Rand Paul quoting Ayn Rand.
How long before Rand Paul and Ron Paul are quoting from this book by Ayn Rand.
Ayn Rand – THE VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS
Kind of goes along with the Republicans new idea of take from the middle and lower class and reward the rich. They think the rich have the right to be
Selfish and if others lose out its just because they were not good enough.
And how about Ron Paul saying how much he liked her. He says her book is number two in the world? Maybe in Ron and Rand's eyes.
And how about Glenn Beck using her book as a reference to how big a bill is.
Objectivism is the philosophy founded by Ayn Rand (1905–1982), the author of Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, The Virtue of Selfishness, and other
works. It is a philosophy of reason, individualism, respect for achievement, and freedom.
And don't forget she thinks religion is whats wrong with America and the Conservatives.
But I guess thats just the Russian in her. She hated growing up in Russia but she just can't give it all up.
That sounds familiar. Who else Started in Russia but says they hate Russia but can't give up the ideas they learned there?
Orly Taitz queen of the birthers.
Fred C. Koch founder of Koch Industries.
And Atlas Shrugged the mind control trailer.
Read some of the stuff about Objectivists who follow her teachings.
Based on their political philosophy, Objectivists do not consistently follow typical "conservative" and "liberal" political positions. Rand advocated
the right to legal abortion. She opposed involuntary military conscription (the "draft") and any form of censorship, including legal
restrictions on pornography. Rand opposed racism, and any legal application of racism, and she considered affirmative action to be an example of
legal racism. As a life-long atheist Rand rejected organized religion and specifically Christianity, which she decreed "the best kindergarten of
communism possible." More recent Objectivists have argued that religion is incompatible with American ideals, and the Christian right poses a
threat to individual rights. Objectivists have argued against faith-based initiatives, displaying religious symbols in government
facilities, and the teaching of "intelligent design" in public schools. Objectivists have opposed the environmentalist movement as being
hostile to technology and, therefore, to humanity itself. Objectivists have also opposed a number of government activities commonly supported by
both liberals and conservatives, including antitrust laws, public education, and child labor laws.
"oppose public education"
And here is another part that is confusing. But is the same ideas that Ron Paul has and promotes.
Rand applies her philosophy of Objectivism to the subject of politics. When Rand talks of capitalism, she means laissez-faire capitalism, in which
there is a complete separation of state and economics "in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of church and state." Rand says,
"Objectivists are not 'conservatives'. We are radicals for capitalism; we are fighting for that philosophical base which capitalism did not have and
without which it was doomed to perish."
Rand says that most people do not know what capitalism is, which is why it is "the unknown ideal."
 What is capitalism?As understood by Rand, capitalism is the system that emerges among a group of free individuals, each applying time and
reason to sustain his or her own life, each the owner of the means to do so, freely trading among themselves.
Rand regarded a mixed economy as a dangerous and unstable combination of freedom and controls which tends to develop into ever increasing statism.
 Reason and valuesRand held capitalism to be the only moral social system, that is, one consistent with an objective theory of value and ethical
individualism. The creation of wealth, according to Rand, is a fusion of mind and matter, and she argued that reason is the most fundamental tool of
survival for human beings. However, rational thought is rendered inoperative under conditions of compulsion, coercion or, as she puts it, the
initiation of physical force. Whether it is the force of an armed robber or the force of a law, an actor's own judgment is rendered irrelevant to his
actions by a threat of force, compelling him to act on the judgment or will of another, thus neutralizing the source of wealth and survival itself.
Only voluntary trade can ensure that human interaction is mutually beneficial, and an analysis of history shows that only economic and political
freedom has worked to create significant growth and economic development, precisely by liberating the rational faculties of ever wider numbers of
individuals, according to Rand.
 Individual rightsIn its most basic form, the right to life (as understood by Rand) is the right of each human to do any and all activities
necessary to sustain his or her own life. Rand further argued that one's selfish interests can never rationally entail the use of physical force or
violence against the person or the property of another. Rand saw humans as thriving only as independent beings, reason being a faculty of the
individual, with each freely expending his own time, effort and reason to sustain his own life.
Rand suggested that through the division of labor, specialization and voluntary trade, other people are of enormous value to an individual. Moreover,
knowledge, skills and interests vary from human to human. One person may be better at shaping flint into arrowheads, another may have acquired the
skill to turn mud into pottery. If the first wants a pot to cook in, he may trade an arrowhead for a pot. The central feature of free trade is that
each participant judges that he or she has gained from the transaction.
When physical force is banned, according to Rand, persuasion alone can organize or coordinate human activity, and, consequently, the use of reason is
both liberated and rewarded. The technological innovation which characterizes capitalist systems is thus directly related to conditions of economic
freedom. A producer profits and becomes wealthy only by satisfying the voluntary choices of other market participants and in direct proportion to the
value those participants find in transactions with that producer.
In this way, individuals who themselves could have never invented, for example, the light bulb or the steam engine can none the less benefit from the
creativity of others – but this can be only ensured when both the innovator and the consumer are free to refuse the proposed trade. This, according
to Rand, is the mechanism behind America's rapid economic development, its liberation of human reason.
Freedom being the primary condition for the practical use of reason, the role of government in protecting individual rights is therefore fundamental,
according to Rand, and it is equally fundamental that the government itself be limited to its role of protecting rights, for only by rendering all
human interaction voluntary, i.e., free from the initiated coercion of criminals and laws, can the market operate to radically improve the lives of
everyone. To the extent that it has been permitted to operate, this is what a free market has done, argued Rand.
Thus, she held, "a free mind and a free market are corollaries."
But how do you say pure capitalism is the way to go where every thing will be perfect. No cops to rule over you and no criminals to steal from you.
How does that work? Capitalism will make crime disappear some how? And the barter and trade thing does not seem to really work unless your dirt poor
and living off the land. Tradeing a home made arrow head for a clay pot that you made. Ok I guess that works. But what guy builds a car for me to
trade a clay pot to him. He has to need a clay pot for something. Or who builds a computer in a neanderthal way of life. Except that way of thinking
does work if you go back to the 1400's or earlier where you had the royal kings and knights and Lords of the land. And all the rst are just peasants
who mean nothing and deserve nothing. Let them eat cake I tell ya.
I guess the problem is Ayn Rand/Ron Paul/Rand Paul have a thought of a Utopia if they can just get rid of everything. And they get this idea from Ayn
Rand's fiction novels. Reminds me of Scientology based on L Ron Hubbard a science fiction writer.
And how about that funeral for Ayn Rand.
Rand's funeral was attended by some of her prominent followers, including Alan Greenspan. A six-foot floral arrangement in the shape of a dollar sign
was placed near her casket. In her will, Rand named Leonard Peikoff the heir to her estate.
And what about this guy Leonard Peikoff.
Peikoff's supports laissez-faire capitalism, arguing that the role of government in society should be limited to minarchist conceptions of protecting
individuals from the initiation of force and fraud. He opposes taxation, public education, welfare, business regulations, etc. He also opposes laws
regulating pornography, euthanasia, stem cell research, etc. He is a supporter of abortion rights but criticizes defenders of abortion who label
themselves "pro-choice", arguing that the term ignores the deeper philosophical issues involved.
He also continues Rand's opposition to libertarianism, remaining sharply opposed to any description of Objectivist political philosophy as
"libertarian" and to any collaboration with most libertarian groups. He has been critical of American foreign policy, including both neoconservative
and libertarian views as self-sacrificial. He objects to the terms "isolationist" or "interventionist" to describe his foreign policy views, stating
that the only "intervention" the United States should enact is war and "only and when it is in self-defense."
"He opposes taxation, public education, welfare, business regulations, etc. He also opposes laws regulating pornography, euthanasia, stem cell
So he wants no more schools? No more Social Security or Medicare? No more laws protecting people from businesses like the Gulf oil spill? Nuclear
power plant in Japan three mile island. Just let them eat cake I tell ya!!!
And how about the Koch Brothers and there pushing of Ayn Rand.
The David and Charles Koch Spring Festival at Lincoln Center got off to a glittering start last night with the world premiere of Pendleton Dottard’s
“Hayek” at the Metropolitan Opera and the American premiere of Ignatz Graustark’s “Atlas Shrugged,” danced by the New York City Ballet. (See
reviews by Thomas Anthonissini and Sylphide LaTippito)
“I want to thank you all for coming,” Mr. Koch told the appreciative crowd at the gala last night. “My brother Charles wanted to be here but
he’s in Washington planting a bomb under IRS headquarters.” The audience chuckled but Mr. Koch looked puzzled. “Why are you laughing?” he
said. “I didn’t make a joke.”
Is this what the Universities that take money from the Koch Brothers have to look forward to?
David Koch's Scintillating Ballet Based On Work Of Ayn Rand Draws Plaudits
Seems they bring you things Russian and Communist and say its not Russian and Communist its new and improved.
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