Tuesday, March 11, 2014


(OR Déjà Vu of “The Terrible Twos”?)

This post is in commemoration of the 107th Anniversary year of the founding (1907) of Ayn Rand’s (1905-1982) philosophy of “Objectivism.”1

Before you swear in outrage at this ridiculous accusation against a two-year-old Ayn Rand, let me swear:
“This commemoration arises out of Ayn’s very own words.”
Check it out yourself: “I was two and a half,” she says, when Objectivism became her philosophy. She says it three times between 8:06-8:38 minutes/seconds.


"Ayn Rand Interview with Tom Snyder (1 of 3)" at

This video has become very hard to find, but was captured 163 times by the WayBackMachine between Sept. 7, 2009 and March 19, 2023, but even there some postings have been deleted. However, as of today, 11 June 2023, it can be accessed at https://web.archive.org/web/20120617024334/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4doTzCs9lEc . The remarks concerning age of two and a half can still be found after minute 8. If this link fails, try other posting dates for this link at the WayBackMachine: https://web.archive.org/web/20120501000000*/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4doTzCs9lEc.

If “Me, Me, Mine” isn't allowed to describe Objectivism, then Ayn's “truth” has been compromised and her beloved John Galt has failed to get his message across.

  1. On deeper Ayn-alysis, the more correct term may be Faux-Objectivism, or in the alternative, Subjectivism. For more Ayn-alysis by this blogger, see:
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