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That's the problem...

...when you are pretending to be someone you are not, sometimes you forget where the line is, and go way across it.

Personally, I am of the school of thought that Rand saw what his dad dedicated his life to, and is frankly pissed at how the establishment belittled and tried to diminish him. He saw the techniques Ron used and what it achieved. Not to diminish the fact that Ron single-handedly sparked brushfires in the minds of millions, but Rand's goal is different. Thus, he is acting differently than Ron. The problem is that half the time Rand is now portraying a fictional character that he thinks will allow him to be accepted by the "main stream" in a way that his father never was. Whether or not this strategy works is yet to be seen. I give him props for putting his neck on the line either way, and for doing what he thinks in his mind will ultimately advance the cause of liberty.