Robert Heinlein, whose life was defined by his US Navy pension, 2/3 of active duty pay, when he was medically retired for TB.
He was in the Navy because his family was politically connected, and got him into the US Naval Academy at Annapolis:
- So: Robert Heinlein, that great hero of libertarian culture, was the complete creation of the invisible welfare state.
- The invisible welfare state is like white privilege: its whole power comes from the fact it is not talked about. Not seen as welfare.
- To understand the American right, we have to understand the process of forgetting that allowed Heinlein to suppress memory of pension.
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This is Ayn Rand, who had lung cancer from her smoking, going on Medicare all over again.
Libertarians are wrong, and they are hypocrites.
One cannot prove this, but it ‘is’ in the same sense that Mount Everest ‘is’, or that Alma Cogan ‘isn’t’.*
*From The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.