Monday, April 25, 2005

The virtue of selfishness

Ok, so to be honest, for a long time I had a crush on Daria, Janeane Garofalo, and other alternative goddesses who are marginalized and caustic/bitter.

Why is this? Maybe because they remind me of the ultimate in curmudgeon: Ayn Rand. My all-time favorite misanthrope. When her younger lover (Nathaniel Braden) broke it off with her, she cursed his penis. Seriously, who does that?

Probably my favorite quote of hers is:

“I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. “

Translation: This is the ultimate ‘fuck you’ to the rest of the universe. It is akin to secularism's threat to Christianity. Atheism isn’t a threat to the church; but secularism denies even the importance or existence of religion.

Good old Ayn. What a tough old biddy. Where can a man find that nowadays?

1 comment:

rachel said...

in himself ed, no where else