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About Teens, Ayn Rand Answers President Obama from Beyond the Grave
Submitted by Stuart Hayashi on Thu, 2012-10-25 21:01
As early as 2008, President Obama had already been making passive-aggressive swipes at Ayn Rand. We remember his complaint that "we’ve made a virtue out of selfishness. There's no virtue in that! We made a virtue of irresponsibility, and need to usher in a new spirit of service and sacrifice and responsibility."
This year, President Obama has finally made that antipathy explicit. To Rolling Stone, he proclaims:
In short, he's repeating the old cliche that Rand is only appreciated by teenagers -- that growing up means growing out of having appreciation for her.
How ironic that the President so reputed to have inspired the idealistic youth of America to vote for him, is now dismissing this very same demographic as being somehow inherently prone to shallowness.
Fortunately, throughout her life Rand always remained appreciative of the idealism of youth. Concerning teenagers and other young people, Rand has a message from beyond the grave for our President:
--"The 'Inexplicable Personal Alchemy' "
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