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The Engines of Progress

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-06-11 03:43

Think of the glory of capitalism, free enterprise, free trade, and freedom generally. Think of the concomitant marvelousness of economic, social, and personal liberty.


The Destroyers

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-06-02 04:46

It's remarkable to think how much damage Leonard Peikoff, Harry Binswanger, Peter Schwartz, and the like have done to the world in general, and myself in particular.

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Rand Created Randroidism -- Not Peikoff, Schwartz, Binswanger... — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-06-10 21:39
Kyrel — by gregster on Sun, 2018-06-10 08:26
More on The Destroyers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-06-09 19:05

Lone Devil

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-05-26 12:54

Dim Dung-coon, the Fat-Boy Geek, Stalin's Mini-Me, and the Gook Hitler, is holding all of Western Civilization hostage, especially South Korea, Japan, and America.

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I guess it was a bit flaky, — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2018-06-19 08:54
Oh for Christ's sake! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-06-18 09:18
I fully admit I could be — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2018-06-18 09:09

True Bigotry

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-05-09 23:23

If you criticize a single black, Hispanic, woman, gay, or Muslim today, in the post-1960s era, this is automatically considered an attack upon all of them.


World Conquerers

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-14 19:22

The inferiority-complex Russians and Chinese. The virtually infinitely wounded dignity and honor of the Russians and Chinese. The burning-with-embarrassment-and-shame Russians and Chinese.


What Government Does

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-04-09 03:37

Ayn Rand says: "The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence." (Galt's Speech, Atlas Shrugged, 1957)

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Pondering... — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-04-10 23:39

Varieties of Objectivism

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-07 19:47

The best Objectivists are the passionately rational and rationally passionate ones. Or at least the philosophical and energetic ones who are also wise and lively.


School Shootings

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-03-31 17:40

How do we minimize shootings in school? For that matter, how do we minimize fighting, bullying, general crime, and overall personal abuse in schools? Here's six pretty good ideas:

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Drug 'em up! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-01 15:09
Radically Reduce the Use of Mind-Altering Prescription Drugs — by Luke Setzer on Sat, 2018-03-31 23:26

Destruction From Within

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-03-24 01:40

Blacks and Hispanics have done immense damage to America thruout her history, especially over the past half-century.


Private Pleasure and the Welfare State

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-03-13 07:29

All countries today should be required to post this sign at their major border crossings and inside their large cities:

A Special Message From the Welfare State


Monsters

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2018-03-01 07:09

George Berkeley, David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, Johann Fichte, and Georg Hegel are the philosophical scum of the earth.


Blacks in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-02-25 06:44

America is paradise for black people. Nowhere else on earth do blacks have more freedom, money, health, security, cultural richness, social respect, and personal happiness.

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Black Heaven — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2018-03-01 05:19
Leave it out! — by Shane Pleasance on Thu, 2018-03-01 03:07
All True — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-02-28 07:37

German Women vs. Muslim Men

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'Horatio Alger' (short story)

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-02-12 01:40

Stefan Hickson was freshening up at the health spa and about to leave. He had just showered and dressed, and felt great. Hickson very much believed in self-improvement.

"Namaste, Stef!"


Fundamental American Foreign Policy

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2018-01-19 04:35

South Korea and Japan are financially rich and scientifically advanced nations. So are Germany, Britain, France, and many others in Europe.


Politics

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-01-07 00:20

Virtually none of the greatest geniuses on the planet today know absolutely anything about politics. And they are so profoundly ignorant that they entirely don't know that they don't know it.


Liberate Iran!

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The War of the World

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-12-21 07:35

The great philosophical battle today -- in our post-French Revolution, post-Enlightenment, post-liberal era -- is esentially that of the post-modernists vs.

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Bizarre — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-12-29 01:06
Kyrel... — by Olivia on Sun, 2017-12-24 07:34
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-12-24 06:09

Sexual Harassment, New York City, 1912

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-12-09 19:37

The predicament of 20-year-old, smart, beautiful Sophy Viner at her first job:


Novel Greatness

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-11-26 11:27

Crime and Punishment (1866) is better written and more enjoyable than The Brothers Karamatzov (1880).


The Universe According to Hegel

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-11-06 22:55

In Science of Logic, 1812-16, Georg Hegel wrote:

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Goobledygoop — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-11-09 16:27
Kyrel — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-11-09 04:11
Intellectual Gibberish — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-11-09 01:49

Muslims in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-31 23:01

The vast majority of Muslims in America evidently support the social ideals of jihad (i.e. war) and sharia (i.e.


Today's World War

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-10-27 04:24

The great philosophical battle today -– in our post-French Revolution, post-Age of Enlightenment era -– is essentially that of the post-modernists vs. the pre-modernists, or else the progressives vs.


The Harry Binswanger Letter

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-10 17:16

To all those who are current or recent members of The Harry Binswanger Letter, I'm curious: Who are their best thinkers? What are their strongest topics?

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typo — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-10-17 17:19
Both — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-17 04:55
Twitter and Facebook — by Mark Hunter on Mon, 2017-10-16 02:46

The Answer to Mass Shootings

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-10-02 17:30

Every time there's a mass shooting in Western Civilization -- such as last night's horrific Las Vegas Massacre -- the almost instant and overwhelming reaction by the intelligentsia and masses is: We n

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Long Range — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-03 08:51
There are instances where gun — by Richard Wiig on Tue, 2017-10-03 08:26
No Guards — by edpowell on Tue, 2017-10-03 03:08

North Korean Aggression

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-09-28 06:10

Americans have a right not to be threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons. Americans have a right not to live in abject terror from the ultra-evil North Korean dictators.

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Nuclear-Armed Tyrannies and Aggressor States — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-09-29 15:14
I think it's been made more — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2017-09-29 09:09
Weaklings and Failures — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2017-09-29 05:47

Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Think-Tank Studies

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-09-25 02:13

In 1906, in Chapters from My Autobiography, Mark Twain wrote: "Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli w

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PC Fake News — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-09-30 23:57
Yawon's invitation to Sudanese and Somalis ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-09-27 08:26
Just a regular day in the life... until Diversity hits — by Bruno Turner on Tue, 2017-09-26 18:22

Slaves

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2017-09-18 21:22

Women are the great parasites of the world.


Steve Bannon on Ayn Rand's Version Of Capitalism

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-09-12 00:34

Here's an except from 2014 from former Donald Trump strategist and adviser Steve Bannon in which he discusses his view of Ayn Rand's version of capitalism:

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My Overall Appraisal of Steve Bannon — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-09-16 13:15
Team objectivism — by Sam Pierson on Thu, 2017-09-14 01:50
Seeing Things From Bannon's Perspective — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-09-13 20:54

Mother Nature on the Warpath

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-09-09 13:20

How should society deal with natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, and fires?


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