Sunday, January 06, 2013
• Why Conservatives Should Applaud the Movies of 2012
Atlas Shrugged movie |
There were plenty of right-leaning movies that arrived in theaters in 2012. In fact, my A-List feature from the December issue of Townhall Magazine counted down ten of the most conservative movies of the past year. Aside from such obvious fare as “Atlas Shrugged 2” and “2016: Obama’s America,” the list included several of the year’s highest-grossing films.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Monday, August 06, 2012
• • • The 20 Best Quotes From Ayn Rand
Individual Rights |
20) “Ask yourself why totalitarian dictatorships find it necessary to pour money and effort into propaganda for their own helpless, chained, gagged slaves, who have no means of protest or defense. The answer is that even the humblest peasant or the lowest savage would rise in blind rebellion, were he to realize that he is being immolated, not to some incomprehensible noble purpose, but to plain, naked human evil.”
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
• • Alabama Fights a UN Land Grab
Individual Rights |
Individual rights must take a backseat to community interests. Sound familiar? That’s probably because it’s been the ideology that American presidents have been agreeing to since 1992. Enter Agenda 21, the 40 chapter document from the United Nations that establishes environmental “principles” at local, national, regional, and international levels-and the object of Ayn Rand’s nightmare.
• Paul Ryan Schools Georgetown on How to Help the Poor
Ryan was greeted by a 50 foot banner asking the illuminating question, “Were you there when they crucified the poor?” That was accompanied by a letter from nearly 90 members of the faculty that already condemned his budget as a plan that “decimates food programs for struggling families, radically weakens protections for the elderly and sick, and gives more tax breaks for the wealthiest few.” [....] “In short, your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Monday, April 30, 2012
• • Why Your Doctor Secretly Hates Obamacare
Atlas Shrugged |Capitalism |
Dagny Taggart is the heroine of Ayn Rand’s novel, “Atlas Shrugged.” At one point, Dagny asks a renowned medical doctor named Dr. Hendricks why he left the medical practice. He says: “I quit when medicine was placed under State control … Do you know the kind of skill it demands, and the years of passionate, merciless, excruciating devotion that go to acquiring that skill [performing brain surgery]? …I would not let them [politicians] dictate the purpose for which my years of study had been spent, or the conditions of my work, or my choice of patients, or the amount of my reward. I observed that in all the discussions that preceded the enslavement of medicine, men discussed everything—except the desires of the doctors. … Let them discover the kind of doctors that their system will now produce. Let them discover, in their operating rooms and hospital wards, that it is not safe to place their lives in the hands of a man whose life they have throttled. It is not safe, if he is the sort of man who resents it—and still less safe, if he is the sort who doesn’t.”
Monday, October 31, 2011
• John Galt’s Income (or Bill Gate’s)
Atlas Shrugged |
Reference in title only.
According to a CBO report, the top 1% of income earners saw a 275% increase in their inflation-adjusted, after-tax income between 1979 and 2007.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 08, 2011
• • • The Greatest Speech On American Government Ever…Are You More Slave Or More Free?
Altruism |Atheism |Atlas Shrugged |The Virtue of Selfishness |Egoism |Personal life |
This video is a response to those
Libertine Libertarian, Randian, hedonistic/materialistic, mostly 20-something Ron Paul enthusiasts I encountered at this year’s CPAC who follow a political philosophy developed by Ayn Rand called Objectivism. According to Objectivism, if one gets rid of God and other distractions that interfere with objectivity, and looks coldly at reality, then the truth is supposed to “objectively” present itself. If you have read Rand’s doorstop novel (1,368 pages), Atlas Shrugged, you will discover that the main thrust of her book is not the propagation of Objectivism, but expressing her hatred of God.
Friday, September 23, 2011
• • • Earn Black Belt Unemployment
When conservatives and libertarians find themselves without meaningful work—through no fault of their own—they feel distressed and mortified at the prospect of accepting temporary government unemployment assistance to get by. Ayn Rand lends philosophical clarity to this dilemma. In the June 1966 edition of The Objectivist newsletter, she addresses the ethics of accepting a wide range of government assistance. She contends that it is morally acceptable to take government assistance when the government unjustly appropriates excess taxes, private property rights and free market opportunities from individual citizens.