Wow, if I still smoked ganja I'd say, "Pass the joint". That sounds deep, but what does it REALLY mean?
Oh my, macsurf, I'm glad you're not one of those types who goes along with something just because it SOUNDS deep. I think it's about Republicans ... ;O
Is it self-centered greed or legitimate self-interest that is the main concern with those who do not understand Ayn Rand? Those who admire and criticize Ayn Rand’s beliefs about people who stand on their own feet often say she promoted selfishness, thereby greed, which is self-centered and anti-individual creativity. That is anti-Rand. Rand admired the creative individual, people like railroad builder James Jerome Hill, on whom she was reputed to have based her character Nathaniel Taggart in Atlas Shrugged. Independent “I’m OK, you’re OK” people are OK with Rand, not the criminal takers. If we look at Howard Roark’s summation to the jury, from Fountainhead, we do not see a self-centered individual destroying his work. If he was greedy he would have simply accepted his payment. We see an other- and outer-centered individual in love with his own dreams and creations, as one would love a spouse, child or family and refuse to allow them to be assaulted. That is the kind of self-interest that built America. Though love for anything spiritual may be missing, a great idea or vision also measures up to that which is spiritual, beyond self, and that view is not even inconsistent with Christianity. Claysamerica.com.
Ayn Rand is the proto-Palin (insulated from rational criticism, as in, she was able to summon minions to protect her, at public engagements, from mean-and-nasty thinking people). Please waste no more blog-space on her. As I have said on my own blog, it is truly frightening to consider her -?fear?- -?loathing?- of altruism, which is the very foundation of my and my husband's family.
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