Book Review: Will Ayn Rand FINALLY influence the American political right?
With Obama's fascism taking over America, the question arises: can the American political right find ways to stop America's headlong race down the road to serfdom?
To even have hope of stopping the leftist and union thugs who have come into power, right wing lovers of freedom must gain a thorough understanding of the left, and more importantly must come to understand how people on the right cause their own defeat by means of what Ayn Rand calls "the sanction of the victim."
In her new book, Goddess of the Market, University of Virginia historian Jennifer Burns goes along with the subtitle: Ayn Rand and the American Right, seeming to indicate that Ayn Rand might somehow have something to do with the modern political right wing.
Ayn Rand avoided contact with and spent a lot of time fighting the American right. She saw most right-wingers as hopelessly politically naive. If she were alive today she would most certainly pin responsibility for the Obama fascist takeover on the foolishness of the right.
Can America turn away from the road to serfdom? Unquestionably! But the American political right desperately needs the political insight which Ayn Rand provides. Because of this, the subtitle of Jennifer Burns' book might just serve the cause of freedom. With such a subtitle, maybe some right-wingers will be attracted to Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged.
One seemingly insurmountable barrier to the political right's willingness to really take seriously Ayn Rand's ideas is her loudly professed atheism. In this respect, Rand seems like a leftist. Therefore many on the American right knee-jerk reflexively stay away from Rand.
The problem is most people on the political right are hesitant to admit that a person can be spiritual without being religious. Since Rand is anti-religion, she couldn't possibly be spiritual, right?
Meanwhile, as if in a cosmic joke, the American political left has elevated Marxist ideas to religious status. The left will not question Marx, but accepts his nonsense on faith, mindlessly worships government, and works day and night and weekends 24-7 with furious religious fervor to expand government control over people.
re-li-gious: -adjective; scrupulously faithful; conscientious.
spir-it-u-al: -adjective; of or pertaining to the spirit or soul, as distinguished from the physical nature.
a socialist governmental system led by a dominant party which seeks to control industry and commerce, and uses legislation and governmental decree to force Utopian programs on people.
one's natural state of being; a governmental system reflecting one's natural state, including voluntary funding and voluntary willingness to join and cooperate with some rules, but with no restrictions forced on people.
If you are just waking up to your innate libertarian side and want to investigate deeper the underlying nonsense of Obama's religion of government worship, give yourself the pleasure of reading Ayn Rand's epic and masterful novel, Atlas Shrugged
"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles
For the last election year studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles
For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism
“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)
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