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We Are All Objectivists Now

OK, that's an exaggeration. But with the specter of socialism looming, many are moving farther in the direction of Ayn Rand than they ever thought they would.

One good example is conservative writer and blogger Dan Flynn. He has never been an objectivist and in fact devoted a chapter of his book Intellectual Morons to flogging Ayn Rand and her followers.

But in  a recent posting on his blog, he uses a chapter from Atlas Shrugged as a starting point for his critique of Barak Obama's infomerical. The title, "This Is Barak Obama Speaking" is a play on "This Is John Galt Speaking" , the title of the Atlas Shrugged chapter. He does a goofus and gallant style comparison between Barak Obama and John Galt, the hero of Atlas Shrugged. Obama, of course is goofus, and Galt plays the role of gallant.

It's quite an effective commentary. Click here if you want to read it.


Good post. I'm pretty wary of labelling any liberal as a "socialist" but I think Obama's coming pretty close.

I particularly liked one commentator's comparison of Obama with Galt - "I swear that I will live for the sake of another man and ask another man to live for mine". :D

That's the problem, isn't it? Once you take up the first part, you open the door for the second. And vice versa.