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Sun May 19, 2019, 04:59 PM

I never knew that Nathaniel Branden had an affair with Ayn Rand. Sounds like he eventually woke up

and realized she was full of shit but this Wikipedia article (link below) doesn't go into much detail and I am disappointed he ever was even remotely on board with her BS in the first place. Anyone know more about him now? I read his book 'The Disowned Self' back in college and thought it was a pretty good read hitting on how destructive things like dogmatic religion can be often causing a person to lose touch with who they are especially if if they are indoctrinated with it at a young age. I would have to read it again to remember much more. I always held him in high regard but it sounds like he is a bit on the conservative side which is too bad.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Branden

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Reply I never knew that Nathaniel Branden had an affair with Ayn Rand. Sounds like he eventually woke up (Original post)
Quixote1818 May 2019 OP
Quixote1818 May 2019 #1
comradebillyboy May 2019 #5
Quixote1818 May 2019 #6
unc70 May 2019 #7
dhol82 May 2019 #2
no_hypocrisy May 2019 #3
Quixote1818 May 2019 #4
3catwoman3 May 2019 #8
bobbieinok May 2019 #9

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:05 PM

1. Okay, wow! He is a total piece of shit I just discovered from this video


Saying HC is not a right. Fuck him! Yes other people have to produce to create a HC system but we should also take care of one another because it just the good and decent thing to do you fucking ass hole!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #1)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:16 PM

5. Let me strongly recommend "The Passion of Ayn Rand" with

Helen Mirren in the title role, Peter Fonda as her husband and Eric Stoltz asNathaniel Branden. Based on the book by Branden's wife.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Passion_of_Ayn_Rand_(film)



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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #5)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:24 PM

6. Thank you. Will check it out. nt

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #5)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:31 PM

7. I second your recommendation

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:07 PM

2. Sounds like he woke up in 1968.

Or, maybe he got tired of being a boy toy?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Sun May 19, 2019, 05:09 PM

4. Thanks, will check it out. nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 06:23 PM

8. He drank the Ayn Rand Kool-Aid with gusto.

I have read his auto-biography, and the one by his now ex-wife, and what a bunch of sick puppies. IIRC, when he would knock on the door of Rand's home, her husband, Frank O'Connor would let him in, knowing that Branden and Rand were going to have sex in the Rand O'Connor home, while he was there. Barbara Branden knew all about it, too.

Eewww, eewww, EEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun May 19, 2019, 06:47 PM

9. Was Alan Greenspan a Rand disciple? And he ran US fiscal policy?

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