I tried to seriously consider this “BvS is about Ayn Rand” bullshit but literally gave myself a headache trying. Where does that thread even start? This is some idealogical purity bullshit honestly, now a man can’t even read a book without being tainted by it?
That idea is so creepy and honestly the worst vein of what social justice is becoming. It’s not radical to reject ideas, philosophies, or art without trying to understand or consider them.
There’s a HUGE difference between refusing to entertain arguments against your personhood or refusing to entertain the same shitty argument against your point over and over and just wholesale isolation from any kind of dissent.
I read shit I plan to disagree with CONSTANTLY and sometimes I find myself agreeing with 10% of it or seeing the merits in an argument. That doesn’t make me a hypocrite and it doesn’t make me a bad activist. I would argue, in fact, that bad activists limit their own growth by establishing a quarantine around that which they feel they might disagree.
You’re allowed to have complicated relationships with texts. You’re allowed to disagree with other people’s opinions without hating them. And Snyder is totally capable of being a Rand reader, even a Rand fan, without it permeating every solid inch of his art.