“…Make no mistake: all this Ayn Rand libertarian me-first-and-the-rest-of-you-go-to-hell stuff –
– the there’s-no-government-like-no-government theology that’s now being piously intoned as Holy Received Truth by everybody, male and female, in the GOP –
– is, very precisely, the kind of politics you’d come up with if you were a 16-year-old boy trying to explain away his dependence on Mom.
I don’t have any parents.
I raised myself, on roots and berries and small vermin I dug up in vacant lots.
That lady hanging around, feeding me and nagging me and picking up my socks and driving me to practice?
She’s just the nanny state.
I hate her.
There’s no such thing as society.
There’s only what I want right now – which is the ultimate good in my universe.
And what I want right now is more time on the XBox – pizza money –
– and the keys to the family car…”
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