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  1. The Law of Identity

    Ok but there are allegedly conscious states about the following: God, near death experience, astral projection, reincarnation. That's just off the top of my head. Isn't it special pleading to make sex transitioning an exception? You're an Objectivist for crying out loud. Act like one.
  2. Correcting the nonaggression "principle"

    What do you mean by that right? The right to property is a single right, not potentially a billion different little rights. Just one. Did you alienate your property rights? No. You only alienated an object. Rights don't refer to objects. You can still act to gain,keep, use and dispose of material values. That didn't change with any trade you choose to make. The only way you could alienate your rights is by enslaving yourself or killing yourself. I think Rand does object to that strongly.
  3. Correcting the nonaggression "principle"

    Oh no this isn't correct. A right to property, according to Rand, is: In your particular example, you exercised the right to dispose of the toothbrush. You also exercised the right to earn the money that paid for the toothbrush. You didn't alienate any right, you alienated the toothbrush.
  4. Correcting the nonaggression "principle"

    Two parties agree to trade. Party 1 makes the trade but Party 2 refuses to complete the trade. Party 2 is keeping Party 1's property by force. That's the indirect force. That seems simple enough. Am I missing something Invictus2017?
  5. You aren't paying attention. I'm NOT campaigning with anyone. I'm communicating and only if someone pushes their racism. Otherwise there is nothing to say. It's an option. I'm not going to ask anyone for permission to say it if I do. If I decide to say it then I will say it.
  6. It's up to me to decide that. It benefits me to remind a racist that it's ok to be (insert the color he doesn't like) anytime he tries to push his view. Otherwise I will not say a word. I'm not campaigning. I'm communicating.
  7. Is selfishness good because I say so or because it is so? Should I stop saying selfishness is a virtue because others think it's a vice? What's the difference? Is profit good or evil? If a nefarious political group started the meme "profits are good" should we stop saying it? How many examples do we need to illustrate the point?
  8. I'll denounce white supremacy until it goes away but what do I after that? The left is not going to believe me and they will call me a racist because I'm not one of them.
  9. To follow up on this, if you don't think this is true, consider this incident:
  10. Correct. No one here said it. But the Left controls most of the culture and says it. So it IS brave to counter that.
  11. The statement is true regardless of any white supremacist ad campaign. The real evasion is denying the truth of the statement. I'm not afraid to communicate a fact out of fear of being labeled or condemned. That's what Political Correctness does to cowards. I don't want to be a coward.
  12. "It's ok to be white" is not a package deal. It's a simple, straightforward, true statement.
  13. "It's ok to be white" does not mean "the white race is the finest race". What this White Supremacist Church believes isn't my problem and it isn't yours either. Like I said, if you encounter a group of neo nazis, tell them where they can go. Use concepts honestly. You know what the word "selfish" actually means. Do you dispense with the term "selfish" because the broader culture takes it to be synonymous with evil?
  14. But they DON'T agree with me. If they are neo nazis they don't think it's ok to be non white. I thought that was understood. Am I missing something?
  15. The only option to IOTBW is what? That it's not ok to be white? I'm disgusted that neo nazis or white nationalists exist to spread any meme. If it were up to me, they'd be put on a tropical island to fend for themselves so that we don't have to deal with them. The only option is to steal their meme and throw it back in their face. " It IS ok to be white but it's ok to be non white too" would be my reply. I do not think it's ok to act as if this otherwise perfectly correct and morally proper meme is not ok just because some neo nazi started it. I think the same is true of the phrase "Black Lives Matter" because they do matter. Steal the meme and apply correctly. Help the lives of blacks who are in fact in need of it. Tell any BLM sympathizer that this should motivate them to improve the lives of blacks instead of accusing all whites and cops of racism.