Is it better to encourage the latent fascist tendancies of Ayn Rand acolytes?
Ayn Rand’s authoritarian prose are carefully couched in anti-authoritarian rhetoric. Her followers even appropriated the term “libertarian” from the proto-anarchist political philosopher Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Usually her acolytes live peacefully under the blanket of security provided by the liberal state. When shaken, they frequently start being increasingly open about their fascist tendencies. Is it a good idea to encourage this phenomenon by shaking the branches of their security? Is it better that they hide under the veneer of “Libertarianism” or be goaded into exposing themselves as the authoritarian thugs they are?