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ZOMBIE AYN RAND

“The purpose of Man’s life is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.”
                                                       - Ayn Rand

"I am Against God" Ayn Rand


Whose side are you on G.O.P.
Ayn Rand  or Jesus Christ? 
You must choose.   

IT CANNOT BE BOTH!


I welcome any links, thoughts or suggestions in the comments, even arguments from libertarians.

Ayn Rand Paul Ryan

Many conservative leaders in congress and the media idolize Ayn Rand.  Are many Republican voters aware of her most controversial views:  Her hatred of religion; her hatred of altruism; her contempt for the poor and the weak; her strong opposition to programs such as Social Security and Medicare?  If not, they should become more aware.  That is the purpose of this blog.


Rand Paul on Ayn Rand and his name:


What does Paul Ryan think of Ayn Rand? Well, Ryan requires his staffers to read "Atlas Shrugged".  Jonathan Chait of The New Republic has written extensively about Ryan's fondness for Rand.  In TNR here he states:

Ryan would retain some bare-bones subsidies for the poorest, but the overwhelming thrust in every way is to liberate the lucky and successful to enjoy their good fortune without burdening them with any responsibility for the welfare of their fellow citizens. This is the core of Ryan's moral philosophy:
"The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand," Ryan said at a D.C. gathering four years ago honoring the author of "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead." ...
At the Rand celebration he spoke at in 2005, Ryan invoked the central theme of Rand's writings when he told his audience that, "Almost every fight we are involved in here on Capitol Hill ... is a fight that usually comes down to one conflict--individualism versus collectivism."

The core of the Randian worldview, as absorbed by the modern GOP, is a belief that the natural market distribution of income is inherently moral, and the central struggle of politics is to free the successful from having the fruits of their superiority redistributed by looters and moochers.


Here is Ryan being confronted by a Christian journalist about his admiration for Ayn Rand.



Watch this revealing interview of Ayn Rand by Mike Wallace.

Some Ayn Rand Quotes for Religious Conservatives

"This god, this one word: I." 

Playboy: "Has no religion, in your estimation, ever offered anything of constructive value to human life?"
Ayn Rand: "If I were to speak your kind of language, I would say that man's only moral commandment is: Thou shalt think. But a 'moral commandment' is a contradiction in terms. The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed. The moral is the rational, and reason accepts no commandments."

  • "(The Doctrine of Original Sin) declares that (man) ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge - he acquired a mind and became a rational being. It was the knowledge of good and evil - he became a moral being/ He was sentenced to earn his bread by his labor - he became a productive being. He was sentenced to experience desire - he acquired the capacity of sexual enjoyment. The evils for which (the preachers) damn him are reason, morality, creativeness joy - all the cardinal values of his existence."

    • "Faith is the worst curse of mankind, as  the exact antithesis and enemy of thought."

  • To rest one's case on faith means to concede that reason is on the side of one's enemies- that one has no rational arguments to offer."

  • Source of all above quotes is atheism.about.com
     
  • Ayn Rand on Religion

    Ayn Rand's atheism is rarely discussed in the media and especially among her advocates in the conservative movement and the Christian Right.  This blog was set up to help her God fearing fans own up to the true views of their hero.

    "AYN RAND's message to AMERICA "