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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

    What have George Floyd, Micheal Brown and Malice Green in common?

    By dream_weaver,
    What have George Floyd, Micheal Brown and Malice Green in common? When the flames appeared in the headlines about Twin Cities, the incident that had happened several days earlier found its way into my awareness. Who was George Floyd, and why does a police station need to offered as a burnt offering to appease the social media spirits? Then, a headline came up today that offered a clue under which to categorize this: Medical examiner concludes George Floyd didn't die of asphyxia

    Do You Think It Would Be More Helpful If BLM Worked to Intellectually Combat White Supremacist Ideas?

    By dadmonson,
    I’m talking about ideas such as whites being more intelligent than blacks, blacks being more prone to violence, whites shouldn’t intermingle with blacks etc.  Do you think that would be more helpful for some individuals if BLM came up with intellectual arguments against Richard Spencer and those like him? Most of the time BLM are targeting people who have no evidence of being racist.  However, people like Richard Spencer are openly racist — if they can get him to do an about face like

    To be a competent debater what must I know without needing to look the information up?

    By dadmonson,
    If I want to be a competent debater what information  must I know without needing to look it up?  Without the need for research? Here is what comes from off the top so far (in no order):  Esthetics provides a standard in which to judge art.  Selfishness is rational self interest.  Capitalism is the only moral system because it’s the only system that protects a man’s rights.  Metaphysics is the study of reality as a whole.  The universe contains all that which exists.  Happiness is the pu

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things I have returned to looking at news for only a few days, and am already tired of hearing about the epidemic. I expected that. What I didn't expect has been much worse: I am saddened beyond words to see good people harmed while a just cause loses credit. The physical action is everywhere, but the real battle is in our souls, which the evil people behind the rioting hope to snuff out. Let's acknowledge this, but keep the bigger picture, and gain strength by remembering the good, e

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