Thursday, April 26, 2012

National Review Spins for Rep. Paul Ryan

NRO (CAUTION: Extremely disturbing image of Rand at the top of this NRO page) out at 4:00 am this morning with some early spin on behalf of Rep. Paul Ryan, in advance of his speech to be given at Georgetown U. this morning, wrt his views on the atheist Ayn Rand and how her deranged and disgraceful philosophy has influenced him.  From the NRO:
Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, recently called Ryan “an Ayn Rand devotee” who wants to “slash benefits for the poor.” New York magazine once alleged that Ryan “requires staffers to read Atlas Shrugged,” Rand’s gospel of capitalism. President Obama has blasted the Ryan budget as Republican “social Darwinism.”
These Rand-related slams, Ryan says, are inaccurate and part of an effort on the left to paint him as a cold-hearted Objectivist. Ryan’s actual philosophy, as reported by my colleague, Brian Bolduc, couldn’t be further from the caricature. As a practicing Roman Catholic, Ryan says, his faith and moral values shape his politics as much as his belief in freedom and capitalism does.
Here is a video that although it includes only some quotations from others, at the end it includes actual video of Ryan speaking about his view of Rand's philosophy:

We report, you decide. ;)

From Ryan's namesake:  "Beware that no one shall be despoiling you through philosophy and empty seduction, in accord with human tradition, in accord with the elements of the world, and not in accord with Christ"  Col 2:8

Hey Paul, please just read the Scriptures brother.


Matt Franko said...

Live feed here:

Matt Franko said...

Taped feed:


beowulf said...

Ryan is a Catholic on Sunday and a Randian the rest of the week.

Matt Franko said...


If you have time later check out the video link above... Ive been monitoring.... Ryan doesnt cite Rand there, he cites The Pope on debt and deficits... this is horrible.

Frying pan into the fire so to speak... this falsity about govt "borrowing" is SOOOOO PERVASIVE.

Tough one here this am...


Bob Roddis said...

“I, like millions of young people in America, read Rand’s novels when I was young. I enjoyed them,” Ryan says. “They spurred an interest in economics, in the Chicago School and Milton Friedman,” a subject he eventually studied as an undergraduate at Miami University in Ohio. “But it’s a big stretch to suggest that a person is therefore an Objectivist.”

Rand was an advocate of the Austrian School. Ryan sure didn't get his Friedmanite fiat funny-money inflationism from Rand.

For proof of Friedman's inflationism, here is an extract of what Milton said:

"Now, the Bank of Japan's argument is, 'Oh well, we've got the interest rate down to zero; what more can we do?'

"It's very simple. They can buy long-term government securities, and they can keep buying them and providing high-powered money until the high-powered money starts getting the economy in an expansion. What Japan needs is a more expansive domestic monetary policy."

I happen to think that's a very nice picture of Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum. She just happened to look very Jewish and very eastern European. You guys are such racists.