Something Leonard Peikoff wrote about conservatives back in 1991 today applies equally as well to ARI-objectivists, including himself. Substituting “ARI-objectivist” and other phrases in place of Mr. Peikoff’s conservative references, the conclusion of chapter 10 of Objectivism (*) would read in part as follows (substitutions bolded and irrelevant text silently omitted):
Precisely because of ARI’s pretense at defending capitalism, they are morally lower than the liberals; they are farther removed from reality — and, therefore, they are more harmful in practice. They are the main source of political confusion in Objectivist circles; they give the illusion of an alternative without the fact. Thus the statist drift proceeds unchecked and unchallenged.Well said. The trouble is, Mr. Peikoff doesn’t say it.
The ARI-objectivist attempts to tie the politics of the Founding Fathers to unreason — such as open borders and, not too consistently, the cult of Israel.
Freedom is the opposite of these creeds — and so is Objectivism their opposite.