The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

From Alternet: “For good measure, Rand dismissed the feminist movement as ‘false’ and ‘phony,’ denigrated both Arabs and Native Americans as ‘savages’ (going so far as to say the latter had no rights and that Europeans were right to take North American lands by force) and expressed horror that taxpayer money was being spent on government programs aimed at educating ‘subnormal children’ and helping the handicapped. Needless to say, when Rand told Mike Wallace in 1953 that altruism was evil, that selfishness is a virtue, and that anyone who succumbs to weakness or frailty is unworthy of love, she meant it.

via The Truth About GOP Hero Ayn Rand | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet.

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