According to the UK’s Guardian from August 17, 2012…”The Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California venerates the late philosopher as a prophet  [Or could that be profit? ]    of unfettered capitalism who showed America the way.  A decade ago it struggled to have its voice heard.  Today it booms all the way to Washington DC.”

Paul Ryan is a devotee, giving Rand’s novel ATLAS SHRUGGED as Christmas presents and saying she was the reason he got into public service.  [Wait…public service?  Altruism is a sin to most Randians].  The Tea Party has adopted Rand as a seer.”  Rand’s influence is most often with Republicans despite Rand being a pro-choice atheist.

Let’s compare Ryan and Rand…

  • Rand did not like Reagan.  Ryan worked for Reagan.
  • Rand believed abortion to be a moral right.  Ryan is anti-abortion.
  • Rand was an atheist.  Ryan is a Catholic.
  • Rand promoted self-reliance.  Ryan is supported by the government.
  • Rand was against government help, but did use Medicare.  Ryan would do away with Medicare as we know it.

Just remember…Three Rs do not make a right, except in the Republican party’s right.


About alonegwen

Retired educator interested in living life fully. Will write about aging wisely, good reads, food, travel, dance reviews, and other items as they interest me.
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