Sunday, November 8, 2009

Ayn Rand: Muslim Middle Easterners "Racist Savages" and "Terrorist Monsters"


Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs has just discovered this video clip from a late 1970s appearance by Ayn Rand on the Phil Donahue show, in which she makes some rather politically incorrect remarks about Muslim Middle-Easterners.

"But if you mean whose side should one be on Israel or the Arabs? I would certainly say Israel!"

Israel is up against "a group of almost totally primitive savages, who have not changed for years, and are racist, and resent Israel because it is bringing industry, intelligence, modern technology..."

"They're terrorists... they're monsters..."
Note From the Editor: Last night I had the pleasure of attending Pamela Gellers speech to the Collins County Conservative Republican Club in McKinney, Texas (just north of Dallas.) Her presentation was remarkably informative and entertaining. The woman is simply stunning in person. I was especially taken aback as to how well-versed she is in Randian theory, and how open she was about her Randian views, even to an overwhelming conservative audience.

Her message: This is the ultimate fight of Individualism vs. Radical Jihadist philosophy that seeks to destroy Capitalism and instill Collectivism through imposition of Sharia. And this, she said, includes the "Muhammadism" of Obama.

Pamela is currently speaking to select groups around the nation, in preparation for the release of her new book on Radical Islam, which is co-authored with Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. The book is set to be released early next year. If you get the chance to attend one of her events, I highly recommend it.


Ran said...

Ya know... many of today's conservatives crawled their way out of the pit of statism thanks to Atlas and to The Fountainhead. I'd suggest that today mainstream Conservative theory isn't well informed unless it has paid close attention to Randian ideas.

chuck said...

How could an Arab possibly be a racist??

Only the Überhumans of the white (colorless) race have the capacity to be racists. Everybody knows that.

The dirty Jews are racist, though. You betcha. Those assholes are politically white no matter what they look like.

I know these things to be true because a leftist told me so.

Alex said...

Eric - are you trying to bait our paleo-con Buchananites? Not that I mind it of course. I wonder what Chucky would call Ayn Rand - probably a right-wing wacko.

William said...

The ol' girl had a lot of common sense when it came to foreign policy, and so did many in Donohue's audience, as evidenced by the applause. But of course, Donohue has to painfully get his his words out with the obligatory tortured intellectual look on his mug. This look is ubiquitous of today's left, and obviously there was no shortage of sheep when this was filmed.

Alex said...

William - it's that look lefties give a non-lefty that indicates something of an air of disgust and "i'm about to lecture you on the superiority of my outlook you ignorant savage".

Gary said...

****". . . Israel or the Arabs? I would certainly say Israel!"****

This is called sticking our nose in business that is not ours.

Christian Armies invade, conquer and set up dictatorship Colonies in Moslem lands while killing any Arab that dares to resist (and there were many revolts). Then the Christian Overlords allow European immigrants of Jewish background to settle the land uninvited by the locals.

For the life of me I simply cannot understand why any Arab could be upset.

Alex said...

Gary - your narrative is frankly, bullshit. read up on modern history and come back again.

Gary said...


Tell me what part is incorrect? I am not taking sides. But what is the difference between Jews "taking back" their homeland and driving out Arabs on the West Bank and Mexicans "taking back" their homeland in the Southwest? When any group illegally immigrates to another nation there are going to be ticked off people. Facts is facts.

Alex said...

Gary - define illegal. By whose authority and whose law. Yours? There is nothing legal or illegal about forming a new country. Power is something you take, it is never given!

Gary said...

****"There is nothing legal or illegal about forming a new country."****

OK. Then 50,000,000 Mexicans have the RIGHT to march into Texas and form a new country. Or 100,000,000 Chinese have the right to march into Siberia and form a new country. Or horror of horrors Canada marches into Montana.

Alex said...

Gary - let em try to invade us. Bring it on.

John Morris said...

Gary, any explanation as to why the Suni's are blowing themselves up in Shia markets, or why people are throwing acid in the faces of little girls who for going to school?

Does the rage at Israel cause honor killings or the forced marriages of 8 year old girls to adult men in their fifties?

Conservative Scalawag said...

I may not agree with Ayn Rand on everything, but she was dead on the mark with that one.

However, she should have gone more into depth about our foreign policy. For I believe that has contributed a great deal to some of the hostilities and retaliations.

Not saying it is out fault, for I don't believe in apologizing for this country's actions.

However, some of our policies have contributed to the issue at hand.

Charles said...

Alex said "Let em try to invade us. Bring it on."

Think your a little behind the curve there Alex. Invasion has already happened and Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush (and soon to be Obama) have all supported it.

Reagan passed the first amnesty and it's ben downhill from there. I find it Hilarious so many fall for the head fake of Muslim terrorisim...

It's not that it's not an issue but the clear and present danger to this nation is the Oligarchs and Corpratists who control the country.

Jefferson told you the bankers would make you slaves on the continent you father conquered.

But go ahead and get your panties in a bunch over a Muslim shooting 20 or so people while the wealth of the nation is looted.

Anonymous said...

I would agree with what Charles said mostly... but the Reagan amnesty was supposed to be a 1 time only deal and the borders were to be secured afterwards. Now the U.S. is on the verge of being turned into a quasi-socialist fiefdom and it's because of the changing demographics due to greed for cheap labor (corporatists) and ready made constituencies for the left. If I can be shown incorrect, please, do tell the reasons? JMO

Anonymous said...

LOL. Phil looks horrified. I didn't realize the left was so deranged even back then.

Once again Ayn Rand had the foresight to call it like it is. Harsh words, but words that ring true.

John Morris said...

Wha? Even the Beatles knew the left was deranged back then.

"You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know
You better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right
all right, all right, all right
all right, all right, all right"

M. Simon said...

You should be keeping a better eye on Power and Control. I had it 4 or 5 days ago.

BTW here is something you might like.

How the socons sold out the fisc cons.

They are not reliably fiscally conservative.

M. Simon said...

However, some of our policies have contributed to the issue at hand.

Well sure. With humans you never can tell. Which is why policy needs to be adapted to experience and tempered by judgment.

And there is no way to avoid misinterpreting experience or guaranteeing good judgment. So we muddle through.