January 24, 2011
Tomfoolery: Ayn Rand’s Relevance Today
Tomfollery has an excellent posting on Ayn Rand and her influence on Tea Baggers such as Sen. Paul Ryan who states that her novels are the reason he is in pubilc service. He is trying to create Rand’s “Objectivism” world where money is good and altruism is evil.
Of course, this can mean only one thing. If anyone buys her philosophy, then by definition, they have to also accept her religious views. And her religious views is that there is no god.
This is a real conflict in the Atheist community. There are numerous Atheists, mostly from the past who were anti-religious pro-secular humanist but were primarily socially progressive. The Sen. Ryan’s in the Tea Baggers realm call them the Socialists and Communists, while others call them Trade Unionists.
The other group in the Atheist community are the Libertarian Conservatives. This IS the Sen. Ryan’s in the Tea Baggers world. The Social Security Administration and Medicare are altruistic endeavors and should be dismantled. The Department of Education and public education are altruistic benefits of an enlightented society that desires an educated population. Is has no place in the Tea Baggers Godless America.
I strongly urge you to read the article below, you’ll see.