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Linz's Mario Book—Updated!
It is morally defensible to establish a nation-state built around maintaining a specific and exclusive ethnic population
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Smearer-in-Chief Ups the Ante
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-10-20 07:40
In the thread here about Plagiarist Pross's depiction of Diana naked on O-Lying, I asked SOLOists who can bring themselves to plunge into that sewer to keep me posted as to whether Barbara Branden, Lying's resident Namblaphile-defender, responded to my question here re her demand that I denounce Craig Biddle, Yaron Brook and sundry other "lepers of Objectivism," on pain of being deemed to be a "leper" myself ... this in the wake of Biddle's Objectivist Standard article on how best to deal with Islamo-Fascism. I've just been told that Barbara has not responded to my question, but has seen fit to post this:
I just received a phone call from a young friend of mine, a student at UCLA, telling me about a speech given there by Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute. Three different times, I said to my friend, "Are you certain this is an exact quote?" Three times he answered: "I'm certain."
Brook: "If you're happy at a Hamas victory, you deserve the bullet of an American soldier."
Brook: "If you wear a tee shirt with a silhouette of bin Laden on it, an American has the moral right to kill you."
My friend had brought a girl with him to whom he had been introducing Objectivism. After Brook's statements, he said to her, "Ayn Rand would not agree with this." The girl responded, "Really? But this is the Ayn Rand Institute!"
I hope no comment from me is needed.
Now, if I'm not mistaken, I know who the "young friend" is—someone she met through SOLO—and I know him to be truthful, unlike the wretched evil bitch to whom he, star-struck, is so tragically in thrall. Whether she has quoted her bedazzled friend accurately, of course, is another matter. I've taken the liberty of asking Yaron Brook directly. I said to him that if indeed he said these things, I could agree with the spirit but not the letter of his sentiments. My opinion is that anyone who wears a bin Laden tee-shirt or is happy at a Hamas victory is as low as one can get—lower, even, than the appeasing amoebae at O-Lying—but such low-lifes most certainly ought not to be killed simply for holding or displaying their opinions. I strongly suspect that Yaron has been quoted incompletely. Let's see.
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