Ayn Rand producers beg for help from others on Kickstarter

A scene from "Atlas Shrugged" Part II.

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The works of Ayn Rand have their detractors.

In supporting the idea of Objectivism, Rand’s works purport to describe how self-reliance is the only way to the experience the joys of self-worth, self-interest, and self-ishness.

These are, of course, the forerunners of the selfie.

Rand also was very keen to insist that man “exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself.”

Some, therefore, have guffawed at the notion that her disciples have just started a Kickstarter campaign. They are out on the virtual streets, cap in hand.

Their goal is to raise $ 250,000 to help produce the third part of the “Atlas Shrugged” trilogy of movies.

You might have missed the first two. Most people did. Which doesn’t mean they weren’t very fine movies. Perhaps they were simply made without the masses in mind.

As A.V. Club reports, the first two movies made a total of $ 8 million, a scant return on the art of self-worth.

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