It’s been about two and half years since I read it and I’ve read a lot of books since.
I’m not saying Rand was right about everything, she’s not my patron saint, but there’s a lot that young people can learn from her…
I think you’re mischaracterizing her racism a bit.
I cross referenced the book by genocide and came up with nothing… However, I also cross referenced the term savages, which was popular parlance of the time to refer to native populations and I came across some interesting passages.
Discussing the libertarian Colorado town…
Guilty of a fierce desire to remain alive, they and Rearden traded like savages, without rights, titles, contracts or protection, with nothing but mutual understanding and a ruthlessly absolute observance of one’s given word.
Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged (p. 501). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
And there’s a couple of other passages where you can find her praising redeeming features of savages or native cultures if you prefer.
There was a second passage I found which should be interesting to you, someone ostensibly very concerned with justice.
“Listen,” said Rearden slowly, “there might be some sort of justification for the savage societies in which a man had to expect that enemies could murder him at any moment and had to defend himself as best he could. But there can be no justification for a society in which a man is expected to manufacture the weapons for his own murderers.”
Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged (p. 365). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
If you’re paying attention, if you’re smart (which you seem to be) and if you’re willing to think critically for yourself you will slowly realize that your ideological comrades on the left utterly hate what you are. You’re (I assume) a straight white male from middle America. The left doesn't actually believe in equality, they have this totem pool of intersectionality that hated straight, white males are at the very bottom of.
- They blame you personally (not your ancestors) for everything bad that happened in history.
- “Diversity” advocates in Universities, Corporations and Institutions will aggressively and politically oppose your being hired, promoted or accepted JUST BECAUSE OF YOUR RACE.
- They judge you as an oppressor, racist and rapist just because of the color of your skin.
- You’re opinions and free speech doesn’t matter to them because of the color of your skin.
- If they could they put you in a gulag, put you up against a wall and fill you with lead they absolutely would.
As a leftist activist you really are an utterly replaceable and unimportant cog of a monstrous mechanism that seeks to murder you because of your race.
It’s said that if you’re not a liberal (or a progressive) when you’re young then you have no heart and if you’re not a conservative when you get older then you have no brain. If you’re dearest values really are justice, equality and liberalism you’ll eventually find that conservatism is about conserving these values and the left is about burning civilization down.
I hope you keep reading books, try to get out of that leftist echo chamber and spend some time in other countries. It will really will change your view of the world!
Enjoy Colorado, I miss it!