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Peikoff's Mullet

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  1. It's about time that wretched man was killed.
  2. Another important thing most people don't care to realize is that climate is in a constant state of change. The only way to protect ourselves from an ever-changing climate is energy.
  3. Would you say that battling against an oppressive enemy in the name of freedom (both for yourself and your fellow man) is an altruistic act?
  4. I agree with a lot of this. However, I think it's important to note that at least some of these heroes don't see their actions as a sacrifice, but rather a necessary deed in order to provide justice.
  5. Objectivists are assertive. Look no further than Peikoff's appearance on O'Reilly.
  6. A good amount of films (with some very notable exceptions) popular among people today depict very anti-collectivist views. The animated movie Antz comes to mind, and perhaps Star Wars, despite its mystical themes. Some movies accomplish this while actually attempting to accomplish the opposite (Wall-E, I, Robot). The point is, a lot of people seem to like these movies, and connect with the subject matter, but they're still bloody collectivist! What gives?? If people can't be persuaded by art...we're doomed. DIM in reality!!!!
  7. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
  8. I'm beginning to think I simply misheard Dr. Peikoff!
  9. I've heard Peikoff say, "Objectivists are not Materialists." as well as, "There is matter and there is the faculty which perceives it." Both of these seem to be implying that consciousness is immaterial. I seem to recall it being explicitly stated as well, but I can't recall where.
  10. How are Objectivists so sure that consciousness is in fact immaterial when even science understands so little about consciousness? I've listened to Peikoff and Binswanger speak on the matter, but I've never quite fully understood....probably because I'm insufficiently integrated....that's probably why I have shit taste in music too
  11. ****merged Stem Cells! Gotta do it!**** Right??
  12. Stem Cells! Let's do it!
  13. Could it be appropriate to say that music can be objectively judged from a technical aspect, but can only be subjectively judged in terms of its emotive capacity? Objectivism labels the modern art school as "bad" art. What is it that separates music from other art forms in this respect?
  14. Great response, thank you. By "incompatible" I just meant that if one listens to music that contradicts the Objectivist sense of life, can it be genuinely enjoyed from an Objectivist perspective?
  15. Well, for example, lots of rap and metal are very non-life affirming, very non-romantic, and overall very depressing in tone. Similarly there is a lot of music that is heavily spiritual and/or related to psychotropic drug usage. Obviously Ayn Rand would personally disapprove of these styles of music, but does the Objectivist view of art necessarily condemn music such as what I mentioned.
  16. Is it offensive to Objectivists if I name my band Randroids?? Keep in mind, I would be using it ironically
  17. Oh I totally agree with you. I'm sure the average Joe who decided to turn on the O'Reilly factor that night thought Peikoff sounded like and absolute lunatic!....and he sort of does!....and he sort of looked like one too!
  18. Oh man, his appearance on Bill O'Reilly is AWESOME! AND HILARIOUS! One of my favorite Peikoff quotes of all-time is from that video..."What if 2 and 2 isn't 4???" I say it to people all the time!
  19. I haven't been able to find it, I suppose it might not exist! I've only seen mention of it online; apparently he went on to promote OPAR
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