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Obleftivist Yawon Bwook says Donald Twump is "THE villain of our time." Which of the following best accords with your view?
Yes he is
He's not a villain but a hero
Putin might be a bigger villain
The mullahs might be bigger villains
ISIS might be bigger villains
Ugly Wimmin might be bigger villains
Black Lives Matter might be bigger villains
Snowflake moronnials might be bigger villains
College professors might be bigger villains
Fake News outlets might be bigger villains
Pomowankers might be bigger villains
Obleftivists might be bigger villains
None of the above—specify
Total votes: 9
Submitted by Mike_M on Wed, 2006-10-25 16:46
Since every other Objectivism related forum has a thread on the upcoming American election, I figured I'd start one here. First, some background reading.
Vote Democrat: Peikoff on the election
Vote Republican: Tracinski on the election
A large portion of the debate seems to hinge on how one views the threat of American conservatism, so here is C. Bradley Thomson's article.
I intend to vote Democrat for two reasons. One is the total failure of the Republicans as a supposedly free-market pro-defense party. The other is the influence the religious right has over the Repubs.
As to Peikoff's answer, I am a little confused. In his killer scenario, choosing the ambitious killer over the enfeebled killer is the immoral choice. I dispute that the choice between R and D is so clear as to say voting Republican is immoral. (Quick note: Peikoff is saying that voting Republican is immoral, not that one who votes Republican is an immoral person. There is a difference). This, combined with what he says about rationalism, suggests to me that he is assuming that the threat of the Christian right is a very obvious threat. I agree with Peikoff on how much of a threat the religious right is, though I dispute that the threat is obvious; it is perfectly understandable for an Objectivist to dispute the extent of the threat of the religious right.
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