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Standing On My SoapBox: Ayn Rand Had it Right

 
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Standing On My SoapBox: Ayn Rand Had it Right
In terms of political and economic philosophy, Ayn Rand is my hero. The list of people that I admire, past and present, is a short one. This excerpt from her work illustrates a core component of my social, political, and economic values. I know it is controversial. I am drawing my line in the sand. Here is where I stand.

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“You, who are half-rational, half-coward have been playing a con game with reality, but the victim you have conned is yourself. When men reduce their virtues to the approximate, then evil acquires the force of an absolute, when loyalty to an unyielding purpose is dropped by the virtuous, it’s picked up by the scoundrels—and you get the indecent spectacle of cringing, bargaining, traitorous good and a self-righteously uncompromising evil. As you surrendered to the mystics of muscle when they told you that ignorance consists of claiming knowledge, so now you surrender to them when they shriek that immorality consists of pronouncing moral judgment. When they yell that it is selfish to be certain that you are right, you hasten to assure them that you are certain of nothing. When they shout that it is immoral to stand on your convictions, you assure them that you have no convictions whatsoever.

When the thugs of Europe’s People’s States snarl that you are guilty of intolerance, because you don’t treat your desire to live and their desire to kill you as a difference of opinion—you cringe and hasten to assure them that you are not intolerant of any horror. When some barefoot bum in some pesthole of Asia yells at you: How dare you be rich—you apologize and beg him to be patient and promise him you’ll give it all away.

You have reached the blind alley of the treason you committed when you agreed that you had no right to exist. Once you believed it was ‘only a compromise’: you conceded it was evil to live for yourself, but moral to live for the sake of your children. Then you conceded that it was selfish to live for your children, but moral to live for your community. Then you conceded that it was selfish to live for your community, but moral to live for your country. Now, you are letting this greatest of countries be devoured by any scum from any corner of the earth, while you concede that it is selfish to live for your country and that your moral duty is to live for the globe. A man who has no right to life, has no right to values and will not keep them.”
It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

There is a sign in Munich that says, "Heisenberg might have slept here."

I am old enough to be living in the future I was warned about.
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5 STARS FOR YOU ALTRUISM IS EVIL
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Thank you. Altruism is evil. It sounds nice. But when you really break it down...it is truly evil. People do not realize just how engrained these notions have become as a result of a brainwashing campaign done by progressive elites. Individualists are the only ones that possess true virtues and care for the world in which we live.


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It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

There is a sign in Munich that says, "Heisenberg might have slept here."

I am old enough to be living in the future I was warned about.
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Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum
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philosophy: "only in it for myself"

great way to have a nice planet.
not.
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Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum
(stage name: "Ayn Rand")

philosophy: "only in it for myself"

great way to have a nice planet.
not.
 Quoting: RDprofessor


That is a very shallow and ignorant judgement of the philosophy of objectivism.
It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

There is a sign in Munich that says, "Heisenberg might have slept here."

I am old enough to be living in the future I was warned about.
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Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum
(stage name: "Ayn Rand")

philosophy: "only in it for myself"

great way to have a nice planet.
not.
 Quoting: RDprofessor


'Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver'.- 2Corinthians 9:7
It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

There is a sign in Munich that says, "Heisenberg might have slept here."

I am old enough to be living in the future I was warned about.
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Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum
(stage name: "Ayn Rand")

philosophy: "only in it for myself"

great way to have a nice planet.
not.
 Quoting: RDprofessor


You are an idiot. I have no doubt that if you are a professor, it is at some scumbag socialist liberal arts community college...
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Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum
(stage name: "Ayn Rand")

philosophy: "only in it for myself"

great way to have a nice planet.
not.
 Quoting: RDprofessor


I have noticed that the people who make these kinds of statements are usually on the receiving end of redistribution.

Using other people's money taken at the point of a gun is their preferred way of doing business.
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Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum
(stage name: "Ayn Rand")

philosophy: "only in it for myself"

great way to have a nice planet.
not.
 Quoting: RDprofessor


I have noticed that the people who make these kinds of statements are usually on the receiving end of redistribution.

Using other people's money taken at the point of a gun is their preferred way of doing business.
 Quoting: s. d. butler


very true
It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

There is a sign in Munich that says, "Heisenberg might have slept here."

I am old enough to be living in the future I was warned about.