October 26, 2020

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Ayn Rand on Compromise Between Good and Evil

The Quote by Ayn Rand on Compromise between Good and Evil

“In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.” -Ayn Rand on Compromise Between Good and Evil

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My Take on Compromising with Evil

Today, we seem to be told time and time again that we need to learn how to “compromise.”

Whether it is cowardly Republicans “compromising” with Democrats in Congress, college conservatives being forced to “compromise” with liberal students that want to hurt or silence them, or business leaders being forced to “compromise” with leftist government officials that want to steal their profits through taxes, our side is constantly told by figures of authority, whether they be in the media or campus administrations, that compromise is a necessity. We conservatives must refuse to compromise with the other side, which is evil, for the reasons described in this quote by Ayn Rand on compromise.

The simple fact is, the other side is evil. Democrats overwhelmingly support hugely expanded access to abortion, which murders millions of babies each year. They are normalizing pedophilia so that they can abuse our children with fewer repercussions. They want to destroy American culture and consign freedom to the dustbin of history. And they hate Western civilization and want to erase it forever.

What the Democrats want is evil; we should not negotiate with them, just as we do not negotiate with terrorists. As said in this quote by Ayn Rand on compromise, if we do so, then it is only evil that will triumph. We cannot let that happen.

Instead, we conservatives need to stand by our values and fight for America. Say “no more!” and start doing whatever is necessary to push back against the rising tide of leftist evil. Debate them on campus. Do not back down when arguing with them or pointing out the flaws in their arguments. And do not try to find any artificial “middle ground” between good and evil. There is no such thing.

Past conservative leaders have recognized that. Reagan would not back down with the Soviets because he understood this quote by Ayn Rand on compromise between good and evil. He knew that there is no situation where good can possibly commingle with evil and win; evil, like a poison, will overpower and eat away at anything “good.” Because he knew that the Soviet Union was evil, he would not continue with detente, as his predecessors had. Instead, he did his best to actually defeat the evil Soviet state.

Ayn rand on compromise- ronald reagan
Ronald Reagan would not back down to the Soviet Union because he understood the principle behind this quote by Ayn Rand on compromise!

Similarly, Winston Churchill refused to negotiate with the Nazi evil during the Second World War. As is recounted in many books about that war, he demanded Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender because he knew that no Nazi government could be negotiated with or compromised with; instead, it had to be defeated entirely. He understood the idea behind this quote by Ayn Rand on compromise and refused to negotiate with an evil empire.

If you want to hear an inspiring quote about why he insisted on that unconditional surrender, just watch this clip from Darkest Hour where he states “You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth!”

As he puts it, we cannot concede to, reason with, or compromise with people that wish to destroy us. We need to instead keep this quote by Ayn Rand on compromise in the back of our minds and use it to push back with all possible force against the specter of leftist evil that is overtaking America.

In fact, because this is such an important issue, I think the full quote by Ayn Rand on compromise from Atlas Shrugged might be useful here:

“The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. Reality is an absolute, existence is an absolute, a speck of dust is an absolute and so is a human life. Whether you live or die is an absolute. Whether you have a piece of bread or not, is an absolute. Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter’s stomach, is an absolute.

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. The man who is wrong still retains some respect for truth, if only by accepting the responsibility of choice.

But the man in the middle is the knave who blanks out the truth in order to pretend that no choice or values exist, who is willing to sit out the course of any battle, willing to cash in on the blood of the innocent or to crawl on his belly to the guilty, who dispenses justice by condemning both the robber and the robbed to jail, who solves conflicts by ordering the thinker and the fool to meet each other halfway.

In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. In that transfusion of blood which drains the good to feed the evil, the compromise is the transmitting rubber tube.”

The excerpt that I included at the top of the page is at the bottom of that long quote. It is the end thought, not the justification. But take a close look at her justifications.

There is no way that we can reason with evil. The end goal of the people we debate or argue with is to destroy us. As much as they might drone on about the necessity of “compromise,” that is not what they want. They want to win. And after they win, they will destroy you, as the corrupt Democrats did to the Tea Party during the Obama era.

Remember this quote by Ayn Rand on compromise between good and evil. There can be no such thing. There is either good or evil. We conservatives are on the side of what is good. We cannot try to accommodate Democrat policy objectives; from abortion to normalizing pedophilia to wiping away American culture to limiting individual liberty, their policy objectives are evil. Fight the culture war. Refuse to concede or negotiate. Be like Winston Churchill and demand their unconditional surrender.

By Gen Z Conservative

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