Ayn Rand also had binders full of women. And yes, they were as gross as that sounds.
Ayn Rand never molested anyone.
After all, to molest someone would mean forcing someone to do something they didn’t want, which Ms. Rand was strictly opposed to. Also, being the ultra-rational person she was, Ms. Rand understood that he always wanted it.
After a 212-year-long contemplative period in which Ms. Rand was held captive by a socialist hive-mind race of intelligent sponges, Ms. Rand said of Hickman,
“Its a shame he was not allowed to flower. Just think how accelerated my studies might have been if he had surpassed Optimal Producer Level One! I might have learned how to astral project out of those damn squishes’s** force cages in only 100 or so years!”
** “Squishes” was Rand’s own derogatory term for the aforementioned sponges.
“If you mean whose side one should be on, Israel or the Arabs, I would certainly say Israel because it’s the advanced, technological, civilized country amidst a group of almost totally primitive savages who have not changed for years and who are racist and who resent Israel because it’s bringing industry, intelligence, and modern technology into their stagnation.”
—Q and A session during taping of Donohue, Live in New York, 1979
Whatever your position on the whole Israel/Palestine quagmire, can’t we all agree that Rand was merely putting the conflict in the proper context? Religion or land isn’t the issue, its the introduction of technology and intelligence into the region, right?
Wait, what? We can’t all agree on that? No, it can’ be horsesh—, Ayn Rand said it!
Unfortunately for Ms. Rand, Hickman was caught before he had the chance to develop further. However, Rand’s study of Hickman did lead to her discovery of the Optimal Producer levels of Objectivistism.
In particular, upon achieving Optimal Producer Level One a person becomes a “superman” with the inability to “realize and feel ‘other people.’ “
William Edward Hickman may have had his flaws, but Ms. Rand saw no reason to let those flaws overshadow his positive qualities.
After all, as Rand said:
“Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should.”
Plus, he had
“no regard whatsoever for all that society holds sacred, and with a consciousness all his own. He has the true, innate psychology of a Superman. He can never realize and feel ‘other people.’”
—From the personal journal of Ayn Rand
Don’t such great moral strengths surpass any little peccadilloes?
So what if he dismembered a 12 year old girl and littered the roadside with her body parts? Much like it is easy to blend Rand’s belief’s with religion, Ms. Rand saw no problem recognizing the true worth of this “brilliant, unusual, exceptional boy,” who was so chock full of “immense, explicit egotism.”
His rejection by Ms. Rand and the Rail Org was especially hurtful and hard to get over. Rejection by Eighth Grade crushes always are.
Of course, he claims he isn’t that into her anyway, because he was too busy with his church, but we all know that is just an excuse to make himself feel better.
Despite all the interest in Ayn Rand and lately, you likely will not hear anything about the Rail Org from the mainstream media. This is for two reasons:
1) Because of a liberal socialist conspiracy by the media to keep the true awesomeness of Ms. Rand’s accomplishments secret (they’re still bitter because if the past ten years have taught us anything, it is that her ideas are more awesome and she won), and
2) A certain newly prominent political figure has refused to acknowledge the Rail Org ever since he was denied membership (or even visiting privileges!) due to not being awesome enough.
Originally Jason Voorhees was not even supposed to be the villain of the Friday the 13th sequels. As a consolation for cutting her from the first film, the producers originally planned for Ms. Rand to play the undead, resurrected Mrs. Voorhees. Due to her lung cancer she was not available for the first sequel however.
Not wanting to admit that she had actually changed her mind about taking the role in the first place, Ms. Rand faked her own death in 1982 rather than risk the chance that Paramount might ask her to join in any of the subsequent sequels.