There is hope for the Nanooks to the North. Here is a wonderful email I received from a bright young woman. It is not her complimentary nature that strikes me, it is her clear thinking and reason in spite of swimming in the sea of left wing mendacity.......
I just wanted to tell you that your blog is terrific and I'm glad I managed to find it. I'm a Canadian East Coaster, drowning in a sea of socialism as you can imagine, and I recently discovered Ayn Rand's magnificent writing.
In the 'Letters of Ayn Rand' collection, there is a reply she writes to a parent outlining how pleased that she is that her writing helped awaken his college-aged son's mind, when nothing else would work. She wrote to this parent that this was what she hoped her writing would accomplish most. She had that effect on me. I attended a dogmatically
socialist/postmodernist/eco-topia-loving university and grew up with state media propaganda and parents who attempted to convince me my goal in life should be to use (waste) my intelligence get a good government job.
Now, I'm about to graduate with a degree in social work (!) and I have realized first-hand the horrible and destructive nature of the welfare state. From here on out, my life and my mind are my own and I'm planning to pursue journalism asap. I'm beginning by writing a piece on the bias and garbage taught to university students, which will quote many readings I was given in school.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say great blog and to let you know that another young intelligent woman has consciously removed her head from the sand and decided to 'fight the good fight' for the individual and the values of Western Civilization.
Now that makes blogging worth all the while. This young woman has had as great an impact on me as I on her. Talk about an extraordinary exchange of energy..