With Friends Like These...

JoeM's picture
Submitted by JoeM on Wed, 2006-05-17 18:17

Star the Hater, aka Troi Torain, has proven that Objectivism's enemies are not from without, but from within. Torain, who spouts his own version of Objectivism called "Objective Hate," was recently arrested over these on-air remarks:

“Yes I disrespected your seed." “If you didn’t hear me, I said, I would like to do an R. Kelly on your seed, on your baby girl. I would like to tinkle on her....Where does this kid go to school? I got 500 bucks for that information.” And, “I will come for your kids. I finally got the information on [DJ Envy’s] slant-eyed whore wife.”

How does "Star the Hater" justify such comments?

"There is a philosophy behind what I do," he said. "I have an ideology." The man does this in the name of Objectivism. And he's not shy about advertising it. "Visit www.rebirthofreason.com," he said. "When you start scrolling through those posts, then you'll understand my philosophy. And, "Soon, I will indeed explain how the cheap emotion of hate, a common subliminal thread in all men including myself, can only be fully understood by way of Objectivism."

Talk about an Earthquake in Valhalla.

This is not an issue of freedom of speech (for one, he threatened the initation of force, and against a child, at that). It's not an issue of "entertainment". Some may say he's doing a similar shtick as South Park. It may be true that it's a bit hypocritical to laugh at South Park but take offense at Torain's remarks. But one is fictional and the other is real. But if "Star the Hater" is indeed a "fictional character", then one has to wonder at his use of Rand's name. But if he is to be taken at his word, and this is not fictional, then he is the worst thing that could happen to Objectivist P.R..

Torain writes at RoR: " Today’s Objectivist must risk everything for all or nothing. He or she is obligated to take on the mobs of insanity for the good of mankind."

If this is to be achieved by threatening violence against his enemies' children, even as a joke...What version of Atlas Shrugged did this man read? Maybe we need a JARS symposium on Objective Hate....


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Knowledge Is Power

Mick Russell's picture

Fair enough.

Knowledge is Power

JoeM's picture

No, Mick. No value, except forewarned is forearmed.

And that's one to grow on.
The more you know.
Knowledge is power.

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Star the Disavower

Ed's picture

In all fairness, in a post to RoR, Star (Troi) agreed that "we" should disavow any relation to him.

He's crude, but not a concrete-bound savage (give him THAT much).

"Man is a hero and worthy of worship."

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Mick Russell's picture

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Oh, and yes, I laid right

Chris Cathcart's picture

Oh, and yes, I laid right into this "Star" character over on RoR. He needs repudiation and ostracism in a huge way. He's a pseudo-friend of Objectivism who's smearing Ayn Rand. Someone who defines themselves in terms of "hate" is bad news, period.

NYT dishonesty

Chris Cathcart's picture

I remarked on this over on RoR. It's as instructive a concrete instance of pseudo-objectivity and pseudo-neutrality in reporting as just about anything. And it's typical of the Times nowadays. Keep in mind that the Times is one of the last holdover benchmarks of the leftist intelligentsia as it remains in its hollow, pathetic, wallowing form today.

You're right, Mick. I

JoeM's picture

You're right, Mick. I forgot, JARS gives preferential treatment to Objectivism's critics.

Well said Joe

Mick Russell's picture

except for the JARS dig at the end. Smiling

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