Leave it to James Hogan to nail it! Great objectivist overtones as well as other common sense in his books!
Marie heard Cade come out and spoke without turning her head. “Why can’t the whole world be more like this? People just living their lives, leaving each other alone. Why does anyone have to care what others believe or think?”
“You tell me. Aren’t you the one who understands ’causes’?”
“I hate it. But what are you supposed to do about the ones who take everything that other people produce, and give nothing back? They couldn’t build a house or make a shoe or even feed themselves without ordinary people like these. . . . Yet because they can steal from them, they call them inferior. I don’t like them getting away with it.”
Another great exchange between a south american girl and one of the Hyadean aliens:
“Do Hyadeans gamble?” Ramona asked him.
“No. The statistical demotivations are too obvious.”
“Oh? I guess I’m not too smart. What does that mean?”
“I’m beginning to doubt that. It means that nothing is more mathematically certain than that the class of gamblers as a whole loses. So why would anyone pay to belong to that class?”
And yet another…
The four young [Asian] guides talked eagerly about plans for the future and a new society to be built. Yes, mistakes had been made in the past, but they had brought their lessons. In essence, the global conformity that the Hyadeans would impose on Earth if they were allowed threatened the same kind of exploitation that the West’s imperialism had the century before. Eastern Asia had resisted successfully then, and it was natural and inevitable that it should form the nucleus of the resistance growing across the world today. Cade heard the total self-assurance that can only come from minds incapable of conceiving the possibility that they could be wrong. The belief that the future could be molded as desired determined planning, and guidance remained unquestioned. Only the plan had changed.
“You’re still inventing the perfect society in your minds, then trying to fugure out how to shape the people to fit in with it,” Cade commented to one of the young women.
‘Yes, it gives purpose and requires dedication.” She looked at him bright-eyed, as if waiting for a revelation. “Is there a better way?”
“Leave people the way they are, and accept whatever society comes out of it,” Cade said. [..]
But she couldn’t make the connection. Her programming didn’t include such a concept.