CANCELLING AYN RAND BY THE AMERICAN LEFT
There is nothing that the American left (Progressive, Marxist) would like more than to cancel the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand.
The ideological hatred to Ayn Rand originates from her being successful in her art and her intellectual brightness. She was a proponent of Capitalism and freedom of expression.
Last week I posted the following quote by Ayn Rand on my Facebook page:
“The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.”
~ Ayn Rand
The quote was pasted over it with a gray label with a comment that Ayn Rand did not say it. The obliteration of the quote was made by a Facebook Fact Checker.
The fact is that that Ayn Rand said these words in her book The Fountainhead. This quote is a merging of two sentences from a dialogue in the book. Here is the original dialogue:
“My dear fellow, who will let you?”
“That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”
“Look here, this is serious….”
Ayn Rand authored those sentences. Her students chose to re-arrange the order of the words from two dialogue sentences.
What is important to the Leftist-Marxist “FactCheckers” of Facebook is to cancel Ayn Rand from existence.
It’s impossible to cancel Ayn Rand. Obliterating my post is not absolute.
This quote was used by Jack Welch the former successful capitalist CEO of GE and others.