• • Bonfire of the Liberties
Jason Hirthler, Dissident Voice [T]he idea that we need no social safety net—is thoroughly without merit—the notion that we can all feasibly overcome the circumstances of our birth, the inconstancy of justice, our unequal genetic patrimony, and the hazards of chance to achieve our dearest dreams. This is a simple fatuity, unproven and unserious. The unlucky need help; the lucky should provide it. Is there a human morality that dispenses with this basic proviso? Unlikely, although the acolytes of the Ayn Rand cult of personal responsibility is doing its damndest to test its baseless hypothesis.