We're All Dying In Ayn Rand's Joke - Liberal Resistance

We’re All Dying In Ayn Rand’s Joke

There’s an old joke that goes something like, “Ayn Rand, Rand Paul, and Paul Ryan walk into a bar. The bartender serves them tainted alcohol because there are no regulations. They die.”

And guess what? We’re all now living that joke. The online publication Reveal notes that farmers, or more precisely, big corporate farms, are using unclean water to irrigate their crops. This is why we get things likes E. Coli killing people with depressing regularity.

Ah, but here’s the rub. Who is at fault for that? Well, Trump and his people are. Under Trump, the EPA has decline to force farmers to test their water for contamination. This makes perfect sense, if you’re a big corporate farm that has lots of lawyers to prevent yourself from getting sued by angry consumers. It also make sense if you are a Libertarian who thinks that government shouldn’t be doing things like regulating industry.

For the rest of us…it makes no sense at all.

But that’s where we find ourselves–with a government that elevates greed to the status of an ideology, and which regards human life as fairly expendable. At least if you’re not rich and powerful.

So, when this is all done, do you suppose…

That certain people who declined to protect public health, and watched while people died…

Could be tried for murder?

Just a thought.