When Ayn Rand expressed her brilliant idea of “The Virtue Of Selfishness”, her idea of selfishness was very different from our Joey’s blatant acts of selfishness, greed and criminality.
Rand’s notion of The Virtue Of Selfishness was that society is best served when individuals serve their own personal needs and those of their families by working to support themselves and not pretending to be virtuous and supporting ever-higher taxes to pay for those individuals who will not support themselves. When one serves him- or herself by working for their daily bread, all of society benefits, by having this one less family to provide for, and without the resulting need to tax other citizens to support those who will not work to provide for themselves. Ms. Rand never intended that her principle should support any criminal behavior as being a justified aspect of her ideal of selfishness.
So when Joey and Hunter sought the now widely-known selfish ends for themselves and their families, by selling influence to China and other foreign nations in exchange for the millions of dollars paid them by the Chinese Communist Party, the potential dangers this influence-peddling caused to the citizens of America would never be supported by Ayn Rand.
Selfishness is only a virtue when it involves one’s personal, legal striving for a better life, and when one uses an elected position of public trust to be secretly awarded millions of dollars while putting the American public welfare at risk, as the Bidens have done, there is no virtue at all in this practice.
All of this being said, I don’t pretend for a moment that Joey Biden has ever heard of Ayn Rand or her ideas, because he is a rather stupid, crass, political, party ward-boss type of person who only understands an exchange of political forces that serve his own personal desires, and to hell with serving the welfare of the citizens of the nation. He’s just a selfish, greedy old man who is of no use to anyone, except the authoritarian political types who are running him in the Oval Office.