemably ignorant.

6/26/2012 12:18:00 pm  
Anonymous Dirty Mind said...

Martyn Bradbury is a virgin. No woman likes to sleep with him because he's too ugly and fat. I think that Mr. Bradbury will have more chance for a mate at the Auckland zoo than in the real world. He's a sad fuck.

6/26/2012 05:43:00 pm  

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