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  •  Ryan doesn't need to believe his lies, he is (3+ / 0-)
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    following the Ayn Rand philosophy to a 't'.  He is following a convulted logic which boils down to the 'END JUSTIFYING THE MEANS.'

    We cannot critique Ryan nor understand him, without understanding the world of Objectivism: Philosophy of Ayn Rand

    Honesty as the Rejection of Unreality
    Honesty can be defined as "the refusal to fake reality or to pretend that facts are other than what they are." It is a rational virtue because pretense is metaphysically impotent, i.e. pretense can neither erase an existent nor create one. A con man who dupes gullible people into providing him a livelihood works against his self-interest by falling into the primacy of consciousness trap and becoming dependent on those people. The commission of a vice (such as lying) in order to obtain a value (such as an income) invalidates the acquisition of the value. In other words, the end never justifies the means when those means are irrational. Because the ultimate standard of value is individual human life, moral principles are absolute within their proper context. Thus, lying to obtain cash from an honest and productive person is morally wrong, while lying to protect one's children from kidnappers is morally right.
    (my bold)

    Obviously, aside from all the pious claptrap about Reality and protests that it is not about 'Ends Justifying the Means,' the conclusion is obviously THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS:

    So Ryan is not lying, he is "protecting this nation from kidnappers."  (YEAH, the 99% who think they have some rights to the goods of this world!)

    In order to defeat Ryan, his Randian underpinnings must be exposed.  And while we're at it, let's let the Religious Right know that a figure as important in their world as Chuck Colson warned them sternly against Rand, Objectivism or any Member of Congress who required their staff to read her books.  (Oh and did you know, Randism is also popular with?  The Church of Satan? Huh? I wonder what they have in common?  The video below answers that question.  Who woulda thunk it?)

    MUST VIEWING:

    Video and further information from Troutfishing's diary:

    "Crypto-cultists" and "cranks", said Colson: The video footage Paul Ryan hoped would go away

    To help win the election by spreading the truth about Rand, and therefore Ryan, make this video go viral.  Hopefully we can alert the Religious Right that one of their own warned sternly against Ayn Rand 'Prophet' Paul Ryan.

    I belong to the “US” of America, not the “ME,$,ME,$,ME,$” of America!

    by SeaTurtle on Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 08:31:31 AM PDT

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