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Forum Post: Ayn Rand on conservatives

Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 13, 2012, 1:42 p.m. EST by darrenlobo (204)
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If Ryan is really so into Rand (he isn't) perhaps it's because he hasn't read her thoughts on conservatives:

Today’s “conservatives” are futile, impotent and, culturally, dead. They have nothing to offer and can achieve nothing. They can only help to destroy intellectual standards, to disintegrate thought, to discredit capitalism, and to accelerate this country’s uncontested collapse into despair and dictatorship.

Read more at http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/conservatives.html



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[-] 1 points by darrenlobo (204) 5 years ago

Paul Ryan:

"I, like millions of young people in America, read Rand’s novels when I was young. I enjoyed them. They spurred an interest in economics, in the Chicago School and Milton Friedman. But it’s a big stretch to suggest that a person is therefore an Objectivist.

"I reject her philosophy. It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a person’s view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas. Don’t give me Ayn Rand."

oops! Read about more differences at http://www.theobjectivestandard.com/blog/index.php/2012/08/paul-ryan-rejects-ayn-rands-ideas-in-word-and-deed/

[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 5 years ago

could not finish "the fountain head" by Ayn Rand

fell asleep during the social party scene

[-] 1 points by darrenlobo (204) 5 years ago

Your comments are putting me to sleep


[-] 0 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 5 years ago

people must like her writing but I found the characters hollow

very creepy, disturbing children's cartoon, banned from TV