Most of the talk of revolution, civil war and secession down here in Dumbutt, Texas is about EPA rules. It’s our RIGHT to breathe filthy air, swim in dirty water and dump poison into the ground. It is the basis of LIBERTY and FREEDOM for ME.
I watched a 2 hour biography on Ayn Rand last night from a Libertarian bias. I noticed a few things. They never mentioned she was an Atheist, and never actually say what should be done with the 47% of takers, moochers and deadbeats. But she did live in the time of eugenics. As you know, the story of Atlas Shrugged (1956) is that all the business men, all the wealthy talented people disappeared into the high Rockies to revolt against taxes and regulations, leaving the losers and moochers to all fend for themselves. She avoided that “fending” part of the story. There seems to be no desire to actually kill the 47% of moochers, I guess the idea was to just let them eat each other. And then gloat about it. All the interviews in the documentary of those backing her were all multi-millionaires. Surprise Surprise.
I realized the biggest issue in her writing was that it is all presented in terms of ALL or NOTHING, there is no in between in her world view. Either we live in a world of altruistic collectivism, or we live in a world of selfish individualism. No middle ground, no PLURALISM. And you know, she and her disgusting views were very unpopular during her lifetime. In fact there was never a positive review of Atlas Shrugged from any political point of view. She spend the rest of her life trying to get a positive review from any of her fellow intellectuals and never managed it in her lifetime. It was not until 1988 when Ron Paul ran for President as the Libertarian Candidate for President that her selfish twaddle began to take hold in Republican circles. And now with a Black man in the White House the book is selling better than ever before.
Everything you need to know about Libertarians.