Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Republican Nihilists Have Taken A Profoundly Anti-Christian Turn


Saturday we looked into the inspiration for the Republican budget-- what its principle author, Paul Ryan, insists is "a cause" more than just a budget. That inspiration, at its core is not just deeply anti-American; it is antithetical to the values of Judeo-Christian religion itself. Paul Ryan, who forces his staffers to read Ayn Rand's sophomoric twaddle as a condition of advancement, claims Ayn Rand was the inspiration for his career in politics. Her philosophy of egoism and selfishness is at the core of his beliefs and at the core of the budget the GOP is trying to use as a buttress against the American Dream.

As Paul Krugman has made entirely clear, the budget makes no sense from an economic perspective. It's even worse as a moral document. If Paul Ryan and his Republican followers want to dismantle Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and societal aid to the less fortunate, the real enemy, according to Ayn Rand-- their deity-- is Christianity. Watch the video above; she doesn't shy away from her explicitly anti-Judeo-Christian worldview. The irony of the release of the third-rate, failed version of one of her childish novels as a film during the Passover-Easter season isn't lost of observers of Republican Party overreach. I mean if God Himself is preaching that a rich man will no sooner enter Heaven than a camel will get through the eye of a needle, how is GOP core philosophy ever going to reconcile with Jesus Christ-- regardless of how many over-stuffed "pastors" are preaching right-wing satanic gospel and kicking Jesus to the curb?

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At 9:57 AM, Blogger Cirze said...

Yet, the logic doesn't faze them does it?

And most of them have never read Ayn Rand.

But who can?



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