Yaron Brook[’s] actual job consists of pretending […] that Howard Roark’s and John Galt’s mammies, had the condoms failed after 1973, would not have devoured their unborn genius babies on Ayn Rand’s own advice.
Shocking? You’re an idolator. But shockingly true, certainly. Rand makes a big point of celebrating the accomplishments of thoroughly unwanted babies.
What happens to babies like that, post Roe v. Wade? Do you want to blank out like Yaron Brook and the entire Ayn Rand Institute?
So which others of Ayn Rand’s major characters would have missed the cut by curettage?
From The Fountainhead: Gail Wynand, surely. Catholics is Catholics, but poor Catholics is a smellier kettle of fish. Katie Halsey, too, though Peter Keating might have scraped (ahem) by. Mike Donnigan, the only all-the-way decent person Rand ever wrote, could easily have fallen to the knife, and I have my doubts about Steven Mallory.
From Atlas Shrugged: Hank Rearden would have found his future in medical waste, and possibly Dan Conway, too, along with half or more of the Colorado upstarts. And Eddie Willers and Cheryl Brooks might have found each other at last – in the dumpster behind the clinic.
When the Planned Parenthood ghouls argue for abortion, they are at least claiming to seek a eugenic end to justify their homicidal means. The abortion championed by Ayn Rand and the The Ayn Rand Institute is outrageously dysgenic: Its goal and its actual practical outcome is to rob humanity of its best exemplars in each new generation.
Who is John Galt? Ayn Rand’s moral ideal, in the world she prayed for and achieved, was sold as spare parts, with the rest of him left to stain discarded rags.
When you see the lights go out in New York City, remember whose hand was on the switch.