Monday, January 30, 2012

Randsday: A Selfish Holiday

Consider getting my Ayn Rand Print for Randsday.

"February 2nd is the birthday of Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand developed and defended Objectivism, a philosophy that advocates rational selfishness.
To celebrate Randsday, you do something not done on any other holiday: you give yourself a present. Randsday is for getting that longed-for luxury you ordinarily would not buy for yourself. Or for doing that long-postponed, self-pampering activity you cannot seem to fit into your chore-packed schedule." Read more


egoist said...

Wouldn't a nice Ayn Rand silver medallion foot the bill?

I.M Fletcher said...

Hmmmm, I never knew what to think about Rand really, but then I read an article over at First Things in which it is claimed that Satanist Anton Levay (who wrote the Satanic Bible), said that what he writes/says is basically Rand -

Perhaps most are unaware of the connection, though LaVey wasn’t shy about admitting his debt to his inspiration. “I give people Ayn Rand with trappings,” he once told the Washington Post. On another occasion he acknowledged that his brand of Satanism was “just Ayn Rand’s philosophy with ceremony and ritual added.” Indeed, the influence is so apparent that LaVey has been accused of plagiarizing part of his “Nine Satanic Statements” from the John Galt speech in Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

Devotees of Rand may object to my outlining the association between the two. They will say I am proposing “guilt by association,” a form of the ad hominem fallacy. But I am not attacking Rand for the overlap of her views with LaVey’s; I am saying that, at their core, they are the same philosophy. LaVey was able to recognize what many conservatives fail to see: Rand’s doctrines are satanic.

Again, not too sure what to think about this, but if the guy who wrote the Satanic Bible identifies with what Rand says, and bases his writings on hers, then I think I'll give Rand a wide berth.

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Bosch Fawstin said...

A "satanist" has as much in common with Ayn Rand as Islam and peace do. I think this character is attempting to use Rand's name for attention, period.

Zilla/MJ said...

I am a week late for Randsday, but I got myself a present that I have wanted for a long time, the ProPiganda book! :)

Bosch Fawstin said...