The Origins of ObLeftivism

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Submitted by Bruno on Mon, 2019-01-14 21:26

Was Pat the First ObLeftivist?

Read the Ayn Rand Journals with me and discover the origins of The Leftist Perversion of Ayn Rand's philosophy: the planted seeds of Equalism & Egalitarianism.

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Journals

Neil Parille's picture

Hi Bruno,

I watched the beginning and enjoyed it. One thing to remember is that the Journals are not accurate.

Good video

Doug Bandler The Second's picture

"Understanding the equalist fallacy will be important in the coming years, when equalism will slowly be abandoned by the masses, and a philosophically informed alternative will have to be put forth to try and avoid an excessively reactionary response and minimize the risk of civil wars throughout the Occident, which may however be inevitable."

I agree. Right now the best I've seen is Curt Doolittle's "Propertarianism". Curt is writing his book as we speak and he intends on releasing educational videos in the coming months. His project is taking the best of libertarianism and reactionary politics and combining it with hereditarian science amongst other things. Depending on how bad things get there is a real possibility of a hard swing to the reactionary right. As someone who has one foot in both ideologies (libertarianism and reactionary / traditionalism), I look forward to what Curt has to offer. Objectivism is inadequate although not without some potentially redeemable aspects especially in epistemology.

Also, Isabella Paterson was a Conservative. She is famous for her book "The God of the Machine". I'm not sure it was Paterson who was responsible for Rand's latent egalitarianism but its an interesting notion.

A Sequel

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This video is an unofficial sequel to "The Leftist Perversion of Objectivism" article linked above, written last year.

I trace a shift in Ayn Rand's thinking during the transition b/w The Fountainhead & Atlas Shrugged. The first seeds of an equalist/egalitarian element can be traced to this period, and the evidence suggests the influence of Isabel Paterson was significant.

I contend this equalist element is at the root of what became ObLeftivism, best exemplified by Harry Binswanger.

Based on this, a Left-Objectivist / Right-Objectivist divide has a well definable philosophic basis.

Before the resurgence of modern paleo-libertarianism and the alternative right conglomerate, the anti-equalist position had seemingly vanished from public discussion, hence its minoritarian status not simply within Objectivism but the culture at large.

Understanding the equalist fallacy will be important in the coming years, when equalism will slowly be abandoned by the masses, and a philosophically informed alternative will have to be put forth to try and avoid an excessively reactionary response and minimize the risk of civil wars throughout the Occident, which may however be inevitable.

Political egalitarianism, which is the inevitable outgrowth of equalism, cannot in principle be reconciled with its political opposites. Hence the extreme response of the "old" left and "old" right to the rise of the mildly anti-egalitarian Right populism of a Trump and a Salvini.

There is a lot more to say on the subject, including the connection between equalism and globalism, anti-secessionism, free trade and free movement of people, democracy-exporting wars, third-worldism, and modern feminism/lgbtq ideology.

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