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Ayn Rand Cultist – New Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

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Sajid Javid is Ayn Rand Cultist.

Ayn Rand

A thousand years from today…one 20th Century name will stand out as being unique in the most startling and positive way – the name, that is, of the onlyoriginal thinker of this century: Ayn Rand.

When all the government-manipulating looters of our time, in company with all the left-wing, state-worshipping reactionaries – the blind followers of the ever-running gospel of Plato, Augustine, Ambrose, Aquinas, Luther, Kant, Hegel, Saint Simon, Proudhon, Marx and Marcuse – who have turned so much of the world into a collectivist cesspool, are rotten and forgotten in their graves, one name will still be as bright as the brightest star: Ayn Rand.

NICHOLAS CARTER

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Who is Sajid Javid, the UK’s new home secretary?

His other hero apart from Thatcher is Ayn Rand – he recounted once that he regularly rereads the courtroom scene from her novel The Fountainhead, telling the Spectator he admired its description of “the power of the individual … sticking up for your beliefs, against popular opinion”.

Javid,

Just before Christmas, Sajid Javid performed a ritual he has observed twice a year throughout his adult life: he read the courtroom scene in The Fountainhead. To Ayn Rand fans, it’s famous: the hero declares his principles and his willingness to be imprisoned for them if need be. As a student, Javid read the passage to his now-wife, but only once — she told him she’d have nothing more to do with him if he tried it again. ‘It’s about the power of the individual,’ he says. ‘About sticking up for your beliefs, against popular opinion. Being that individual that really believes in something and goes for it.’

Spectator.

Cde Michael Ezra says,

Ayn Rand Worship

While not official doctrine, Objectivists were nonetheless expected to believe that (1) Ayn Rand is the greatest mind since Aristotle and the greatest human being who ever lived; (2) [Ayn Rand’s novel] Atlas Shrugged is not just the greatest novel of all time, but the greatest achievement in human history; (3) Rand is the ultimate authority on what thoughts, feelings, and aesthetic tastes are appropriate to human beings.

Written by Andrew Coates

May 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm

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  1. Admiring aspects of a writer’s work doesn’t necessarily imply that the person expressing admiration agrees with all of the author’s views. For example many liberal minded Conservatives (and some Socialists) admire aspects of Mill’s work – his essay “On Liberty” springs to mind – but they remain Conservatives and Socialists rather than (as Mill was) a liberal.

    Best, Kevin

  2. Exactly drewdog, I know of no politician who could ever be described as an objectivist. They may like Ayn Rand but they are unable to put her ideas into practice. There is just too many interests working against objectivism. Heck, even they don’t believe you can get objectivists politicians into power and create an objectivist society. They are like Leninists in that respect.
    I’ve read Atlas Shrugged, whilst it is the worst novel ever written there are some things in it to admire. Like taking pride in your work, but that is about it.

    Steven Johnston

    May 1, 2018 at 2:15 pm

  3. A very kind response.

    Yet it seems unlikely that many would read passages out loud from On Liberty during courtship.

    Andrew Coates

    May 1, 2018 at 2:16 pm

  4. Nor, I think, would quoting Das Kapital or The German Ideology get the aspiring lover very far. The way to a girl’s heart, is by poetry or other art. ‘Tis better for lovers to spend their hours amongst flowers, rather than with Rand who is, quite frankly bland.

  5. ““Il faut être toujours ivre. Pour ne pas sentir l’horrible fardeau du temps qui brise vos épaules, il faut s’enivrer sans trêve. De vin, de poésie ou de vertu, à votre guise. Mais enivrez-vous !”

    Baudelaire. Le Spleen de Paris.

    Be always drunken.
    Nothing else matters:
    that is the only question.
    If you would not feel
    the horrible burden of Time
    weighing on your shoulders
    and crushing you to the earth,
    be drunken continually.
    Drunken with what?
    With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you will.
    But be drunken.

    Andrew Coates

    May 1, 2018 at 5:40 pm

  6. This is the woman who denounced Ronald Reagan! I think it’s safe to say she would not have sanctioned Sajid.

    Steven Johnston

    May 2, 2018 at 9:43 am


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