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comment by tacocat
tacocat  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our broken economy in one simple chart

I'm not an Ayn Rand expert or anything, but is Trump not unlike the ultimate objectivist hero? Kinda close maybe?




am_Unition  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Anyone who claps for themselves while walking to a podium is a goddamned hero, yes.

Odder  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Trump is either an objectivist hero or an objectivist villain, depending both on your opinion of Donald Trump and your opinion of Ayn Rand.

Objectivism isn't a coherent enough philosophy to really say one way or the other.

tacocat  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just consider it a synonym for selfishness and if I predict I will have to defend that, I try to gently redirect the conversation.