Jesus & Ayn Rand on Love and AltruismSubmitted by hortulanus94 on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 01:53
Do any of you think Libertarians ought to distance themselves from Ayn Rand? My perception of Ayn Rand has deeply altered in recent days and I'm beginning to wonder why she's such a hero for so many in the Liberty movement. One doesn't need to be a statist to be altruistic and compassionate. But but why should this woman be venerated so much? Sure, she may have had some good ideas but why don't we criticize her selfishness and heartlessness more often? Perhaps this is why liberals aren't attracted to the movement.
For the record, Ayn Rand was critical of Libertarianism, preferring her own philosophy of Objectivism.
Please discuss, I'm interested in what all your thoughts are after viewing this video.
I think Rose Wilder Lane and Isabel Paterson are much better role models for libertarian woman. They had more heart.