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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 10:27 AM

The GOP's Ayn Rand death cult: Trump's party is literally killing the American people


The GOP's Ayn Rand death cult: Trump's party is literally killing the American people
Imagining themselves as virile heroes from Ayn Rand's terrible books, Republicans have become the pro-death party

By CHAUNCEY DEVEGA
FEBRUARY 24, 2021 11:00AM


(Salon) Behold! Death rides upon a pale horse and Death is a Republican.

The coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 500,000 people in the United States. This is roughly equivalent to the cumulative number of Americans lost in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. These deaths from the coronavirus were largely preventable.

Instead, at almost every opportunity Donald Trump and his regime, through willful negligence if not outright sabotage and negligent homicide, made decisions which caused more deaths, not fewer, from the pandemic.

....(snip)....

While Republicans and the right market themselves as being "pro-life," in reality their policies could more fairly be described as pro-death. These dire outcomes rest on the following foundation.

Neoliberalism or "gangster capitalism." Every part of society is to be financialized and subjected to the forces of the market. There is no innate value to human life and human dignity. "Democracy" is but a tool for the market and the moneyed classes to gain more control over society through a process that superficially legitimizes their authority and rule. In this sociopathic worldview, there are "makers and takers," "productive" people as compared to those deemed to be "parasites" and "surplus" human beings. Social democracy is to be destroyed and ultimately replaced by "market forces" and some version of "managed democracy" or "competitive authoritarianism". ............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2021/02/24/the-gops-ayn-rand-death-cult-trumps-party-is-literally-killing-the-american-people/




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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 10:42 AM

1. They are super religious and follow

The Gospel of John Galt.

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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 11:12 AM

2. Ayn Rand and 45: Two big-league grifters elevated to godhood by worshipful grifter wannabes.

When the two people most blindly worshiped by Uglicans are both scam artists (oops, three -- gotta add Saint Ronnie in there too) that should be a red flag to American voters: stay away from scammers or get scammed.

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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 11:49 AM

3. She died on our tax payers dime.

I really would like to see more written about how she used a flake name and then used her real name to collect ss and medicare in the last days of her life. Somebody needs to expose her for the fraud that she truly was

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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 04:14 PM

4. Ayn Rand's philosophy is deeply anti-Christian.

How can you buy into her worldview and call yourself a Christian?

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