April 13, 2011

On Objectivism

A film version of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged opens this weekend.  This is all I have to say about it:
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
-John Rogers


Ian Thal said...

Anyone who doesn't think that the Atlas Shrugged film is a brilliant idea is either stupid, evil, or a proponent of totalitarianism.

Scoopernicus said...

I consider myself lucky I never even HEARD of Ayn Rand until my late twenties.

Vox Populi said...

I am just so disturbed that a whole new generation of readers, now slightly less than half educated due to the constant misinformation troweled out by self-serving right wing media, are going to fall prey to this thoroughly outdated, discredited, and dangerous nonsense once again. What's next? A resurgence of interest in Mein Kampf?

Ian Thal said...

"A resurgence of interest in Mein Kampf?"

Since when has there not been interest in Mein Kampf? It's a bestseller in Arab countries.