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Ayn Rand

Discussion in 'Historical Events & Figures' started by GenSeneca, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    I have created this thread to discuss Ayn Rand, her philosophy of Objectivism, and her views on Laissez Faire Capitalism. Unlike the opponents of Rand, I will attempt to offer direct quotes from her whenever possible.

    Rand has written several books and essays, the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights has made numerous Rand television and radio appearences available, and the Ayn Rand Lexicon provides Rand quotes sorted by topic. All of which makes my job of explaining and correcting misinformation very easy.

    I look forward to hearing from those who participate.
     
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    From another thread:

    Sapphire, can you substantiate any of the claims you have made here about Rand and her philosophy?
     
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    Not at one in the morning I can't. You'll have to settle for a raincheck.
     
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    Whenever you're ready.
     
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    India and much of Latin America run on Rand's theories. The terrible poverty is the consequence. Why would anyone want to follow such a model considering the terrible modern examples? Myself, I'm no fan of socialism, but Rand's views are way too extreme.
     
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    That's a joke, right ?
     
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    Aynal Rand Recruits Buttboys for the Bosses

    The main scene in Atlas Shrugged exposes that her "individualism" is really a cult of personality glorifying selfish non-creative predators. John Galt should have gotten sole credit for the invention of that energy machine. If he had fit her manufactured hero-image, he would never have put up with the corporate parasites he worked for owning it instead. What's even worse, their heirs did. Freeloading moochers such as HeirHeads are as bad as the Socialists' pets. Basically, Objectivism is a mirror image of Stalinism: reversed from Left to Right, but just as ugly.
     
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