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Ayn Rand in Bed with L. Ron Hubbard?

People are most honest about themselves when they're joking.

Dave Swindle


June 11, 2012 - 9:06 am

Not long ago Hustler “satirized” S.E. Cupp. Now Cracked.Com has its way with Ayn Rand by fantasizing an affair with Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard:

Are Objectivists and Tea Partiers who adore Rand supposed to be offended? Maybe if Rand’s post-coital epiphany hadn’t been ripped from an angry high schooler’s blog rant (or a Paul Krugman column) then the satire might sting a bit more.

Two can play this game.

What if some group of non-Marxist satirists made a video of Margaret Sanger in bed with Elijah Mohammed? What kind of dialogue would those cult leaders have in plotting how they were going to screw up America?

And wouldn’t it be a ménage à trois? Might there be a third person hiding under the bed sheets?

David Swindle is the associate editor of PJ Media. He writes and edits articles and blog posts on politics, news, culture, religion, and entertainment. He edits the PJ Lifestyle section and the PJ columnists. Contact him at DaveSwindlePJM @ and follow him on Twitter @DaveSwindle. He has worked full-time as a writer, editor, blogger, and New Media troublemaker since 2009, at PJ Media since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and political science from Ball State University in 2006. Previously he's also worked as a freelance writer for The Indianapolis Star and the film critic for He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their Siberian Husky puppy Maura.
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