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Message 1428298 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 2:40:59 UTC

I came across this link and thought some of you might be interested in a short biography done in graphic style.

http://activatecomix.com/162-1-1.comic
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Message 1428365 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 5:29:09 UTC

Here's her complete interview with Mike Wallace.
I just shake my head at the foolish woman thinking that the elites can get by without any help. Christ, most of them couldn't mow their own lawns.

I wonder what her maid and cook thought of this interview. LOL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ooKsv_SX4Y
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Message 1428373 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 5:47:25 UTC - in response to Message 1428365.

she died. Call me anything you want, but loved the movies Atlas Shrugged.

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Message 1428385 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 6:56:34 UTC
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When we are young there are tales of heroes and knights and white hat cowboys that become fantasy ideals. These are people who win out over all obstacles by holding to ideals.

Rarely are there versions of these tales which convince the imagination of young adults that the age of heroes is alive and well and that by holding to ideals all evil will be vanquished. Knights of the Round Table stories are in this vein. The Lone Ranger is John Galt even to the question Who was that masked man?

In communist Russia, where she came from, there were children's tales of heroes of the people, heroes of the Soviet Union who singlehandedly brought down capitalists and merchants and land owners solely because they lived by communist ideals. Their ideals were pure. Victory was assured.

She wrote the reverse for a capitalist audience.

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Message 1428507 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 16:01:54 UTC - in response to Message 1428373.

she died. Call me anything you want, but loved the movies Atlas Shrugged.


If & when the TRUE producers strike, you will be surprised who is doing the striking. Yes, indeed, many surprises will be in store.

Message 1428528 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 16:35:47 UTC

Atlas Shrugged III

Ayn Rand fOevvA.

fO shO

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Message 1428537 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 16:42:29 UTC

Having read a bit on this woman, she seems the perfect black and white visionary. everyone owed her by her just being there. What a narcissist
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Message 1428567 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 17:42:06 UTC

Ayn Rand was, IIRC, a teenager at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, not a child.

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Message 1428667 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 20:39:01 UTC - in response to Message 1428528.

Atlas Shrugged III

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Ayn Rand would take your manner of expression, eat it for breakfast and vomit it out back upon you.

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Message 1428670 - Posted: 14 Oct 2013, 20:49:05 UTC

Dorothy Parker on Atlas Shrugged:
"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."
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Message 1428891 - Posted: 15 Oct 2013, 7:35:55 UTC

I just had to reply. As a young student this person was
all over amongst my friends and others. With out going in
to any detail it seems that around the end of the war in
South East Asia she started talking about 'national self interest'
rather than 'rational self interest'. It came to light that after
the American IRS got in to her tax history she sold out to stay
out of jail. Remember this is the philosopher who used the House
Committee on Un American Activities as a good way to eliminate
some selected Jewish American competition in Hollywood.

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Message 1428896 - Posted: 15 Oct 2013, 8:04:13 UTC - in response to Message 1428891.
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I just had to reply. As a young student this person was
all over amongst my friends and others. With out going in
to any detail it seems that around the end of the war in
South East Asia she started talking about 'national self interest'
rather than 'rational self interest'. It came to light that after
the American IRS got in to her tax history she sold out to stay
out of jail. Remember this is the philosopher who used the House
Committee on Un American Activities as a good way to eliminate
some selected Jewish American competition in Hollywood.


It is not clear how getting into politics keeps the IRS at bay.

HUAC did many things which are considered wrong today but from the open, avowed intention of the Communist Internationale to support violent revolution and since the well known 1933 massacre of millions of Ukrainians one cannot argue against doing something.

In that regard many people considered it patriotic to expose communists regardless of ideals or consequence, Ronald Reagan among them. Rand suspect both from her origins and Hollywood affiliations had every justification to act in her own self interest.

Besides, acting in strict accordance with simple ideals was what she preached. Her whole act went downhill when she complicated everything with Objectivism. Sir Lancelot is a way of life not a philosophy that needs be studied. Once she got passed simple declarative sentences albeit often long winded ones she lost it.

And although I do not recall a direct comparison at the time she started Objectivism it was also when sociologists were showing the greatest number of a group survives by practicing altruism. John Galt is an evolutionary dead end.
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Message 1429250 - Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 13:43:51 UTC

Wikipedia ends it's entry under... Objectivism (Ayn Rand)...with...

...Jennifer Burns says some critics "dismiss Rand as a shallow thinker
appealing only to adolescents," although Burns thinks the critics
"miss her significance" as a "gateway drug" to right-wing politics.

I suppose that's why so many people with right-wing views come across as drug addled crackheads.
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Message 1429266 - Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 14:14:50 UTC - in response to Message 1429250.

I suppose that's why so many people with right-wing views come across as drug addled crackheads.

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Message 1429304 - Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 15:49:52 UTC - in response to Message 1429273.


Sometimes I wish there was a like button on this forum.
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Message 1429327 - Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 17:03:30 UTC - in response to Message 1429304.


Sometimes I wish there was a like button on this forum.

Unfortunately, this also belongs in the NSA related threads, because the NSA got bias into random number generators to decrypt you bank data.

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Message 1429448 - Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 23:01:30 UTC - in response to Message 1428507.
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If & when the TRUE producers strike, you will be surprised who is doing the striking. Yes, indeed, many surprises will be in store.


If you are referring to the pampered wealthy elite corporatists as the "TRUE producers", I think you'll find they began their strike many years ago under the Reagan/Thatcher fiascoes.
With the onslaught of globalization, they've been able to strike at the heart of the working class by sending manufacturing overseas.

Of course, these rich pigs aren't really the "TRUE producers" of anything. They are actually leeches sucking at the blood and sweat of those who do produce.
The wealthy are not producers of anything but greed and poverty. They do nothing more than profit from those who do the production.

They need us more than we need them. Let's see Bill Gates or some Saudi oil baron actually build their own mansions, planes, cars or anything else you can think of.
Most of them don't know how to fix a damned toilet, so don't call them the "TRUE producers".

PS: In Rand's feverish attempts to show how the elites don't need ordinary people, did she ever explain how the soft handed non-labouring elites actually built their new community?
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Message 1429454 - Posted: 16 Oct 2013, 23:08:44 UTC - in response to Message 1429304.


Sometimes I wish there was a like button on this forum.

It seemed so wonderfully apt.
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