Thursday, March 01, 2012 3:08 PM
"The best way to protect college students against Ayn Rand’s thinking is to force them to read Ayn Rand’s writing."
Let's examine in this juicy quote of yours how it exposes what kind of person you are, shall we?
First of all, you say we should "protect" college students against Rand's thinking. This is really just a way of saying that college students have no capability to think for themselves, or perhaps rather to suggest it to everyone else. Either way, you're despicable for even contemplating college students need "protected" from a book or from ideas.
Then, you say we should "force" them to read Rand's writing. How typical. This is how statists such as yourself operate. You use force for everything you want to accomplish. You are a better fit in a Stalin regime than in a supposedly free America. What next, are you and your ilk going to start a new Department of COLLEGE Education?
What you, who certainly have never read her works such as "Atlas Shrugged", could not possibly understand, is that your "strategy" would backfire beyond your wildest imagination. This is precisely because college students CAN think for themselves, which is your worst nightmare. I suspect that your post is really due to liberal fear of what is going on with the youth of this country. You see who they support. You know your time is coming to an end, and it scares the shit out of you. I just wish all of it was scared out of you.
The Library of Congress rates "Atlas" as the second most-influential book in the world, second only to the Bible. Yet, ye clueless one thinks, or would have us think, that by merely reading Rand's books, that they will be turned off to libertarianism forever. Hell, BB&T REQUIRES their management to read it!
USA Today: "Scandals lead execs to 'Atlas Shrugged'"
From the WSJ: "Atlas Shrugged: From Fiction to Fact in 52 years"