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  •  I was listening to Thom Hartmann's (19+ / 0-)

    show this afternoon during the part where he was talking about Ayn Rand.  It made my blood run cold.   I am far from being ANY kind of expert on Ayn Rand, but I heard enough today to make me believe that what we're seeing in MI with these EFMs is a form of Ayn Rand economics.  That woman was a sociopath, if not a psychopath.   And Republicans and Tea Partiers are buying her twisted notions and trying to implement them.  She viewed people who were not of the wealthy elite as parasites on society.  Therefore the reasoning is to "get rid of" these "hangers-on" who cost the wealthy elite some of their precious money in support of them.  It is a raw, vile set of beliefs about "the other" of society and very much plays into this idea that is being bandied about that we are in a full-blown class war.

    The people of today, like Paul Ryan and Mike Pence to name just two, who support these ides need to be put right in the spotlight and shown for what they are.  And this foul series of beliefs that flows from Ayn Rand needs to be exposed loudly and thoroughly for what it is.  We have to find ways to do this because this is simply not something we can adapt and live with.  There is NO WAY one "lives with" Ayn Randism.   I hope someone who is more versed in Rand will do a diary (or series) on her.  The light needs to be shown BRIGHTLY on what this philosophy is all about.  We have to educate everyone and we have to fight this with all we've got.

    Objecting to our governor’s policies does not make a citizen of Wisconsin a criminal. Not yet, anyway. ~ nelangst

    by 3goldens on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 02:39:02 PM PDT

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