Friday, January 28, 2011

Atlas Wanked, The Real Story

About 2 years ago, I published a piece called Atlas Wanked which pretty much summed up my adolescent fascination with Ayn Rand, and subsequent intellectual evolution by which I was forced to realize that my fascination with Rand was based on an immature selfish adolescent view of my role as a responsible human being.
Today, I read this piece which explained more about the fantasy Ayn lived in and the adolescent fictional reality that she created which is still being used to used to justify the economic anarchy of free market unregulated capitalistic greed.......
By the way, Rand Paul, another Tea Bagging Hero, has taken great lengths to explain that he wasn't named after Ayn, his real name is Randall...
Noted speed freakserial-killer fangirl, and Tea Party hero Ayn Rand was also a kleptoparasite, sneakily gobbling up taxpayer funds under an assumed name to pay for her medical treatments after she got lung cancer.
tea-party-john-galt.jpgAn interview with Evva Pryror, a social worker and consultant to Miss Rand's law firm of Ernst, Cane, Gitlin and Winick verified that on Miss Rand's behalf she secured Rand's Social Security and Medicare payments which Ayn received under the name of Ann O'Connor (husband Frank O'Connor).
As Pryor said, "Doctors cost a lot more money than books earn and she could be totally wiped out" without the aid of these two government programs. Ayn took the bail out even though Ayn "despised government interference and felt that people should and could live independently... She didn't feel that an individual should take help."
But alas she did and said it was wrong for everyone else to do so.


Laci the Chinese Crested said...

My dad was a complete conservative: he believed all this bullshit.

He wasn't some GED jerk like sepp, but a pediatrician.

Problem is that he had bipolar disorder. In the end, he had a heart condition that led to a stroke.

So, this proponent of private enterprise, ladeedaa ended up on in a nursing home on medicaid. I should add he did that all alone since I hadn't seen him in nearly 20-25 years when he died.

At least he had medicaid, which he wouldn't have had if that crowd had their way.

So, that is where the ladder principle came from, which means there is no surprise that Ann Rand was all talk and not much else.

-Sepp said...

Now I understand your bitterness Laci.
Daddy issues.
No surprise at all.

microdot said...

And Sepp, you had mommy issues?
You're about the most humorless bitter pill I've run across. Fat Barb was a whole chocolate cream pie more fun than you. seriously,m what do you guys do in the bunker for laughs? Lighting farts must get pretty painful after a while.

microdot said...

And while I respect your right to make as big of an asshat of yourself as possible...If that is what you want to make me look at, and the other people who come here look at...well, I think it's time for this little cranky guy to put on his jammies and go to bed.
G'night Seppster.

microdot said...

Laci, the entire issue of Sepp, who probably has not a shred of self awareness as to how he projects himself, dared to take your anecdote and try to insult you in his, what he considered acute intellectual analytical fashion.

If the dude had a shred of humor, any hint of intellectual playfulness, if engaging him was somehow fun, and when it comes to fun in a relationship, it cannot be one sided...I might be inclined to reconsider.
I am hereby banning this humorless, inflated turd in my punchbowl to non posting status.

I'm sure he'll bitch about my fascistic tendencies in other places, but I will never tolerate waking up and seeing his projectile diarhetic zombie brain shit here again.

Seppster, if you were an engaging jackass, if you had a shred of playfulness, a bone of good humor in your would have made all the difference...but I really think your are a humorless crank and dangerous to yourself and all those who have to tolerate your close proximity....

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

Microdot,I forgot sepp has daddy issues of his own.

But, you are correct, he tried to take my anecdote and use it to insult me.

The prob is that Sepp reminds me of my dad, only without the ability to get the education.

Yet another reason for me not to respect sepp.

microdot said...

I stopped respecting him or letting him affect me a long time ago. He's back in his bunker lighting his buddies farts for laughs as far as I'm concerned.

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

Other than being a petty annoyance, sepp doesn't bother me. He's like a gnat buzzing in your ear.

microdot said...

But, I just swatted the gnat...go buzz in someone elses ear....

-Sepp said...

"Sepp, you have never met me, yet you make judgements which are completely wrong."

Funny how the same standard you set only applies to me. You assume everything, make judgements about me...and it's ok...but, I sunk to your level of "civility" and gave you your own dose of shit right back to you and you have a fucking meltdown over it?
I must have punched your little button by hitting too close to home.
The fact is that you ARE a bitter little person with Daddy issues.
And since you insist on acting like a douchbag with every post you make, I'll have no problem treating you as one.
You set the tone. Now I'm just returning it to you.

MD, for a former hippie, you've seemed to have joined the establishment rather well.
During MY hippie days it was all about individual freedom...and I still believe in it.
For you, it seems that the individual freedom ideal has morphed into complete conformity for the state to control you...and you're fine with that!
Somewhere along the line the good old fashioned hippie ideal that you could run your own life BETTER than some asshole in D.C was whittled away to the point where you've traded your former principles of free individualism for the security in the HOPE that some asshole in the government will take care of you.
Other than your musical tastes, you've simply become exactly what you used to despise...a conformist to the man!
Down with big brother...if he doesent direct deposit my social security check!
Let's take it to the man!...unless he's a democrat fucking us like a republican while placating us with freebies!

Power to the people! Unless the rulers make a great campaign speech!
FREEDOM NOW!....unless they tell us it's not good for us!

Free love for all! long as medicare part B covers my viagra!

Funny how in 2011 I'M the conservative but, demanding personal freedom from government control while you're the "liberal" demanding more government.

Maybe with your age and wisdom you can explain to me when the ideals got switched?

I just turned 42. Does it mean that when I'm your age, I'll shitcan my ideals individual liberty and trade them all for conformity too?
Maybe I should piss away my savings and everything I've set aside for my retirement years and just become a cheerleader for the idea that the government and others should take up responsibility for my choice to party it up now while I can?

Although sitting here in my bunker and lighting farts for entertainment sounds better than stashing 10% of my paychecks away every year, having my home paid for and clear already and, secure in knowing that I won't be a slave to a politician's empty promises is inviting...maybe you can school me as to doing the opposite is better.
Maybe I'm just a sucker but, almost everyone my age that I know will still be a slave paying for their homes at age 65, not yet eligable for social security if it still exists and exactly where YOU are...a person who pissed away freedom for security and more than willing to give up the rights they still have...and their kid's reap what they should have / could have gotten for themselves all along...freedom from being dependent on the government.
You see MD, I'M the hippie now. And I practice what I preach.
And, unlike you, I'm NOT willing to sell my kids out or, anyone else's kids in order to secure a temporary security for myself.
I still hold myself to a principle I believe in.
YOU however, sold out long ago.

YOU stopped caring about being fucked. Now you only care about WHO is fucking you!
Republicans fucking you is bad.
Democrats fucking you is good?
No thanks!
Independence fucks them!

microdot said...

You know, I was out side for a while with the dog and I thought about Sepps rant and I couldn't stop thinking it was sort of like listening to Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf as covered by the Statler Brothers....
Too frickin bizarre for words....
A corporate teabaggin fox watching beck parroting syncophant claiming to have original ideas about his personal freedom as defined by Dick Armey and the Koch Brothers and approved for a general audience by Rupert Murdoch.

microdot said...

And, unfortunately, I am now enabling comment moderation for the first time, but I will leave Sepps steaming pile of cow shit here for your personal inspection.

mud_rake said...

Ayn Rand is the perfect case of the ladder principle

It's ALWAYS the case throughout history. The Toto-Tug of the curtain always exposes these charlatans at some time in their lives, some sooner, some later.

In the meantime, sadly, they bamboozle millions of gulible people who give their brains to these propagandists to use as needed.

The Tea Party is but the most recent example of a group of brain-doners.

On another note, I find Sepp to be quite humorless in all of his comments. Maybe it's just an act to maintain his disconnected, abrasive image of what we assume is natural for right-wingers. Maybe it isn't an act at all. Only he knows for sure.

microdot said...

actually, in reading Sepps comments, he makes a pretty strong case between his layers of caked creosotic bile, to support my critiisms of Rand.
But I am leaving the moderstion in place because I would like to stop the mounting escalation of posts from him. It is becoming ridiculous, but even more, boring.

Anonymous said...

For a minute I sensed a perfect troll storm. Unfortunately perfect troll storm hunting here is like wanking for too long and not being able to get off. Go back to troll school and come back when you're mastered the art of troll fluffing.