Lombardy: WHITE RACE AT RISK !?!?

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Mon, 2018-01-15 16:36

NEW VIDEO: Lombardy: WHITE RACE AT RISK !?!?

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Yaron Brook's Trump Derangement Syndrome and the Words of Guru

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Mon, 2018-01-15 21:55

Currently, Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI). He recently stepped down as ARI's CEO, who is now Jim Brown. Despite this change, Brook still remains the public face of ARI and is its most well-known and traveled figure.

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Hatred of the Good for Being the Good — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-01-16 06:23
Good article. — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2018-01-16 01:15

Oprah: A Coloured Woman or a Woman?

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2018-01-10 06:09

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

How utterly ironic that when receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement, Oprah Winfrey opened her speech with these race-based words:

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Well Said — by edpowell on Thu, 2018-01-11 05:33
Waiting ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-01-10 08:39
Call out your pig... — by Olivia on Wed, 2018-01-10 08:24

Music of the Gods—Heroic Romanticism for the New Year

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-01-01 06:30

Saint-Saëns' breath-taking, KASS Fifth Concerto, a triumph of life-affirmation. Called "Egyptian," but really more Spanish, and even more ... Quintessentially Human ... an emphatic, universal "No!" to headbanging caterwauling, nihilism, death-worship and The Filth:

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A new concerto for me... — by Olivia on Mon, 2018-01-01 09:37

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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"Sci. proves kids bad for Earth. Morality suggests stop having." — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2017-11-16 19:08
At communist centenary, many Americans still believe in collecti — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2017-11-08 04:37

#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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"The villain of our time" in South Korea — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-11-08 06:27
Someone else who gets it .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-11-07 06:02

Bravest Man in Britain: Katie Hopkins

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Submitted by Olivia on Wed, 2017-12-27 05:44

Listen to this - it's the sanest narrative coming out of the UK in a long time. The absolutely indomitable Katie Hopkins in a message to America. Serious, profound and funny. This woman has the biggest balls imaginable.

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Unbelievably... — by Olivia on Mon, 2018-01-01 09:03
Magnificent!!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-01-01 07:43

Obleftivism's Egalitarianism - Objectivism's Selectivity

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Submitted by Bruno Turner on Wed, 2017-12-06 19:57

This article first appeared at Bruno Turner's Oath Valley - Where Objectivism is not Obleftivism

Objectivism is a comprehensive philosophy, which holds both political and moral views. Unlike the case with some left-libertarians, who hold (some) political principles of liberty but are part of the cultural and moral left, certain "Objectivists" have no excuse for this bifurcated behavior.

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Obleftivists have a wide open mind... — by Bruno Turner on Mon, 2018-01-08 21:17
"Self-Selected" — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-12-20 02:25
"Open-Minded" vs. "Active Minded" applied to immigration — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2017-12-19 14:39

Gallant Geller

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-12-03 00:11

The virtue most lacking in public life is courage. Cowardice is universal; the craven fear of social opprobrium makes lickspittles of almost everyone. Never has this been more true than now, when the dictates of Islamo-Marxism hold sway, manifested in a suffocating Political Correctness and the relentless advance of Sharia Law.

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reply — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2018-01-09 17:39
"Nutty as a fruitcake" ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-01-09 07:42
Enemy of enemy but no friend. — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2018-01-09 02:28

#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

#MOGA! The Interview - Make Objectivism Great Again!

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Submitted by Bruno Turner 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...

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The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon — by Bruno Turner on Thu, 2017-11-16 11:43
Britain is run by traitors — by Bruno Turner on Thu, 2017-11-16 11:19
Love it! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-11-16 06:41

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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Fish! — by Olivia on Fri, 2017-09-15 21:29
More Memory Lane :-) — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-09-15 20:40
Andrew — by Richard G McGrath on Fri, 2017-06-23 02:44

Mario, Mark and Johannes—Glory Lives!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-03-31 08:43

Australian tenor Mark Vincent, who won the Australia's Got Talent competition at the age of 15, has just released a CD called A Tribute to Mario Lanza, the latest in a long line of tenors to do so.

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Mark Takes Mario on Tour — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-10-05 06:30
The Release Of ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2017-04-14 06:39
The Making Of .... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-04-13 08:43

High-Quality Videos

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-03-28 23:58

I think it would be nice if there was a place here for high-quality videos, such as films, t'v' shows, and video shorts. Watching well-made videos is one of the great pleasures of life.

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Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-10-19 05:48
On the Weinstein Scandal... — by Olivia on Thu, 2017-10-12 03:14
Man's yearning for Romanticism ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-10-11 06:33

Yaron Brook and Amy Peikoff Discuss Immigration Without Linz

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Submitted by edpowell on Thu, 2017-03-23 22:15

This is a complete transcript of the discussion between Amy and Yaron about immigration that occurred on Feb 10, 2017 in lieu of the promised debate between Linz and Brook. Brook himself is such a weasel and shifts his position on this issue over and over again depending on the circumstances and audience that I thought it was valuable for a complete record of his remarks be made and made public so that appropriate analysis and criticism can be made of them without actually having to repeatedly listen over and over to the audio recording, which is mind-numbingly painful to listen to.

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I'm wondering ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-11-30 08:52
Evasion? "Asleep at the wheel?" — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2017-10-21 17:50
Mark — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2017-10-21 16:11

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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Haiti — by Bruno Turner on Sat, 2018-01-13 01:01
Obvious and Unmentioned — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-01-13 00:46
Yawon — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2018-01-12 21:25

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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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
Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s death — by Derek McGovern on Sat, 2018-01-06 03:22

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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Books — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2017-10-19 14:11
Zoltan — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-10-17 04:10
Zoltan and transhumanism — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2017-10-17 02:41

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 Tchaik — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-11-15 05:24
Wonderful! — by Olivia on Mon, 2017-10-16 10:24
Music of the God Felix — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-10-16 07:30

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

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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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"We are under attack" — by Bruno Turner on Mon, 2018-01-15 21:56
Italy first. France next time — by Bruno Turner on Mon, 2018-01-15 21:44
Always on the Attack — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-01-15 19:40

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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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The Thinking Man's computer game ...

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2006-02-05 20:34

Recently, I've rediscovered a genre of computer game that I first came across as a child: the text adventure, or as they're more commonly known nowadays, interactive fiction. The idea is simple - there's a goal (say, preventing a missile launch, or simply surviving the adventure), many locations (known as rooms, even though they may be rooms, fields or dungeons), and a series of items you can collect or manipulate along the way.

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If you're talking RTS... — by Daniel Walden on Sun, 2006-08-20 16:14
I tend to prefer turn based — by Landon Erp on Mon, 2006-02-20 00:58
Along the same lines, — by Andrew Bissell on Mon, 2006-02-20 00:20

Archive Relocated: The Writings of Ronald E. Merrill

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Submitted by AdamReed on Sun, 2006-02-05 06:02

I have finally re-located the web archive of the writings of the late Ronald E. Merrill. The archive is now at

http://www.calstatela.edu/facu...

and is linked from my university web page,

http://www.calstatela.edu/facu...

.

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Thank you Adam, you're — by Charles Henrikson on Mon, 2006-02-06 22:00

The George Reisman Blog

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Sun, 2006-02-05 05:16

Dr. George Reisman, the eminent economist and Objectivist has in the last week initiated a blog.  It can be accessed at www.georgereisman.com.  His insights on current events and economic theory are highly valuable contributions to the fight for liberty and capitalism.

 - Jason

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Reisman is the MAN when it — by Titan on Thu, 2006-02-16 19:56

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Islamic Caricatures

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Submitted by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-02-05 00:39

It was bound to happen. The current hot debate over the cartoons depicting Mohammed, which is forbidden by Islamic law, illustrates once again the fundamental incompatability between western and Muslim culture.

A press release from the org Reporters Without Borders:

"Reporters Without Borders has appealed for calm and reason as the controversy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed moved in disturbing new directions: "While we understand that many Muslims have been shocked by these caricatures, as Islam forbids any physical representation of the Prophet, there is no justification for calls for violence or threats of any kind."


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NZ Official Censor does it again.

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Submitted by AdamReed on Sat, 2006-02-04 07:31

I haven't had time to comment much lately, but here is an item so preposterous it even made headlines in the staid, US-based Chronicle of Higher Education. Some time ago, on old SOLO, I was told that I was unfair to New Zealand's chief censor, Bill Hastings, when I referred to him as a man so depraved that he would take on the job of censoring what other people are allowed to read. Last week, the same Chief Censor made it a criminal offense, punishable by a fine of up to $20,000 (U.S.) or three months' imprisonment, to own or distribute any of the 5,500 copies of a

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OK — by AdamReed on Fri, 2006-02-10 18:29
Again I say, Adam ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-02-10 10:23
An apology and a request — by AdamReed on Fri, 2006-02-10 01:44

Selective Muslim outrage

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Sat, 2006-02-04 03:00

Neal Boortz provides an excellent summary of the Muslim outrage over cartoons that mock Islam ...

Dead children. Dead tourists. Dead teachers. Dead doctors and nurses. Death, destruction and mayhem around the world at the hands of Muslims .. no Muslim outrage ... but publish a cartoon depicting Mohammed with a bomb in his turban and all hell breaks loose.

Come on, is this really about cartoons? They're rampaging and burning flags. They're looking for Europeans to kidnap. They're threatening innkeepers and generally raising holy Muslim hell not because of any outrage over a cartoon. They're outraged because it is part of the Islamic jihadist culture to be outraged. You don't really need a reason. You just need an excuse. Wandering around, destroying property, murdering children, firing guns into the air and feigning outrage over the slightest perceived insult is to a jihadist what tailgating is to a Steeler's fan.

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Gotcha — by Joe Idoni on Mon, 2006-02-06 16:09
This site provides a — by Tim S on Sun, 2006-02-05 22:59
Flag burning *is* symbolic ... — by Duncan Bayne on Sun, 2006-02-05 20:05

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Roderick Long on "Ayn Rand's Left-Libertarian Legacy"

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Submitted by jriggenbach on Sat, 2006-02-04 01:03

The editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies makes some interesting points.

http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/21...

JR


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Ayn Rand's 101 Birthday Celebration at New York Junto

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Submitted by James Heaps-Nelson on Fri, 2006-02-03 22:28

I attended the New York Junto's celebration of Ayn Rand's 101st birthday last night and had a blast. Ed Hudgins talked about TOC's plans to use the new Bidinotto edited The New Individualist to influence Washington lawmakers and think tanks. Marsha Enright gave her spiel about plans for a new Objectivist College of the United States based on a Great Books curriculum and Ayn Rand's epistemology. Also Erika Holzer spoke by phone conference about her new book: Ayn Rand My Fiction Writing Teacher.

There were about 100 in attendance and a good time was had by all. Also, Marty Lewinter gave an excellent short presentation on the Development of Western Civilization through the eyes of Ayn Rand. We will have to nudge him to post it here at Solopassion Smiling.


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Machan's Musings - Revisiting Objectivity

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Submitted by removed on Fri, 2006-02-03 21:37

Revisiting Objectivity

Tibor R. Machan

In ordinary terms, to achieve objectivity one needs to check one's own
likes and dislikes and guard against their influence and also check for
influences coming from outside, such as flattery, on the psychological
front, or obstruction of visibility on the perceptual. To avoid bias one
needs discipline and self-understanding. If I know that I am partial to
those who are tall, blonde or athletic, while working as a teacher, juror
or judge, I need to make doubly sure that what I think of their
performance, the merit of their work or their legal status isn't based on

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Clarification — by sjw on Tue, 2006-02-07 18:26
Shayne, — by Charles Henrikson on Tue, 2006-02-07 16:39
Clarification — by Wes on Tue, 2006-02-07 15:23

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Machan's Musings - Cultural Relativism and Freedom

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Machan's Musings - Cultural Relativism and Freedom

Tibor R. Machan

In one area, classical and modern liberals have tended to agree, namely,
that everyone has the right to freedom of thought, expression, speech, and
so forth. Both types of liberals have been supporters of the spirit and
letter of the US Constitution’s First Amendment (although modern liberals
have been known to cave in when it comes to the demands of political
correctness). At least when it comes to political ideas, both groups
champion the position that people may not be censored and otherwise
intruded upon in their beliefs and in their efforts to express these


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Announcing the SOLO Store!

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Fri, 2006-02-03 06:55

I'm proud to announce the debut of the SOLO Store! As it stands, you can buy subscriptions to The Free Radical, and digital copies of Chris Sciabarra's monograph Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation. We'll be adding many more products added over the next few days and weeks ... stay tuned!


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Andrew Bernstein's "The Capitalist Manifesto"

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Submitted by sjw on Fri, 2006-02-03 03:20

There is some good stuff in this book. In particular I've liked the anecdotes of famous and not-so-famous capitalists (but I really did *not* like the short-shrift that Tesla, the man whose AC motors and other inventions largely power the information age, got).

However, not long after I started reading it, I found myself disappointed, and started skimming ahead to see if the book was going to include what I thought was so sorely missing in this class of writing.

Frankly, I don't think that Bernstein's book adds much in the big picture. I don't think it warrants the title. Rand's writing is sufficient to establish Capitalism as the only moral economic system. I really doubt that anyone who's not been convinced by Rand is going to be convinced by Bernstein.

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Italy

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Submitted by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2006-02-03 01:10
Italy
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Evader! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-02-03 08:38
From here on out I will just — by Jason Quintana on Fri, 2006-02-03 04:15
Leave it there, leave it — by Ashley on Fri, 2006-02-03 03:53

Cue Card Libertarianism: 'No man is an island'

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2006-02-02 22:36

No man is an island, says the poet... As for myself, I like to see myself as a sort of a peninsula -- with a good bar located near my connection with the mainland.

The thing with the 'no man is an island' argument is that those who normally use that line have a wrong idea about individualism. They have an idea that 'individualism' is some kind of 'atomistic individualism' -- another line frequently used. But a genuine individualism has no need to be 'atomistic'; one of the pleasures of life is interacting with others, enjoying the pleasure of their company (and their drinks cabinet), gaining knowledge from those who have it, and trading with others to help achieve our values. Life without other people would be a pretty miserable existence.

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Thank Tibor — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2006-02-02 20:25
Terminology — by Kenny on Thu, 2006-02-02 17:44

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Jimmy Carter: Neville Chamberlain of our times

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Submitted by James Heaps-Nelson on Thu, 2006-02-02 14:21

Jimmy Carter, who nearly lost the Cold War now asks us to give Hamas a chance. Not only that, but he wants us to extend monetary aid to this terrorist organization. Revolting.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/...

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Cockroach Carter — by James Heaps-Nelson on Thu, 2006-02-02 21:20
Cockroach Carter — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-02-02 20:43

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Needs more Objective Clues

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Submitted by Frizzy on Thu, 2006-02-02 13:06

Hello,

So, ok, like I've been hearing about this interesting concept of objectivism.
And now I'm formulating a question that perhaps someone here can enlighten me on.
So if I started out by identifying as a subjective entity, in that I see life being totally subjective in virtually every way, and I have built up a lot of understanding about how things work under this very broad and sweeping premise, it seems very daunting to colapse that whole structure of thinking in favor of the strange new concept (to me), objectivism.
Understandably people don't like giving up their figurative security blanket, so the question I have is, how can you convince me that there is an objective reality, rather than the one I percieve currently, which is working quite nicely btw, without threatening violence to make me say that I admit your objective reality is more 'correct' without believing it to be?

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You do exist! — by Ed on Sun, 2006-02-19 06:03
Frizzy, in all other posts — by Frizzy on Sun, 2006-02-19 05:08

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Hilarous Mohammed cartoon courtesy The Whig ...

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Submitted by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-02-02 01:37

Perhaps I just have a childish sense of humour, but I love this cartoon, which originally appeared on The Whig ...

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I obviously have a childish — by Kenny on Thu, 2006-02-02 17:47

Face of Muhammed

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Submitted by Tim S on Thu, 2006-02-02 01:28
Face of Muhammed

Here's one of the pictures that is causing a bit of a furore in Europe. The pictures have now been published in Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Mexico, in defiance of the predictable reactions from various Islamic quarters, not least their politicians.

How deliciously ironic then that, because of the Islamists' efforts to escalate the issue, these pictures will now be posted everywhere.

Like here for instance.

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A NZ newspaper shows some balls! — by Derek McGovern on Sat, 2006-02-04 01:05
Sad — by sjw on Sat, 2006-02-04 00:18
Dripping in irony — by sjw on Fri, 2006-02-03 23:42

American businessmen promoting dictatorship

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Submitted by sjw on Thu, 2006-02-02 00:08

See:

http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/0...

This is part of why businessmen get the reputation of being greedy and corrupt. No one is forcing them to do business with China on any terms but their own. It's a clear case where they could further the cause of freedom in the world, and with the simple action of refusing to compromise their technology for evil ends. China, in order to be competitive, would have little choice but to let the uncensored form of Google et. al. in.

Disgusting.

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Google Shrugged? — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-02-02 00:45

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February Frolics - Monthly Update!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-02-01 23:48

Two months on and things are shaping up nicely. SOLOPassion began without the advantage of incumbency, with a relocation that had to start from scratch. Duncan and Julian have done superlatively well in creating a new home for SOLO that, with ongoing tweakings, will more than hold its own against all-comers. Most importantly, the unique SOLO vision, articulated in the Credo remains intact—and as urgently salutary as ever. I never tire of quoting this crucial excerpt:

"SOLO seeks to galvanise all Objectivists who recognise that Objectivism is a tool for living, and who repudiate any reason/passion dichotomy. We seek to be a magnet and a home for those who are exuberantly rational and rationally exuberant, who aspire to the 'total passion for the total height,' intellectually and emotionally, simultaneously and harmoniously. We aspire to a culture of sincerity and integrity, where mind-games, deceit and posturing—and having to read between the lines—in one's dealings with others, are a thing of the past; where Shakespeare's 'This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. ...' is second nature. ... SOLO is for those who want reason and logic to be liberated from the Mr. Spock straitjacket and impregnated with KASS—'the kick-ass' factor."

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By the way — by James Heaps-Nelson on Fri, 2006-02-03 17:24
By the way, — by Casey on Fri, 2006-02-03 15:17
Dylan Thomas poetry reading too — by James Heaps-Nelson on Fri, 2006-02-03 14:48

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