1. Once it became likely that the United States Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade, it’s been all abortion all the time for the Ayn Rand Institute. They have even published a free Kindle book, Why the Right to Abortion is Sacrosanct, not knowing apparently that the “primary dictionary definition” of sacrosanct is, “most sacred or holy.”
2. Speaking of abortion, it’s not clear what Rand’s views were. The ARI’s claim that she supported legalized abortion until birth is debatable. See here and here.
3. This is an interesting (and unusual) discussion with a critic of Objectivism by the Ayn Rand Centre UK. I had never heard of Paul Crider before, but as an Objectivist turned libertarian turned conventional left winger, his criticisms of Objectivism and Atlas Shrugged are much more informed than most critics.4. Speaking of Objectivists turned liberals, Dr. Diana Hsieh took her website down stating that it no longer reflects her current beliefs. Based on her Twitter feed it seems that she is more or less a left winger. She actually has become a union organizer. I don’t know of any studies, but most Objectivists who leave the movement seem to turn libertarian or conservative.
I don’t know of any studies, but most Objectivists who leave the movement seem to turn libertarian or conservative.
Or even white nationalist:
"Sacrosanct" ... They keep giving ammunition to the sort of people who liken abortion to Moloch-worship, don't they? I am thinking, for example, of those memes where infants are presented to Baal.
What is the psychological reality? Do many women regard their abortion as a religious sacrament? That doesn't seem likely. To whom is ARI appealing?
Albionic American said, "Or even white nationalist."
La Brickell was in no danger of being pulled in that direction. Perfecting a "more gentile than thou" act was her life's ambition, and it seems that she satisfactorily achieved it at last. Or did she? When fortunes wane, and the snow melts, might we see a new incarnation in the form of a Christian tub-thumper? Only time will tell.
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