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  1. We interviewed David Kelley about his history in the Objectivist movement, that time ARI tried to buy him out, and his view on open Objectivism among other things. I'm a closed system guy so we debated that issue a bit starting around 40:07. Check it out!
  2. Going all the way with the religious right doesn't lead to Nazis and Qanon. It leads to rightist groups defined by religious identity. But I'm not sure we need to associate with the fringe religious groups, it might be enough to work with or lend political support to mainstream ones that are friendly to Objectivists.
  3. Then I have a stronger argument, because I'm not arguing for a permanent alliance. You ally in order to defeat a common enemy. Once the left is crushed, there will be no need for an alliance against the left.
  4. That's not the disagreement. I'm not saying the religious right is not subject to mythology. Of course they are. I'm saying their mythology is primarily ancient in nature, and much of it isn't taken literally anymore. Whereas the left's mythology is contemporary in nature, and much of it is considered reasonable or scientific fact. No, there is a limit to how much they can change a myth, because it's written down in the Bible. The stories of Adam and Eve or Noah's ark can't change much since they are clearly told in the Old Testament. The left is inventing myths right now and they can make them up as they go along because they are hardcore subjectivists. Truth is whatever they want it to be.
  5. I can't find where Rand talks about it, but it sounds similar to "social subjectivism," which Peikoff describes in OP. The passage is excerpted in the Lexicon: These aren't myths though, they are actions. The myth would be the fantastic narrative for why they need to spend money and control business. Are you saying that it's possible the issue is fundamentally a leftist problem, but that you doubt it? Or is it evenly distributed between the right, left, and center, and thus not fundamental to any particular group?
  6. We have a couple new interviews up. Yesterday we spoke with actor Mark Pellegrino. You're probably familiar with him from his podcast with Rucka and his roles on Lost and Supernatural. We asked him about some acting stuff and some political/cultural stuff. And a week ago we interviewed two younger Objectivist activists, Ibis and Kudwy from the Aporia Institute. They make experimental videos on Tiktok and debate people on Clubhouse and YouTube. We had a fairly in-depth discussion about debating methods and social media.
  7. Our latest episode is an interview with Andrew Bernstein. We talk to him for over two hours about the religious right and the collectivist left, plus at the end we discuss his book on heroes.
  8. We uploaded UFOs part 2. This time we focus on the Navy pilots from the 2004 USS Nimitz incident and various issues with eyewitness testimony in general.
  9. It was a focus of Objectivists in the late '90s. Then 9/11 happened and the focus changed.
  10. Yes, it's important to grasp the left at an ideological-cultural level. But there is a division of intellectual labor in this effort. Some of us will be better at "fiddling with each issue" and some will be better at analyzing the "overall Woke framework." In any battle you need generals and foot soldiers. Generals look at the big picture (Woke framework) and form strategies and plans. The foot soldiers focus on executing the plans while dealing with particular problems (issues) on the field of battle.
  11. You could in the version where grammatical ideas are not dependent upon learning "walk," "run," etc. That's the whole point of the pluriverse: anything goes.
  12. Our new episode is about UFOs. We talk about the videos from the Pentagon and try to understand what can be gleaned from this evidence. We also do a bit of speculating on whether these could be natural phenomenon, or if from aliens, are they AI machines that try to avoid us for some reason?
  13. In this episode we interviewed Stephen Hicks about topics related to postmodernism and the left. Near the end I ask him about postmodernism's use of weaponized rhetoric, which is one of the more evil aspects of the philosophy.
  14. Maybe all the people thought that they were seeing angels were really seeing aliens the whole time. Does anyone have evidence that angel sightings decreased after Roswell? Regarding UFO sightings, this article says there was one at Mt. Rainier shortly before Roswell, which gave rise to the acronym "UFO." And this article suggests that people in Massachusetts witnessed a UFO in 1639, only they lacked the concept back then and considered it a light apparition. Given the recent UFO evidence, it seems possible that people mistook UFOs for angels or lights, perhaps even going back to ancient times. Who knows how long these objects have been flying around earth. Etymologically, "angel" means "messenger." In my KJV Bible's concordance "angel" is described/defined as "heavenly messenger." If we assume that UFOs are AI machines sent from an alien civilization on a distant world, perhaps they have been trying to communicate with humans for some time, but until now we couldn't even identify their machines properly, let alone fully grasp the message being delivered.
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