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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

ZenPower2 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 11:09 AM
...Social Darwinians, Ayn Rand believed that the sick, injured, homeless, hungry, jobless, and broke deserve no public assistance. They should die off as nature intended them to. In Ayn Rand’s dystopia, as in Paul Ryan’s, only the strong, rich, well connected deserve to survive. What is Christian about that? You cannot have it both ways as Katie Kieffer expects. No one talks more pro-selfishness talk than a Right-Wing politician. And each election cycle, Right-Wing politicians become more embolden to talk the Ayn Rand philosophy under the guise of protecting individual freedom, meaning only freedom for the wealthy few at the expense of the rest of us. Like Ayn Rand , Right-Wingers deify the market (i.e. idolatry) and despise everything...
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Christianity is Compatible with Ayn Rand

ZenPower2 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 11:09 AM
What Would Jesus Do? That is a question no Right-Winger should answer based on the teaching of Ayn Rand. Katie Kieffer makes a poor case of equating capitalism, the economic philosophy of Ayn Rand, as compatible with Christian values. Her admirer Paul Ryan idolizes Rand to the point of non-christian idolatry. Now Ryan wants to deny he ever was an admirer of an atheist and social Darwinian who was heartless towards the poor and downtrodden. Paul Ryan’s hero Ayn Rand was a psychopath and a sociopath who taught selfishness as a virtue and demonstrations of compassion and generosity towards the poor and downtrodden to be human vices and weaknesses. And we can expect her admirer Paul Ryan to apply that philosophy to public policies. Like the ..
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The Ryan Vision: Let's Get This Done

ZenPower2 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 9:07 PM
...the rule of ‘free’ markets, deregulation, the privatization of public services, advances the private over the common good, and ends public expenditures for goods and services like education and health care. In the Romney-Ryan dystopia, people will be paying a lot more for basic services and getting a lot less in return, especially if they do not have the money like Romney-Ryan. The narrative these Right-Wingers put forth sounds good rhetorically, but is pure BS. Romney-Ryan are asking the American voters to cut their own throats. And they are doing it with lies, distortions, and omissions. Truth and relevant facts no longer matter with these Right-Wingers. -Zen
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The Ryan Vision: Let's Get This Done

ZenPower2 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 9:05 PM
....of lies and distortions, and not the truth or relevant facts. The Right-Wing narrative they offer hopes to mobilize resentments against an Afro-American who has been unable to fix the economy because of Right-Wing obstruction. The choice they offer is between a failure who promised to fix the economy and a team of extremists who will further destroy the American economy with more Reaganomics. Another Limbaugh lie his Right-Wing irk put forth is to argue the Left wants a centrally planned economy. Few on the Left are arguing for a centrally planned economy. Ours is a mixed economy of both private and publically owned assets. The Right-Wingers want to totally destroy that mix and replace it with an economy that relies exclusively on ...
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The Ryan Vision: Let's Get This Done

ZenPower2 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 9:04 PM
Blatant Lies and the Ryan Vision: Paul Ryan's convention speech is built on a solid foundation of lies, distortions, and omissions. He falsely claimed that President Barack Obama was looting Medicare to pay for health-care reform. He wrongly blamed the President for downgrading the nation’s credit-rating when it was Ryan himself who lead the refusal of Congressional leaders to raise the debt ceiling. He falsely accused the President of refusing to implement the recommendations of a bipartisan commission on the debt when it was Ryan himself who voted against its final report. Nor did Ryan mentioned how his plans will voucherize Medicare and privatize Social Security. The Right-Wing Team of Romney-Ryan hope to win based on a campaign...
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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

ZenPower2 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 10:04 AM
....elderly, the disabled, working and middle class families. Yet Neel Boortz wants to poison our minds against the poor. He wants middle and working class people to believe the poor are living high on the hog. And Right-Wing pledges to slash government spending mean cutting programs for the idle poor, not things they, the middle classes, count on. However, it will be mostly middle class entitlements the Right-Wingers are intending to eviscerate to fund tax breaks and cuts for the wealthy. It is nothing but a con game of bait and switch. -Zen
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The ‘Risk’ of Being Poor

ZenPower2 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 10:03 AM
Waging Some Serious Class Warfare: Actually, the rich do not need a safety net just like they do not need laws that prohibit them from sleeping under the bridge, begging in the streets, or stealing bread. Their wealth is their safety net and they will protect it at the expense of working people. So she, Melissa Harris Hyphen Perry, is right. The wealthy are not interested in providing for or contributing to a safety net for the poor, or anyone else, that would eat into their profit margins with higher taxes. On the other hand, they want to minimize the risk to their wealth that a welfare state threatens. So look for the wealthy few and their Right-Wing allies to create a risk free plutocracy as their guiding philosophy to stick it to ...
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