Wednesday, May 20, 2009

With their amusingly absurd and fact-free "going Galt" rhetoric, Republicans combine Ayn Rand's egotistic materialism with their Christian fundamentalist dogma. Thus, on their view, specific, narrow religious values should be enforced on a diverse population (the criminalization of abortion, discrimination against homosexual behavior, the regulation of birth control, etc), but any regulation of economic markets and taxes which pay for expected public services (police, traffic lights, etc) are verboten.

Obviously, combining such completely contradictory philosophies takes a certain amount of cognitive dissonance, as does their belief that either of these juvenile philosophies are prescribed by the teachings of Jesus.

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