This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...> Observe how many people evade, rationalize and drive their minds into a state of blind stupor, in dread of discovering that those they deal with — their “loved ones” or friends or busine
ss associates or political rulers — are not merely mistaken, but evil. Observe that this dread leads them to sanction, to help and to spread the very evil whose existence they fear to acknowle
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If people did not indulge in such abject evasions as the claim that some contemptible liar “means well” — that a mooching bum “can’t help it” — that a juvenile d...