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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
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    Reblogged:Afraid to Share With Friends?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at FiveThirtyEight is an interesting new poll. Its title? "Tell Us The Political Belief You're Scared To Share With Friends." I am personally having a hard time thinking of anything for myself, but I'm middle-aged and am of the mind that I probably would not want to be "friends" with someone who would write me off or retaliate against me over one of my political positions. Although I don't advertise my politics, I do not hide them, either. If I think someone is a friend, I will have no tr

    Reblogged:Column: Yes AOC, It's Creepy ...

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    ... When People Don't Mind Their Own Business One of many things in the Green New Deal that is not a proper concern of government. (Image by RitaE, via Pixabay, license.) "Hi! I'm a person! This is weird!" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told a stranger who snuck up and took a photo of her meal. As a politician, she could even have said, in fine American tradition, Mind your own business. We own our own lives here in America: If it doesn't involve picking pockets or breaking legs, what someone does

    Reblogged:Let's Stop Dehumanizing "The Rich"

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Writing in The Federalist, Auguste Meyerat advises conservatives to look to Ayn Rand when discussing the economics of such leftist schemes as the Green New Deal. I agree that they should, but not in the way he suggests: Not just dumb: Wrong. (Image via Wikimedia, public domain.) No. The rich are fellow human beings. And while it is true that we all gain, through mutually beneficial trade with this persecuted minority, it is unjust and dehumanizing to speak of them as a "resource," that is,

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things 1. With the other three items in this list being mainly about my son, I think it's only fair to include the painting of a penguin at right by my seven-year-old daughter, who was playing with watercolor paints one day and presented me with this one. 2. My five-year-old son was sent home from school early with what turned out to be strep throat. His description of one of the symptoms was, "My brain hurts." 3. At the pediatrician's office, my daughter was growing impatient while we

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