06 Feb


So I’ve been reading Atlas Shrugged, mostly out of pure masochism. Good god, is it horrible. About halfway through so far, on every page I feel like facepalming and make a mental list of everything wrong about it (apart from the atrocious and overly verbose storytelling, the inane preachy speeches, the shitty dialogue, the flawed and black-and-white worldview etc etc)

Rand is the master of the strawman.

A = A, my ass. More like A > B, where B is deliberately set up to be weak and indefensibly dumb. Note that A and B are both entirely disconnected from C, the real worldTM, to which all this preachy tripe is supposed to apply. Especially in light of the financial collapse of the last few months it’s hilariously wrong and disgusting.

The winner for the prize of most despicable sentence so far would have to be

But there’s nothing as wasted as an object in a public window.

Thanks for the insight.
:massive rolleyes emoticon vomiting smaller rolleyes emoticons etc:

4 Responses to “L.F.”

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    evee Says:

    Alan Greenspan’s favourite book

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    Z Says:

    “ Alan Greenspan, who spent two decades as Washington’s most powerful financial oracle, admitted to Congress on Thursday that he was “shocked” his ideas helped tank the economy.

    “I still do not understand exactly how it happened,” Greenspan told a congressional panel that was notably missing the slavish deference lawmakers used to shower upon him. ”


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    evee Says:

    Ayn Rand (1905-1982), was a Russian-American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. She wrote the best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and developed the philosophical system known as Objectivism

    – whatever that means.

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    Z Says:

    (born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum)

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