I'm still waiting for the good Judge to explain to the rest of us what he said to his mom after he told her that he was buying into Ayn Rand's Libertarian B.S. of I've got mine and the hell with anyone else after as he admitted here, reading her
April 4, 2011

I'm still waiting for the good Judge to explain to the rest of us what he said to his mom after he told her that he was buying into Ayn Rand's Libertarian B.S. "philosophy" of "I've got mine and the hell with anyone else" after, as he admitted here, reading Rand's book several times during his younger years in college and his mom freaking out about what sort of philosophy he was buying into. Apparently like a lot of people who were young and impressionable and read that book, Andrew Napolitano never figured out that it was a myth propagated by people who really just don't want to pay their fair share for participating in our civilized society, to hold up their end of the social contract.

Like most Libertarians and this current "Tea Party" crowd, they basically believe that you're "on your own" and that we have no shared responsibility to each other in maintaining a civil society. And like the good little cheerleader for Rand's philosophy that Napolitano is, he brought on the producer of the new movie version of Atlas Shrugged coming out on Tax Day this month, John Aglialoro, to push the latest propaganda effort by the right to fool Americans into thinking that being selfish and greedy and telling everyone else I've got mine and screw you is somehow a virtue.

And if anyone wonders why Fox's sorry excuse for a "business channel" that was supposed to compete with the other not-quite-as-sorry example of a business channel, CNBC, and why their ratings are in the tank, I'd just cite this as one of the many examples. CNBC pushes corporate America's agenda with their reporting; but Fox's alternative has stuff like this Libertarian crap as a regular feature.

So if you're looking for news on how the market's doing, you can choose between the mouthpieces for the upper 1 % at CNBC, or you can watch the wingnuts over at Fox tell you that you should take Ayn Rand's horribly written novel seriously.

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