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Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
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I met my first Objectivist . . .
Submitted by William Scott Scherk on Sat, 2010-03-27 01:26
. . . in a somewhat 'Rosas' bar in Puerto Vallarta. The only person I have ever met in person who knows where Lindsay Perigo lives.
Apparently Objectivists still sleep with the enemy. This doesn't mean they do not lecture before, during and after The Acts, mind you.
El Primer Mandatario** is problably right. Scherk will not become Objectivist in anyone's lifetime. His odd obsession with Objectivist personalities and culture, however, otra historia.
I am finding, as if behind a screen of indolence, some very very enterprising people, and as I attempt to formulate my objeciónes contra el objetivismo, I think I will start to hunt down real Objectivists, and the o objectivish in my home town.
Somehow a starkly evul proponent of altruismo like me has made an impression on a Hispanophone Objetista. Changes my mind about a few things, and likely means my Opus Will Be Delayed.
Did you all know that Rand is in print in the Spanish World to a Massive Degree?
These folk have lived with The State for a long long time. Whether it chose you as an exemplar of all the best and then rips your heart out, whether it constrained you during the Banana Wars, whether it chose you as someone to wear Sexy Aztec Leather in a dance show, whether it commands you to drive on the right, smoke not, drink not, flounce not . . . register your cellphone, licence your Escuela Objetista, or otherwise ties you up, everyone faces the same State Vista every day.
All is Helping State on the billboards, but below, on the street, one is a dog with a brain. It seems to me that I only meet objectivish people in action here. Who is enterprising? Who works against the state as a miner works the rockface, who pushes against a heavy atmosphere of corrupt, venal, sleazy and well-'educated' Statists at every turning?
Everybody, it seems.
El Primer Mandatario describes well the function and the hopes of our Principal, El Diablo Perigo. I hereby retire all previous epithets as tired and old. Mandatario is El Boss.
It is okay to have A Boss. As long as he is fair and funny and truly in charge.
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