Revisiting Rand

18 Jun

IF you’ll use the search feature on this site (located at the bottom of the right navigation column, you can type in rand and hit enter, for previous posts years back.

Today we are revisiting. Especially seeing the NPD  with Amber Heard. Clear as to why she idolized Ayn Rand.


Heard declared herself an atheist after being introduced to the works of Ayn Rand and has said of Rand, “I’ve read all of her books. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with her ideals. All I’ve ever needed is myself.”
Rand supported rational and ethical egoism, and rejected altruism. In ethics, she argued for rational and ethical egoism (rational self-interest), as the guiding moral principle. She said the individual should “exist for his own sake.” She shows more than a few sociopathic tendencies as well as a consistent admiration for selective psychopathic qualities.
In Rand’s early notes for The Fountainhead: “One puts oneself above all and crushes everything in one’s way to get the best for oneself. Fine!”
Of The Fountainhead’s hero, Howard Roark: He “has learned long ago, with his first consciousness, two things which dominate his entire attitude toward life: his own superiority and the utter worthlessness of the world.”
In the original version of her first novel We the Living: “What are your masses of humanity but mud to be ground underfoot, fuel to be burned for those who deserve it?”
Rand supported a child kidnapper and murderer because he was independent and had the same motto as her, “what is right for me is good” and she praised his “independence” and said the masses just hated him because of his independence (nevermind that he kidnapped and murdered a young girl). Rand completely defended him and his crime.
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Rand also was racist towards Native Americans. Amber Heard is the one that stated she loved and supported ALL of Ayn Rand’s ideals. After her best friend died in a car accident when Heard was 16, she declared herself an atheist. It was soon after the accident that Heard’s boyfriend introduced her to Ayn Rand, which either precipitated the conversion or reinforced it. ‘I’ve read all of her books,’ says Heard of Rand. ‘I have been obsessed with her ideals. -E Online.
Yet Amber Heard was seen wearing Native American jewelry after spending time around Depp.
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Past blog posts:
jambernews.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/amber-heardayn-rand-lone-rangerracism/
**Thank you to the anon email member for their interest in her obsession with Ayn Rand.
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8 Responses to “Revisiting Rand”

  1. Luna June 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    When this story about Johnny & Amber (sic) came out, I did the same thing I did when Chris Farley, Robin Williams and Prince died. I youtubed a bunch of interviews of him and tried to bring myself back to a “happy place.”

    Why?

    Not because I’m a fangurl or because Johnny died, but because I took these people for granted. I didn’t put them on a pedastal, rather I admired them for breaking the mold. Something I wished I could’ve done myself and something I hope my kids will do when they get older.

    Unfortunately I can identify with the narcissist label and I am in a relationship with someone that might be a narcissist too. So this story reaches close to home for me.

    And while I’m not famous, I’ve had my fair share of bullies in my life. And those bullies didn’t happen in high school or college, rather they came when I was most vulnerable. When I thought I had life figured out. When I was happy. When I let my guard down.

    All I want to say is that when someone pushes you for so long, sometimes you push back. And that doesn’t make you an abusive person. It makes you human.

    The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.

    I’m an old-fashioned guy… I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something.

    Sometimes it’s not the wolf in sheep’s clothing you have to be wary of, it’s the one that sets the trap

  2. hightop June 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    IMO, even Amber’s tattooed poem of Khayyam has a concentrated point on her and shows her selfishness

    “Amber Heard’s Persian (Khayyam) tattoo; ‘Since the fate of the world is non-existence, since you exist; be merry'” – @sarmastian

  3. Mango June 18, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    Maybe John’s lawyers and the judge hopefully can get you your own cell where you can decor your walls with Rand quotes and opinions….. you will have plenty of time to read.

  4. Luna June 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

    Oh man. I just googled jambernews and I think I’ve fallen into a trap. A bit obsessive here

    Enjoyed reading comments though.

    Cheers, big ears

  5. XZY June 18, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

    Those with NPD love to pretend they’re well read and cultural, it’s one of their favorite masks. And like any one with the cluster B disorder, they love any scapegoat that can excuse their horrible behavior. Not surprised that someone who behaves like Amber would love anyone that said it’s okay to be a disgusting careless human being.

  6. overundersidewaysdown June 18, 2016 at 11:51 pm #

    Her idol, Ayn Rand had no difficulty accepting Social Security and Medicare when she developed lung cancer. Typical of the type. Selfish for others needs, generous for oneself.

    • Neeners June 19, 2016 at 8:50 am #

      Yes! This. I think it’s pretty typical with Rand and her sycophants. It comes back to the “I’m so special” stuff or “Do as I say and not as I do.” Rules and responsibilities and suffering are the domain of the plebs, but not them. They’re so special they’re entitled and that’s pretty much Rand’s work in precis: “We’re entitled and you’re not.”

  7. annie June 19, 2016 at 9:13 am #

    It must have been a wonderful philosophy for Heard to stumble upon as a budding narcissist…. selfishness glorified as a moral imperative. I’m alright Jack, pull up the ladder.

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