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Ayn Rand was a Parasite, Looter and Moocher

January 29, 2011 27 comments

Ayn Rand is one of many patron saints of LIEbertarians and free-market CONservatives. Her ideas and philosophies continue to inspire morons and are invoked to defend the indefensible.

However, as I have previously said on many occasions- the biggest moralizers are often the biggest hypocrites.

A recent link on nakedcapitalism.com caught my eye- Ayn Rand Railed Against Government Benefits, But Grabbed Social Security and Medicare When She Needed Them

It turns out that the sociopath worshiping cunt availed of both social security and medicare.

“Morally and economically,” wrote Rand in a 1972 newsletter, “the welfare state creates an ever accelerating downward pull.”

Journalist Patia Stephens wrote of Rand: She called altruism a “basic evil” and referred to those who perpetuate the system of taxation and redistribution as “looters” and “moochers.” She wrote in her book “The Virtue of Selfishness” that accepting any government controls is “delivering oneself into gradual enslavement.”

By 1974, the two-pack-a-day smoker, then 69, required surgery for lung cancer. And it was at that moment of vulnerability that she succumbed to the lure of collectivism. Evva Joan Pryor, who had been a social worker in New York in the 1970s, was interviewed in 1998 by Scott McConnell, who was then the director of communications for the Ayn Rand Institute. In his book, 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand, McConnell basically portrays Rand as first standing on principle, but then being mugged by reality.

Ideology cannot compete with reality.

LIEberterians and CONservatives always prefer OTHERS do what they say and want, but have a different set of laws and rules for THEMSELVES.

Did I mention that she collected government benefits under her real name?

In the real world, however, Rand herself received Social Security payments and Medicare benefits under the name of Ann O’Connor (her husband was Frank O’Connor).

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Eternal Questions: Jan 29, 2011

January 29, 2011 10 comments

Here is another hard to answer question for the readers.

Why are white men deferential towards badly aging, demanding, amoral, greedy and mean older white women?

In almost all other countries, women adjust their attitudes to their sexual market value. So why don’t aging white hags adjust their attitudes? and more importantly- why do white men accept that shit?

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Domestic Security and Failing Regimes

January 29, 2011 1 comment

Have you noticed a trend concerning failing regimes and domestic security services? Whether it is Tunisia and Egypt in 2011, or Eastern Europe during the late 80s-early 90s, one pattern seems to recur.

Egyptian protesters again defy curfew; many police stand down

The second day of a government-imposed curfew doesn’t deter thousands of demonstrators, who are essentially given free rein through the center of Cairo. For the most part, police are absent and protests in the downtown area are peaceful for much of Saturday.

Note: The police (domestic security) are always distinct from the army (mostly external security) in almost all large countries, throughout human history.

The pervasive domestic intelligence and security apparatus of failing regimes often abandons them once they sense imminent doom.

Now, there are some very practical reasons for doing so. Nobody wants to be killed or lynched for being a cop in the old failing regime. Many people talk about how the extensive security apparatus in western countries would prevent uprisings. However countries with very well-funded, repressive and large domestic intelligence/ law enforcement agencies cannot stop mass unrest, once it reaches a critical mass.

The law enforcement system in the USA and other western countries, prior to the 1980s, was generally seen as reasonable and not particularly venal. However ‘wars’ on drugs, terror and other fabricated scares have created systems every bit as repressive and unaccountable as those in failed totalitarian regimes. Of course, white hubris aka “it cannot happen to us” and “we are different” would deny it.

But denial does not affect reality, nor is it a river in Egypt (pun intended). You have seen a glimpse of the future. So don’t complain when things start going in that direction.

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PS: In many ME countries, overall law enforcement and domestic intelligence are handled by one type of agency- Mukhabarat. While there may be many sub-divisions of civilian law enforcement, the overall mandate of such agencies is to perpetuate the regimes in power.