Sam Seder: The Majority Report- Ayn Rand: Secret Socialist

Ayn Rand

Source: Sam Seder- Ayn Rand

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Is Ayn Rand a hypocrite, because she collected from Social Security and Medicare, two social programs that she was against? Actually no, because she paid into both of them and just collected out what she was entitled to under law. It would be one thing if somehow she became Queen or dictator of the United States and decided to outlaw both programs, except for herself. Now if that were to happen and the Chicago Cubs were to win the World Series, then you could call Ayn a hypocrite. I’m not a fan of pork barrel projects. But that won’t stop me from using a road that was specifically built for my community. That doesn’t benefit anyone else, that other taxpayers have to pay for.

There’s a wing in the Tea Party movement that if they were in charge during the 1930s and 1960s, Social Security, Medicare and a whole host of social insurance programs wouldn’t have been created if they were in charge. But generally speaking, you don’t see them running to outlaw those programs. Specially since they’ve paid a hell of a lot of taxes to finance those programs. Their parents, are already eligible and collecting from those programs. And one day they’ll be eligible to collect some of the taxes that they’ve paid into those programs. Which made the health care reform debate of six years ago funny. When a lot of these so-called Tea Party activists were screaming, “don’t give me socialized medicine! Oh by the way, get your damn hands off my Medicare.”

If Ayn Rand was a Socialist, then Rick Santorum, who is about as Far-Right as anyone can get at least on social issues, is a Libertarian and Mike Huckabee, similar to Rick, is a Liberal. Ayn Rand, is to Libertarians what Karl Marx is to, well Marxists. What Gordon Thomas is to Democratic Socialists, what Barry Goldwater is to Conservatives, what Jack Kennedy and Tom Jefferson are to Liberals. The heroes and gods to all of these political movements. Just because someone collects from something that they are entitled to, doesn’t make them a hypocrite. It just makes them an American.

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2 Responses to Sam Seder: The Majority Report- Ayn Rand: Secret Socialist

  1. Pingback: Sam Seder: Video: The Majority Report: Ayn Rand, Secret Socialist | FRS FreeStates on WordPress

  2. Brian Karcher says:

    The terms (‘American’ and ‘hypocrite’) aren’t mutually exclusive; she can and is both, to me. If she railed against funding road construction through taxation in the same vociferous fashion (and she may have), then to avoid the label of hypocrite, she should have only used private roads. It IS her right to use the benifits her paid taxes (roads, social securities, etc) but she has that right regardless of her hypocrisy.

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