Stewart Acuff

Sep 21

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are Ayn Rand Cultists

When Mitt Romney talks about 47% of Americans living off the others, he’s parroting the bizarre ideas of a now deceased, very medicre novelist named Ayn Rand who believed that a few strong men should control societies. She did not believe in democracy. Rand feasted on her cult as rock’n rollers feasted on groupies.

Rand didn’t belive in any faith or philosophy – except her own – objectiveness.

Now come Romney and Ryan. The other night when Romney said 47% of the American people are takers, it sounded like
Ayn Rand. She divided a society into makers and takers. Certainly not one people.

My father is a lifelong minster. My mother was teacher who died of a massive heart attack six months before retirement. My dad has Alzheimers and is living on Medicaid in an assisted facility.

Is that retired minister a taker?

Paul Ryan is the more open Ayn Rand cultist.

He brags about being an Ayn Rand adherent. He even is a P90X adherent so that he can be her ideal.

It is bizarre that two candidates could be Ayn Rand acolytes. We need to get to the real truth here. It certainly is not democracy.

These facts are just another reason to organize hard and solid at the grassroots level.

My sister died of a rare disease called Cushings Syndrome. My parents needed help to take her to Mayo’s Clinic. Was my whole family just “takers” and not contributors?

Damn Ayn Rand.

Please get my book Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing so you can do the best you can in the November elections.


Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.

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