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    Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics

    Ayn Rand simply created a fictitious political ideology of selfishness to create a story around it.

    L. Ron Hubbard created a fictional religion to sell.

    Both were delusional and narcisisisitic and it is revealed in their writing imo.
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    Re: Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Ayn Rand simply created a fictitious political ideology of selfishness to create a story around it.

    L. Ron Hubbard created a fictional religion to sell.

    Both were delusional and narcisisisitic and it is revealed in their writing imo.
    I really don't know if such an insult should be thrown at L. Ron Hubbard...
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    Re: Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Ayn Rand simply created a fictitious political ideology of selfishness to create a story around it.

    L. Ron Hubbard created a fictional religion to sell.

    Both were delusional and narcisisisitic and it is revealed in their writing imo.
    I don't know much about L.Ron Hubbard, except he wrote a decent sci-fi novel that got made into a crappy movie.

    In regards to Ayn Rand...the proper word is "self-sufficiency"...not selfishness.
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    Re: Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Ayn Rand simply created a fictitious political ideology of selfishness to create a story around it.

    L. Ron Hubbard created a fictional religion to sell.

    Both were delusional and narcisisisitic and it is revealed in their writing imo.
    I don't know if Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of politics, but while reading Atlas Shrugged I'm sure I couldn't have been the only one who heard The Merry Old Land of Oz in his head after getting to the chapter with the utopian capitalist society.
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    Re: Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics

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    I really don't know if such an insult should be thrown at L. Ron Hubbard...
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    Re: Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics

    There are socialists who compare (not sure about fiction), even contemporary. I enjoyed Anthem in HS. He got the chick and a library, what's not to like?
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    Re: Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I don't know if Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of politics, but while reading Atlas Shrugged I'm sure I couldn't have been the only one who heard The Merry Old Land of Oz in his head after getting to the chapter with the utopian capitalist society.
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    Re: Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics

    I've only read excerpts from Rand's works, but Hubbard's effects can be seen fairly easily even without reading his novels.

    I think the comparison is a bit of exaggeration.

    To me it's kind of like saying the Sikh temple shooter is the Hitler of anti-Indian sentiment.

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    Re: Ayn Rand is the L. Ron Hubbard of Politics

    I've only read excerpts from Rand's works
    Anthem is only 100 pages, it's a nice story and qualifies one as having "read Rand" without the typical suffering involved. Instead of her more tedious work (get it?), then read The Prince and I think you've got it covered.
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