Friday, February 11, 2011

On Objectivism: An Essay

This is an essay criticizes Objectivism(Ayn Rand), this essay is MAINLY for my teacher to read. However, anyone can read this essay.
Feb. 11, 2011

In 1943 a person by the name of Ayn Rand published a book called The Fountainhead. The Fountainhead(and the Objectivist movement as a whole) says that we shouldn't care about others. It is also a capitalistic movement. Read on to find out why it is doesn't only sound wrong, but is very wrong.

Objectivists not only believe that altruism is unnecessary but immoral. However, it is the other way around. Why should we tell poor people "We don't care about you and it would be IMMORAL to help you"?

Objectivists claim that Objectivism is rational and moral, because the human mind is selfish. However, by that "logic" than Xenophobia is rational and moral. Objectivists, is it Xenophobia rational and moral?

Ayn Rand criticizes religion in his philosophy. I agree that people should criticize religion but I don't agree in the way he does it. He claims that religion is based on altruism, thus it is bad. The majority of religions do promote altruism. However, it is not needed, to be a religion, to promote altruism. And there are lots of religion, so it probable that there is more than one religion that doesn't promote selfishness.

Objectivism by definition is cruel. Merriam-Webster defines cruel as (definition 2a) causing or conducive to injury, grief, or pain.

Why does Objectivism worry me? Because an altruist parent would teach his child altruism because he/she would believe(and would be correct) that altruism is moral. An Objectivist parent would do the same thing.

To sum it all up, Objectivism is morally and factually wrong. No one, if they have enough money, should not give to the poor.



  1. Do not be surprised if you get in trouble for copying this essay from this site.

  2. @William I sent my teacher a link to this website(I go to a special type of school).