Paul Ryan has his interns and staff read Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Paul Ryan has said the author of these books is what inspired him to enter politics. Paul Ryan has said many times that he is guided by this author’s principles and philosophy.
Paul Ryan is talking about Ayn Rand.
Ayn Rand was born in Communist Russia. She spoke English with a Russian accent. Ayn Rand was a loud prognostic Atheist. Ayn Rand was a leader in making abortion legal in this country.
Can you imagine what the conservatives would do to Biden and the President if they touted a female Russian atheist abortionist? We liberals don’t care and would never accuse Paul Ryan of supporting communism, atheists or abortion.
Paul now disavows Ayn Rand. Paul says when he found out, “some time ago”, he stopped being a follower. Paul was a key note speaker at the Ayn Rand convention in 2009. Last year Paul was still telling reporters he recommends reading Ayn Rand.
So for 22 years Paul had not a clue as to who Ayn Rand was? Paul Ryan is either incredibly stupid or a great liar. If I were Paul I would fane stupid, that you can be excused.
The problem, we the educated have, with Ayn Rand is not Ayn Rand per say but people who take her fictional writings as gospel. Ayn Rand believed the leaders have to be the Elite who rule through Economics. There would be no government as we know it. It’s fun reading about a species that does not exist. But, has no substance for Homo sapiens.