The Santa Ana Sentinel

Dystopian Dreams

Posted in Election 2012, Opinion by Omar Ian Ávalos on January 25, 2012

Some people live in a perpetual fear, a paranoia, of an imagined dystopia. Our country is imagined as such, in part, because of the consumption of dated fictional works attributed to a writer like Ayn Rand, an apparent hero of presidential candidate Ron Paul. Not only does he hold views of a dystopian society, but the impact of the author Rand is so great on his psyche, that he named his own son, Rand.

Works like Ayn Rand’s Anthem are based on a fictional society operating on collectivism, and socialistic thinking and economics. These ideas tie into the accusations and attacks on our current president who is feared, or just simply slandered and accused, of being an overall communist and a Nazi.

Anthem’s characters “Equality” and “Liberty” are personifications of the ideals interpreted as libertarianism. This certainly explains Ron Paul’s fickle position of being a “Libertarian.” These terms have become so loosely thrown around nowadays, regurgitated, and copied ad verbatim by masses of people.

The parallels between the inceptions, conceptions and or gestation periods of Ayn Rand’s Anthem (1937) and the birth of Ron Paul (1935) are the start of this movement with mass delusions of a dystopia, one that the son Rand is expected to carry on.


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  1. J. González Solorio said, on January 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    It’s not simply Ayn Rand who lends a voice to our concerns. The political philosopher and key supporter of the labor movement and of voluntaryism, Lysander Spooner, in addition to Frédéric Bastiat and Ludwig von Mises, who were both exceptional promoters of the Austrian school of economics, and prophetic authors like George Orwell and Aldous Huxley—who wrote works which could be biographies of the the four globalist Presidents we’ve had in charge since George H.W. Bush—all serve as prime examples of intelligent men who layed the groundwork for libertarianism, which aims to limit the government’s meddling in what is supposed to be a free society. The great advances made throughout history have been made by individuals, working alone, or together, in groups, outside the control and dictatorial mandate of the state, which has a tendency to become corrupt as it is allowed to grow.

    • Omar Ávalos Gallegos said, on October 1, 2012 at 9:47 am

      All you’re saying is that you affirm that these other authors have contributed to a delusional dystopia.

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