Go Bloody Bongkers, Brexiteers!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-01-18 04:43

The Fascist Filth, in America, call themselves the Resistance. They're submerged in Orange Man Bad Impeachment right now. In Britain, The Filth are called Remainers. They're submerged in overturning the liberation from Nazism rendered by the recent General Election result. Remainers, many of whom are Profa, are planning to "ruin" the Brexit celebration party in Parliament Square on January 31. Given Soros-funded Profa's track record, who knows what Blackshirt atrocities that will mean?! Meanwhile, Deep State Remainers within the bureaucracy are refusing to allow the bonging of Big Ben to consecrate Britain's defeat of the Fourth Reich as it did the defeat of the Third. But humans are ahead of The Filth!


Hilarious! Non-Moronnial Millennials Struck Dumb by Mario!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-01-15 04:19

If a few more "bros" reacted this way, the world could be saved!

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Please! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-01-17 09:14
Yes — by Mr_Lineberry on Thu, 2020-01-16 21:15
I just realised ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2020-01-16 05:21

Fact-Flouting Feral Feelings = Fash's Arm!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2020-01-13 05:40

I republish here a press release from the usually-excellent but sometimes-anaemic Taxpayers' Union. The writer does a stellar job of highlighting the most obscene atrocities in the curriculum; where he goes wrong is in the limp depiction of the evil Jihadi Jacinda's loathsome, illegitimate government as merely "skirting close" to "taxpayer-funded propaganda," when in fact these child-molesters of the mind are a million miles over that line. The press release also unquestioningly accepts the dogma that "carbon emissions" are a problem.

The ultimate viciousness in Sorosian Jacinda's diabolical curriculum is the promotion of the primacy of blind, unformed, uninformed, infantile, feral feelings, ramped up by brainwashers masquerading as teachers, over reason and fact. This has always been a recipe for force and fascism—or "Fash's arm," as leading contemporary fascist, Jihadi Jacinda's twin sister, fry-quacking Occasional Cortex, squawks it.

The Nazis were among the world's first Greenies. "Blood and soil." "Mind and logic" nowhere in sight. The Greenies are among the world's current Nazis. For them, 1984 is not a warning but a playbook. Read this and weep. "Woke" New Zealand is now, officially, well on its way to becoming a Third World, totalitarian, shit-hole country:

MEDIA RELEASE

Climate change curriculum skirts close to taxpayer-funded propaganda

13 JANUARY 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Government’s new climate change educational material for year 7 and 8 students skirts close to taxpayer-funded propaganda, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.

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Alas — by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2020-01-14 22:12
Phew! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-01-14 09:48
Sounds — by Mr_Lineberry on Tue, 2020-01-14 02:43

Ricky Gervais Takes on HAM (Hollywood, Academia, Media)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2020-01-06 09:41

Unbelievably, a Hollywood celeb takes on the Fascists of the Left, eco-Nazis, nihilists, Paedophile Inc, Never-Trumpers, SJW Profa snowflakes, PC "Woke" trash and all the rest of The Filth who infest his industry, directly to their botoxed faces. Breathtakingly brave in a world of cowardice:

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Ricky Rocks! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2020-01-11 04:57
. — by Mr_Lineberry on Wed, 2020-01-08 22:10
Whoa! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-01-08 08:49

Fry-Quacking as a Harbinger of Western Civilisation's Demise

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2019-12-06 06:17

Fry-quackers currently rule the world. They are ubiquitous and inescapable. Their aural pollution is a much greater existential threat than "climate change" (which isn't a threat at all, and of which fry-quackers, fittingly, are the most screechingly irrational proponents). They are the likes of Occasional Cortex and Jihadi Jacinda, who could as easily be twin sisters as Yawon Bwook and George Sowos could be twin brothers.

I am in a minority of one in pointing to the tyranny of fry-quackery, along with the related collapse of the attention span, as indicative of the imminent collapse of Western Civilisation. It is an integral part of the assault on objectivity, and with it, decency.

Here's a challenge to moronnials in particular in both respects. A protracted in-depth discussion between humans for whom ideas are supreme and speech is an art form. Contrast this with the Zero IQ sub-human fry-quackers on CNN et al. And observe how prescient Muggeridge was:

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Some — by Mr_Lineberry on Fri, 2020-01-17 00:10
Had — by Mr_Lineberry on Wed, 2020-01-15 21:32
Someone Else Gets It ... Almost — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2020-01-15 04:52

'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:

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Anti-Speech Maketh the Anti-Human — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-01-10 06:01
Steve Hilton Also Identifies 1984 Resurgent — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-07-03 10:02
It's Here! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2019-05-17 06:27

The Iron Fist of Fash's Arm

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2020-01-07 07:20

There's apparently a fellow running around named Fash. Fash's arm for some reason exercises the excruciatingly vapid Occasional Cortex, fascist. I just wonder how, when this sub-cretinous twin-sister of Jihadi Jacinda—both of whose fathomless moronry is equalled only by their vicious evil in their joint determination to destroy civilisation and freedom—emits these noises, in lieu of adult speech ... I just wonder how a single authentic human anywhere on earth can take her seriously? There are the Obleftivists, of course—but remember, I said "authentic human"!

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I — by Mr_Lineberry on Sun, 2020-01-12 22:53
As Evil as Occasional Cortex ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2020-01-12 08:49
Orwell Foreheard Occasional Cortex and Fry-Quacking — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2020-01-10 05:33

Orange Man Bad's Perfect Letter to Putrid Pelosi

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-12-18 06:13

"Your legacy will be that of turning the House of Representatives from a revered legislative body into a Star Chamber of partisan persecution."

In this Orwellian universe we now inhabit—this time of universal deceit—up is down, black is white, 2 + 2 = 5, Objectivism = Woke Obleftivism, evil is good, vileness assumes a guise of insufferable sanctimony ... and an entire media elite along with Putrid Pelosi herself can call the following letter "sick," "unhinged," "deranged," "rambling," etc. None of The Filth can, or will attempt to, answer a single point therein, because every single point is spot on. This letter is six pages of truth and substance, unlike the knee-jerk monosyllabic smear-spewings of The Filth. Note that terms like "deranged" and "unhinged" are now routinely used by The Filth—who are truly deranged and unhinged—to describe any truth-teller. "Unhinged" is the talking point that has been distributed among all of The Filth as their stock response to anyone who calls them out, reminiscent of the Soviet confinements of dissidents for "mental illness." As Orwell said, "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."


Mario in Martinborough!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2019-12-07 06:11

Mario in Martinborough!

A butcher's shop—Scotty's Meats, aka Carnivore Heaven—from which you can smell the blood a mile away. The world's finest wines. The world's most irresistible foods (including sinfully sumptuous whitebait!).The world's most humming cafes and pubs. The world's most convivial inhabitants having the world's most spirited conversations. The best shops and boutiques and the best outdoors. Such is Martinborough, New Zealand, where Mario Lanza, bon vivant, would have been very much at home.

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NZ Country Towns ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2019-12-07 10:43
NZ country towns... — by Olivia on Sat, 2019-12-07 07:25

Saving Free Speech from Profa

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-11-27 00:23

It was reassuring to read on WhaleOil about a new organisation called Advance Australia which humans are joining "to make sure their beloved country doesn’t succumb to rampant radicalism or political correctness" of the kind viciously promoted by the Soros-funded group GetUp. We could do with something like Advance Australia in New Zealand, where sub-humans—biological humans who nonetheless renounce reason and repair to force—are attempting to end free speech at every turn. They are our local Antifa, except that Antifa should be called (and will be by me henceforth) "Profa" because they are pro-fascist. In their behaviour, appearance and mindless malice they are the modern-day version of Mussolini's Blackshirts. In their beliefs they are Islamo-Marxists, which makes them fascists also.

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Profa-Filth Tries to "Cancel" Dave Rubin — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2019-09-27 04:48
Profa in Portland — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-08-21 04:15
Dem-Filth Supports Profa-Filth! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2019-07-16 05:21

FilthWatch—Fake News

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-08-28 05:23

This will be a permanently blue-stickied thread showcasing one of the most loathsome components of The Filth: Fake News. Feel free to contribute.

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Lying Media-Filth Delete 500 key Words from Transcript — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2019-09-26 22:23
Fredo-Filth Again. Soros Alert! — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2019-09-20 03:33
Filth vs UKIP — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2019-08-25 06:11

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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Has Jihadi Jacinda Had an Epihany? — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-08-07 06:14
Islamo-Marxists Shut Down Pam Geller — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-08-07 06:07
Londonistan — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-08-07 05:05

#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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Soros, of course... — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2019-07-04 14:14
Binswanker's and Bwook's Open Borders Policy ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2019-07-04 05:46
Invasion of "Dinky Little Savages" — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2019-06-17 09:15

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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What Today's Impeachment Hysterics ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-09-25 05:06
Rudi Lets Rip — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2019-09-25 04:37
Gosh... — by Olivia on Sun, 2019-09-22 05:48

Who's On Board Then? Sign the Pledge! Most Potent Response to Christchurch Shooter!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2019-03-19 22:31

https://www.middleeastmonitor....

March 17, 2019 at 3:10 pm

The International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has called on non-Muslim countries to ban Islamophobia, following the killing of dozens of people on a deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand.

“IUMS calls on non-Muslim countries to ban the spread of hatred against Islam and Muslims,” IUMS President Ahmed al-Raisouni said in a statement at the conclusion of a 2-day session held in Istanbul on Friday.

I have a better idea. Why don't all countries require all people—citizens, non-citizen residents or visitors—within their jurisdiction, as a prerequisite for being within their jurisdiction, to sign the following pledge:

"Just as I reserve the right to hold and express my opinions on any matter whatsoever, I promise to respect the right of all others to do the same. I renounce unreservedly the use of coercion and violence in the promotion of my opinions."

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Liberate — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2019-03-30 12:02
More Muslims on Free Speech — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2019-03-30 05:51
Brunei... — by Olivia on Sat, 2019-03-30 05:08

#MOGA! The Interview - Make Objectivism Great Again!

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Submitted by Bruno 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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What Objectivists don't understand — by Bruno on Mon, 2018-12-03 11:56
Hungary: migration not a right — by Bruno on Thu, 2018-09-20 18:26
“Las Vegas Massacre –The Story is Coming Apart” — by Mark Hunter on Fri, 2018-01-19 07:31

This Is Where We Are!!??

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2019-09-21 08:13

Cosmic mass hysteria that makes medieval witch-burning villages look like citadels of reason. Here is the coming together of almost all current evils: anti-conceptualism; "facts don't matter" infantilism; fry-quacking upward-inflecting zombie squawk-ism; snowflake emotionalism ("I feel anxiety over global warming") above objectivity and rationality; the totalitarian grandstanding of fat, ugly, evil attention-demanding fascist females ... Ayn Rand could not have imagined anything so unspeakable. Her Comrade Sonya didn't come close. The only component missing is the mercenary monstrosity who speaks in her name, China-supporting Sorosian Yawon Bwook (and his paid Obleftivist toadies):

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The emaciation... — by Olivia on Fri, 2019-12-13 05:19
Emaciated — by Bruno on Thu, 2019-12-12 09:25
Now this grotesquerie ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2019-12-12 04:48

Hatred for the Caucasian

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Submitted by Bruno on Mon, 2018-09-03 19:46

This new thread is dedicated to the racism Whites are subjected to in Western culture.

Its purpose is to expose anti-European racists and function as archive.

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50th Anniversary of Epic Racism! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2019-07-21 05:57
Wisdom in our roots — by Bruno on Mon, 2018-12-03 00:40
x2 More Christine Fair — by Bruno on Tue, 2018-10-02 20:33

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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"Halloween Brexit" — by Bruno on Thu, 2019-04-11 23:04
Remnants of Britain in Britonistan — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2019-04-01 03:50
Italy improves firearms legislation — by Bruno on Fri, 2018-09-14 08:46

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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RIP Frank Tenaglia — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2019-02-21 08:50
New Sky Arts Doco on Mario — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-12-24 04:22
Total Passion — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-08-25 12:44

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

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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Bravest Man in America Quoted — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2019-07-21 03:03
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

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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Call Me By Your Name — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2018-09-28 08:25
Old Doco on Rupert Brooke — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-09-19 05:23
Crooked House — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-06-06 07:20

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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That's very well said! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2019-04-29 01:48
The tyranny of pop music — by Bruno on Sun, 2019-04-21 20:59
Race Relations as They Might Be and Ought to Be—Via Music! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2019-03-24 06:28

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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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Linz — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2018-12-01 07:29
Brainwashed kids — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2018-12-01 07:20
Actual pollution yes.. — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2018-11-25 19:35

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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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Discussion And Knowledge: A Case From The Philosophy Of Law

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Submitted by AdamReed on Sat, 2005-12-17 02:55

One of my favorite quotations was from Nikola Tesla: "Be alone - that is how ideas are born." And then I learned from experience that ideas are often born from and refined by discussion. Like most people here, I first joined Internet (then usenet) discussions for social interaction, and to get questions answered by people who had information that I didn't have. But I soon discovered that if I kept my mind open to hints, discussions often led to solutions I could not have arrived at, sometimes as quickly and sometimes at all, by being alone.

A recent discussion here on SOLO makes a good case study in how this process works. Ayn Rand did not develop a philosophy of law as such, but her occasional statements in this area indicate that she considered it a fertile field for the application of Objectivist epistemology, ethics and politics. In particular, her position on the conditions for ethical application of the death penalty, as published in The Objectivist Newsletter, appeared to be a good starting point for understanding the epistemological underpinnings of rational and ethical decisions in the area of criminal justice.

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Aloneness does not mean — by Robert Malcom on Mon, 2005-12-19 18:27
A different approach — by sjw on Sun, 2005-12-18 19:13

Article About Censorship of Rand's Books in the Phillippines

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Submitted by Casey on Fri, 2005-12-16 22:25

http://www.humaneventsonline.c...

Here is a fascinating article about how Ayn Rand's books were banned in university libraries in the Phillippines. Not all Rand-bashing emanates from the Brandens, of course, and not all Rand-defending consists of Branden-bashing, either. This is definitely worth a read!

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Urban Legend — by AdamReed on Mon, 2005-12-19 05:02
AdamReed, to be honest, I — by Titan on Mon, 2005-12-19 04:41
Erik - you write, "in French — by AdamReed on Mon, 2005-12-19 03:13

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Machan's Musings - Capitalism and Environmentalism

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Submitted by removed on Fri, 2005-12-16 19:37

Political outlooks rarely get put into practice completely, without many compromises made in their principles. Even Soviet-style socialism had a lot of free market elements interspersed with it when nearly 40% of farming was done on the black market. And there is no such thing as capitalism in America or anywhere else, not full-blown, no-holds-barred laissez-faire capitalism.

Still these political visions can be tested by way of thought experiments and some careful history, to see which would be best to try to achieve in practice. And one of the major challenges put before champions of a fully free, capitalist political economy comes from those worried about environmental degradation.

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Correct, Tibor, and let's — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2005-12-17 08:51

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An Honest Man in Hollywood

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Submitted by Max on Fri, 2005-12-16 13:20

This is a blog-entry by Ron Moore, screenwriter for ST:TNG, ST:DSN and BG (which is SF slang for two Star Trek franchises and Battlestar Galactica), who happened to be an amateur in the writer's business, but still got a job for one of the big studios. And the impression he recounts in this entry may be especially interesting to the Objectivist crowed, because it shows an honest truthful man inside a snake-pit of liars (well, Hollywood). It reminded me of Dagny's situation in Atlas Shrugged, so here is the link:

http://blog.scifi.com/battlest...


Machan's Musings - Hollywood, History, and Economics

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Submitted by removed on Fri, 2005-12-16 01:58

When Plato warned that artists cannot be trusted about truth because they deal with images, fantasies, not facts, he could have been talking about today’s Hollywood celebrities who are making movie after movie feeding the public half-truths and out-and-out misinformation. The latest one to join in this orgy of anti-capitalism and Neanderthal economics is George Clooney. Frankly I liked Rosemary much better since she tended to stick to what she knew something about: singing. George is now out there, taking over Martin Sheen’s role as the wise political sage who will awaken us to what we need to know about world economic and political affairs.

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Hollywood and political fantasy — by removed on Mon, 2005-12-19 16:53
Hollywood as Fantasia — by Mark Humphrey on Mon, 2005-12-19 00:45

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"Tailgunner Joe" reviews King Kong

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Submitted by tailgunner_joe on Thu, 2005-12-15 22:09

Peter Jackson is an odd animal. His first three movies proved that, given dedication, drive, vision and a sense of humour, he could indeed make amusingly bad, unconvincing, off-the-mark parodies of splatterpunk movies. Heavenly Creatures was good, but he went straight from that to a harmless bench-piece he knocked out to demonstrate that he had the chops to re-do King Kong—but had to take a long, involved, three-picture detour when the re-make of Mighty Joe Young monkeyed Hollywood out.

His most notable failing, however, is his singular inability to grasp or respect any pre-existing narrative. The Parker-Hulme murder is a fascinating story, but he filmed it as a vehicle for Richard Taylor’s blandly impressive special effects. And this is, let’s not forget, a man who just spent five years trying to make a comic-book movie out of a 1,100-page discussion of socio-linguistic teleology. Giving him one of cinema’s most beloved properties as a vanity piece is an odd move indeed.

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TGJ, Proof of One Thing — by Jeff Perren on Wed, 2005-12-21 20:50
PJ has balls! — by Marcus on Wed, 2005-12-21 20:03

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Emerson and "compelled" testimony

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Submitted by removed on Thu, 2005-12-15 21:54

The following is actually wrong: "Emerson called consistency the bugbear of small minds." Emerson said that "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds" (http://www.bartleby.com/59/3/f...).
As to compelling information of a crime or testimony about it, it is arguable and fully consistent with the principles of citizenship in a free country that when a matter of justice is at hand, anyone who is aware of material information has in fact committed himself or herself to making that information available. Anything else would be obstruction of justice. This is a complicated matter, of course, which cannot be fully hashed out here.

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None of this "we" bit for me! — by removed on Sat, 2006-01-14 04:55
Don't Feed the Troll — by Jason Quintana on Sat, 2006-01-14 01:08
Government, States, and Credit Where It's Due — by jriggenbach on Sat, 2006-01-14 00:37

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The Pope, Objectivism ... and "The Best Within."

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-15 05:18

[Reprised from SOLOHQ]

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O/ism & Xianity — by 0 on Wed, 2011-10-19 11:40
Good — by James Heaps-Nelson on Sun, 2005-12-18 02:36
That which is true of — by Robert Malcom on Sat, 2005-12-17 22:20

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Gay Films

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Submitted by Landon Erp on Wed, 2005-12-14 19:53

I started a thread on this at the old SOLO. Got a lot of informative info thought it was worth reposting.

I may as well be honest about my reasoning for this... in my comic the first and highest profile romantic couple in my comic is a lesbian couple... not being a lesbian myself, I'm positive that without proper research I'm going to be getting things wrong right and left.

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Beautiful creatures? — by Landon Erp on Mon, 2008-01-14 06:39
Transgender Films — by thewingmaker on Sun, 2007-04-08 19:21
Priest — by Landon Erp on Sun, 2007-04-01 23:44

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Machan's Musings - Death Penalty for a Reformed Man

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Submitted by removed on Mon, 2005-12-12 22:32

The decision by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger not to commute the death penalty sentence of multiple murderer Stanley “Tookie” Williams was as right and it could be under the circumstances. The case had attracted much attention because the man had been something of a model prisoner though not because he had asked forgiveness—he never admitted to the crime—but because he had become a rather well-regarded children’s book author.

Whatever the details of this case, there should be no death penalty, however. Not because some people do not deserve it or it’s cruel or barbaric but because we ought to reduce the chances of a mistake as much as it is possible. It’s a matter of prudence, not justice. (If we had infallible knowledge, it would make sense, though. But we do not.)


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Trade versus Conquest

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Mon, 2005-12-12 21:47

Here's a lesson from history on the subject of trade and conquest, and which one of the two methods of inter-human interaction works best. Think about it:

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That's presuming — by Robert Malcom on Sun, 2006-01-08 22:51
A very eloquent example — by Phil on Sun, 2006-01-08 06:46
Excellent Post — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2005-12-14 19:48

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Happy Birthday, Frank!

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Submitted by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2005-12-12 06:34

Born on 12 December, 1915, if Francis Albert Sinatra hadn't died in 1998, he would be 90 years old today.

A man possessed of a magnificent, swaggering confidence, a supremely powerful yet wonderfully controlled & precise voice and a sense of life that manifested itself through his interpretation of popular song, dedication to his craft & a palpable ebullience that's inspired three generations of fans & imitators galore.

And in that spirit here are three of Frank's best swinging albums. Put these on for Christmas & let The Chairman of the Board rock your house the way only he can.

Happy birthday, Frank!

Recent Comments:
Jeff, yes, we have a couple — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2005-12-13 21:11
I have loved Sinatra for as — by seddon on Tue, 2005-12-13 17:45
Sinatra on DVD — by Jeff Perren on Tue, 2005-12-13 15:44

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Reprise—Provocative Post!

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Submitted by Casey on Sat, 2005-12-10 21:15

[Note from Linz: Here is a gauntlet being laid down by Casey Fahy.

Recent Comments:
Hmmmmm... — by Michael Stuart Kelly on Sat, 2005-12-17 19:52
Edit — by eg on Sat, 2005-12-17 17:02
The same to you — by Michael Stuart Kelly on Sat, 2005-12-17 10:10

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Homosexuality and Feminism in Objectivism

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Submitted by Stephen Whittington on Sat, 2005-12-10 10:47

From my limited readings of Ayn Rand's novels, it seems to me that her view of the female (as lesser than the man - at least, that's the case that Nathaniel Branden formulates) is somewhat bizarre. If this is the case, does this suggest women are of less moral worth than the male? If that is not the conclusion one can draw, then what is?

Recent Comments:
Ted - "Tekla" — by AdamReed on Thu, 2006-10-05 18:12
I'd love to pick your brain at dinner some time — by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-10-05 09:37
Ted - "Sookin" — by AdamReed on Thu, 2006-10-05 07:34

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New Web site for TOC

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Submitted by bidinotto on Fri, 2005-12-09 18:30

The Objectivist Center has unveiled a brand-new Web site -- updated, more contemporary, far easier to navigate -- at:

www.objectivistcenter.org

The Objectivist Center

A vast archive of information about Ayn Rand, Objectivism, and TOC is available on the site -- including all past issues of its magazines Navigator and The New Individualist. The separate Web site of The Atlas Society has also been folded into the new design.

Enjoy!

Robert Bidinotto, Editor,
The New Individualist

Recent Comments:
New TOC web site — by Kenny on Mon, 2005-12-12 21:15
Latest TNI — by bidinotto on Mon, 2005-12-12 18:49
I assume that latest issue — by Robert Malcom on Mon, 2005-12-12 03:03

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Submitted by Titan on Fri, 2005-12-09 03:42
Recent Comments:
A LOT! — by Titan on Fri, 2005-12-09 19:30
How many do you need to — by stormyeyes on Fri, 2005-12-09 15:00

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SOLO Announcement (2005-12-09)

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Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2005-12-08 20:14

Hi guys,

We've made a few changes that should be of interest.

1. SOLO Blogs
I've enabled personal blogs. This means that besides the likes of articles and forum topics, you can now also add personal blog entries. You can access your blog via the menu item 'my blog', on the side. Other SOLOists can comment on your blog entries, as in the forum. Each personal blog also has an RSS feed. As with forum topics, editors can promote good blog entries to the front page. So, if you don't have a personal blog yet, unlike the esteemed and prolific blogger, PC, then feel free to make SOLO Blogs your home on the web. Have fun! Smiling All blog entries will be viewable here: http://www.solopassion.com/blog


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The very best of this week's 'Not PC'

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Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2005-12-08 10:03

Here's just some of the scintilating, sparkling and occasionally excoriating writing you've missed at 'Not PC' this week by not tuning in as regularly as you should. Don't let it happen again!

Freezing their globes off in Montreal - when warming meets cooling
If you've been wondering why the UN's Montreal mega-conference on Global Warming has received little coverage -- "what f'ing conference?" I hear you cry -- Rex Murphy has the answer. "Probably because of the cold weather," he says half seriously...

Recent Comments:
Thank you, sir — by Peter Cresswell on Thu, 2005-12-08 23:07
Ecological ship travel — by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2005-12-08 22:15
Outstanding! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-08 21:05

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Latest phrom Phunny Pharm Homofobes

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-12-07 09:25

Hard on the heels of Phirehammer's repherence to phags, his selph-outing as the bigot I already knew he was, comes this from Monart Pon. This sort of stuff used to be standard from ARI types, including notorious closet cases. Largely, they've gotten over it. Monart & the Phirehammer Phlakes are now carrying the torch for mediaeval ignorance. Read & weep:

'The truth is this: Perigo, contrary to his boast of being "rationally passionate" and "passionately rational", is neither rational nor passionate -- not consistently so, not when it really counts. Claiming to be a "sense of life objectivist", he's trying to act out a self-contradiction. Objectivism is a philosophy, a wisdom of mind, a system of thought. A sense of life is a (fundamental) feeling in regards to one's life; it's not a philosophy. To feel one's way to wisdom, to philosophy, is to pervert one's mind and, consequently, also pervert one's sense of life. Thus, Perigo hides from the truth when it clashes with his feelings, unless admitting a truth serves to hide another more frightening truth.

Recent Comments:
I'm not surprised. — by stormyeyes on Thu, 2005-12-08 18:47
LOL — by Adam Buker on Thu, 2005-12-08 18:36
Great senses of humor — by atlascott on Thu, 2005-12-08 14:33

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Machan's Musings - Rights, the Constitution, and the Ninth Amendment

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Submitted by removed on Wed, 2005-12-07 03:52

Before the US Constitution there was the Federalist Papers and before that the Declaration of Independence and before that John Locke’s political works and those of some others. The lineage involved most fundamentally a theory of basic human rights—natural rights, as Locke had called them, meaning they exists as a feature of our very humanity and membership in a human community.

There was debate as to whether any of these rights should even be listed in a constitution lest people in the future would think that only the listed ones exist. So as to disabuse people of this notion, the Ninth Amendment was crafted saying that unenumerated—that is, unmentioned—rights exist, let’s not forget it.

Recent Comments:
Brilliant article! — by atlascott on Tue, 2005-12-13 17:07
Reply to Duncan Bayne — by removed on Mon, 2005-12-12 12:56
Yeah, to the front page. — by stormyeyes on Sun, 2005-12-11 01:36

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