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Baade Is Maade, and That's Saade
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2012-04-30 05:15
Among the sidebars on the Intellectual Property thread is a discussion of the religiosity of Objectivists, who, it is claimed (by the anti-IP posters), routinely display a morbid predilection for name-calling and mantra-repetition in lieu of original thought (even though most of the name-calling on that thread comes from the non-Objectivist anti-IP quarter, while the main pro-IP advocate, Objectivist Michael Moeller, comports himself unimpeachably).
Now, I'm the first to acknowledge that Objectivists characteristically had a generic "roid" problem in the early days, and some still do. But has there ever been anti-Objectivist polemic sillier, more dogmatically irrational, than this, by Baade, on that thread? (I've lifted it therefrom because I don't want it go unremarked-upon, but don't want it to hijack that thread.) I hadn't realised the extent to which Baade has moved from the Deism (Globlinism) he used to tout to the full-blown fundamentalist Christianity (Goblianity) he touts here but used to eschew. Whether he's become a Goblian because he's gone maade, or gone maade because he's become a Goblian I cannot say. But was there ever anything maader than this?:
Satan, note, resides not in the avowedly satanic death-metallers and their ilk whom Baade admires and from whom he enjoys "a good pounding"—but in a philosophy extolling reason and freedom and Romantic Realism.
Baade has made it a mission to downgrade hell from eternal punishment to mere extinction ("being dragged into the rubbish, Olivia"). There is no doubt what this diabolical doctrine actually means and has always been taught by Goblians as meaning. Yet it's Objectivism Baade claims to be diabolical.
Objectivism, of course, denies there are ghosts, ghouls, goblins, gods, demons, satans, tooth fairies, trolls and the like—or at least points out that the onus of proof is on those who posit such "entities." Objectivism is reality-based. It seems that reality and Dr Baade (PhD in philosophy), long since estranged, are now irrevocably divorced as a result of irreconcilable differences. That's saade.
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