Ayn Rand and The Republican Philosophy of Hate Exposed
In Their World, The Rich Pay Little Taxes, There is No Middle Class, Education is Rationed and the Poor are Servants!!
The Following Right Wing Individuals and Groups have made statements and performed activities which by some standards indicate actions detrimental to the United States of America. Click on each Name for The Truth....
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M. SCAIFE | JOHN
ENSIGN | MARK
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GARY BAUER | DAN BURTON | | JOHN BARRASSO | DICK ARMEY | LAMAR ALEXANDER | MAX BAUCUS | GARY BAUER | THE BIRTHERS
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Question: "Separation between Church and State." Who coined the Phrase? Give up? Answer: Thomas Jefferson - one of the founding fathers of this great Nation and a creator of the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment to that same Constitution. Thomas Jefferson, in 1802, wrote a Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, referring to the First Amendment to the US Constitution. In it he said:
ARE MODERN REPUBLICANS TRAITORS TO AMERICA?Republican Members of Congress have supported a Conservative Far Right Extremist Christian position especially when it comes to Church and State issues. It is apparent from the data collected, that the first amendment is in danger from their past and future actions . They supported deregulation of banks and the SEC causing the current economic Depression. Lobbyists for the To Big To Fail Banks wrote the deregulation laws back in Clinton's day.
Deregulation would be wonderful is everyone conducted themselves honestly. But SELF INTEREST of Banks translates into screwing the customers to maximize profit. There is a famous quote from the movie Wall Street: "Greed is Good". Greed is NOT good. There is a recent quote from Stephen Colbert giving a commencement speech at his almamater Northwestern University, when he was explaining about the concepts of Love and Service: If you Love your Family, you Serve Your Family, If you love your Community, you will Serve your community, but if you love Money and Self, you will serve only money and self. Ayn Rand a great proponent of Love of Self and Money. She Idolized the Rich and the Idea of Selfishness.
When contacted, the Republican offices we called stated that their position is that Certain Religions aren't "Real" religions. What is a real religion? What they have been practicing? They say that only certain Christian denominations are valid. Read the following and remember: "By their Works may they be known." This is a summary of information collected from several sources.
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Jimmy Duncan, Paul Broun, Virginia Foxx, Louie Gohmert, Steve King and Marsha Blackburn are listed by the Religious Freedom Coalition of the Southeast as Traitors to The United States of America. They are known for supporting lying about Healthcare and supporting the Insurance Companies in their attempts to Rob the American people. They are taking graft from lobbyists and rich republican supporters. For Shame.
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lately. One, how can someone who isn't a multimilli
(For a Short Biography of Ayn Rand by Catherine Daligga go to http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Rand.html )
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It's Dangerous for a Political Party to Think of the Public as "Parasites," and People With Tons of Cash as "Producers" who Should Govern.
Some say that maybe it is a bad idea to base a political party's ideology on a belief that altruism, democracy and Christianity are "evil." Others say that maybe it is a bad idea to base a country's policies on fictional novels rather than science and history. Still others say is it a bad idea for national leaders to think of most of the public as "parasites" while saying people with tons of cash are "producers" who should govern. I am talking about the Republican Party's embrace of Ayn Rand and her cruel philosophy.
Disciples of Ayn Rand's philosophy of selfishness now dominate the thinking of the leadership of the conservative movement and the Republican Party. There is no way around it. Republican budget leader Rep. Paul Ryan says Rand is his guide. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) says Rand's Atlas Shrugged is his "foundation book." Senator Rand Paul is named after her. Clarence Thomas requires his law clerks to watch The Fountainhead. Fox News promotes Rand. Conservative blogs promote Rand. Glenn Beck has been promoting Rand for years. So has Rush. This isn't recent, Alan Greenspan lived with the Rand cult and promoted and implemented her ideas.
Rand believed that a lot of things most of us use as our moral base are "evil." But Rand's writings are the origins of modern Republican philosophy. In Alan Greenspan And Things Forgotten I wrote about the origins of this philosophy:
Rand's work is very popular among conservatives now. It forms a core justification for their "on your own" philosophy praising the wealthy and discarding the rest. So it is useful to explore the formation and core of this philosophy. Early in her writings Rand became fascinated with a serial killer named William Hickman. Rand wrote that the serial killer was an "ideal man," a superior form of human because he didn't let society impose their morals on him. He didn't worry about what others thought and just did as he pleased.
More and more, people are becoming aware of the influence of Ayn Rand on current Republican thinking. Amy Sullivan writing at Time's Swampland, Paul Ryan’s Ayn Rand Problem and Ayn Rand: The GOP’s Godless Philosopher; Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast, Ayn Rand: The GOP’s Favorite Bonkers Demagogue; Garance Franke-Ruta at The Atlantic, The Echoes of Ayn Rand in Paul Ryan's Budget Plan.
Religious leaders and writers are increasingly sounding the alarm about the Republican embrace of Ayn Rand and what it really means. Examples: Conor Friedersdorf in The Atlantic, Must Christian Voters Choose Between Ayn Rand and Jesus?; Jim Newell at Gawker: Catholics Take on the Republican Cult of Ayn Rand; Sarah Posner at Religious Dispatches writes, The Problem with Ayn Rand Isn’t Atheism; Stephen Prothero at Tuscon Citizen: You can't reconcile Ayn Rand and Jesus, Joes Parko in an op-ed at the Crossville, Tennessee Chronicle writes We the People: Ayn Rand and the Tea Party Christians and Michael Sean Winters in the National Catholic Reporter, with Pushback from the Religious Left, (click through to read it all).Ralph Reed of Christian Coalition and Jack Abramoff fame, recently hosted a conference of conservative religious leaders here in Washington. They hope to energize conservative Christian voters to turn out at the polls en masse next year, although one wonders whether some GOP leaders will look up from their copies of "Atlas Shrugged" long enough to recognize the deep intellectual schizophrenia within the conservative political ranks today.
The progressive religious group Faith in Public Life organized an event at a nearby hotel to push back against the religious right's agenda. Among others, Father Clete Kiley of the Archdiocese of Chicago addressed the group. Here is the text of his speech as prepared for delivery:
In this video Ayn Rand attacks altruism as evil and explains her philosophy of objectivism:
Watch as Rep. Paul Ryan refuses to accept a Bible from James Salt of Catholics United. The Bible was specially marked with passages about helping the poor. This occurred at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference last week in DC.
"Why did you choose to model your budget on the extreme ideology of Ayn Rand rather than the faith of economic justice in the Bible?"
So Republicans have a lot of explaining to do. And not just to their Christian"base."
Ayn Rand Grabbed Social Security and Medicare When She Needed Them even though she Preached Against Them.
Excerpts from an article on alternet.org by Joshua Holland January 29, 2011
Ayn Rand was not only a schlock novelist, she was also the progenitor of a sweeping “moral philosophy” that justifies the privilege of the wealthy and demonizes not only the slothful, undeserving poor but the lackluster middle-classes as well.
Her books provided wide-ranging parables of "parasites," "looters" and "moochers" using the levers of government to steal the fruits of her heroes' labor. In the real world, however, Rand herself received Social Security payments and Medicare benefits under the name of Ann O'Connor (her husband was Frank O'Connor).
As Michael Ford of Xavier University's Center for the Study of the American Dream wrote, “In the end, Miss Rand was a hypocrite but she could never be faulted for failing to act in her own self-interest.”
Her ideas about government intervention in some idealized pristine marketplace serve as the basis for so much of the conservative rhetoric we see today. “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand,” said Paul Ryan, the GOP's young budget star at a D.C. event honoring the author. On another occasion, he proclaimed, “Rand makes the best case for the morality of democratic capitalism.”
“Morally and economically,” wrote Rand in a 1972 newsletter, “the welfare state creates an ever accelerating downward pull.”
Journalist Patia Stephens wrote of Rand:
Rand also believed that the scientific consensus on the dangers of tobacco was a hoax. By 1974, the two-pack-a-day smoker, then 69, required surgery for lung cancer. And it was at that moment of vulnerability that she succumbed to the lure of collectivism.
Evva Joan Pryor, who had been a social worker in New York in the 1970s, was interviewed in 1998 by Scott McConnell, who was then the director of communications for the Ayn Rand Institute. In his book, 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand, McConnell basically portrays Rand as first standing on principle, but then being mugged by reality. Stephens points to this exchange between McConnell and Pryor.
Rand had paid into the system, so why not take the benefits? It's true, but according to Stephens, some of Rand's fellow travelers remained true to their principles.
Paterson would end up dying a pauper. Rand went a different way.
But at least she put up a fight before succumbing to the imperatives of the real world – one in which people get sick, and old, and many who are perfectly decent and hardworking don't end up being independently wealthy.
The degree to which Ayn Rand has become a touchstone for the modern conservative movement is striking. She was a sexual libertine, and, according to writer Mark Ames, she modeled her heroic characters on one of the most despicable sociopaths of her time. Ames’ conclusion is important for understanding today’s political economy. “Whenever you hear politicians or Tea Partiers dividing up the world between ‘producers’ and ‘collectivism,’” he wrote, “just know that those ideas and words more likely than not are derived from the deranged mind of a serial-killer groupie....And when you see them taking their razor blades to the last remaining programs protecting the middle class from total abject destitution—Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid—and bragging about how they are slashing these programs for ‘moral’ reasons, just remember Rand’s morality and who inspired her.”
Now we know that Rand was also just as hypocritical as the Tea Party freshman who railed against “government health care” to get elected and then whined that he had to wait a month before getting his own Cadillac plan courtesy of the taxpayers.
But, as I note in my book, The Fifteen Biggest Lies About the Economy, that's par for the course. A central rule of the U.S. political economy is that people are attracted to the idea of “limited government” in the abstract—and certainly don’t want the government intruding in their homes—but they really, really like living in a society with adequately funded public services.
That's just as true for an icon of modern conservatism as it is for a poor mother getting public health care for her kids.
Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet. He is the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy (and Everything else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know About Taxes, Jobs and Corporate America). Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter.
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