Politically, statism breeds a swarm of “little Caesars,” who are motivated by power-lust. Culturally, statism breeds still lower a species: a swarm of “little Neros,” who sing odes to depravity while the lives of their forced audiences go up in smoke. –Ayn Rand
I am not an Objectivist, but I am a fan. So much of this philosophy rings true, it’s hard to ignore. It is not to hard to come up with example that support this quote. The decrees of our illustrious president come to mind. The National Endowment for the Arts with their support of ‘controversial’ artists is a very literal example.