An Objectivist Individualist Charles R. The critical battle of our day is the conflict between the individual and the state. We must be ever vigilant and constant defenders of the equal sovereign rights of every individual to life, liberty, property, self-ownership, and the personal pursuit of happiness.
Collectivism — the political philosophy holding that an individual exists solely to serve the state — is dominant and has led to the establishment of a global dictatorship of the Fascist or Communist variety. Equality is a Street Sweeper of the city, having been chosen for this profession by the Council of Vocations.
However, he has always been fascinated by the phenomena of nature and can't help but wonder what power of the sky causes lightning and how it can be harnessed to human benefit. Because of his fascination with the Science of Things, he secretly desires to be sent to the Home of the Scholars.
He has been taught that it is a sin to harbor secret ambitions, and so believes he is guilty, though strangely, he feels no pangs of wrongdoing.
One day while sweeping the streets, Equality comes upon a metal grill leading down into a dark tunnel. The tunnel is clearly a remnant of the Unmentionable Times, the ancient period prior to the establishment of the present society. Equality sneaks to the tunnel alone every night, where safe from others beneath the ground he secretly performs scientific experiments.
As the story opens, this private research has been occurring for two years. In that time, he also meets Liberty She is a young woman who works in the fields and lives in the Home of the Peasants beyond the city.
Men and women are forbidden to take notice of each other except at the Time of Mating, the period each spring when the Council of Eugenics pairs off men and women into couples for one night for the purpose of procreating. But in his own mind, Equality takes such notice of Liberty that he gives her a different name.
He thinks of her as the Golden One. He commits yet another transgression by speaking to her, and it is clear that she takes notice of him. He has forbidden thoughts. In the night, he wonders about the Uncharted Forests that exist across the land, covering the cities of the Unmentionable Times.
He thinks of the Script Fire in which the books of the Evil Ones were burned, and he wonders about the secrets of the Evil Ones that have been lost to the world. Mostly, he wonders about the Unspeakable Word, the one idea held by the Evil Ones that has been lost. He remembers the fate of one who had discovered that word and had spoken it.
His tongue had been ripped out, and he was burned at the stake. As a year-old child, Equality had witnessed the execution. The transgressor seemed noble, and the child had thought that this was the face of one of the Saints about whom children had been taught.
To the young Equalitythis Saint of the Pyre seemed to have gazed at him, picking him out from the crowd of onlookers.
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What, he wonders late at night, is the Unspeakable Word? In his experiments, Equality discovers electricity. He uses it, after much effort, to create an electric light. He thinks that this light can be used to light the cities of the world. He wishes to show it to others, but knows that they will not understand and be frightened.
In a month, the World Council of Scholars meets in his city. He knows what to do. The wisest minds among humankind will be there. They are the only ones who can understand his gift.
He will wait and show it to them, and they will know how best to employ it for the good of society.Additional keywords: Ann Rand, Anne Rand, Any Rand, Anthem by Ann Rand, Antem, complete text, free online text download About the Objectivism Reference Center The philosophy of Ayn Rand, a twentieth-century novelist and philosopher, is known as Objectivism.
And Equality 's brilliance doesn't just extend to science alone. By the end of the novella he's writing impassioned philosophical anthems on the meaning of life. Equality is the classic Ayn Rand hero.
For one, he's a little too good to be true. The best opinions, comments and analysis from The Telegraph. Note: You might want to start at the Barack Obama Index Page, especially if you arrived here by using a search engine.
President Obama has never managed a business in his life. Not even so much as a hot dog stand. He has never competently managed anything. Because it was lucky that they got a Life Mandate at all because of how many crimes they committed prior to getting the Life Mandate. Why was Equality pleased with his Life Mandate?
Equality spends their days cleaning the streets of the City. The book was adapted into a stage play in by Jeff Britting, the department manager of the Ayn Rand Archives at the Ayn Rand Institute. First performed in Denver, it opened Off-Broadway in September at the Jerome Robbins Theater.