Sunday, August 12, 2012

THE REAL PAUL RYAN?


Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan admires a certain atheist Jewess, Alisa Rosenbaum, also known as Ayn Rand.

In 2005, Ryan said that "The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand"[28]

"I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are, and what my beliefs are. It's inspired me so much that it's required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff."[29]

Paul Ryan - Wikipedia

Ayn Rand’s First Love and Mentor Was A Sadistic Serial Killer Who Dismembered Little Girls.

ATLAS SHRIEKED: Ayn Rand's First Love and Mentor.


Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand rejected all forms of faith and religion.

Ayn Rand - Wikipedia

She said the individual should "exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself."[98]

She supported Israel in the Arab-Israeli War of 1973, describing the israelis as "civilized men fighting savages".[74]


Ayn Rand

She said that the European colonists had the right to take land from American Indians.[75]

Edward Rothstein, writing for The New York Times, referred to her fictional writing as quaint utopian "retro fantasy."

Mother Jones remarked that "Rand's particular genius has always been her ability to turn upside down traditional hierarchies and recast the wealthy, the talented, and the powerful as the oppressed".[167]

The Nation alleged similarities between Rand's ideas and fascism.[174] 


"Ryan seems to have no interest in reducing the U.S. military’s role as the world’s policeman."

A Presidential Election About the Economy.

"Paul Ryan seeks a high level of defense spending.

"If he increases defense funding ... over the next ten years... the rest of government would largely have to disappear." 


Millionaire "Paul Ryan was born into a well-to-do Janesville, Wisc. family, part of the so-called “Irish mafia”"

Paul Ryan: Randian poseur - Salon.com

Paul Ryan, center left, is pictured on the cover of the 1988 Joseph A. Craig High School yearbook in Janesville, Wis.
Not gay?

Ryan's father, grandfather and great-grandfather all died of heart attacks in their 50s


Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan.


9 comments:

P2P said...

I am a big fan of ayn rand. she had more sense in her than any other american philosopher of the past century.

she changed her name, possibly to pay heed to aino kallas, a finnish-estonian writer whose name could be translated as "ayn rand." rand is from st. petersburg, sharing the sea with helsinki and tallinn where kallas wrote.

I don't remember who said this, but if one wants to see who a philosopher really is, read their words on aesthetics. I recommend ayn rand's 'the romantic manifesto.'

the objectivist movement, formed around rand's philosophy by her, was hijacked long ago. rand herself wasn't perfect, and the statements on israel she made were definitely ill-informed. towards her later days she seemed to go a bit nutty - which does not reduce the value of her works written decades earlier.

Anonymous said...

Ayn Rand: is it in "PBS Frontlines "The Warning / Brooksley Born", where the notorious Alan Greenspan is also depicted as a admirer and follower of this woman?? Just from the looks, it appears to me, that Paul Ryan could be from the same tribe as Alan, this despite "his irish background"... the busdriver on the excursion to the Wicklow mountains near Dublin stated, "we have about ten tousand jews living here, in what we call little Jerusalem..
Caveman

Franz said...

Rand's massive popularity in America is not restricted to Paul Ryan:

Ex-Randite Michael Prescott explains it all, "Shrugging Off Ayn Rand" --

http://michaelprescott.freeservers.com/shrugging-off-ayn-rand.html

Cult of Ayn Rand & the Worship of Fascist Supermen, a vigorous anti-Rand from an atheist site (Rand WAS an atheist!) Some pro-Rand rejoinders in comments --

http://atheism.about.com/b/2006/02/24/cult-of-ayn-rand-the-worship-of-fascist-supermen.htm

The late, great Christopher Hitchens slags the Randites in 3 minutes at Youtube --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wYR6e9Z6es

Not online (that I know of) but HIGHLY recommended: Canadian researcher Jeff Walker's fine and detailed 1998 book, The Ayn Rand Cult --

http://www.amazon.com/The-Rand-Cult-Jeff-Walker/dp/0812693906

And of course, the old favorite:

ATLAS SHRIEKED: Ayn Rand’s First Love and Mentor Was A Sadistic Serial Killer Who Dismembered Little Girls --

http://exiledonline.com/atlas-shrieked-why-ayn-rands-right-wing-followers-are-scarier-than-the-manson-family-and-the-gruesome-story-of-the-serial-killer-who-stole-ayn-rands-heart/

Anonymous said...

ATLAS SHRIEKED: Ayn Rand’s First Love and Mentor Was A Sadistic Serial Killer Who Dismembered Little Girls
http://tinyurl.com/yhr6pbm

"Romantic Manifesto" indeed!

Anonymous said...

Excellent link above.

'Rand’s philosophy can be summed up by the title of one of her best-known books:The Virtue of Selfishness. She argues that all selfishness is a moral good, and all altruism is a moral evil, even “moral cannibalism” to use her words. To her, those who aren’t like-minded sociopaths are “parasites” and “lice” and “looters.”'

"The Virtue of Selfishness"? Unbelievable. "Altruism is a moral evil". Nuts!

Black is white, up is down, and sins are made virtues.

P2P said...

people not equipped with methods and tools to study philosophy will read an brief thing from the internet and scream "unbelievable!" and "nuts!"

how many philosophers do need to become misunderstood by people without the integrity to pick up one of their books up by themselves? this is exactly how good things become corrupted in this world.

http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/selfishness.html

"Men have been taught that the ego is the synonym of evil, and selflessness the ideal of virtue. But the creator is the egoist in the absolute sense, and the selfless man is the one who does not think, feel, judge or act. These are functions of the self.

Here the basic reversal is most deadly. The issue has been perverted and man has been left no alternative—and no freedom. As poles of good and evil, he was offered two conceptions: egoism and altruism. Egoism was held to mean the sacrifice of others to self. Altruism—the sacrifice of self to others. This tied man irrevocably to other men and left him nothing but a choice of pain: his own pain borne for the sake of others or pain inflicted upon others for the sake of self. When it was added that man must find joy in self-immolation, the trap was closed. Man was forced to accept masochism as his ideal—under the threat that sadism was his only alternative. This was the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on mankind.

This was the device by which dependence and suffering were perpetuated as fundamentals of life.

The choice is not self-sacrifice or domination. The choice is independence or dependence. The code of the creator or the code of the second-hander. This is the basic issue. It rests upon the alternative of life or death. The code of the creator is built on the needs of the reasoning mind which allows man to survive. The code of the second-hander is built on the needs of a mind incapable of survival. All that which proceeds from man’s independent ego is good. All that which proceeds from man’s dependence upon men is evil.

The egoist in the absolute sense is not the man who sacrifices others. He is the man who stands above the need of using others in any manner. He does not function through them. He is not concerned with them in any primary matter. Not in his aim, not in his motive, not in his thinking, not in his desires, not in the source of his energy. He does not exist for any other man—and he asks no other man to exist for him. This is the only form of brotherhood and mutual respect possible between men."

P2P said...

and, realize that in today's world any politician who embraces rand is an unconscious fool, because by definition the system they are participating in is not a place for truly selfish men - it is based on the exploitation and sacrifice of others.

I don't know what to think of people when they really seem to go about putting philosophers into these simplified boxes just because of their followers. who ever said it is ok to be a follower of anyone?

I can see the other commentators are not formally educated in deciphering philosophical texts like yours truly, but, if you read really slowly I bet from the following you can see why paul ryan or any of the like would never be one of the men rand would consider truly egoistic.

"The Objectivist ethics proudly advocates and upholds rational selfishness—which means: the values required for man’s survival qua man—which means: the values required for human survival—not the values produced by the desires, the emotions, the “aspirations,” the feelings, the whims or the needs of irrational brutes, who have never outgrown the primordial practice of human sacrifices, have never discovered an industrial society and can conceive of no self-interest but that of grabbing the loot of the moment.

The Objectivist ethics holds that human good does not require human sacrifices and cannot be achieved by the sacrifice of anyone to anyone. It holds that the rational interests of men do not clash—that there is no conflict of interests among men who do not desire the unearned, who do not make sacrifices nor accept them, who deal with one another as traders, giving value for value."

Anonymous said...

Yeah, pain exists only on account of the self. So, Rand was wrong in that regard, brah.

milar said...

P2P you study her and dont know she was born and raised in roosia a jew of course and came to amelika as part of a cultural destrcto agent to destabilize and screw with your head.(protocolzs teaching philosopies we know to be wrong. that is all she was a agent of jewzism sent to mess with your minds. and destroy another country and they are succeding.

 
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