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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

... occurrences like this aren't even "blogworthy"!

And glad I'm not in college any more, that I could be an example of an adult-type person with a minivan and rugrats and still be into Objectivism. Such a sight would have floored me when I was in college. I always enjoyed meeting post-college-Objectivist-types back then, I think because I had a niggling suspicion that many people "dropped" Objectivism after a while (and perhaps that's true). But I never met a person with a family. In fact, I never even met a woman, now that I think about it!
Not that this isn't a nice, big step in the right direction!

The more often this sort of thing happens, the harder it will be for the sleazier religious conservatives to hide behind their standard assertion that Ayn Rand is merely an enthusiasm of youth, and that adults "outgrow" her ideas. Kudos to Rational Jenn!

That's it for this morning. Gotta finish getting ready for for an early teleconference....

-- CAV

5 comments:

Rational Jenn said...

Thanks a lot, Gus!

Gus Van Horn said...

Sure! That one made me smile!

Chuck said...

It's not just conservatives who make that comment. I'm pretty sure that's what Hilary Clinton said too, that she "outgrew" her "Ayn Rand phase." To me, that' always been an admission that they gave up on principles, and dove wholeheartedly into pragmatism.

Joseph Kellard said...

I think it was either Richard Ralston or Andrew Bernstein who once said at a lecture I attended (and I paraphrase): "When people say, 'I used to be into Ayn Rand, but then I grew up,' I always reply, 'No, you gave up.'"

Gus Van Horn said...

Chuck, you are correct that leftists also use the youth "argument".

And I think Joseeph brings up the perfect one-liner for people who bring it up in conversation!