by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism
I continue to be amused by the irrational hatred progressives have toward any and all things Rand and 18th century classical liberals held to be valid, which is to say true. One would think progressives would be the first to defend the individual against the immoral tyranny of a collective mob, which is to say the unrestrained power of the state.
Present day progressives, as well as neo-cons, rather than defending the individual and standing strong for liberty, the liberty each and every individual regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender has the right to enjoy, place their "faith" in the state to determine what is best for each individual based on collective reasoning. They either fail to grasp the contradiction or they recognize it and simply use it both as a shield and a sword.
Each individual can make up his or her own mind on whether Rand and 18th century enlightened and rational thinkers and philosophers were right. Or...., they can decide to accept today's group think anti individual statist mentality and see how that works out for them when it reaches its natural and ultimate end.
Cross posted to the Left Coast Rebel