|You haven't read PARC but you're willing to believe everything the admitted and proven liars, the Brandens, have to say about Rand and have the nerve to call me an idolator, etc.? Takes the cake, that.|
No, Casey, what I'm telling you is that I don't give a flying fuck what AR, the Brandens, and their spouses went through during what was a miserable interpersonal mess. It doesn't matter whose fault it was, they all made mistakes. I'm telling you that AR's, Nathaniel's, and Barbara's work stand on their own and are valuable to me no matter how they fiddle-fucked up their personal lives decades ago. I'm telling you that something like "The Art of Living Consciously" stands and always will stand miles and miles above any book written about squalid interpersonal messes. It will mean more to more people, it will change more lives for the better. It will help people evolve as human beings, and that trumps out holding court and judgment on people who actually make things significant to the process of human evolution, just like Atlas does, and many, many other things people write. I'm telling you that if I want to read about the good old days, I will read it by someone who was actually there, and I will have the wisdom to know that it is a personal account. I'm telling you that those two existing books, and anything I've ever read on a forum or in personal email by anyone that was there, good or bad, never took a stitch away from who AR is to me. No, I'm not going to buy the book because, and I'm sure it's written very nicely, there is no value in it for me.
Idolatry? Yup, that's what I'm saying. It's the only viable explanation. Chop logic all you want, this is cult of personality stuff for the hardliners. It's a hobby, it's a fan club, just jacked up a few notches.