The first episode of Adam Curtis's excellent documentary series, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (named after an American poem by Richard Brautigan), has reminded me to consider and articulate my absolute objections as well as total empathetic agreements of principle on the philosophy of Ayn Rand. The cultural influence and political consequences of her ideology by Curtis were elaborated on, importantly the economic catastrophe caused by her justifications of egotistical selfishness, including the responsibilities of her confidant Alan Greenspan while head of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Paradoxically, I found total realization when discussed alongside an idealistic and innovative revolutionary schism originated in California, based upon the potential and implications of the technological advances of civilization.
I have identified as a libertarian ever since I became aware of the meaning of the term. As defined by Oxford Dictionaries,