[ExI] Meta Rand

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 19 16:15:57 UTC 2009

--- On Fri, 6/19/09, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 07:18 AM 6/19/2009 -0700, Dan wrote:
>> On a simplistic account of egoism, Galt should just
>> give in to avoid the torture and even work with the
>> government which promises him power and wealth. 
>> Instead, he is tortured -- and even fixes the torture device
>> when it breaks.  (This does seem to be a biblical
>> allusion, no?)
> I can imagine a deleted scene from the New Testament. Jesus
> the carpenter (and a damn good carpenter, too, naturally)
> has hauled the cross-piece (as it were) of his cross up the
> Via Dolorosa to the top of Golgotha and stands in a pool of
> his own blood watching several incompetent Roman slaves
> trying to nail the thing onto the upright post. The nails
> keep bending and falling out; they whack their thumbs and
> curse blasphemously. Finally, irritated beyond endurance,
> Christ says, "Oh, for heaven's sake! Here, give me the
> hammer--"

Well, he allegedly did put that ear back on, so why not?  :)



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