Reader Eric K. Johnson sent a proposal to BuzzFlash at Truthout for the Paul Ryan sequel to Ayn Rand’s famous book, “Atlas Shrugged.” The book encapsulates Rand’s theory of “objectivist” indifference to the “parasites” of the earth, those who get in the way of the “rational selfishness” of the masters of the universe. This is a philosophy avidly embraced by Ryan over the years.
BuzzFlash at Truthout took the liberty of reducing the short book outline to a few Paul Ryan tenets. (Although we took the liberty of putting his philosophy from pen to paper, Ryan had no role in it.):
Grandma couldn’t afford medical care to treat her colon cancer and passed away – and Paul Ryan Shrugged
Poor children had nothing to eat for lunch at school. Blaming the teachers, Paul Ryan shrugged. [...]
Women were forced to carry babies to term, even if raped – Paul Ryan shrugged.
Gays were beat up by gangs of skinheads – Paul Ryan shrugged.
Taxes on what was left of the middle class were doubled to provide increased tax breaks for the top ten percent who owned the majority of American assets – Paul Ryan shrugged. [...]
America’s roads and infrastructure fell apart leaving all but the rich living in a dystopian society that was a step back toward the stone age – Paul Ryan shrugged. [...]
Paul Ryan accepted Social Security survivor payments to cover his college costs and then became dependent on tax payer dollars for a salary of more that $170,000 a year, a lavish pension covered primarily by hard working Americans, and top of the line healthcare. His extended family’s company got fat on government contracts – Paul Ryan shrugged. [...]
And then Paul Ryan brown-nosed his way into becoming a vice presidential candidate with an empty suit who was all smiles because he was too dimwitted to be concerned about anything but amassing a pirate’s bounty – and the two of them didn’t shrug: they looked forward to creating an international members only club of avaricious greed. ……
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More on Paul Ryan’s “love affair” with Ayn Rand and his recent change-of-heart squirmitude here.