There’s something deeply unsettling about living in a country where millions of people froth at the mouth at the idea of giving health care to the tens of millions of Americans who don’t have it, or who take pleasure at the thought of privatizing and slashing bedrock social programs like Social Security or Medicare. It might not be so hard to stomach if other Western countries also had a large, vocal chunk of the population that thought like this, but the U.S. is seemingly the only place where right-wing elites can openly share their distaste for the working poor. Where do they find their philosophical justification for this kind of attitude?
It turns out, you can trace much of this thinking back to Ayn Rand, a popular cult-philosopher who exerts a huge influence over much of the right-wing and libertarian crowd, but whose influence is only starting to spread out of the U.S.
One reason most countries don’t find the time to embrace Ayn Rand’s thinking is that she is a textbook sociopath. In her notebooks Ayn Rand worshiped a notorious serial murderer-dismemberer, and used this killer as an early model for the type of “ideal man” she promoted in her more famous books. These ideas were later picked up on and put into play by major right-wing figures of the past half decade, including the key architects of America’s most recent economic catastrophe — former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan and SEC Commissioner Chris Cox — along with other notable right-wing Republicans such as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Rush Limbaugh and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.
[source : How Ayn Rand became a big admirer of serial killer William Hickman, Alternet, http://www.rawstory.com/2015/01/how-ayn-rand-became-a-big-admirer-of-serial-killer-william-hickman/, 30th January 2015]
Ayn Rand worshipped this sociopath William Edward Hickman, who kidnapped a 12 year old girl, demanded a ransom, chopped the girl up before the ransom was due to be paid, but after being given the ransom he speedily drove off throwing the girls dismembered body parts out of the car!
But it turns out Hickman was far more evil than this.
Hickman, who was only 19 when he was arrested for murder, was the son of a paranoid-schizophrenic mother and grandmother. His schoolmates said that as a kid Hickman liked to strangle cats and snap the necks of chickens for fun — most of the kids thought he was a budding manic, though the adults gave him good marks for behavior, a typical sign of sociopathic cunning. He enrolled in college but quickly dropped out, and turned to violent crime largely driven by the thrill and arrogance typical of sociopaths: in a brief and wild crime spree that grew increasingly violent, Hickman knocked over dozens of gas stations and drug stores across the Midwest and west to California. Along the way it’s believed he strangled a girl in Milwaukee and killed his crime partner’s grandfather in Pasadena, tossing his body over a bridge after taking his money. Hickman’s partner later told police that Hickman told him how much he’d like to kill and dismember a victim someday — and that day did come for Hickman.
Watson and Trump and whole lot of (far?) rightists worship Ayn Rand.
But Ayn Rand worshipped Hickman.
So Infopervs is haunted by the spectre of Roy Cohn and all the young victims who were abused as part of the paedophile networks he ran for the CIA, all the deaths of civilians that Alex Jones' late uncle Biff helped to kill through his work as a liaison between the CIA and Reagan's Latin American death squads, the deaths of all those 520 children murdered by Netanyahu in 2014 who is retweeted by the editor of Infowars, and the millions of deaths in Vietnam and Cambodia murdered by Roger Stone's hero Nixon, as well as all the deaths from austerity that Stone caused by scuttling Eliot Spitzer and all the deaths in the PNAC wars that Stone enabled by arranging for George W Bush to win Florida in 2000. And now this: Trump and the editor of Infowars worship a woman who worshipped a bona fide sociopath and child-killer.
By the way, Rand also supported the genocide of the native Americans, as well as the barbarity of the Zionists and the creation of Israel.