February 08, 2005
I've been meaning to point out something Oda Mae steered me towards:
Cox & Forkum's tribute to Ayn Rand
Posted by Sarah at February 8, 2005 09:05 AM
The thing about Ayn Rand is that she should be hated by the Right on many counts. She is an atheist who derides Christianity angrily. She opposed democracy. In her personal life she was a hypocrite and an immoral coward - she was an immigrant but railed on the evils of immigration, she cheated on her husband with Nathaniel Branden, she was a drug addict hooked on speed, she preached an arch-individualistic ideology, but developed an organization of followers adhering to a cult like following. Worst, she embodied the thought of Nietzche, who was both the father of the modern left's ideology, as well as an inspiration for the Nazis. On top of all that, she was a horrible writer - her characters were cardboard cutouts who engaged in incessant and unbearable rants disguised as monologues. If you look kat the actions of her heros, rather than just their words, they were really just as despicable as her villains.
I realize that it is CPC (Conservative Politically Correct) to be a Rand fan, but I just don't get it. At least there are some conservatives that get what an odious figure she was:
One other thing I meant to add that in the Fountainhead she justified r a p e! That is truly sick. Rand spits in the face of family values.
Hmmm, AyN Rand is useful up to a certain point, beyond which the partakers seem to end up being somewhat inhuman. I appreciate the theory but found the practice in the Rand form as somewhat distasteful. Probably because I have a bit of faith. Cold Hearted is the word that comes to mind. But since I avoided delving deep into it, I don't know whether I am really blessed or unknowing. But I still found the synopsis interesting.