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Another morphing Muni ad and a hat tip to Ayn Rand

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Pamela Geller’s defeat the “savages” San Francisco Muni advertisements created a firestorm among local culture jammers who are challenging the pro-Israel pundit’s message by re-designing the originals ads. See the latest makeover above.

Rand appearing on Donahue said Arabs are “primitive savages.”

Incidentally, Geller is an avid follower of objectivist novelist Ayn Rand who is also an ideological compass for the presumptive GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. On August 14, 2012 Loonwatch noted Geller’s fondness of Rand goes beyond her website’s name, Atlas Shrugged, after the philosopher’s book, Atlas Shrugs. The text of Geller’s Muni ad is derived from a 1979 Rand quote from the Donahue Show. At the time Rand said:

If you mean whose side should we be on: Israel or the Arabs? I would certainly say Israel because it’s the advanced, technological, civilized country amidst a group of almost totally primitive savages. [Emphasis mine]

By comparison Geller’s ad reads:

In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel Defeat Jihad. [Emphasis mine]

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Meme recap of the evolving San Francisco Muni ads. (Image: Facebook)

For more background on Geller’s attack ads paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, see Annie Robbins reporting here, here, and here.

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wow. Way to go, jammers

On Rand I read this about her yesterday

“Rand believed that progress is made on the backs of Great People. An individualist, capitalist system is best because it gives persons of exceptional brilliance and work ethic the space to produce. These people haven’t just earned whatever monetary rewards come their way, but also the gratitude of lesser people for the civilisational advancements they make possible.”

Crock of capitalist fundi ****

What fun it all is, and if Geller pays for the ads, and the defacers merely pay for the over-lays, our side wins on costs as well as on the general fun — a war of words.

There’s also this Ayn Rand quote:

The Arabs are one of the least developed cultures. They are typically nomads. Their culture is primitive, and they resent Israel because it’s the sole beachhead of modern science and civilization on their continent. When you have civilized men fighting savages, you support the civilized men, no matter who they are.

>> When you have civilized men fighting savages, you support the civilized men, no matter who they are. The “savages” are minding their own business in their own part of the world. The “civilized men” come along, decide they want for themselves that which is not rightly theirs, and use terrorism and ethnic cleansing to create an oppressive, colonialist, expansionist and supremacist state. In the ensuing “fight” – the “civilized men’s” 60+ years, ON-GOING and… Read more »