Randian Cardboard heros

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    See those guys yessterday defending ripping off their customers?


    Those are the Heros Ayn Rand tried to convince you were Gods.

    Hows that Randy Heroy thing working out for you?
     
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    I don't know any Randian Cardboard Heroes. But I am aware of a Moonbat Styfrofoam one:

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    Who is that , It doesnt look like anyone I knows hero?
     
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    WTF? You really need to layoff the weed Truther.
     
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    Then there is Randian Paul. If he gets the Republican senatorial nod here I will have to vote demoncratic.
    He has been endorsed by both Cheney and Palin.

    I am pulling for his main republican opponent, Grayson.
     
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    If you are going to speak to a topic, you really ought to have a clue first.

    Have you ever read one of her books? These guys are Randian villains. They purchased license to steal fair and square from the government, which usually prints such licenses under the rubric of 'consumer protection.'
     
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    What TM doesn't grok is that the GS executives are emblematic of the villains in a Rand Novel. They practice Cronyism by collaborating with politicians and government bureaucrats to "socialize risk and privatize profits".

    What we saw yesterday was a bunch of Orren Boyles, Wesley Mouches, and the "bright young" bond "defreezers".
     
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    HAHAHAHAAH

    So you deny they are the people Ayn Rand glorified?

    She glorified just these type of people
     
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    Randian hero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    As a conception of the ideal man, the Randian hero has much in common with Aristotle's conception of agathos, in that both are morally heroic and heroically rational.[1] The philosophers share a similar naturalist/objectivist meta-ethical perspective emphasizing character as the primary determinant of moral worth, and possess a fundamentally heroic attitude towards life.[1][3] The Randian hero exemplifies ethical egoism, the normative ethical position that the self-interest of the individual ought to be the basis for moral action.[1] The specific virtues of the Randian hero, like the Aristotelian ideal, are created from rationality, the primary virtue; rationality is the hero's basic tool of survival, to be exercised at all times.[4] The primary value, the "highest moral purpose", is happiness (cf. eudaimonia).[4] Rand frequently declared her motive and purpose in writing to be "the projection of an ideal man";[2] all of her protagonists are heroes
     
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    I'm giving odds that the answer is "no".

    Rand is a favorite strawwoman of authoritarian nutbars like Truthdontmatter, who not-at-all-coincidentally strongly mimic nutbar antagonists in Rand's incomprehensibly boring novels. :lol:
     

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