Make Objectivism Great Again series

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Submitted by Bruno Turner - BTO on Tue, 2017-06-27 16:10

Let the Make Objectivism Great Again series begin!

In this video series we will be discussing Linz' open letter to Objectivists (http://www.solopassion.com/nod...).

I like to call Linz' letter a Call to Arms, hence one of my goals here is to rally the troops.

We'll both try to analyze and discuss the open letter, its underlying principles and their consequences, and relate it to other works by Objectivist "dissidents", such as Ed Powell's immigration essay.

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YB — by Brant Gaede on Thu, 2017-07-20 04:06
Yaron the Misanthrope — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2017-07-20 00:54
Iran — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-07-19 20:07

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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Ed — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-07-26 13:39
Greg — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-07-26 13:13
Ed — by gregster on Wed, 2017-07-26 05:19

Muslims

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-07-27 05:11

There are basically only two types of Muslims in the world today: active and passive. Or else: loudly-and-openly Islamic and quietly-and-discretely Islamic.Or else: honestly-and-sincerely Islamic and cowardly-and-hypocritically Islamic.


Brook Argues That Race Is A "Social Construct" -- ARI Is Now Officially Post Modern Left and SJW

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Mon, 2017-07-24 21:55

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These "studies" ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-07-27 06:41
Liar and Evader Yaron Brook — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-07-27 06:33
ARIan Censorship — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-07-27 06:10

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?

Recent Comments:
Amy thinks there are transgendered people — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2017-07-27 11:51
Masculine Military — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-07-27 10:25
I wonder ... — by VSD on Thu, 2017-07-27 09:39

The Problem with Women

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2017-07-20 06:28

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

One of my bug-bears is how much feminism has messed with the heads of modern females - to the point where they have shot themselves in the foot so severely that it’s created an ugly limp in what ought to be a woman’s confident stride. What makes this limp a travesty is that I am talking about women who have been thoroughly ‘emancipated’.

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Kyrel... — by Olivia on Mon, 2017-07-24 03:39
Outstanding! — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-07-23 15:15
Mary Wollstonecraft... — by Olivia on Sun, 2017-07-23 05:24

Trump vs The Filth: 100 Days In, Trump Is Winning!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-04-30 03:40

100 days in, Trump is winning.

In the epic show-down between President Donald Trump and the forces I generically designate as "The Filth," Trump is winning.

Recent Comments:
Amy on Tucker — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2017-07-16 21:41
Luke — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-07-16 11:30
Quintessential Filth of the Moronnial Variety — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-07-16 10:52

The Confessions of an Orthodox Objectivist

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Submitted by Chanakya on Mon, 2017-04-17 03:03

I have a confession to make. For two years I was an Orthodox Objectivist.

On any usual day, I used to make nice and reverent comments in the social media about some Objectivist God or demigod (I will reveal later in the article who the Gods and the demigods are). I was a member of the “Orthodox brigade” on FB—we used to “like” each other’s nice and reverent posts and leave complimentary comments.

Recent Comments:
Hypocrisy of Orthodox Objectivists — by Chanakya on Tue, 2017-05-02 13:36
Not so complete control — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2017-05-02 04:39
Intellectual heir? Who cares? — by Chanakya on Sun, 2017-04-30 17:32

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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.

Recent Comments:
Andrew — by Richard G McGrath on Fri, 2017-06-23 02:44
At least you had/have hair — by Andrew Atkin on Thu, 2017-06-22 03:39

Contra Obleftivism—Overturning Treason

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-02-11 23:12

The idea here is to put Yaron Brook, Andrew Bernstein, Onkar Ghate et al on notice: the game is up. We're on to you.

Recent Comments:
Israeli Nationalist Bias — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2017-03-24 11:48
Yaron — by gregster on Fri, 2017-03-24 06:10
YBI — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2017-03-23 13:33

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.

Recent Comments:
Neil — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2017-02-15 05:22
Thomas Aquinas On Immigration — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2017-02-15 03:46
Outstanding post! — by Triassic on Sun, 2017-01-01 02:45

FilthWatch: Clinton News Network Well and Truly Busted!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-06-27 07:05

CNN Filth inadvertently exposed by one of their own employees. The most salutary moment is when any notion of "ethics" in journalism is derided as "adorable." Pretty much where we're at in life generally, in this grotesque anti-culture of moronnials, pomowankers and fry-quackers, aided and abetted by, of all entities, the Ayn Rand Institute. In any event, even in such a depraved world, this must surely spell the end of the Russia bullshit, as well as the careers of such Filth as Zucker, Cooper, Lemon, Tapper, Stelter et al ... mustn't it? Please tell me yes!

Recent Comments:
FilthWatch: Justin Trudeau — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-07-18 01:03
Filth-Watch: Ugly Male Moronnial — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-07-17 03:23
And still more CNN-Filth! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-07-16 05:34

A Time *Not* to "Come Together"!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-06-15 01:54

The Trump Derangement Syndrome mob, who make up a significant portion of The Filth (of whom I have written here copiously), have been exceptionally incontinent since Trump became president.

Recent Comments:
Interesting but trivial — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sat, 2017-07-15 16:41
Yes — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-07-15 08:52
Amy... — by Olivia on Sat, 2017-07-15 07:41

New Permanent Thread: To Iran with The Filth!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-06-11 06:34

This thread will be permanently blue-stickied, like the Global Warming thread, and should be treated as a resource both to mete out a modicum of virtual justice to The Filth and to afford an outlet for decent human beings to relieve some of their frustration at the prevalence of said Filth.

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To Iran with Scott Pelley! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-06-20 02:28
To Iran with Chris Wallace — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-06-19 06:30
Dispecable Cuckservative Traitors — by Bruno Turner - BTO on Fri, 2017-06-16 16:20

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.

Recent Comments:
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.

Recent Comments:
'Genius!' — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2017-06-12 11:58
'Last Resort' — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-05-27 12:30
Modern Problem — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-04-20 03:07

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.

Recent Comments:
Especially illuminating ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2017-06-10 05:21
BTO — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2017-06-07 23:40
Go, Bruno!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2017-06-07 21:41

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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Jeff Rense writes — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2016-07-25 08:31
Greg — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2016-07-22 09:43
Neil — by gregster on Fri, 2016-07-22 06:23

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.

Recent Comments:
Sparrowhark — by Grant Jones on Thu, 2016-02-18 19:08
Dykes purchased — by Tore on Wed, 2016-02-17 09:13
Perigo! — by Tore on Wed, 2016-02-17 08:35

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.

Recent Comments:
Music of the God Ludwig — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2017-07-27 08:12
Unique — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-07-26 05:44
Someone else ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-07-16 06:40

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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.

Recent Comments:
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, June 20, 2017: Brusselistan. Again.]

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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.]

Recent Comments:
"Cop" — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2017-07-25 14:34
"Cop" who shot Aussie woman ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-07-25 05:53
Not all millennials are moronnials! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-07-11 07:17

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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."
Recent Comments:
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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Review: Crippled America by Donald J. Trump

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Mon, 2016-10-24 22:04

Review: Donald J. Trump. Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. New York: Threshold Books, 2015.

Crippled America is the first “campaign book” I ever read. I did so because I wanted to read Trump’s own (probably ghost written) words without benefit of media filtering. Also, Trump presents something very different from the usually politician’s Newspeak. The book lays out the basic ideas behind his political agenda for Making America Great Again. It’s clear after reading this book that by “Great” he means a prosperous, civilized country that we can be proud of, and that is respected abroad.

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New England Puritanism — by Doug Bandler The Second on Tue, 2016-11-01 01:07
New England Puritanism... — by Olivia on Tue, 2016-11-01 00:53
Don't stop there — by Mario on Tue, 2016-11-01 00:23

The Fight For Western Civilization

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sat, 2016-10-22 03:53

Molly lays it all on the line:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

If you are in an even remote swing state, you must vote.


Race and Gender are Social Constructs?

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Fri, 2016-10-21 01:32
Recent Comments:
IQ should be a factor & Heinlein — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2016-11-02 12:30
Go Heinlein — by Grant Jones on Tue, 2016-11-01 20:35
Doug... — by Olivia on Tue, 2016-11-01 03:04

Apocalypse 2016

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2016-10-19 11:56
Recent Comments:
Coming to a town near you.. — by gregster on Wed, 2016-10-19 13:42

Question Regarding Russia

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Tue, 2016-10-18 20:18

First, watch this video to see the gravity of the situation.

Recent Comments:
The reason I'm anti Russia... — by Olivia on Thu, 2016-10-20 08:50
Iran — by Doug Bandler The Second on Thu, 2016-10-20 00:36
Russia — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2016-10-20 00:05

"A Source of Our Strength"

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Thu, 2016-10-13 17:30

Recent Comments:
Doug — by Neil Parille on Sat, 2016-10-15 18:02
You don't just need cognitive — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2016-10-15 06:50
Show me a low IQ free society — by Doug Bandler The Second on Sat, 2016-10-15 04:47

The Puritans of the Republic Clutch at their Pearls (in Righteous Indignation)

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Submitted by Olivia on Sun, 2016-10-09 09:12

http://www.oliviapierson.org/blog

So now this contentious 2016 presidential election has turned terribly comical. Trump is being slaughtered in the press over a lewd leaked tape by the puritanical mob who likes to pretend that men are not attracted to the physical anatomy of women. What planet is this? Obviously one in which we are not ever allowed to acknowledge the power of Darwin’s Sexual Selection. I guess this is what you get when a secular Deist joins forces with the Christian Right in a feminist post-modern culture.

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How vulgar was Trump, really? — by Andrew Atkin on Thu, 2016-10-27 03:36
Oh and this made steam come out of my ears! — by Olivia on Wed, 2016-10-26 06:26
Thank you Richard. — by Olivia on Wed, 2016-10-26 05:52

Why I'm Voting for Donald Trump

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Submitted by Doug Bandler Th... on Mon, 2016-10-03 21:58

Recent Comments:
Doug — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2016-10-04 17:00

National Security vs. "Free Trade"*

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Fri, 2016-09-30 01:56

This is a complex subject. The president of the United States, and other architects of foreign policy, have to look beyond crude economic materialism when defining policy.


Milo vs. Yawon Bwook

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2016-09-28 22:00

It's not even close.

Recent Comments:
Islam's Law of Numbers — by Neil Parille on Fri, 2016-10-28 13:00
It's Official! — by Grant Jones on Tue, 2016-10-25 01:35
What Does Yawon Bewieve? — by Neil Parille on Mon, 2016-10-24 23:09

They Know What They're Doing

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Submitted by Mark Hunter on Mon, 2016-09-26 09:02

Since the beginning of the contest between Trump and Hillary, Yaron Brook has repeatedly insinuated that it would better if Hillary won.

Recent Comments:
OrgOism and Ron Paul - Disgraceful — by Doug Bandler The Second on Wed, 2016-10-05 15:10
Quietly shriek? — by Mark Hunter on Wed, 2016-10-05 14:00
Wonder What They'll Say Over the NEXT 50 Years ;-) — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2016-10-05 07:32

Nah, Some Black Lives Don't Matter

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Submitted by PhilipD on Fri, 2016-09-23 08:49

A$AP Ferg sent Auckland punters into so-called ecstasy last night.

The rapper's 'super-aggressive display' was such that many in the hyped up crowd invaded the stage at the end of the set.

Recent Comments:
Don't make the black kids angry — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2016-10-17 16:53
Greg, I've not set foot in — by PhilipD on Sun, 2016-10-02 00:09
Who Matters — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2016-09-27 00:24

Governor McCrory (North Carolina) Enforce Your State's Law

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Thu, 2016-09-22 21:29

Governor, here is the law:

________________________

§ 14-288.5. Failure to disperse when commanded a misdemeanor; prima facie evidence.

Recent Comments:
Irrational Illiberal World — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2016-10-08 18:21
The World is Burning and ARI is AWOL — by Doug Bandler The Second on Thu, 2016-10-06 03:30
White Elephants — by Grant Jones on Wed, 2016-10-05 21:20

Islam's War on the West

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2016-09-22 02:47

Why is Islam winning The Long War against the West? Mostly because of the moral sanction of Western leaders.


Podcasts I Listen To

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2016-09-21 00:29

I'm an insomniac, so here are the podcasts I listen to at night.

http://www.jasonstapleton.com

http://tomwoods.com/podcasts/

http://www.infowars.com/watch-...


Fry-quacking = Aesthetic Terrorism

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2016-09-20 07:07

Arriving at and departing from Wellington Railway Station was until just recently akin to emerging from a slimy sea of slovenliness on to an island paradise of sparkling clarity and excellence.

Recent Comments:
'An SI-English should first — by PhilipD on Tue, 2016-10-04 11:30
The standardised version in — by Andrew Atkin on Mon, 2016-10-03 04:01
'Using the United Nations as — by PhilipD on Sun, 2016-10-02 00:04

Defeating the Jihadis

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2016-09-11 19:17

What is the easiest, fastest, best way for Western civilization to defeat Islamic barbarism? I think the key is philosophical knowledge and moral condemnation. The weapons of truth and hatred.

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Muslims Aren't Insects -- Not if You Take Away Their Philosophy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2016-09-19 17:57
Bullshit Kyrel — by gregster on Sat, 2016-09-17 01:29
Our Illiberal Dark Age Planet — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2016-09-16 23:39

Don Watkins in Baltimore September 17

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Submitted by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2016-09-11 17:03

I know Don Watkins has raised hackles in some Objectivist circles over his stance favoring open immigration.


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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

Randell Mills and the Search for Hydrino Energy by Brett Holverstott

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Submitted by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2016-09-09 12:17

Objectivists should read this book for two reasons.

Recent Comments:
California State University at Fresno Talk by Dr. Mills — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2017-03-23 10:47
There was a mainstream — by Andrew Atkin on Thu, 2017-01-05 00:51
Randell Mills on CNN — by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2017-01-03 21:01

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