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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-10 03:16 PM
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46. People who tend to put words and actions on dead people...
Edited on Mon Mar-01-10 04:01 PM by liberation
... should not be lecturing other people.

Rand was a mediocre thinker, pissed off because the commies took her toys away.


There was nothing to get in regards to Ayn Rand, in the same sense that there was nothing to extra to "get" regarding the context of Mussolini, because he had made the trains run on time for the first and only time in Italy. From a literary standpoint, her books are mediocre to the extreme. From a philosophical standpoint, none of her works can even be considered remotely philosophical in nature (never mind in content). Her personal life was a mess. She has (and never did) no credibility at an international level, none. It beats me why people still discuss this hack. She was an unremarkable thinker, who may have been right about a couple of issues... in the same sense that a stopped watch is not the most energy efficient way of telling time twice a day.

In the same sense, it is no coincidence that todays Randian acolites, be it Ron Paul or Greenspan... are equally demented and flawed characters, who feel entitled to a sense of validation which is completely undeserved. And it is fueled by the same "being right twice a day" rate of correct time telling in a 24 hr period as a brocken grandpa clock.

There are far better thinkers and authors from her generation, which had to suffer obscurity due to all the spot light reserved for this hack. Sad really...

If she was such a seeker of virtue, as you try to claim. Her words today would be to tell us to stop wasting our time and effort parsing her mediocre prose, and would direct us to far worthier authors. Isn't put words on dead people fun?
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