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Linz's New Book
Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
Yes and no. It's a grey area.
Other (please specify)
Total votes: 20
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-01 07:20
We may need a new vocabulary for political liberty. Some of the current and accepted welfare state language seems loose and awful. The very terms themselves mostly aim at tyranny.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2014-01-31 07:48
Rachmaninoff in his own words, including his musical philosophy and searing denunciation of Soviet tyranny:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-12-24 05:50
Goblians claim, mistakenly, that December 25 is Jeezy's birthday, and that Jeezy was the Son of Gobby while simultaneously being Gobby, while both were/are simultaneously Ghosty. It's all nonsense, of course, but one has to acknowledge it was/is momentous nonsense (one hopes for not much longer, even as a more vicious nonsense threatens to trump it). Let us, in the spirit of no nonsense, and SOLO's commitment to an aesthetic renewal, revel in this stellar performance of Tchaikovsky's life-and-beauty-proclaiming 5th Symphony and know what is possible to man in spite of the irrationalists in all their guises.
Please note that as from Jan 1, 2014, SOLOPassion.com will cease to be active; it will be accessible, but inert (in this latter respect it will be hard to notice a difference from recent times, but the salient point is that it will no longer be possible to post anything new here). I thank all those, friends and adversaries alike, who made SOLO, in its heyday, such a lively and in some ways seminal forum. I accept that those days are past and I can no longer justify the expense to myself of keeping it going. I also know that I must make the effort to lay out my own differences with Objectivism systematically, and use them as the springboard for a new personal Credo—currently a series of mere sketches—which I shall bring to fruition on a reactivated SOLO (thenceforth meaning small 'o' objectivists) or entirely new site in due course. There are many things I want to say, but I shall save them for that occasion. In the meantime, I commend this as an embodiment of total passion for the total height:
Olivia — by Luke Setzer on Tue, 2013-12-31 23:38
Ed. — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 22:30
Personally... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 21:55
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-12-30 20:04
They say "All good things must come to an end." C'est la vie...
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-31 17:39
Thanks Kyrel — by gregster on Tue, 2013-12-31 07:57
Farewell... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 04:13
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-12-26 18:25
Happy Holidays And The Synergy Of The Season!
December 23, 2013 – As we approach the end of the year, I hope all of you are in a holiday mood. I certainly am!
Submitted by tvr on Tue, 2013-12-10 04:33
Earlier this year the US' pre-eminent school of law posted a verse of the Qur'an at the entrance of its law faculty.
The verse reads:
"Submission Complete" At Oxford Too — by tvr on Mon, 2013-12-30 00:06
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-11-14 19:46
My thanks to highly talented singing student Rory Sweeney for obtaining and posting this:
Beautiful Luciano! — by Olivia on Fri, 2013-11-22 06:23
Nice — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2013-11-16 03:10
Well done for retrieving this — by gregster on Sat, 2013-11-16 02:57
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 07:41
Fifteen-year-old Geneva Lewis, whose tennis ace father Chris wrote the Foreword to Total Passion for the Total Height, here plays the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and demonstrates yet again that objectively, Rand to the contrary notwithstanding, Romantic music is the best — and she, Geneva, at so unbelievably young an age, is shaping up to be one of its best exponents.
Beautiful — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 14:02
Kyrel — by ding_an_sich on Mon, 2013-11-11 13:17
Federer — by Chris Lewis on Mon, 2013-11-11 02:06
Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2013-11-03 04:50
Uh, Duh ... and the Shocking Truth about ObamaCare
Uh: Headline in The New York Times of Thursday, October 31, 2013: “Voters’ Anger Over Shutdown Is Inspiring Democrats to Run.”
Duh: Headline in The New York Times of Friday, November 1, 2013: “Troubled Start for Health Law Has Democrats Feeling Anxious.”
The most convincing argument — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Wed, 2013-11-06 16:34
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-10-05 21:03
Here is a recently retrieved fragment, the concluding moments, of an interview I did with The Great Pavarotti in Sydney in 1991, along with all takes of the promo that he graciously agreed to do, reading from his own handwritten script! My thanks as always to Gregster for putting this together.
Bravissimo! — by Ed Hudgins on Wed, 2013-10-09 14:06
Thank you Liv — by gregster on Wed, 2013-10-09 02:48
Beautiful Luciano... — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-10-08 05:43
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-10-04 01:08
[Note from Linz—I've lifted this post from Ed Hudgins' thread below because I thought it deserved a thread of its own. Ed agrees. It's his response to Michael Moeller's and my prompting him to be specific as to what he'd recommend a freedom-lover *do* in today's context.]
Linz – Let me give you a bit of a long response, as your inquiry deserves. For concrete actions, I’d start with a reminder that there are no silver bullets that will fell the enemy. The degeneration of our culture and politics is a process that has played out over decades and will only be reversed over time.
Positive news indeed! — by Ed Hudgins on Fri, 2013-11-22 21:48
Ed — by Michael Moeller on Thu, 2013-11-21 03:54
Stossel — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-11-18 04:40
Submitted by administrator on Mon, 2013-09-16 03:18
Matthew — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-10-02 06:15
Fantastic interview Linz. I — by Matthew Humphreys on Thu, 2013-09-19 12:51
Hahaha, Marcus! — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2013-09-17 12:01
Submitted by Nicholas Dykes on Thu, 2012-12-06 10:43
THE TOTAL PASSION FOR THE TOTAL HEIGHT
By Lindsay Perigo
Reviewed by Nicholas Dykes
An excellent book. I do enjoy having something to praise for once. I’d give it a five star rating any day.
Matthew — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-04 08:24
And a review from me... — by Matthew Humphreys on Fri, 2013-10-04 06:32
My review on Amazon. — by Olivia on Mon, 2013-07-08 02:42
Submitted by tvr on Fri, 2013-11-15 05:23
"In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
Terry. — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-12-31 22:01
Almost As Many Islamic Fundamentalists as Christian In EU — by tvr on Mon, 2013-12-30 00:15
Cheers Lindsay — by tvr on Sat, 2013-11-16 21:40
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-08-26 06:21
The One Tenor is a labor of love for life-long Mario Lanza devotee, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster Lindsay Perigo. It's the bringing together of his best Lanza-related essays, critiques and interviews over the years, with significant new material exclusive to this book, including Perigo's take on the theory that Mario Lanza suffered from Bipolar Disorder.
The Oft-derided Passion of Genius — by Olivia on Sat, 2014-02-08 05:26
Caruso Honored — by seddon on Thu, 2013-12-19 20:55
25million? — by gregster on Thu, 2013-12-19 06:04
Submitted by mvardoulis on Mon, 2013-03-11 17:43
I wrote this for Amazon, under the pen name "Number Six" for those of you who may have already seen it:
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2012-12-28 21:51
I am going to keep this thread permanently blue-stickied, like Marcus's Global Warming thread, Philip Duck's UN thread, etc. It will serve as a repository for exhibits in my case that America has now become Airhead America indisputably—comprachicoed, cretinized, lobotomized, infantilized, collectivized, Slayerized, zombified, pomofied, Gramscified, Alinskyfied and generally filthified beyond recognition (from the Founding Fathers' Republic) and beyond salvation. It is not a cliff that America hovers atop; it is the abyss.
No shortage of uses for Australian taxpayers money — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2013-12-01 07:10
Competition for Clarke and Dawe — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2013-11-29 10:24
Matt Damon — by Shane on Sun, 2013-11-24 22:50
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2012-11-10 06:27
So now Petraeus has resigned, ostensibly because of an extra-marital affair. Yeah, right.
Here's my theory:
Obamagate — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-10-25 21:31
Issa looks good on Meet The Press — by gregster on Wed, 2013-05-15 09:50
The lies summarized — by gregster on Tue, 2013-05-14 08:48
Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:03
In a historic move, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is asking people to submit ideas about which UK laws need to be scrapped.
Miliband lives in a Marxist Universe says PM. — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:42
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-10-02 15:04
A secular miracle set the English-speaking peoples apart — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-09-25 11:47
Submitted by PhilipD on Tue, 2010-01-19 07:18
SOLO-International Op-Ed: Dollars for Despots
Yet another hopeless talkfest kicks off today as officials from the morally bankrupt United Nations meet the wholly corrupt ministers and bureaucrats of 15 Asian and Pacific Island states tagged, ‘Least-developed countries.’ (LDCs)
UN brewing up new goals — by PhilipD on Fri, 2013-10-04 09:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Algeria — by PhilipD on Sun, 2012-09-30 09:52
Phillip & Marcus - a bit late but here was EARTH HOUR — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:17
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.
Astounding! — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-10-31 09:19
All hail the mellotron — by ding_an_sich on Fri, 2013-06-07 14:58
Cloud Atlas! — by Marcus on Fri, 2013-06-07 12:16
Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12
You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Bob Carter and ARI — by gregster on Fri, 2013-11-29 08:27
"Think for yourself" — by gregster on Sun, 2013-11-10 02:17
Shale gas is Rearden Metal — by Marcus on Mon, 2013-09-09 12:59
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26
SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.
In " Fountainhead" the total — by Leonid 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
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.
Rand versus Islam — by gregster on Sat, 2012-12-01 23:59
Quintessential Rand — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2012-12-01 20:10
Olivia — by Jules Troy on Sat, 2012-12-01 12:41
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.
Holy Flying Circus — by Sam Pierson on Tue, 2013-02-19 07:45
Les Miserables — by Rosie on Mon, 2013-02-18 22:59
The Cabin in the Woods — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-02-18 20:45
In Praise of Objectivist Rage—(Delivered at J. Valliant Book-Signing Event, Borders, Orange, July 6, 2006)
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-07-08 06:37
28:21 minutes (4.06 MB)
I review 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2013-01-06 18:27
Clown Prince Valliant — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2012-12-25 21:11
Brings Back Memories — by Neil Parille on Tue, 2012-12-25 16:31
Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-09-23 04:43
It's a simple two step process.
You post it on a thread... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-11-25 15:35
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-11-14 18:46
Yes you can... — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-11-14 09:18
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-01 07:50
Anyone who signs up to SOLOPassion.com is free to post here, unmoderated.
Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-11-15 01:09
Media Release — by robbo on Wed, 2013-03-06 08:47
Thoughts on Discussion Forums — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-12-19 17:37
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-12-26 00:07
SOLO-International Op-Ed: A Second Declaration of Independence
When in the course of human affairs it becomes necessary for citizens to break the political chains that hitherto have bound them, and to reclaim the individual sovereignty which is their birthright, it is opportune and appropriate for them to declare the causes which have impelled them to self-liberation. We, the freedom-loving citizens of the United States of America, choose to do so at this historic moment.
Not Pedantry — by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2010-07-09 18:57
Doug — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2010-07-09 08:01
Lindsay — by Doug Bandler on Wed, 2010-07-07 19:40
Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54
"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?
Brendan and Daniel — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2010-05-03 20:33
Yes ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2007-11-26 09:40
One more from the troll... — by Jameson on Mon, 2007-11-26 09:36
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