Ayn Rand In 1959: "This Country Is Moving Towards Socialism"

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    Ayn Rand also likes sociopaths and thinks it's OK for guys to rape their girlfriends as long as they're "special".
     
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    And that was in the 50s!!!!!!! The 50s!!!!

    Just imagine how much we've moved in just 50 years!
     
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    I don’t consider her a philosopher. Neither do other philosophers — you won’t find her works taught in most (any?) philosophy departments. You also won’t find her discussed in any standard works on the history of philosophy — either in general or specifically American philosophy.

    At least, I haven’t seen her mentioned in any of the works I’ve read and used. She doesn’t appear to be in Grayling’s two volume introduction to philosophy, the Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, or Kuklick’s history of American philosophy — just to name a couple of sources at hand. I suppose there must be some philosophy reference works out there which at least mention Rand and Objectivism, but it doesn’t appear to be common — and for good reason, I think.
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    Just because her philosophy isn't taught, or most other philosophers don't consider her among them, doesn't make her any less a philosopher. Just because a philosophy isn't all that attractive to the masses doesn't mean it's not a philosophy.
     
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    Gee....... 50 years and we are still not Socialist

    Can we "move" any slower?

    Shows what she knows
     
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    Brilliant woman for sure. Socialism is definitely on the march here in the U.S. The thing i always struggle to understand or accept is the fact that so many citizens are so willing to just give all their Freedoms & Liberty away. Today's America kind of reminds me of Germany during the Nazi reign. The citizens of Germany were just so willing to go along with anything the Nazis did or simply ignored the awful things they were doing. It really is a Sheeple mentality. There certainly weren't too many citizens in Germany who stood up to the Nazis and there just aren't too many citizens in America currently standing up to their Socialists either. The few that are standing up are being smeared as being "Loons" or "Un-American Nazis" by the usual suspects. Goebbels used these very same tactics in Germany as well. It's all an effort to publicly shame and discredit anyone who dares to oppose their oppressive Socialist agenda. I really do hope more Americans become inspired and begin to fight to take their country back but i'm just not very optimistic at this point. Thanks for your post Lightfiend.
     
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    You don't look in the mirror much, do you...
     
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    Yup, they are called today's republicans who will go with the party no matter what. That is truly giving your freedom away.

    If it's on the march, it's the damndest slowest march I have seen.
     

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