Wenn man bedenkt, dass Ayn Rand The Fountainhead bereits in den 40ern veröffentlicht hat, ist es beeindruckend und erschreckend zugleich, wie detailliert sie in die Zukunft blicken konnte. Hier weitere Zitate aus meinem Lieblingsbuch …
Kreation ist der Sinn des Lebens
Im englischen heißt es auch „Procreation“, wenn wir von Fortpflanzung sprechen. Selbst Kinder kriegen und Familien gründen hat also seine Wurzeln im menschlichen Antrieb zu kreieren – und damit sind Kinder, Familie und Fortpflanzung selbst nicht der Sinn des Lebens, sondern nur ein Ausdruck dessen, ein Ausdruck von Kreation!
Selbst für MGTOW ist damit ein erfülltes Leben möglich. Zwar können wir aktuell nicht auf „PROcreation“ setzen, aber wir können immer noch kreieren.
“It’s what I couldn’t understand about people for a long time. They have no self. They live within others. They live second-hand. Look at Peter Keating….He’s paying the price and wondering for what sin and telling himself that he’s been too selfish. In what act or thought of his has there ever been a self? What was his aim in life? Greatness—in other peoples’ eyes. Fame, admiration, envy — all that which comes from others. Others dictated his convictions, which he did not hold, but he was satisfied that others believed he held them. Others were his motive power and his prime concern. He didn’t want to be great, but to be thought great. He didn’t want to build, but to be admired as a builder. He borrowed from others in order to make an impression on others. There’s your actual selflessness. It’s his ego he’s betrayed and given up. But everyone calls him selfish. That’s the pattern of most people.” (S. 605)
“Listen to what is being preached today. Look at everyone around us. You’ve wondered why they suffer, why they seek happiness and never find it. If any man stopped and asked himself whether he’s ever held a truly personal desire, he’d find the answer. He’d see that all his wishes, his efforts, his dreams, his ambitions are motivated by other men. He’s not really struggling even for material wealth, but for the second-hander’s delusion – prestige. A stamp of approval, not his own. He can find no joy in the struggle and no joy when he has succeeded. He can’t say about a single thing: ‘This is what I wanted because I wanted it, not because it made my neighbors gape at me’. Then he wonders why he’s unhappy.” (S. 607)
“Men have been taught that the highest virtue is not to achieve, but to give. Yet one cannot give that which has not been created. Creation comes before distribution—or there will be nothing to distribute. The need of the creator comes before the need of any possible beneficiary. Yet we are taught to admire the second-hander who dispenses gifts he has not produced above the man who made the gifts possible. We praise an act of charity. We shrug at an act of achievement.” (S. 739)
Abhängigkeit und Kontrolle
Unser sozio-politisches System hat eine Realität geschaffen, in der wir automatisch in die Sklaverei hineingeboren werden. Unsere Sklaverei ist verhüllt durch einen Mantel der Täuschung, unsere Plantage ist der Gynozentrismus, die Peitsche sind die Frauen und der Zaun ist der Anpassungsdruck den die anderen Sklaven auf uns ausüben und der uns Altruismus und Selbstaufgabe als Tugenden verkauft.
Statt nach Freiheit und Selbstverwirklichung suchen wir nach Anerkennung und Zugehörigkeit.
“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received—hatred. The great creators—the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors—stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The first airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.” (S. 736f)
“No man can live for another. He cannot share his spirit just as he cannot share his body. But the second-hander has used altruism as a weapon of exploitation and reversed the base of mankind’s moral principles. Men have been taught every precept that destroys the creator. Men have been taught dependence as a virtue.” (S. 738)
“The creator’s concern is the conquest of nature. The parasite’s concern is the conquest of men.” (S. 738)
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