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Ayn Rand SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let me first begin with how I was exposed to Ayn Rand. I am in high school and awhile back my teacher was doing a course on homelessness. In a ‘prompt’ that she gave me as to what are the causes of homelessness, I answered CAPITALISM. A week later I was astonished to get back my paper with a Zero. I showed this to many people all of whom agreed that it was in no way deserving of a zero. My dad and I took this question as to why I had gotten a zero on  my paper to the teacher. I wasn’t expecting much but even after one hour of asking my English teacher why I had gotten a zero on my paper she had no reasonable answer other than that I had not followed the ‘format’ correctly, even though I had a previous organizational sheet on which I based my writing on following her format. she ended by saying I was a horrible writer;  we gave up trying to get to through to such a numbskull.

I didn’t quite understand why she had given me a zero until a couple months later, and so began my experience with Ayn Rand. My teacher took us to get the book. As I read the summary I knew it would be some sort of method for her and d-11 to push their politics on students;  however I had no previous knowledge of who Ayn Rand was.  The next day in class she gave us a powerpoint on the background of Ayn Rand and what the book Anthem was about. It was filled with negative comments on communism including that communism supposedly takes away knowledge, individuality and free expression.   As I was assigned to read more and more of Ayn Rand I realized how horrible of a writer she was. I started to listen to Ayn Rand’s interviews. I then understood that  they were forcing me to read a writer who didn’t believe in helping anyone, because she was a racist, a nationalist and a pure evil witch. These interviews can be found on <youtube> and <bluecorncomics> among many other articles revealing Ayn Rand to be a racist.

The more and more I read into the book the more i was infuriated at the pure ridiculousness and hypocrisy of it.  In the ending chapters it is written by Ayn Rand that

“The word WE is the lime poured over me, which sets and hardens to stone, crushes all beneath it, and that which is white and that which is black are lost equally in the grey of it. It is the word by which the depraved steal the virtue of the good, by which the weak steal the might of the strong, by which the fools steal the wisdom of the sages. What is my joy if all hands, even the unclean, can reach into it? What is my wisdom if even the fools can dictate to me? What is my freedom, if all creatures, even the botched and the impotent, are my masters? What is my life, if I am but to bow, to agree and to obey?”

As i read this I wasn’t sure whether to laugh, throw up, or rip the book apart . I was sickened by how when I had expressed my “free speech” I was given a ZERO; by how I had to read an author who believes being selfish is  a virtue. And by how every day, whenever I went to class instead of being taught English literature I got the teachers Right Wing, anti-communist politics thrown into my face. Each time a question on the book was asked I didn’t hear an opinion on whether the book was good or bad i only heard questions on how communism takes away individuality and how  Ayn Rand is right on what her idea of what communism is? I said the teacher was expressing personal opinion and the whole class started to yell at me to shut up. I got so alienated and depressed after they  said that communism makes robots, and brain dead people  even though I couldn’t find more brain dead robots as hard as I looked than the ones that were sitting right next to me.

I couldn’t take the class anymore as it was an insult to who I was, what I believed in, and all the people I respected were continually insulted and lied about. I started skipping the class after my dad not only talked at a school board meeting but also to my assistant principal, in both cases we were given the cold shoulder and treated horribly rude. I decided to go to the class again and deal with it. As I read the quote given above in that class and as I looked around i became terrified of being like them. I was torn between staying and swallowing my believes and to be JUST LIKE THOSE SHEEP or to get up and leave. The overwhelming fear of being lost into them made me get up and walk out of the class. Later that day the assistant principal took me out of a class and made me feel like an outsider, like a weird person that needed to be put in a psychiatric hospital. I complained that I was being pushed politics in a public school and his response was that no other students felt like I did. When I told him that the teacher had given me a zero and was now failing me out of the course, who had said I was a horrible writer; he said He didn’t believe me and that I was wrong. He told me that if I was to walk out again I would have to deal with the consequences even though he wouldn’t deal with a teacher pushing politics.   He smiled as I cried for being  looked at as being an idiot and a weirdo kid ; it took me about two hours to get with it. We continued to try to get me switched out of the class, which finally we did only to find that Ayn Rand was being taught in that course too and  in all English classes for that matter.

I realize I will probably never get them to change, to respect students, parents and INDIVIDUALITY. But this  continuing fight which is probably the hardest I’ve ever had to fight proved to me that I would stand up for myself against a herd of flesh eating zombies, that I would NEVER BE LIKE THEM . And I felt pride in knowing I stood up to being brainwashed by  anti communist right wingers.

Is Ron Paul really against supporting more US government war making?

Many desperate citizens have this round of corporate Presidential selectioning, taken to supporting Ron Paul and his Libertarian backed campaign in hopes of finding some avenue forward to changing the sorry state of current US politics. We think that a very mistaken idea, as Ron Paul in no way seems to be even slightly anti-Pentagon militarism, let alone an advocate for decent domestic policy changes. In fact, his domestic policy positions are truly horrifying, and advocate for doing away with public schools and social security and not the Police State, the prison camps, and excessive US BIG government military presence seen across the globe.

The following is some of what Ron Paul has himself posted on his own web site and it should give people hoping to change America for the better some very real reason to pause and think a wee bit more, before they find themselves rushing in madly with support for this Texas based Right Winger. Unfortunately, like the crazy drive to support Barack Obama 4 years ago, many lost American souls just seem simply to want to self delude themselves as much as they possibly can, while trying to find some politician saint or other to worship. Dead end city though! Ron Paul would be a total disaster for the US if he were to get selected. Please stop and think some, before you cast your vote for this guy!

From ronpaul.con

—Ronald Reagan: “Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country.”—

Pardon? Why would any real advocate of change away from the current American government’s war mongering be putting up an endorsement by now deceased, ex US President war monger Ronnie Raygun on his own website? Doesn’t that seem strange if you think this guy as being something of an anti US government war making guy? Let’s read still more from Ron Paul’s own web site…

—Ron Paul is a proud Air Force veteran. He served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1965 and then in the U.S. Air National Guard from 1965 to 1968. During his military service Ron Paul spent time on the ground in Iran, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey, Ethiopia and other countries. Ron Paul is very popular with the military. He receives more donations from active duty military personnel than all other Republican candidates combined.—

Well whoopee, Ron! Sounds like there is one big government program you are certainly behind, and that is the Pentagon’s. Did you enjoy your personal part in the US military occupations’ of other peoples countries? Seems as if you did… Ron Paul definitely wants us all to know that he is not against all that big government military funding that has helped drown us all in debt. Take note then.

Those who want yet some more thoughts about why Ron Paul might be quite a bit more a danger than any grand political inspiration, should read the excellent commentary published in this weekend edition of CounterPunch by Andrew Levine titled A Snare and a Delusion- Ron Paul’s Anti-Imperialism Levine correctly points out that the long term menace ahead even more than 76 year old Ron Paul himself, is his even nuttier son, Rand Paul, and the even nuttier US Libertarian Movement itself, pushing their Ayn Rand theology non stop on us as they try to convert whatever gullible nativist wanderer tehy can find. No thanks though.

Personally, I’d sooner convert to becoming a Mormon Christian any day long before I would go out and push and traffic in that obnoxious, self serving Libertarian ideology of the supposed virtue of promoting more world capitalism, while all the while also celebrating the personal selfishness of the US superrich,which is what American Libertarianism really does close to heart. No thanks, Ron. I don’t buy what you are trying to push off on us. You are not antiwar or much anti US militarism at all.. anyway. Nor would you ever help move us away from the destructive selfishness of American corporate driven society.

Don’t see any reason why anybody should be a hollerin’ for Ron this campaign, or at any time. Sure it’s a ‘protest’ against mainstream politicians, but sure as Hell it is really not.

Council still don’t get it, asked Jeff Crank for help…

Local aptly-named Corporato-Fascist Crank.
Anyway, they still pretend not to “get” what opposition Working Class people would have to privatizing part of OUR park for the profits of THEIR corporate sponsors. Methinks they’re lying through their teeth.
Look, Herpin, Leigh, Princess Barbie, you’ve come out on the side of using the Colorado Springs Gestapo Department as publicly funded private Shock Troops in your war against Anybody With Less Money than you.
This is only ONE aspect of it. By privatizing even part of the park you’ll be denying access to the park for anybody who doesn’t meet YOUR snobbish elitist Fascist standards for citizenship. Your colleagues in the Former City Council made sure that the pigs can profile anybody who “looks homeless” and target that person for special harassment.
You don’t represent anybody who doesn’t have enough money to fit in with your Wealthy Royalty.
If you have an “upscale” restaurant in OUR park, that means you’ll be spending Public Funds for the Pigs to be chasing us out OUR park based on your pretense that the Gentlemen and Ladies of More Limited Means being seen around YOUR Elitist Restaurant would drive away business, the same way your FASCIST overlords deemed the reason for YOUR real estate businesses failing was Visible Poverty. You lied then, and you’re lying now.
YOUR fascist list of “undesirables” is filled to the top with people who are the WORKERS WHO PUT THE FOOD INTO YOUR BLOATED LYING MOUTHS, bitches. How plain does one have to make it?
“Cleaning Up” our neighborhood, in your Racist Fascist Mindset, means running out anybody who isn’t a Wealthy Thief like you.
And, true to Republican form, you’re not going to do it on your own, or even on your own dime. You’ll use Other People to fight your battles for you then while you and your sows and your Piglets are eating at YOUR publicly funded Private Domain, maybe for entertainment you’ll get to SNEER at any Working Class person being Beaten, Tasered, Arrested,

and Tasered again for daring to be too close to YOUR publicly funded Private Domain. At Public expense.
It’s typical of Fascist Leaders like yourselves that you’re too cowardly to fight your own battles. Your lot of sodding wanker Gits are really disgusting.

If YOU are the “elites” of our society, by your own Ayn Rand “Heroes” reckoning, then perhaps it’s time you were deposed.

You’ve gotten your money on the sweaty backs of the Poor who you despise so much as to declare us Undesirables, and as Princess Lisa said, not worthy of being in HER parks.
(Remember your snotty little comments about non-Wealthy people being allowed in Acacia Park among you and your “darling” little piglets, Princess?
Those of us who you wish to arbitrarily exclude remember it very well, Bitch.)
None of you earned a dime of the Wealth you’ve stolen. The only way you keep any of it is to have Scions of the Working Class (sellouts) in the Military and Police Establishment to keep the Non-Monied Class in America and abroad from rising up.

Yeah, bring on Jeff Crank to help you out, he’s just another Cowardly Right Wing Punk.

What’s wrong with privatizing public resources? Quite a lot, actually…

(Editor’s note: Some Colorado Springs councilmen don’t see anything wrong with leasing public assets for private profit. Is there anything wrong with that?)
 
Well, let’s see. The City Council is so top heavy with Real Estate Brokers including Princess Barbie Czeladtko, and Tim Leigh, and if they get their Fascist way fellow Realtor Steve Bach as “strong mayor” who all ran on money donated by people who favor privatizing ALL public lands, from the BLM lands to the Indian Reservations to the National Parks, National Forests and… city and county parks. How would they do that without a conflict of interest? It seems they’re throwing City Funds straight to their own businesses. Then there’s an Issue Princess Barbie and a few of her friends (if self-absolbed Princesses HAVE “friends”) blaming the drastic fall of real estate value on the visibility of poverty.

Specifically the No-Camping ordinance which further punishes homeless PEOPLE for being poor. In a sense actually Demonizes them, the way Princess Lisa went on a screed about “The Homeless” PEOPLE participating in a church Pizza Party at a downtown park. one that’s about three miles as the crow flies and four as the dog trots from prospect lake.

She denounced one person for being in Her Most Learned Snap Diagnosis “schizophrenic”. Something even REAL Doctors can’t do without days of testing done by multi-disciplinary experts working as a team.

It’s simply wonderful that we have such arrogant bigots on City Council yes?

The rest of her statement was truly fascist. She advocated that PEOPLE who have fewer dollars in their pockets should not be seen in public, and especially…

Wait for it…

Are you still waiting?

It’s Worth the Wait….

No really, it is…

Public Parks, such as Prospect Lake and Memorial Park.

Would the Colorado Springs Gestapo Department step up their already dictatorial and arbitrary denial of non-wealthy citizens to have the same access to Parks, Libraries and other PUBLIC places as the Princes and Princesses of the city?

Some of Princess Lisa’s allies in and out of City Government, going by names like Playsinsnow, Patchsi, Janis Heuberger, Beep-beep…

Have suggested without one word of protest from City Council, banning anybody who LOOKS homeless from City facilities.

Because, you see, “public” in their definition means only the Rich part of the “public” and the rest of us can simply eat their shit.

And they have this Capitalist Mythos which says that the Real Estate Crash was caused by the actions of people who cumulatively own a fraction of 1% of the wealth in this town or the nation or world as whole entities. Instead of by the actions of Greed-mongers such as those, like Real Estate Brokers, who bought and sold the idea that a finite resource, land, constantly rising in price, would bring THEM infinite wealth. Like Ponzi Schemes, Chain Letters and Pyramid businesses, it fell apart and took America down with them.

And now, many, including some on City Council, like Leigh and Princess Barbie, are blaming the poorest of the poor for causing it by being seen in public.

Screw that noise, buddy.

There’s already a FAILED restaurant directly across the street from Prospect Lake. Wouldn’t it make more sense to use facilities which already have, unlike a storage area,

Such things as a working Restaurant layout inside? And on their patio dining area as well.

What, the people who believe in the Power of Private Ownership don’t want to purchase that restaurant?

Then there’s, again, the Urban Renewal GentriFascists like Leigh and Czeladtko and Bach will persecute the working class people in this city for “getting too close to THEIR restaurant” by using other park facilities?

Because when your restaurant business idea falls on it’s face, as MOST restaurants do, the non-elite Elitist Pigs like Patchsi, Heuberger, Princess Lisa, etc, will blame the presense of Visible Poverty for THEIR failure. It’s a hallmark of the infantile Narcissist that they’ll blame their failure on the most convenient and most defenseless target available.

They’ll have the CSPig Department doing sweeps to remove “undesirables” from Our Own Property to protect the Delicate Sensibilities of all those Wealthy Captains of Capital and their sows and Piglets. Mustn’t actually SEE the blight the acquisition of their Wealth imposes on others. It might, as Princess Lisa pointed out about the pizza party at Acacia Park, cause some vague and undefined danger to the Children.

But only, of course, the Children of the Wealthy, our own kids can, like us, line up and receive a ration of Rich Folks Shit to eat.

What, are the Rich upset that a scion of Poverty can offer back an equal and, really, much more deserved, ration of scorn upon their Greedy Nasty Ways as the scions of Wealth heap upon US?

Tough. The only way you’ll force us to kneel before you, O Ye Rich, is to have paid minions like the Police do your fighting for you.

Yeah, you’re really “elite” there.

The “jobs” you’re going to bring are of course going to be Minimum Wage. Nice Try, Bozo, thinking you can buy us with another Work-your-self-into-a-lifetime-of-Debt “career” opportunity. I bet you or any other member of the council would never work at minimum Wage and haven’t since the time you were teenagers and your Minimum wage was supplemented by assistance from your parents. You would cite that it’s impossible to maintain your lifestyle on Minimum Wage. But the people who are POOR, we don’t deserve your lifestyle, because we’re not born to wealth like you and OUR kids don’t deserve the same opportunities as YOUR fat snot-nose Piglets because they were also not born to Wealth. Wealth accumulated from OUR labor into YOUR Rich pockets.

The “people” you’re going to draw, don’t you mean Rich Bitches like yourself? Oh, sure, we really NEED more Rich People pushing us out of the only homes we have and sneering at us that YOUR money, stolen from OUR labor, somehow makes US inferior to you.

You’re going to colonize an already populated area and say you’re bringing “people” in, what of those PEOPLE who are already HERE, punk?

Very Colonialist and Royalist to think that a region inhabited by poor people is essentially uninhabited. How will you do that without being an outright Racist Prick?

You’re like the literally God-damned Pilgrims coming to Massachussetts, getting rescued by the indians because they were

A. too stupid to even FIND Virginia
and
B. completely worthless as subsistence hunters and farmers…

And then having the extremist GALL within two generations to declare the People Who Were Already Here to be “non-people”. Called us a construct of the devil, demons assuming human form and without souls, and taking as justification that we’re not mentioned in Genesis.
(I originally wrote Leviticus, there’s another issue I use a lot that Chickens, the heart and soul of the Jewish diet, aren’t mentioned in Leviticus. My bad.)

The preacher who said Wrote those words for all to read, Cotten Mather, is the same one who made that ridiculous sermon about America being the New Jerusalem, a city on a hill. The ones your insidiously evil congenital Liar “leaders” use to convince the ignorant that America (meaning the wealthy, not the rest of us ‘peasants’ who can simply eat your shit) should run the entire world in the name of Enlightenment.

And those of us who live in the neighborhoods you covet, like Ahab coveted the vineyards in the portion of Jezreel, we can either conform, by becoming rich even though you’ve instituted so many barriers to that acquisition of wealth, or leave.

Leaving at the point of Police batons and guns and tasers and tear gas.

Which IS the threat of overwhelming force you use to get others to comply to your Imperial Will.

To the so called “Conservatives”: Merry God-Damn Free Market!

You know how the Adam Smith/Reagan/Ayn Rand brainwashed disciples preach that “A rising tide lifts all boats”.
What they don’t mention is the Rich have it rigged so their Wage Slaves can’t afford a God-Damn boat. They’ll also get some Really Stupid Morons like the TeaBags and any other non-wealthy person Retarded enough to do their bidding, tell the rest of the working class that there actually IS opportunity if only we save enough money from our slave-wage jobs to invest, we’ll get a whole $50 a week from our 401k if we work ourselves to death putting millions of times that much in the pockets of the Rich Bitches.
All y’all who say otherwise, boy Howdy! The professional liars who work for the Filthy Rich Pigs sure got YOU!
Problem is you bastards are too God-Damn DUMB to know it.
You’ll even voluntarily go to other countries and kill other working class people so your Rich Masters can rob them the same way they rob YOUR dumb asses. They’ll even tell you you’re fighting for “freedom” and that you’re giving the people you’re slaughtering an “opportunity” and “civilization”
Yeah, you’re giving them the opportunity and freedom to be good little Civilized Slaves who don’t talk back.just like your retarded slave ass, and your children who you’re selling into the same slavery.Or if they don’t accept that “opportunity” you’ll kill them. In a “civilized” manner of course. And their kids. What’s up with the babykilling, you realize that once you slaughter some kids’ families right in front of them they’ll hate you forever? Worried that once they get big enough to pick up a gun they’ll blow your Slave-Soldier sons and daughters to Hell, to join you?
That’s what your Leaders say. There’s a quote that’s attributed to Custer, and Chivington, and Sherman, “Nits make lice”.
The reason it’s attributed to so many is your Leaders echo each other. A LOT.

That’s another point with you Stupid so-called “conservatives”. You’re too damned retarded to come up with your own sayings, so you repeat shit your leaders tell you to chant. Support the troops, back the badge, My country right or wrong, love or leave it, Four legs good, two legs baaaaaaaaddddd….

And if you don’t go overseas to murder civilians to keep the others from questioning the so-called “authority” of your Rich Bitch Masters, you can get a similar job as a Police Officer right here.

Lick them Rich Folks boots, BOY! Slurrrrrp slurrrrppp slurrrpppppppppp!
You stupid bastards sho’ does love you some bootlickin’.

I know because you keep insisting that I join you for a feast of Rich Folks’ shoe polish. Sometimes threatening or even on occasion committing acts of violence in order to try to get me to join you in your slavery.

Jokes on you, your Rich Bitch masters aren’t going to allow YOU to be anything more than their servants. Your kids and grandkids too.

From last Friday’s action, some pictures, some linked commentary

The linked commentary isn’t about the bus lack-of-service, it’s to fellow local activist Loren Wirbel made a short documentary film just showing a FEW of the multi-gazillionaire “defense” plants around town. You know the ones, our Magnificently Superior Business Experts at City Hall made the command decision for us to give them Tax Exemptions that would make Reagan blush, to draw them to a Strategic Location where they were going to come anyway. So they get local services on the local dime far disproportionately to what they actually paid for. It’s bad enough that We The People have to subsidize Corporate Welfare Cheats like Lockheed but they’re also Corporate Warfare Daddy Warbucks types who make their money from other people DYING.
Deathmongers getting a free ride from our Wise and Noble and Ever So Much Better that us City Hall. The rest of us paid our fare, but we don’t get the ride. That’s not fair.
By the way, that last line isn’t complaining, it’s telling the Ayn Rand worshipers that they’re complete Liars when they say stupid shit like they’re actually a Free Market where everybody has a chance. Lying… Cowardly… PUKES. A swarm of Parasitic Slugs in search of a bag of salt.

A LOT of canes and wheelchairs, and a few burnout refugees-from-the-70s Ahem..

Cyrus of course.

Just some of our friends. Notice the preponderance of canes and wheelchairs.
There’s a reason for this, it’s because the other people who depend on the buses were at their jobs waiting their turn to be injured then disposed of.
Timing of the event has to be when buses are running, it’s a Catch-22 of massive proportions.
The bus service abruptly cuts off at shift change.

If you’ll notice, the Bus Service people had their Q&A session scheduled for the middle of the afternoon as well. Intentionally? Orders from Above? Eh.
One of the people who uses the bus to go to and only occasionally FROM work, said “Hey, they didn’t even actually pay attention to the badly disabled, how are they going to handle the Working Poor?”

How indeed. Republicans and Ayn Rand “libertarians” tend to take the short view when it comes to Workers and our rights. If it isn’t happening to them personally, immediately, they just don’t see it happening. If they personally aren’t staring down the barrel of the gun, they’ll simply say “Gun? What gun? I don’t see any gun… nothing to see here, citizens, keep moving, nothing to see..”

Corporate Dictatorship over the US gives Big Business a free ride

Corporate vandalsThe US government has released a study done by the government itself, that declares that over 2/3 of both American and foreign corporations pay no taxes here. This is truly a robbing hood society where the working poor are forced to fund the government paid welfare that most corporations in the US feed off, and the corporate dictatorship running America gives its corporate patrons a free ride PLUS with taxes on top of getting its own welfare rip off payments from The State it controls. Most Companies In US Avoid Federal Income Taxes

Of course, you will not hear any complaints about this on the ‘news’ programs and Right Wing blabber mouth programs, as all you will hear is assholes ranting against the poor and racial minorities in poorly disguised manner. Plus, you will hear constant promotion of the incessant government military and Police State apparatuses. More welfare for the rich pigs, all the time, always is the blast of crap that is so constant these days. Just today our local Pig Paper, The Gazette, was complaining once again that so many folk want to fix the mess that is the corporate Health Lack-of-Medical Care Welfare gang the Insurance companies currently run against the American people.

Everywhere one looks, it is the corporations riding rough shod over human rights, democracy, and Social Justice. Everywhere it is the corporations destroying the ecology of Planet Earth. They pay little tax to the Corporate Dictatorship government to carry out their agenda against the American people. Instead they force their own victims to pay for this atrocity.

We need to get it together, People, and stop voting for these con artists that the corporate world gives us to ‘choose’ from. You know who they are… they are the Republican and Democratic Party politicians that foul up our national political life so thoroughly at present. It’s time to finally get fed up with these gangsters and ride them out of power for good!