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Obama and his Swipe at the "Virtue of Selfishness"

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Only a loser like Obama would take a swipe at a dead woman, and one that I may add is probably the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century (warts and all), but I digress. Ayn Rand was born in Russia and left there when communism was in full swing. If anyone could make a case against Marxism, it would have been Ayn Rand and I would have loved to see her cut Obama down in a head to head debate. Obama seems to think that categorizing people that disagree with him as Objectivists in a pejorative way boosts his position as a socialist. This clearly shows his facile understanding of Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Ayn Rand believed in using reason, and to that extent that rational self-interest was a virtue. It doesn’t proscribe that you would never help others outside of your family, but never as a sacrifice of yourself or anyone else. She didn’t believe in altruism as it isn’t rational. She was right of course. I do have issues with some of the results of her philosophy, but she brings more to the table in a positive way than negative. 

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Written by James Lagnese

November 1, 2008 at 9:50 am

Obama and his Swipe at the "Virtue of Selfishness"

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Only a loser like Obama would take a swipe at a dead woman, and one that I may add is probably the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century (warts and all), but I digress. Ayn Rand was born in Russia and left there when communism was in full swing. If anyone could make a case against Marxism, it would have been Ayn Rand and I would have loved to see her cut Obama down in a head to head debate. Obama seems to think that categorizing people that disagree with him as Objectivists in a pejorative way boosts his position as a socialist. This clearly shows his facile understanding of Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Ayn Rand believed in using reason, and to that extent that rational self-interest was a virtue. It doesn’t proscribe that you would never help others outside of your family, but never as a sacrifice of yourself or anyone else. She didn’t believe in altruism as it isn’t rational. She was right of course. I do have issues with some of the results of her philosophy, but she brings more to the table in a positive way than negative. 

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Written by James Lagnese

November 1, 2008 at 9:50 am