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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Evil is not consistent and does not want to be consistent

"Evil is not consistent and does not want to be consistent. What it wants is to inject itself into the life-sustaining process sometimes—short-range, out-of-context, at whim. To achieve this end, it needs only a single concession by the good: a concession of the principle involved, a concession that evil is proper “sometimes.” such a compromise is evil’s charter of liberty. Thereafter the irrational is free to set the terms and spread by further whim, until the good—and man—is destroyed."

~ Dr Leonard Peikoff in the essay 'Virtue', in 'Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand'

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