Doc Savage v. Ayn Rand

There’s nothing like a weird and semi-readable piece of pulp to sprain the cortex. Now, take 1957′s Atlas Shrugged, which fairly recently spawned this kind of tribute in the Wall Street Journal. Here is the reprise of the old story–Greenspan used to tell it repeatedly–of how a person who hadn’t been coldcocked by Rand’s envious mountain of jibberish was “a virgin” .

It’s Doc Savage virgins who interest me more. From the ever brilliant Mike “Doktor Goulfinger” Monahan, I learn of how the Man of Bronze would have squelched the plot of Atlas Shrugged.

The 40th Doc Savage novel The Dagger in the Sky (1939–18 YEARS BEFORE RAND KILLED ALL THOSE FORESTS WITH HER BOOK) has the superhuman Savage and his trustworthy team heading off to investigate weirdness in a in a pair of South American nations on the brink of war. Eventually, he corners the perpetrators who have been scaring the local Indians into subservience. They turn out to be well-known American industrialists:

“Our motives for doing this, you may or may not know, are – well, they
are idealistic…”
“Idealistic?”
B.A. Arthur [one such industrialist] cleared his throat. “The world today is a turbulent,
war-ridden place. In no country, no nation on the face of the earth,
are property rights unhampered by taxation. I am an American citizen,
for instance, and when I die, the United States government plans to
take over half my fortune in inheritance taxes – which means they will
take some seven hundred million dollars, in spite of all my lawyers
can do to the contrary. Granting, of course, their taxation had not
made me a pauper before then.”
B.A. Arthur scowled before he continued.
“Government meddling – you find it everywhere. Take the New York
Stock Exchange, for example – what do you find? Government regulation
everywhere you turn. The banks? Deposit insurance – eating up the
banker’s legitimate profit. Utilities? Government competition forcing
rates down until return on capital is cut to a measly seven or eight
percent.”
Doc Savage looked around the table and said, “The point is that you
fellows – you very wealthy men – don’t like the way the world is
today. That it?”
“Exactly”
“And you propose?”
“To take over the mountainous portion of Cristobal – a perfect
place to live, if ever there was one on the face of this earth….”
“And then?”
“We will create a sanctuary for wealth,” B.A. Arthur said grimly.
“There will be no income tax, no inheritance tax, no tax on any
business enterprise of any size. There will be no regulations.
Operating from such a country, we will soon make it the financial
center of the world.”
“What about the natives of Cristobal?”
“Oh, them? They will be shown their place.” B.A. Arthur suddenly
pounded the table. “There will be none of this damned rights-of-labor
stuff! No unions. The first time the fools go on strike, we’ll have
them shot down. That’ll teach them!”
Doc Savage remained emotionless, asked, “And where do I come in?”
“We need brains. We might hire yours.”
“What makes you think I would work for you?”
“You’re one of those idiots who spends his time trying to make a
better world, aren’t you? Well, we’re offering you the chance of your
lifetime.”
Doc Savage shook his head.
“You won’t do it?” B.A. Arthur exploded. “But we’ve kept your
friends alive solely in hopes of getting your good will in the end.”
“No.”
“And why not, you idiot?”
Doc said, with no noticeable excitement in his voice, “This whole
setup is rather hideous. It’s selfish and ugly. It is simply a case of
rich men – men more wealthy than anyone has a right to be – trying to
keep their money and get more.”

[And then Doc proposes to send the men to his "college" for surgical re-education, the part that Rand probably wouldn't have liked.]]

“Our men at the college have had plenty of experience training men to
hate crime,” Doc pointed out. “It should be no more difficult to train
men to do good with money.”

467 comments to Doc Savage v. Ayn Rand

  • Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn

  • Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn Porn Porn PORN PORN PORN PORN PORN PoRn Porn Porn POrn PoRN pOrn

  • Interesting blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your design. With thanks

  • My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a different website and thought I should check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking into your web page again.

  • Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your blog on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how fast your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, good site!

  • Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based upon on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would value your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

  • Hey there, You have done a great job. I’ll definitely digg it and individually suggest to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

  • Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, wonderful blog!

  • Getting to the real customer story is Essential in todays competitive Market Shares. What you want is to get to the bottom of issues quickly. We specialise in mystery shopping firm and we gets results for your business so you can build with assurance.

  • Getting the actual story is Essential in modern competitive markets. What you need is to get to the bottom of issues quickly. We specialise in mystery shopping legitimate companies and we gets results for your business so you can grow with confidence.

  • Ahaa, its nice discussion regarding this article at this place at this webpage, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place.

  • Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The style and design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Cheers

  • Abriss

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your site? My blog is in the very same niche as yours and my users would really benefit from a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Many thanks!

  • This blog is containing a fastidious stuff of humorous YouTube video tutorials, I liked it a lot.

  • Hello there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics? Thanks a ton!

  • Howdy! I simply want to give you a big thumbs up for the excellent information you have right here on this post. I’ll be coming back to your site for more soon.

  • Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your blog and will often come back later on. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great job, have a nice holiday weekend!

  • It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this brilliant blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will share this website with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  • Thanks for a marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog and will eventually come back later on. I want to encourage one to continue your great writing, have a nice day!

  • Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and may come back later on. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great job, have a nice evening!

  • Do you mind if I quote a few of your articles as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog? My blog is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my visitors would definitely benefit from some of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Thanks a lot!

  • Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, good blog!

  • My coder is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on numerous websites for about a year and am anxious about switching to another platform. I have heard excellent things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts into it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

  • I have recently started a website, the information you offer on this site has helped me tremendously. Thanks for all of your time & work. “It is a great thing to know our vices.” by Cicero.

  • I think this is among the most significant information for me. And i am happy studying your article. But want to remark on some common things, The website taste is ideal, the articles is in reality great :D . Just right task, cheers.

  • Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thanks a ton!

  • Hmm it appears like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any points for inexperienced blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.|Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s hard to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appearance. I must say that you’ve done a fantastic job with this. Additionally, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Internet explorer. Exceptional Blog!|Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my visitors would really benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Regards!|Hi there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you recommend a good web hosting provider at a reasonable price? Thanks, I appreciate it!|Superb blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get feedback from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Cheers!|Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thanks!|Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have developed some nice methods and we are looking to trade methods with other folks, be sure to shoot me an email if interested.

  • What kind of things can not circulate through the network.

  • Nothing more nothing less. The whole truth about the reality around us.

  • Very good written. Keep up the author held the level.

  • Hello! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to take a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Outstanding blog and terrific design.

  • Looking for me, I came here for important information. The information is so incredible that I have to check it out. Nevertheless, thanks.

  • Another thing is that when you are evaluating a good internet electronics retail outlet, look for web stores that are consistently updated, preserving up-to-date with the hottest products, the most beneficial deals, plus helpful information on services. This will ensure you are dealing with a shop that really stays ahead of the competition and provide you what you ought to make educated, well-informed electronics expenditures. Thanks for the crucial tips I have learned through your blog.

  • Hey this is kind of of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Wonderful blog you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get feedback from other experienced people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

  • Nando shirtless is usually a eyecatcher!

  • I used to be suggested this blog through my cousin. I’m not certain whether or not this put up is written by way of him as nobody else recognise such precise about my trouble. You’re amazing! Thanks!

  • Thank you very much. This is very helpful

  • Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any support is very much appreciated.

  • Very nice write-up. I certainly appreciate this website. Continue the good work!

  • Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thanks, However I am encountering problems with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I am unable to join it. Is there anybody getting similar RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  • A reliable informative post that you have shared and appreciate your work for sharing the information. Got some entertaining information and would like to provide it a try. Applaud your work and keep sharing your information.

  • Hello, how’s it going? Just shared this post with a colleague, we had a good laugh.

  • Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog article or vice-versa? My site covers a lot of the same topics as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other. If you might be interested feel free to send me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Excellent blog by the way!

  • We took her in for what I thought was a lick granuloma which is a sore from excessive licking and biting that was on her leg. The vet gave me some solution and steroids for the sore. A week later she was not getting better so we took her back to our vet.

  • We stumbled over here coming from a different web page and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to looking into your web page for a second time.

  • {Thanks for the marvelous posting! I actually enjoyed reading it, you will be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will often come back sometime soon. I want to encourage you to continue your great writing, have a nice holiday weekend!|We absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be just what I’m looking for. Does one offer guest writers to write content in your case? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on many of the subjects you write concerning here. Again, awesome site!|We stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look forward to finding out about your web page yet again.|Everyone loves what you guys are up too. This sort of clever work and reporting! Keep up the very good works guys I’ve added you guys to our blogroll.|Hey there I am so happy I found your website, I really found you by accident, while I was looking on Yahoo for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a incredible post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the awesome job.|Appreciating the dedication you put into your blog and detailed information you provide. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed information. Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.|Greetings! I’ve been following your website for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the good work!

  • I was more than happy to find this great site. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely savored every bit of it and I have you book-marked to look at new information in your website.

  • It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this fantastic blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to brand new updates and will talk about this site with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  • Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to take a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and brilliant design and style.

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>