Johnny Weir: I got to meet Christina when I went to the MTV Movie Awards this past spring. I started walking the red carpet and there was a big commotion. I sent my manager over to grab her and tell her that I wanted to meet her. That is how things work in Hollywood circles, which I am still not accustomed to. She came over and she had seen me skate. I have always respected her for never caving in to what the public wanted to see from her. She was always so powerful and used her talent as opposed to other things to become famous. She relied on her voice to sell albums. I always respected that and tried to bring that philosophy to my world. I try to take no prisoners and be who I am. You always have a fear when you meet famous people that they will be a douchebag or your image will crumble. All of my heroes—Elton John and Christina Aguilera—have been so beyond amazing.
“[The Native Americans] didn’t have any rights to the land and there was no reason for anyone to grant them rights which they had not conceived and were not using…. What was it they were fighting for, if they opposed white men on this continent? For their wish to continue a primitive existence, their ‘right’ to keep part of the earth untouched, unused and not even as property, just keep everybody out so that you will live practically like an animal, or maybe a few caves above it. Any white person who brought the element of civilization had the right to take over this continent.”
Ayn Rand (via cuntymint)
and people ask me why i fucking hate ayn rand. not only is she a worthless writer (no, seriously, i get what you’re saying—you don’t need to write a 500pg pile of crap about ego-trips) but her politics are FUCKED up.
…where is this from? Theres absolutely no part of this that’s not offensive and even though I’m not a Rand fan I’m hoping this can’t possibly be true. Its just too fucking hateful for someone so much of the country idolizes.
Oh it’s real. It’s from her lecture “Philosophy, Who Needs It” given at West Point in 1974, published in Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A. The link goes directly to the Google Books search result.
dear god, you live and learn..