Saturday, May 22, 2010

The intellectual guru of the loyal opposition

Some things you may not know about Ayn Rand.

Warning: not for the squeamish, but absolutely essential if you want to understand what's behind the philosophy of the self-anointed "Real Americans" our allegedly liberal press can't get enough of.

Hat tip to Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon, who offers a pointed argument on why we should keep a close watch on the Pauls, their followers, and their cracked belief system here. Winning comment on the thread, courtesy of Rick Massimo:
Libertarians try to make it sound like they’re explaining some complicated philosophy that hasn’t been tried before (or, alternately, a very simple philosophy that you’re too dense to understand). But they’re not. We tried it their way. It didn’t work. You could look it up.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I don't think her support of a murderer would phase the teabaggers, but her atheism surely would, were it better known.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Uh... make that "faze".

Substance McGravitas said...

It sure is surprising that the philosophy of assholery's leading light was a fucking maniac.

J Neo Marvin said...

Not surprising to us, maybe, but when her philosophy is treated as part of the mainstream, it's good to keep reminding people of what it actually entails.