There is no Measure for Hate Speech

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2018-08-14 22:28

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

There is no such thing as hate speech.

Hate speech is an irrational anti-concept dripping in the pure slime of subjectivity without any proper objective measure to give it any qualification.

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Hate Speech — by Chris R on Fri, 2018-08-17 07:24
Amen, Sister! — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2018-08-15 12:03

Free Speech Is All that Matters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-15 03:35

My speech to Free Speech rally at Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand, July 14, 2018

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Simple Answer — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-08-11 02:25
Tommy Readied for Execution Again — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-08-10 09:55
Journalism Is Dead — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-08-10 09:03

Death to Islam! [Reprised to mark latest Islamatrocities in ... I've given up itemising the locations. Today, October 31, 2017: New Yorkhistan.]

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-02-06 23:49

[Note—June 13, 2016, following the killing of 50+ attendees at an Orlando gay nightclub: I hope LGBT moronnials, the Pink Swastika carriers who support the Islamappeasing agenda of Obama and remain silent, as he does, about Islam's routine killing of gays while loudly propounding a totalitarian PC agenda of their own, will be awakened by yesterday's slaughters to the nature of Islam in particular and tyranny in general.]

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No more sympathy from me! — by BrunoT on Thu, 2018-08-16 12:23
Ban Cars! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-08-16 07:25
Poster Boy for ARISIS — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-08-15 06:44

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How the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) Subverts Her Message

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2018-08-08 03:57

I wrote this essay because I'm completely fed-up with Obleftivism's appeasement and evasion of the Left's vicious anti-white and anti-man bigotry. As usual, the original post is at the link. The article includes supporting links and screenshots. https://militaryreviews.blogsp...

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Still More — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-08-12 16:19
100 Voices — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2018-08-12 16:16
More — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-08-12 16:13

Free Speech's Fits and Starts

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2016-09-10 22:37

Note: originally written in 2007, this essay has been revised and updated to mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and to offend Muslims—Linz.

"Freedom is the fundamental requirement of man's mind. ... A gun is not an argument."—Ayn Rand

In my recent presentation, stopped short by evil Muslims, at Auckland University I noted the propensity for evil Muslims in civilised countries to take advantage of freedom of speech to hold demonstrations where they sport signs saying "Freedom of speech go to Hell!"

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Neil — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2016-09-14 07:48
Articulate and passionate — by Neil on Wed, 2016-09-14 02:55
That's an excellent speech on — by J Cuttance on Mon, 2016-09-12 11:22

KASS Quote of the Century: Steven Mallory's Drooling Beast

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54

"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine? To me—it's being left, unarmed, in a sealed cell with a drooling beast of prey or a maniac who's had some disease that's eaten his brain out. You'd have nothing then but your voice—your voice and your thought. You'd scream to that creature why it should not touch you, you'd have the most eloquent words, the unanswerable words, you'd become the vessel of the absolute truth.

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Dragons Needing to be Slain — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-11-10 10:21
Perhaps — by Kasper on Sun, 2014-11-09 21:28
Brendan and Daniel — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2010-05-03 20:33

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'1984' Revisited

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-07-01 05:54

I've added 1984 to the books I'm currently reading or, as in this case, re-reading. I'm astonished anew at how prescient it was. (Also refreshing, after Dostoevsky and Hugo, to encounter a writer who just gets on with it.) I assume everyone here is acquainted with it, so every day will just add a direct quote without commentary. This one is apposite in light of today's demonstrations by mindless leftist thugs of the kind Yawon Bwook and ARISIS tacitly endorse:

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August 17 — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-08-16 21:19
August 15 — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-08-14 20:59
August 13 — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-08-12 20:39

Fottles, Fatwas and Free Speech

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-22 09:31

The Fascists of the Left (FOTLs, pronounced “Fottles” and spelled that way henceforth) have won. Free speech in New Zealand is dead. It has been throttled by Fottles.

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Pigeons — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-21 00:37
Commie Cuomo Video Got Removed! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-04-19 06:15
Contemptible Cuomo — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-04-18 07:46

Prizes, Prima Donnas and Pony-Tails

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-24 04:25

"The only thing better than singing," said Ella Fitzgerald, "is more singing." There's been a singing-fest in New Zealand these past few days, of a kind that reminds us that opera singing in particular is one of the great glories of humanity.


The Ecstasy and the Agony

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-17 03:10

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jaime Martin with Simon Trpčeski (piano).
Music by Shostakovich and Grieg.
Michael Fowler Centre, July 13.

The day after this concert I spoke at a pro-freedom of speech rally at Parliament. For me there was a synergy between these events. Freedom of artistic expression was unknown to Dmitri Shostakovich for most of his career.

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It wasn't Stalin ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-07-19 03:13
When listening to his Romance.... — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-07-19 03:11
How sad... — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-07-19 02:53

Ding, Dong, Devoy Is Gone—but Her Evil Flourishes in Britonistan! (Free Tommy Robinson!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-05-26 08:22

New Zealand Fascist of the Left Susan Devoy, tax-funded campaigner against free speech, likes to dismiss opinions she disapproves of as "stale, male and white." She has stepped down as Race Relations Commissioner in the wake of what stuff.co.nz has called "a groping scandal" (not involving her) at the Human Wrongs Commissariat (officially the Orwellianly-misnamed Human Rights Commission). Several other Commissars have been terminated.

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Update — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-06-24 05:58
Pam and Tom — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-06-17 18:02
Still Alive, Hopefully — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-06-17 17:59

Devoy vs Voltaire—Reprised with PS, Aug 14, 2017

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-02-08 22:50

[Reprised with Post-Script, Aug 14, 2017]

Apocryphally, in 1770, the French writer and provocateur François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) wrote to a French priest, “Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write." Actually, he said no such thing. Biographer Evelyn Beatrice Hall, trying to capture the libertarian essence of his attitude to the burning of a book whose content he disapproved of, came up with: “I disapprove of what you say but will defend to the death your right to say it.” The saying, formulated that way, has been attributed to Voltaire ever since.

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Hope? — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-04-03 22:46
Islamisation of Europe — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-04-03 00:40
I would add number 6 to that, — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2017-03-05 04:12

#MOGA! The Interview - Make Objectivism Great Again!

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Submitted by BrunoT on Sat, 2017-09-09 15:24

Ladies and Gents, here it is! The long awaited interview has hit Youtube. From the video's description:

"Dinky little savages": that's what Ayn Rand called them...

Recent Comments:
“Las Vegas Massacre –The Story is Coming Apart” — by Mark Hunter on Fri, 2018-01-19 07:31
Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-01-19 04:58
FINALLY...Possible info linking Vegas shooter to ISIS — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2018-01-19 04:57

#MOGA! Open Letter to Objectivists—Make Objectivism Great Again! Repudiate Obleftivism!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-02-06 02:44

[This is an expanded version of the opening statement I had prepared for my aborted debate with Yaron Brook on Amy Peikoff's BlogTalkRadio show, "Don't Let It Go." I withdrew from the debate when I realised I could not in all conscience comply with her last-minute request that I refrain from making "sweeping statements" critical of Yaron. Warning: the following contains a number of sweeping statements critical of Yaron.]

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Jeepers... — by Olivia on Sat, 2018-08-18 09:15
Sensational! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-08-17 09:05
Nazi-Loving Soros-Filth Leaves Hungary — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-08-17 06:20

A True Antifa

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-03 00:41

Evidently Thought Police on YouTube are trying to suppress this. Big Sister Is Watching! Go, like and subscribe! #WalkAway

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#LoveAmerica — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-31 05:48
"Stop being passive and stop being polite!" — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-07-10 07:33
Going Viral — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-07-04 04:28

Racist Neurosurgery? Harvard gets rid of Old White Men

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Submitted by BrunoT on Sun, 2018-06-17 18:28

Harvard hospital Dr. Betsy Nabel explained to the Boston Globe why she god rid of white old men luminaries from her hospital's amphiteater? Yes, really.


#MOGA! Ghastly Ghate!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-11-27 23:22

In an article earlier this month marking the one-year anniversary of the election of Donald Trump, Obleftivist Onkar Ghate, Senior Fellow and Chief Content Officer with the Ayn Rand Institute, began:

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Imagine ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-01-01 06:19
ARI Fund Raising — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-12-31 15:57
Fund-Raising for ARI — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-12-31 14:08

NZ on Screen: New Linz Profile (with very old pic: hair warning!)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-06-21 07:20

https://www.nzonscreen.com/per...

... In the 1989 Post profile Perigo expressed concerns about the depth of debate he was able to elicit on television: "we’ve become a sort of society where people don't analyse an argument: they attach brandnames to people who proffer arguments and think that they’ve dealt with the argument that way". In 1993 he infamously abandoned the medium, claiming that TVNZ news and current affairs was "braindead", and that stories of celebrities and trapped cats had superseded politics.

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What it was like ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-06-28 05:48
Fish! — by Olivia on Fri, 2017-09-15 21:29
More Memory Lane :-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-09-15 20:40

President Donald Trump

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2017-01-20 19:01

Obama is out and the rebuilding begins!

We all have our favorite moments in the inaugural speech. What are yours?

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The fourth--it's Trump! — by Brant Gaede on Tue, 2018-08-07 00:59
Oh no!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-08-06 09:34
Sane immigration — by BrunoT on Mon, 2018-08-06 09:27

Make Western Civilisation Great Again!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2016-12-29 04:25

Undeniably, the biggest events of 2016, seismic in their enormity, were Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. Because of those two events, for the first time in eight years we could say that Western Civilisation had rallied to mount a rearguard action against The Anti-West, aka Islamo-Marxism, aka The Filth. The latter were in pouting, infantile retreat, alternately sullen and hysterical, unable to comprehend that the seeming hegemony of their loathsome, totalitarian world view was not invincible after all.

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Groan! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-02-23 03:27
"White males are the scum of the earth . . ." — by Brant Gaede on Fri, 2018-02-23 02:56
Guess Linz is a Klansman because he listens to Verdi & Puccini. — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2018-02-21 23:09

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

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Submitted by Derek McGovern on Tue, 2016-07-12 09:59

New (Kindle *and* Paperback!) Edition of Linz's 'The One Tenor: A Salute to Mario Lanza'

I've just posted the following item about Linz's updated edition of The One Tenor on my website, Mario Lanza, Tenor (http://www.mariolanzatenor.com...):

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Had to chuckle ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-03-10 05:44
Congratulations, Derek! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-01-06 04:26
New Mario Lanza CD: "Poetry and Passion" — by Derek McGovern on Sat, 2018-01-06 04:04

Book recommendations

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Submitted by Tore on Mon, 2016-02-15 19:02

This is a thread where I want to see everyone (that is, the four other people posting on this site) recommend books.

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Fatwa — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-06-23 19:29
Books — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2017-10-19 14:11
Zoltan — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-17 04:10

The Movie Thread

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2009-10-11 07:26

If like me you haven't yet seen Dark Knight it's just about to screen on Sky Movie Channels 1 & 2.

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Crooked House — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-06-06 07:20
Death of Stalin — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-05-18 09:56
Raphael: The Lord of the Arts — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-04-20 05:55

Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

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Music of the God Franz — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-05-31 05:56
Just wonderful. Absolutely — by PhilipD on Thu, 2018-05-17 01:43
God Yes ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-05-16 08:40

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The Great Global Warming Swindle!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12

Surprise, surprise.

You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Watch it while you can, here is the link below.

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NOAA Scientists Falsify Data to Dupe World Leaders on Climate — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2017-02-15 16:56
Anti-EPA attorney to head the EPA — by gregster on Thu, 2016-12-08 04:29
How Funny is this? — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 05:39

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SOLO Credo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.

  • "The total passion for the total height."
  • Rational passion and passionate reason.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • "This above all, to thine own self be true."
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In " Fountainhead" the total — by 0 on Fri, 2011-06-17 21:25
Tonytowner — by Kasper on Wed, 2010-05-05 23:12
Haven't seen this type of — by tonytowner on Wed, 2010-05-05 10:55

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To All Innocent Fifth Columnists

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Fri, 2012-11-30 06:22

You who read this represent the greatest danger to America.

No matter what the outcome of the war in Europe may be, Totalitarianism has already won a complete victory in many American minds and conquered all of our intellectual life. You have helped it to win.

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5. Are you the kind who are — by Elliot Temple on Tue, 2017-10-10 03:16
my ears were burning. — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2016-07-30 08:40
Reprised ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-07-04 12:00

How to insert images into a reply...

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-09-23 04:43

It's a simple two step process.

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Ed — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-16 08:10
I like Puush: — by Elliot Temple on Sun, 2017-10-15 18:32
Posting photos on SOLO from my computer: Problem — by Ed Hudgins on Sun, 2017-10-15 18:24

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Guidelines for Posters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-01 07:50

Anyone who signs up to SOLOPassion.com is free to post here, unmoderated.

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Yes But — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2017-04-24 21:09
Focus on Ideas -- Not the People Expressing Them — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-04-23 14:25
Ky is correct — by edpowell on Fri, 2017-04-21 03:46

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My Review of Lindsay's Amazing Book

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Submitted by mvardoulis on Mon, 2013-03-11 17:43

I wrote this for Amazon, under the pen name "Number Six" for those of you who may have already seen it:


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