War on the Weak

I found a great Newsweek article about the current Republican war against the middle and lower classes. It’s title, War on the Weak, says a lot about both the article and the GOP’s position. The right wing sees the rich as the rightful rulers of our nation and the poor as parasites stealing from the plates of their rightful masters. This is nothing new but the article explains it well and links it to the philosophy of Ayn Rand. The worldview put forth in Rand’s books is laughably incompetent and bears little resemblance to any concrete reality, but it serves as something for the right to hang their cowboy hats on while playing reverse Robin Hoods.

 

Link: http://www.newsweek.com/2011/04/10/war-on-the-weak.html

 

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