Comments: Blogging two Birds with one entry

...that whole thing where a society suppresses exceptionality to make everyone equal, and it's a bad thing.

Which I associate, not with Ayn Rand (who I've never read), but with Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron".

Posted by Lance at November 12, 2004 12:45 PM

I enjoyed "The Incredibles". It's a fun, fast-paced, imaginative movie. There is a political/philosophical subtext, which seems to be deliberate, but I ignored it.

As for Ayn Rand, I obviously would not qualify for her elite. I'm not a CEO.

In "Atlas Shrugged", Rand not only repetitively called liberals, government employees and union members "moochers" and "looters", but also offered a sneering portrayal of the one character who was involved in the arts. Only the captains of industry are worthy of her respect.

Posted by Eileen at November 19, 2004 08:57 PM