Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Wait, My Hero is an Atheist?"

I burst out laughing when I saw an article showing that Rep. Paul Ryan is now rejecting, rejecting, the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand.  I wrote a post months ago that included video clips of an interview that Rand gave to the late Mike Wallace, and in that interview, Rand was quite explicit in explaining the tenets of Objectivism.  Classically, Ryan likely understood exactly what he wanted to understand about Rand's philosophy, with regard to the fallacy of the government assisting the least among us, while ignoring those aspects of Objectivism that he didn't like, or didn't understand.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

An Old Fashioned Update

This is the first time I've actually been on my blog, since my last post on 4 March.  Four days after that post, I lost my grandmother, and I admit fully that I wanted to take time to mourn.  As I've mentioned on this blog in the past, I moved back to my hometown both to reduce my expenses as I've worked on my consultancy, as well as to help my family with the care of my grandmother.  I think I also mentioned on this blog that my grandmother was my inspiration for studying American history generally, and African American history particularly. 

I'll be writing new posts again real soon.