And so, we begin…

April 5, 2011

I enjoy Ayn Rand because she’s got a hell of a lot of nerve. While I don’t take her whole cloth (nor do I anyone, apparently I’m just difficult), she clearly worked hard on her logic and, at the very least, went through the trouble of offering her heart and soul to chew on. She’s got shreds of observation couched in a shameless defense of the over-achiever that, even if I’m not always sure she’s applying what she’s seen as thoroughly as she thinks she is, do make me ponder my own views more deeply. She’s obnoxious, arrogant, and unforgiving. Her heavy hand rejects just about everything but Aristotle. I sense that her passion is sincere, however, so I’ll give her more patience than she probably would deign to offer me. Plus her own biography is interesting, and needs to be considered in considering her. If you want to scry into the heart of a conservative, this is one of the more intelligent ways in, though I’m more interested in what you think…