Rosenbaum was mentally ill, and her friends used to discuss whether or not whe was evil - and could never come to a conclusion. She was diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder - character disorders in which the afflicted always claims, "It's not my fault; it's yours!" (It's no surprise Rosembaum claimed she was "the perfect woman.")
It's amazing anyone ever took this worshiper of Dionysus seriously.
I refer to Atlas Shrugged as "the Talmud Lite for Naive Goyim," although almost all of her early followers were Jewish (no surprise there). It's a book for lost 12-year-olds, which is what all leftists are, Jewish or not.
The whole book is a perfect example of narcissism - her perfect, grandiose John Galtian heroes and her subhuman "looters" and "parasites," whom she casts into an undifferentiated damnation and slaughters by the hundreds of millions.
I've had people tell me Rosenbaum didn't kill these people, that they killed themselves. I've responded that her characters don't exist and that Rosenbaum, as the author, was responsible for everything her characters did. And she admitted enjoying killing off the world.
Rosenbaum was engaging in human sacrifice - murdering people to save society from something that supposedly will destroy it. Since Rand had that left-wing, immature Jewish hate of things-as-they-are, she wanted to destroy it to save her "heroes."
As I said, a severely disturbed woman.
It doesn't surprise me that Alan Greenspan and Murray Rothbard, two nuts, were both involved with Rosenbaum's "Objectivism" early in their careers.
I, on the other hand, saw through her nonsense instantly.