Originally Posted by Dakkster
The only reason I've read her shit is so that I know what kind of BS ideas born-again capitalists get and where they get them from. In her non-fiction texts she uses intellectual dishonesty all the time, frequently re-defining words to suit her rhetorical needs.
The fact that she has gotten such a highly regarded standing is proof of one thing only and that's that greed rules. Objectivism and her novels are the epitome of selfishness. She calls selfishness a virtue and altruism the worst thing in the world. She was a sociopath, bitter from having her family's riches taken by communists, and most of the people who spend their lives figuring out ways to steal other people's money on Wall Street are also sociopaths.
The fact that her lover (Greenspan) became probably the single most powerful man in banking just goes to show what greed makes some people do.
Obama was asked about it simply because his opponent's VP candidate still hasn't gotten over the usual Ayn Rand hard-on some guys get when their ignorant boobs who don't understand how the world works. Yeah, let's privatize everything. That'll work well...
It still doesn't address my question: How the **** do all those people overlook her extremely bad prose? And I'm talking about the people who read Atlas Shrugged without it being course literature.
lol...I was waiting for you to take that ball and run with it. Thank you.
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