Sunday, November 11, 2012
• And Now, a Word from Mr. Mourdock's God
“I am the god of 'In God We Trust.' You shall have no other gods before me. Give to the poor (if you must) out of your excess and at your discretion. Don't be compelled by guilt. The poor don't need a safety net as long as I, the god of the Koch brothers and Ayn Rand, lives in the heart of every patriotic American. It is money that I love, not mercy for its own sake. Mercy without conditions offends me.”
Saturday, May 19, 2012
• Movie review: Amazing 'Avengers'—Film goes above and beyond comic book fans' expectat
Marvel was the countercultural home of misfits like Lee & Kirby. It was a place where Ayn Rand-inspired iconoclasts like Steve Ditko, the co-creator of Spider-Man, had creative freedom. The weirdness and combustibility of the creators and their characters turned tiny Marvel Comics into the industry leader within a decade.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
• • Support attracted by Ron Paul sends chills
Because Mr. Paul espouses social-political theories that young people in the first throes of infatuation with Ayn Rand’s dreary melodramas take seriously, he is as close as many of them will ever get to the long-dead founder of Objectivism. Mr. Paul has become an avatar of enlightened self-interest, even while maintaining a friendly, if not necessarily avuncular, demeanor. He’s like a prickly old uncle who shows up at a family gathering after years in exile ready to pass on his version of the family’s twisted history to the next generation.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
• The wretched, venal life of Rev. Ike
Rev. Ike never claimed he was a "Christian minister," though he could fill Madison Square Garden with money-grubbing acolytes as fast as any preacher. "This is the do-it-yourself church," he would say tossing aside the Apostle Paul and channeling Ayn Rand. "The only savior in this philosophy is God in you."