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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"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    Bein' rude to Saudi Crude

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    Saudi Arabia has been bothering me for some time now. But having read Robert Baer's sleeping with the devil and seeing a Saudi Friend struggle night after night to find an effective way to work for his freedom, and seeing him sometimes CRYING when I inadvertantly mention some freedom I take for granted, I decided enough is enough I believe that it will be several years before we can start seeing more Oil from russia, and even then I wont be jumping for joy as the "Russian

    Unprovoked attacks

    MinorityOfOne
    By MinorityOfOne,
    Just wanted to toss in my two cents about something I see happening here a lot. People, especially newcomers, often write posts offering bad arguments or ideas. That's not a capital offense; can anyone here claim they've never honestly screwed up? (If it were a capital offense, I would deserve a firing squad composed of the entire population of China for some of the nonsense I've spouted over the course of my life.) The extent to which a person's ideas differ from Objectivism does not ne

    New John Williams

    Richard_Halley
    By Richard_Halley,
    I had the unfortunate experience of hearing some of the theme music for the 3rd Harry Potter movie. This is exactly why I don't like John Williams. Watch the intro here to hear it.

    When can the state order a strip search

    Samoht
    By Samoht,
    When does a state have the moral right to order people to expose themselves and what should be the reaction of citizens? I just came across these two incidents. The first is a new device being used by the police in Britain, the second is an incident that occurred in America. Notice the reaction of the citizens in both nations and situations. Don't worry, both articles are short and to the point. Privacy is not a moral right, but what about liberty and freedom from constant governm

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