August 22, 2012, - 3:30 pm
I’ve read several Arab media attacks on Paul Ryan because he’s said his biggest influence was libertarian author Ayn Rand and her book, “Atlas Shrugged.” Their ire is not because of Rand (nee Rosenbaum’s) unflinching support for free market capitalism. It’s that Ayn Rand was proudly pro-Israel, even though she eschewed Judaism and her birth into a Jewish family. Echoing their rage about this is the crowd of self-hating, anti-Israel JINOs (Jews In Name Only) at organizations such as J Street and MondoWeiss. Check this out from MondoWeiss’ Philip Weiss, a guy who–if this was 1941 Auschwitz–would be wearing the badge, “Uber Kapo” and happily pushing us into the ovens even without the lure of an extra cup of potato gruel. And, as you read those, know that Paul Ryan probably has no idea Ayn Rand ever said any of these things (but I hope he finds out and agrees with her).
Oh and here’s something about Ryan’s intellectual idol, Ayn Rand. She said Arabs were savages and culturally undeveloped.
Ayn Rand on Israel (Ford Hall Forum lecture, 1974)
Q: What should the United Sates do about the  Arab-Israeli War?
AR: Give all the help possible to Israel. Consider what is at stake. It is not the moral duty of any country to send men to die helping another country. The help Israel needs is technology and military weapons—and they need them desperately. Why should we help Israel? Israel is fighting not just the Arabs but Soviet Russia, who is sending the Arabs armaments. Russia is after control of the Mediterranean and oil. Further, why are the Arabs against Israel? (This is the main reason I support Israel.)
The Arabs are one of the least developed cultures. They are typically nomads. Their culture is primitive, and they resent Israel because it’s the sole beachhead of modern science and civilization on their continent. When you have civilized men fighting savages, you support the civilized men, no matter who they are. Israel is a mixed economy inclined toward socialism. But when it comes to the power of the mind—the development of industry in that wasted desert continent—versus savages who don’t want to use their minds, then if one cares about the future of civilization, don’t wait for the government to do something. Give whatever you can. This is the first time I’ve contributed to a public cause: helping Israel in an emergency.
Another Ryan hater, anti-Israel atheist Lebanese Muslim As’ad AbuKhalil a/k/a “Angry Arab,” claims that Rand said, during a 1980 appearance on Phil Donahue’s syndicated television talk show that Jews are civilized and Arabs are savages.
Uh-huh, and 9/11 and homicide bombings at Israeli pizza shops, hotels, and bars, and beheadings of sleeping babies on the Jewish Sabbath, etc. prove otherwise, don’t they?
Tags: Arabs, As'ad AbuKhalil, Ayn Rand, Christian Arabs, Israel, MondoWeiss, Paul Ryan, Philip Weiss