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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:A Woke Term That Rhymes With Lummox

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at Power Line is a brief post concerning recent efforts by the far left to become more "inclusive" -- by "helping" the blind hear the term womxn. The post includes a screenshot from the web site of UC Irvine's Womxn Center for Success. It is heartwarming to know that social justice warriors are tolerant of several possible pronunciations ... of one of the many neologisms intended to exterminate all vestiges of the word man from our vocabulary. My "favorite" is the one that rhymes with lum

    Articles in the news, referencing Ayn Rand

    By softwareNerd,
    I thought I would start a thread for Ayn Rand / Objectivism related mentions in the news. I know some folk are interested in mentions, but it isn't worth starting a new topic for each. Instead feel free to add a post to this thread if there's a mention you wish to share.     Here's one:   "Man's Ego is _____ this (fill in the blank) ____ of human progress".    That was a Final Jeopardy question that stumped a professor recently.   So, there's one more reason to read Rand: not doing so c

    Shameful Display of Anarchy and Violence

    By Yes,
    As America prepares to certify our next President, a large band of hooligans have taken upon themselves to storm the Capitol.  This in the name of Freedom?  Are these hooligans striving to look for their Fuhrer?  As a footnote, something like this happened in fiction- in Atlas Shrugged.

    Reblogged:New York's Florida Envy

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A New York Post article by a former New Yorker notes all the negative attention his adopted state of Florida has been getting from media outlets in New York. So he spends some time making the comparisons all that noise invites:I'll never be a fan of hurricane season, but I have generally been happy with Florida since we moved here in '18, although not from New York. Charles Cook correctly notes that The intensity is all in one direction, which is true enough, but that risks making Floridians a

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Blog Roundup 1. In a short post at New Ideal, Elan Journo of the Ayn Rand Institute describes the ambit of Ben Bayer's recently-released Why the Right to Abortion Is Sacrosanct:I admire Bayer's commentary on abortion and was glad to see ARI take advantage of the opportunity afforded by the recently-leaked draft Supreme Court decision to release this. And seize this opportunity they did, as I learned from a recent appearance of Bayer on Yaron Brook's podcast about the book. I haven't yet heard

    More political correctness

    Doug Morris
    By Doug Morris,
    A column in the June 14 email edition of the New York Times reports and criticizes a case of political correctness perpetrated by trans hardliners: Stop subjecting novels to moral purity tests, Pamela Paul writes.

    What goes into the portal?

    Doug Morris
    By Doug Morris,
    What determines whether a topic goes into the portal?  

    The Black Plague

    By Boydstun,
    Source Region for the plague that killed half the human population of Europe has been identified.

    Reblogged:'Religious Freedom' Won't Save Abortion

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A synagogue in Florida has legally challenged that state's ban on abortions after 15 weeks on the bases of that state's constitutional right to privacy, and religious freedom. The attorney filing the suit sounds like he's on the right track in this quote:But the piece continues, noting that the suit claims "the act prohibits Jewish women from practicing their faith free of government intrusion" and goes on to cite a religious scholar on the matter:This may be true, but the United States is a se

    Reblogged:The AGW Hydrogen Pipe Dream

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Writing at Manhattan Contrarian, Francis Menton considers in some detail hydrogen as a fuel -- an old, impractical idea repeatedly touted as a new breakthrough by climate catastrophists and the cowards who enable them. As an example of that last, he quotes from the archives of President George W. Bush:Anyone unfazed by the lack of such cars on the road -- and still thinks that they and boiling oceans are just around the corner -- can leave now. The above comes after a somewhat detailed conside

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