The Myths of Objectivism

It can be said that the merits of any idea or philosophy cannot be judged by the quantity or quality of its followers.

Fueled no doubt by her upbringing in Russia during the Bolshevik revolution, Ayn Rand was extremely critical of what she viewed as “collectivism” on the left, and for the duration of her life she set out to define her beliefs in ink.  … [Read more]

(No) Sympathy For The Devil

Ron Paul…you amuse me!  You are simultaneously the purveyor of patriotism, the doctor of doom and the titan of TeaBagistan!

Like Beelzebub, you have your good points; your sensible talk about wasteful spending on the so-called War on Drugs has seduced many a follower. Like Lucifer you can bring just enough light to convince your minions of your vast knowledge.… [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week In Review January 29, 2012

Although we have moved forward by one week, events we discussed this week may make us wonder if we’re going backwards. Here we are in 2012 and we’re revisiting things that took place during the McCarthy era: loyalty oaths that threaten our ability to function as a democracy and ramped-up requirements that threaten trample on voter’s rights.… [Read more]

Ayn Rand, An Intellectual Fraud

The libertarian movement finds great comfort in the works of Ayn Rand without realizing that her books are essentially a work of fiction that have no basis in reality.

The first time I read Ayn Rand was when I was in high school. I do not remember whether it was Atlas Shrugged or Fountainhead. However, I certainly remember what I came back with, my synopsis: “It takes a lot of words to fool the world”.… [Read more]