Randex

Friday 19 December 2014
Jason Easley, PoliticsUSA

It appears that Harry Reid promoted Sanders to the budget committee for the purpose of taking on Paul Ryan and the other Ayn Rand followers who are dreaming of killing beloved and needed social programs.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Zachary Houle, PopMatters
Negative  

…the members of the Gallop seem like good guys. During “Heart Rate”, the following is sung: “I’m calling bullshit on survival of the fittest / It doesn’t make any sense when we could love one another.” Ayn Rand disciples might want to look away from this one.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Sheila Wilensky, Arizona Jewish Post

Soon after Metz and his wife, Linda Schulman-Metz, arrived here, he jumped into the local theater scene. “I’ve directed more than 160 plays,” he told the AJP. “My first acting experience was starring in ‘Hansel and Gretel’ in Chicago when I was 6. I was always a performer. As a teenager I sang in a folk group. I loved being on stage. My first professional performance was in “Night of January 16” by Ayn Rand in 1961.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Jaime Fuller, Washington Post
Neutral  

And for something completely different: Ayn Rand Reviews Children’s Movies.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Leigh Munsil, Politico
Neutral  

SPEED READ: … “Ayn Rand reviews children’s movies,” as imagined by Mallory Ortberg for The New Yorker

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton)
Negative  

SUCKER PUNCH (Zack Snyder; 2011) “[A] spectacular flop of fancy, mind-blowingly empty in its dream/reality-blurring plot, which is about as profound as if an eight-year-old Ayn Rand wrote Inception. The moral of this gothic fairy-tale/fantasy-quest/girl-power-action mash-up turns out to be super-American, individual godliness: “It’s you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight.”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Mallory Ortberg, The New Yorker
Altruism   Satire   Negative   Image   Capitalism  

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

An industrious young woman neglects to charge for her housekeeping services and is rightly exploited for her naïveté. She dies without ever having sought her own happiness as the highest moral aim. I did not finish watching this movie, finding it impossible to sympathize with the main character. —No stars.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, NS)

Andrew R. Cobb did not follow this path, first blazed by Frank Lloyd Wright and celebrated by Ayn Rand in her bestselling 1943 novel The Fountainhead. Instead, Cobb served his clients’ need for attractive, practical and livable buildings.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Peter Schwartz, Washington Post

Some people lament the secularization and commercialization of Christmas; I applaud it. I’m glad that most of us don’t spend it huddled in penance, praying for redemption and renouncing the pleasures of this Earth. Instead, at Christmas, people embrace those pleasures and rejoice in life — very much in line with the ethics of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy .

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Adam Lee, Patheos

Rand has told us that there are three hundred people on this train, men, women and children. As should be obvious, they’re all about to die horribly, asphyxiated by toxic smoke. And since the text is concerned above all else with assigning moral responsibility for this disaster, we too can ask who’s at fault. Is it Kip Chalmers and his entourage, who demanded transportation at any cost and damn the details? Is it Dave Mitchum, who gave the fatal order while rigging the system to avoid blame?
Those would be sensible answers, but Atlas Shrugged has something much bigger in mind. Ayn Rand’s answer is that everyone on board is guilty and deserves to die.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Dec 2014
Thursday 18 December 2014
Kyle Cupp, Patheos

Mallory Ortberg makes the world a better place with this awesomely hilarious piece in The New Yorker.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014
Christopher Frizzelle, The Stranger - The Slog (Seattle, WA)
Negative  

Ahahahahahahahahaha. A sample:

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
An industrious young woman neglects to charge for her housekeeping services and is rightly exploited for her naïveté.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Dec 2014