This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
..., under machine-gun fire — one can no longer believe that socialism, in any of its forms, is moti- vated by benevolence and by the desire to achieve men’s welfare.
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No man of au
thentic benevolence could evade or ignore so great a horror on so vast a scale.
Socialism is not a movement of the people. It is a movement of the intellectuals, originated, led an
d controlled by the intellectuals, carried by them out of their stuffy ivory towers into those bloody fields of practice where they unite with their allies and executors: the thugs.