Sunday, July 7, 2019

Labors of The Objectivist Sisyphus

The labors of the objectivist followers of Ayn Rand has distinct parallels with the labors of Sisyphus, who was condemned by the Gods to roll an immense boulder up a mountain only to have it roll down to the bottom when he is close to the top. Sisyphus must keep repeating the labor for eternity without any hope of success. The objectivists too are condemned by their god, Ayn Rand, to roll the immense boulder of reason, individualism, and liberty up the “mountain of reality”. It has been prophesied by Rand that the one who can make the boulder stay at the top of the “mountain of reality” will have the keys to the promised land. So far all the objectivists have failed to complete the Sisyphean labor. With time, they are getting tired, garrulous, and peevish. Their mind is becoming a cauldron of the pent-up anger. Some have left the flock, but many remain to keep performing the Sisyphean labor, but they too are filled with the dread that they may never find the Randian promised land.


Thomas Anderson said...

That was a nice introduction, but where's the article, or the book?

Anoop Verma said...

It is coming. Please wait for some time.