Hero’s and Heroine’s are the stuff of both reality and legend. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Audie Murphy, General George Patton, Amelia Earhart, Margret Thatcher and Ayn Rand represent reality.  Donald Trump is on his way to the history books.

Ayn Rand wrote about hero’s and heroines. Her fictional characters embody the best human characteristics: Integrity, Honesty, Ambition, Capability, Productivity, Independence, Justice, and Pride. Rand’s moral ideal is a life of reason, purpose and self-esteem.

Sounds like Donald J. Trump.

Rand loved “Charlies Angles”. Melania, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump could have been on the show which came before they came of age but the fictional Dagney Taggart is a much higher character than “Chatlies Angles”.
Rand dramatizes a crucial point in Dagny’s character: Human greatness equals rational achievement irrespective of gender. Great human beings employ their intellectual ability to create the values on which human life depends. Stature of character is not gender-specific. In the character of Dagny Taggart, Rand shows that a rational woman can create and deploy the technology to move mountains just as effectively as a rational man. Dagny has committed mind, body, and soul to life on earth — and to the achievements and achievers that make life on earth possible.
Rend: ““The straight line is the badge of man, the straight line of a geometrical abstraction that makes roads, rails and bridges, the straight line that cuts the curving aimlessness of nature by a purposeful motion from a start to an end.”

Donald Trump, like John Galt is a statesman capable of leading the world’s most talented people. Most importantly, Galt is unwaveringly rational and deals directly with the facts. Though ruled by reason, he is able to express and experience his emotions as well. Just as Rand uses Dagny to shatter the mind-body dichotomy that separates physical pleasure from higher thought, she employs Galt to reject the split between reason and emotion.

Galt represents the main theme of the novel and of Rand’s philosophy: the idea that the mind is the only means by which man can achieve prosperity. Look at how prosperous Donald trump is.

That’s a Randian salute to the Trumps.

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