@PDXer Yes, and historically to date like socialism which inevitably becomes facism.what she was warning against in this country..which unfortunately was prophetic on her part.
@Rhages It is one thing to understand a philosophy of a thinker like Nietzsche and to have survived the facism that Rand did when his thinking was warped by a corrupt government. She saw where that kind of idealism led and was warning us all here. What is interpretted by some socialists as a book full of hate is indeed Rand's outpourings against facism and because she valued America.
@Rajendra Lakhotia@twitter I thought that was interesting too, but also a truth, because here we have on this blog those who hate her but are compelled to read her ..and those who understand her passion to warn America about how we were slipping into the evil of facism, and read her because this novel is such a prophetic parody for what we are watching play out before our eyes, even to the use of the phrase "fair share tax." Chilling.
@Dolmance Try to stick to the issues and substance of her philosophy so we can debate with some integrity please.
@RonSabo ...I agree. It is significant of the hate of hearing the truth Rand prophesied would happen in this country. She is calling a spade a spade. Radical Progressives ...the likes of which are now driving our current government are actually communists and here is this seer who prophesied that totalitarianism could happen here, and lo and behold ...only a few decades later and here we are with haters of liberty wanting to demonize anyone who dares to honor their own life creative life force and belonging to them.
All of you on this blog who are so passionately repelled by Rand's work have not experienced living under the oppression of a facist country the way she had and then had seen how this same socialism was already taking hold here...which it now is about to become a prophetic word for us now. Of course if you are leaning toward the communist state that she was warning us against in America, it isn't surprising that you would want to silence her. But you never will.