Italy (look at all that bread!)
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That’s what my boss said to me while I was talking about reading Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead. Never mind the fact that Ayn Rand was a pro-choice atheist; she touted laissez-faire capitalism in her books so anyone who reads what she wrote must be a hardcore Republican.
I’m not here to comment on the rightness/wrongness of Rand’s philosophy of objectivism and I am certainly not endorsing it. But this is what I hate about partisan politics. This “you’re either with us or against us” mindset. (Many) Republicans believe everything that’s wrong with the country is Barack Obama’s fault; (many) Democrats believe Obama can do no wrong. Neither is right. I happen to believe, as a citizen, it’s my duty to be as informed as possible and then vote for the person or issues I believe in most. I believe reading viewpoints I don’t agree with may be more useful to me than the ones I do. I hope I never fall into a party line. I hope people stop making politics black and white and I hope they stop trying to force me into one camp or the other. Our brains are still growing and we’re still developing into “who we are” in our 20s, so I’d like to take this decade to educate myself until I know.
YOLO and thankyouverymuch.
- The Great Gatsby. 4/5 stars. Fantastic. Daisy’s a slore but Leo and his computer-enhanced eyes can get it all day err’day. Leo in his tan sweater. Leo in his pink suit. Leo should get an Oscar for the Dapper Gent category.
- The Great Gatsby soundtrack. 10/5. HATS OFF, JAY. Can all music be bass-heavy and jazz-infused moving forward? Kthanks. “No Church in the Wild” is my favorite track. And I even like Lana Del Ray’s song, in spite of the fact I generally don’t understand her.
- Iron Man 3. 4/5. The edge that the Iron Man franchise has over the other superhero movies is its sense of humor. SO funny. The scenes between Robert Downey Jr. and the kid are the best, particularly the riffing on the kid’s dad abandoning him.
- The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand. 3/5. I liked Atlas Shrugged more but maybe that’s because I read it before The Fountainhead. The themes of the two books are similar but you should definitely read at least one of them.
- Spotify. Stop laughing. I know I am the dead last person to download it but I have and now I’m looking for music recommendations. Can I follow you guys if you tell me your usernames or something? Teach me how to music.
[Google knocks it out of the park again.]
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there (especially my own)!