The Unmitigated Awfulness of Ayn Rand

"Ayn Rand's sensibility may have been adolescent, but the sensibility of the Tea-Party types who now fetishize her work, & to whom these filmmakers are presumably playing, is a good deal more infantile. The signature moment of the movie, perhaps, comes when industrialist hero Hank Rearden explains why he won't share "Rearden Metal" to one of the story's many trumped-up mealy-mouthed bureaucrat villains: "Because it's mine. Can you understand that concept? Mine." Behind the handsome, smooth-voiced actor in the suit, you can see the stamping feet & clenched fists of the two-year-old who can't understand any concept except "Mine.""

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