The HuffPo tells us that Ayn Rand (really, her name is Alisa Zinovievna Rosenbaum) lied to all of those idiotic sycophantic followers of hers:
Say it ain’t so Alisa Zinovievna Rosenbaum.
A heavy smoker who refused to believe that smoking causes cancer brings to mind those today who are equally certain there is no such thing as global warming. Unfortunately, Miss Rand was a fatal victim of lung cancer.
However, it was revealed in the recent “Oral History of Ayn Rand” by Scott McConnell (founder of the media department at the Ayn Rand Institute) that in the end Ayn was a vip-dipper as well. An interview with Evva Pryror, a social worker and consultant to Miss Rand’s law firm of Ernst, Cane, Gitlin and Winick verified that on Miss Rand’s behalf she secured Rand’s Social Security and Medicare payments which Ayn received under the name of Ann O’Connor (husband Frank O’Connor).
As Pryor said, “Doctors cost a lot more money than books earn and she could be totally wiped out” without the aid of these two government programs. Ayn took the bail out even though Ayn “despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently… She didn’t feel that an individual should take help.”
But alas she did and said it was wrong for everyone else to do so. Apart from the strong implication that those who take the help are morally weak, it is also a philosophic point that such help dulls the will to work, to save and government assistance is said to dull the entrepreneurial spirit.
In the end, Miss Rand was a hypocrite but she could never be faulted for failing to act in her own self-interest.
Yes, she was a hypocrite. They all are. It is all theater with most knowing they are actors and quite a few just stupid assholes that aren’t smart enough to see the act. Brain dead sycophants that regurgitate her brand of bullshit. And when it came right down to the nut-cuttin’, we see that her goal was really self-preservation thru lies and deceit.
This should be an indication of where those fools that tout her bullshit daily measure up on the intelligence scale.
I am hoping (but not betting) that my southern redneck friends will understand the significance of this and the entire Kabuki Theater they act out for your benefit. To keep you calling for the heads of poor people and protecting the wealthiest of the wealthy. It makes me wonder if these very same people would call for Rand’s family to piss test or pay back that money she stole thru lies. No, just like my latest dialogue on FB with an old band mate from college, it appears that it is impossible for them to understand any of this. It is the poor “crack heads” that are the problem and laws like the latest Ky law are the solution.
Well, that is until B’Man takes them to task to show what an idiotic argument it is to begin with:
Stinky: Kentucky just passed the best law ever. To be on Foodstamps, Medicaid, or Cash Assistance for your Children or yourself, you HAVE TO pass a Drug Test. Now every other state should do the same. If you agree re-post. We have to work and take a drug test so should they
B’Man: Yes, so now when someone is found to have partaken in any substance (whether or not it was purchased or given) their children can starve. BRILLIANT!When you applaud having the bankers who were given the TRILLIONS in welfare piss tested, I’ll agree.
Until then, you sound like a person who has a good job and wants others to suffer.
Stinky: Been tested for drugs my self and passed so i don’t have to live off your taxes, as long as you have a prescription for what your taking it’s OK by me, got better things to do besides take a toke these days.
Job is a job at least i do have o…ne and will want one, even if it means working three in a day to stay off welfare and keep my kids fed beside trade my food stamps for some crack or weed.
I am upstanding citizen and signed my name on the dotted line to defend your freedom and my comments.
All government employees have to take drug test, why shouldn’t the one who live off the government do the same.
B’Man: So, to understand you, Stinky, you are willing to give up your freedoms even tho you signed the line to defend my freedoms (sounds like you are looking forward to it)? When I signed the line (I served in the Navy), I meant that I would defend the constitution from enemies, foreign and domestic. These enemies are the ones taking away the very freedoms I swore to defend (and “supposedly” you did, too). Not the poor people.
Do I have to explain how extraordinarily contrary such a stance is?
Just which of those freedoms did you sign for? All of them or just the ones you don’t mind giving up?
Do you honestly believe that everyone getting assistance is a crack or weed head? Are you that cynical or ignorant? Do you keep up with the news of the day and understand that this economic depression was NEVER caused by a single poor person?
So, Stinky, let me hear you jump on the bandwagon to have every banker and corporation dependent on the welfare of the TARP and other Stimulus pissed tested, too. Hell, for that matter, let us simply delete the parts about freedoms that you don’t mind throwing away and have EVERYONE tested.
I mean, shoot, you never know who might be a crack head (even tho prescription drugs cause far more problems than any illicit drug on the market).
And let me ask you this, Stinky: do you think it is proper and the American Way for you to have to work THREE jobs to feed your family? Don’t you think that something is wrong with that picture?
Next, since you BELIEVE that all government workers get piss tested, have your congressman show you his latest test results.
(Crickets will chirp as I wait)
Wake up, Stinky.
To believe that everyone on assistance is a crack head is foolish and shows the height of ignorance (this doesn’t mean you are stupid, but are getting bogus information, likely from the TV).
I can barely count on my two hands the number of ppl on my block who receive some sort of assistance. My wife (you know her) worked for decades and paid in, but her scoliosis has made it impossible and she is on Medicare. My next door neighbor is in her 70’s or 80’s and doesn’t have use of her legs after paying in for 4 or 5 decades, but according to you SHE needs a drug test. As a matter of fact, I know many people getting assistance and I don’t know a single crack head. Go figure. But YOU think they all need to be drug tested.
You are complaining about money, but do you realize that such a testing policy would be quite expensive to implement? So, what really is your motive?
Starving the children of the very few crack heads that are on assistance?
Are you a Christian?
If so, ask Jesus if He would balk and force piss tests to give bread and fishes.