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for most of history the

for most of history the majority of people were content and happy without any politically guaranteed rights. as their power and ability to claim more increased, they did so through political channels. but it wasn't a natural requirement for them. they were happy under feudalism, under serfdom, in tribal extended kinship networks, etc. as humans, our needs for achieving contentedness are pretty minimal. ayn rand just made stuff up and then excommunicated people who dissented from her bizarre cult.

the rest of your comment i agree with.