This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...it of happiness with the moral status of a sacrificial animal.
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It was the concept of individual rights that had given birth to a free society. It was with the destruction of indivi
dual rights that the destruction of freedom had to begin.
A collectivist tyranny dare not enslave a country by an outright confiscation of its values, material or moral. It has to
be done by a process of internal corruption. Just as in the material realm the plundering of a country’s wealth is accomplished by inflating the currency — so today one may witness the proce...