Thursday, October 9, 2014

How is Ayn Rand still a thing?



No kidding! How is Ayn Rand still a thing? Seriously!

4 comments:

jeff725 said...

What the Republicans DON'T want you to know about Ayn Rand:

"An embryo has no rights. Rights do not pertain to a potential, only to an actual being. A child cannot acquire any rights until it is born. The living take precedence over the not-yet-living (or the unborn). Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved; morally, nothing other than her wish in the matter is to be considered. Who can conceivably have the right to dictate to her what disposition she is to make of the functions of her own body?"

--Ayn Rand

I dug up this nugget a couple of years ago:

http://exiledonline.com/paul-ryans-guru-ayn-rand-worshipped-a-serial-killer-who-kidnapped-and-dismembered-little-girls/

WCG said...

Thanks for the link, Jeff.

But Republicans are faith-based. Reality is whatever they want it to be. So the facts about Ayn Rand - or about Ronald Reagan, for that matter - simply don't matter to them.

It's not a coincidence that Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead are fiction.

jeff725 said...

Wasn't it Karl Rove that said "We create our own reality?" :)

WCG said...

I like how Stephen Colbert put it: "This is a return to the Republican values that I love. They don't let reality push them around. They just pretend the world is what they say it is."