Today’s servant of power is:
One doesn’t even have to read Ayn Rand’s work—only get a synopsis of what it’s about—to know it doesn’t make any sense.
Why did Ayn Rand write what she wrote? She would probably say because she is advocating for ethical conduct, leading to what she regards as the best functioning society. Her basic assumption is that people are selfish and that’s the way it should be, but with the implication that she is a well-intentioned individual who just so happens to have society’s best interests at heart.
Would Ayn Rand ever admit to being a purely self-serving human being? I, personally, think she is. Technically, she should be okay with me viewing her in this light. Yet, it’s pretty obvious she would be upset if confronted with the notion that she is someone who pathologically supports the ideology of the oppressor to move up the ranks of the social ladder at the expense of others.
Her entire career is pure self-contradiction, in my opinion.