CARSON (quickly): That's all right. That doesn't matter. Your
taste reveals your musical premises.
KEITH (puzzled): Oh? Well, I like Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, the
CARSON: Keith, how could you? I, who know the depth of depravity
to which most men sink, even I have to ask myself, how can they?
Beethoven, Mozart, who reek of naturalism, whose whole work tramples
on values, whose every note displays the malevolent universe
KEITH (stunned): Malev … ?
CARSON: Oh, Keith, can't you see the hatred of life in every bar
of their music?
Via the Mises
Economics Blog, Mozart was a
I do like a good satire.
About a decade ago I read Atlas
Shrugged because a friend of mine became enamored with her works and I
wanted to understand what exactly happened to him (it was an okay book but
could have seriously been edited). But the more I read about Ayn
Rand and Objectivism, the more silly it
became (and like any good religion, it split—into the Peikoffian and
Kelleyist camps—and I am not making that up).
And what's with Ayn Rand's lucky gold
Anyway, the one act play Mozart was a Red
is quite the amusing read, especially if you know Ayn Rand and Objectivist
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