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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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    Shameful Display of Anarchy and Violence

    Yes
    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.

    John Galt Speaking

    Harrison Danneskjold
    By Harrison Danneskjold,
    This is a (fairly abridged) YouTube playlist adaptation of John Galt's speech.  It only takes an hour and a half to listen to and it's full of extremely engaging visual effects that help to concretize all the points being made.  Beware that many of the visuals (particularly towards the end) are NOT for small children!  It does not pull its punches in how it portrays bad philosophies and if Marilyn Manson should give any of your kids nightmares I will take zero responsibility! I di

    How many masks do you wear?

    Tenderlysharp
    By Tenderlysharp,
    How many masks do you wear? I chose to present and ponder this topic as a Metaphysical and Epistemologcal exploration of identity.   This thread is not so much to argue the benefits and safety of the mask.  Another thread seems to do a thorough job in favor of the mask: https://forum.objectivismonline.com/index.php?/topic/34048-rebloggedit-is-not-self-interest-to-take-illness-lightly/&tab=comments#comment-368272 I wear the mask every day, I had Covid in February, never been mo

    Reblogged:NYC Kicks Restaurateurs While They're Down

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Writing at Inc, Suzanne Lucas reports a law that basically ends at-will employment in the fast food restaurant sector in New York City: As if New York's coronavirus "lockdowns" haven't been enough of a kick in the teeth to the restaurants there... Lucas elaborates with two opinions worth considering. The first, with which I agree, is that there is concern that other states will enact similar laws. (California's recently-gutted AB-5 contracting ban is an example of that happening.) The second,

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