Considering Ayn Rand’s life, do people see how lucky (ingeniously farsighted) she was to survive Russia’s Civil War, escape to the US in 1926 considering the monsters spawned in that period?
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She saw a window of opportunity in Lenin's NEP and was able to make the most of it.
Seems more likely now than when old dino was younger.
I watched some libtard tell my daughter that "Trickle Down Economics" never works. Reagans Policies failed.
She, unfortunately, was too young to DEFEND that attack.
But I was not. But, as usual, the instant he realized he could not defend his statements, he backed down.
I simply asked (about a local Mall, that is high-end, with high-end housing around it). And I asked... Did tons of businesses show up to support this, around this area? Did the locals get access to more jobs and more services? Is this NOT the very definition of Trickle Down? (All improvements produce a trickle down effect, as do all Factory Closures... But in a negative manner. To deny this is to deny existence!)
I turned to my daughter, with this person within ear shot, and I said "Liberals Lie. They believe lies. They spread lies. They cannot help it. They simply don't know how things actually work, and they want the lies to be true... So that they can feel dignified spreading the lies!"
She later told me it was over the top... And she felt horrible for the person.
Yes, I believe Praeger, on the whole, achieves a lot of good in opposing leftism in general, but there are marked differences between Objectivist philosophy and Praeger's Christian/conservative philosophy.
To begin with, Ayn Rand was never anything but atheist, although not a crusading one. Her prime target was collectivism in all of its varied forms, along with its ethical underpinning of altruism--the ethics of human sacrifice.
Ok, some Reps do seem to lean left. Sadly.
Ayn Rand campaigned stridently for Wilke and Dewey running against FDR, as well as again showing up vociferously for Goldwater 20 years later. Judging from this, my guess is she always voted Republican in any contest with a Democrat.
Are you confusing Objectivists with Libertarians (who more often than not favor open borders)? I never met an Objectivist who favored open borders, considering that a welfare state is there to support the unvetted masses who are very likely to respond to an invitation such as Biden/Mayorkas.
I personally couldn't vote for Rep. Dole in 1996, choosing rather to vote for Harry Browne, the Libertarian candidate. I also voted for Browne again in 2000, rather than vote for Bush or Nader. Voting for John McCain and Romney gave me the same feeling of stench that AR probably experienced in '52 and '56 voting for Eisenhower (rather than Dem A. Stevenson).
You and others reading our posts probably deserve a better response than that, but that's all I can do for now. If I could recall the authors of the posts I'm thinking of it would be helpful. I recall there was a link to an author in the Atlas Society giving a lengthy dissertation regarding open borders - good article that still left me unconvinced.