Guys who write about how much they love Ayn Rand on dating profiles.
That's a bad sign, right?
The worst, OP.
It's an immediate dealbreaker, OP.
Keep looking and good luck.
It's the hugest of red flags.
They like to pretend they read her books but actually they only saw the movies.
Unless he's in high school, I would be wary.
I've never read her work but don't like people who have.
They probably have mommy issues and really want to be spanked.
DING DING DING!
You should run away from anyone in high school too R5, or are you outing yourself as a pedophile
R10 Please do yourself a favor and look up the definition of pedophile.
No, no, those guys are great. Assuming you like people who live on the Isle of Solips, assuming you never wish for emotional support, and assuming you think helping others is a sign of weakness.
R11 = pedo apologist.
It's the equivalent of a bio-hazard sign on the side of a steel drum.
More of a sign of being a sociopath than having the word "sociopath" tattooed on your forehead.
R13 Sex panic alarmist. High school senior= 17 or 18. Not my cup of tea, but hardly pedo.
R17, when someone is actually able to demonstrate that.
R20, many government actions from war to spying to certain ill-conceived or badly-excited social programs have decidedly not worked and have been detrimental.
There are possibilities than either
A. All government intervention is bad and should be abolished
B. Government should intervene in all things always.
The fact that this simple truth is incomprehensible to Ayn Rand devotees is why they should be avoided at all costs.
That, and their small penises.
R21 = dateless, friendless, retard at large.
They're the most insufferable of the lot.
Maybe they feel Ayn Rand is an impressive read. Or want you to think so. I'm not so much for Objectivism, thinking she made up her own gobbly-gook because existentialism was taken and already done to death. And better. But I had to read The Fountainhead and enjoyed it, feeling having an independent mind and some integrity is a good thing. Her other work? In novels, I want a story told me, not some philosophical crap thrown. Find yourself a guy reading John Irving.
R24, at no point did I write that all government intervention is bad and that the private sector should provide for the needs you describe. I wrote that not all government interventions work and are a good thing in contrast to what R17 asked. Ask Merkel about the benefit of the NSA listening to her phone calls; the Vietnamese and Iraqis about the interventions for their "benefit"; the residents of crime-ridden and badly-designed housing projects of the 60s and 70s; or the prisoners of North Korean gulags. The list of government programs and actions, both domestic and foreign, current and historic, that are failures is probably longer than the list of those programs and actions that have been successful. That doesn't mean that one should give up on trying to create and improve successful government programs and interventions.
"The list of government programs and actions, both domestic and foreign, current and historic, that are failures is probably longer than the list of those programs and actions that have been successful."
Complete and utter bullshit and without any foundation in reality.
Spot on, R12. Ayn Rand was the worst sort of sociopath and her "philosophy" confirms it.
She was a bad writer too.
r15 hit the nail on the head.
Don't most serial killers just love her books to pieces?
More than anything it's code for "ugly, old troll." Everyone knows that young, hot guys don't read books.
Many serial killers are hot.
Leave the Objectivism aside; someone who admits to liking Ayn Rand admits to having shitateous taste in literature.
Mention John Galt..see the dumb reaction.
It is almost as bad as people that claim they have read the complete Proust "Remembrance of Things Past." I mention "Swann's Way" and they have that glazed look, "oh, yeah I read that" I usually inform that person that it is really extremely difficult being so cultured.
R13 If by "pedo apologist" you mean someone who actually knows what the word means and does not use some made up definition pulled out my ass, then yes, I am a pedo apologist.
Well I read all of Proust and I don't see what the big deal is. Swann's Way, by the way, is not the best part, being overwritten Combray and the lengthy and slightly trashy digression called Swann's Love.
As bad as Socrates, some of that bullshit.
If they say they like Ayn Rand...you should tell them that you hope they drop dead.