"To Boldly Go", or "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors"- The Immigration Debate and the Guardian-Trader Syndromes

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Wed, 2018-03-21 05:00

"The “Guardians” would be the defenders of structure and order, and the “Traders” are the explorers and bring in fresh ideas. The traders (touting "diversity is our strength") would tout the utopian, Star Trek view of all neighbors living in peace, trading and learning from each other, and that closed societies breed stagnation and decay, and the Guardians would protect the society from internal and external aggression, acting like an immune system, protecting the integrity of society; "good fences make good neighbors."

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Idiocracy — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2018-04-27 20:20
A stupid(er) population — by BrunoT on Fri, 2018-04-27 19:21
Active borders — by BrunoT on Fri, 2018-04-27 19:12

Open Immigration

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Tue, 2018-03-20 23:34

Yaron Brook has said he does not support open immigration into Israel.

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"Ugly Americans" vs. "The Noble Immigrant" — by Jmaurone on Mon, 2018-04-30 19:59
Federalism proper, i.e. States Rights — by BrunoT on Fri, 2018-04-27 20:06
ARI's viewpoint — by Brant Gaede on Mon, 2018-04-23 20:12

The Gift of Colonialism

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Submitted by Olivia on Sat, 2018-03-17 03:28

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

Colonialism has become the filthiest word in our modern lexicon; it is now more socially acceptable to publicly extol the virtues of sodomy than of colonial rule.

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Neo-Colonialism — by BrunoT on Mon, 2018-03-19 11:31
Can't resist — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-03-19 06:36
Great Britain — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-03-17 14:44

Private Pleasure and the Welfare State

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2018-03-13 07:29

All countries today should be required to post this sign at their major border crossings and inside their large cities:

A Special Message From the Welfare State


Antifa Propaganda Masquerading as Philosophy Discussion on YouTube

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Sun, 2018-03-11 20:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

180k subscribers wanted to be condescended to by a leftist who thinks property rights are violence, apparently Sad Angry


Cycle of Abuse

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Submitted by PhilipD on Thu, 2018-03-08 07:05

“I’ve got the power,” bellows a squat, sour-faced woman from her bicycle. Four boys, dead-eyed and sullen, follow behind in fluro-vests and safety-helmets.


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Objectivity in Objectivism

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Submitted by JustinCEO on Thu, 2018-03-08 01:23

Great post from Elliot Temple's blog on the concept of Objectivity in Objectivism (there is also some existing discussion there if people are interested). Full post below. Enjoy Smiling


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The Truth about Italian Populism

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Submitted by BrunoT on Wed, 2018-03-07 16:42

From your favorite Objectivist youtube channel: Who won the Italian 2018 elections? Populists.

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Ministro Salvini! — by BrunoT on Mon, 2018-06-04 11:04
Yawon Sowos — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-06-04 09:14
Great news indeed! — by Olivia on Mon, 2018-06-04 08:10

Monsters

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2018-03-01 07:09

George Berkeley, David Hume, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, Johann Fichte, and Georg Hegel are the philosophical scum of the earth.


Blacks in America

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-02-25 06:44

America is paradise for black people. Nowhere else on earth do blacks have more freedom, money, health, security, cultural richness, social respect, and personal happiness.

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Black Heaven — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2018-03-01 05:19
Leave it out! — by Shane Pleasance on Thu, 2018-03-01 03:07
All True — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2018-02-28 07:37

From Objectivish: Ayn Rand vs. Jordan Peterson: The Benevolent vs. Malevolent Universe Premise

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2018-02-24 20:31

 

"Always look on the bright side of death/Just before you draw your terminal breath." -Monty Python's Life of Brian

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Piss-Poor Classical Liberal — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2018-04-29 00:30
Classical liberal — by Jmaurone on Sat, 2018-04-28 16:24
An Extremely Confused, Contradictory, and Weak Neoliberal — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2018-04-28 16:07

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German Women vs. Muslim Men

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2018-02-23 04:00


The Female Matrix - take the Red Pill!

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Submitted by Olivia on Tue, 2018-02-20 02:35

By Olivia Pierson
www.oliviapierson.org/blog/the...

Cassie Jaye’s transformation from self-identifying as a feminist to a girl who no longer likes to call herself one is as honest a metamorphosis as I’ve ever seen. And here was I thinking millennials have an aversion to thought.

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Hoover on Engineering — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2018-03-21 14:11
Quintessential Ugly Wimmin — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-03-20 06:42
Oh dear... — by Olivia on Tue, 2018-03-20 00:06

Edith Packer, RIP

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Thu, 2018-02-15 16:18

George Reisman's wife, Edith Packer, passed away recently.

____________________________

Eulogy

Delivered at the O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, California on February 9th 2018

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A seminal article, Neil — by Brant Gaede on Mon, 2018-02-26 03:06
Rand and Psychology — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2018-02-25 16:18
Rand — by Brant Gaede on Sat, 2018-02-24 03:06

Elevate Sir Robert Jones to Lord Jones of Melling!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-15 03:57

I'll be giving my own take on the Jones brouhaha and National Business Review's disgusting, loathsome, nauseating, evil, beyond-contemptible cowardice for Muriel Newman's NZCPR-Weekly over the next few days (and publishing it here of course). Meantime, SOLOists can strike a blow for free speech by signing this petition:

https://www.change.org/p/rt-ho...

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Great! — by Olivia on Thu, 2018-02-15 05:50

Egalitarian Cultural Marxism vs Individualism (Objectivism)

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Submitted by BrunoT on Tue, 2018-02-13 16:49

Do you remember how far Ayn Rand predicted the New Left would go?


Back to the Future Indeed!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-12 02:56

Summer Pops: Music from the Movies
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeich
Michael Fowler Centre, February 9

The NZSO seemed a few players short of an orchestra last Friday night. Maybe some of the musicians were still on summer break; maybe it was felt that the relatively light fare didn't require a full muster. The enthusiastic, if not full, house didn't seem to mind in the least.

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Nino Rota — by Jmaurone on Tue, 2018-02-13 18:58
 Two of the deepest — by yonderwings on Mon, 2018-02-12 16:47

'Horatio Alger' (short story)

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2018-02-12 01:40

Stefan Hickson was freshening up at the health spa and about to leave. He had just showered and dressed, and felt great. Hickson very much believed in self-improvement.

"Namaste, Stef!"


A recording of the Austin version of my song “When Matter Touches Antimatter”

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Submitted by yonderwings on Sun, 2018-02-11 17:07

The song “When Matter Touches Antimatter” will be performed in Minneapolis and in Chicago by two different opera companies, and, I assume, recordings will be available eventually.

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The song will also be performed in — by yonderwings on Fri, 2018-02-23 20:00

Alt-Right vs Liberalist (vs Objectivism)

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Submitted by BrunoT on Fri, 2018-02-09 19:45

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Brook — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-02-14 16:48
Clarity — by Mark Hunter on Wed, 2018-02-14 16:04
Not seeing the trees for the forest — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2018-02-14 09:32

I found myself standing & applauding.

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Submitted by Shane Pleasance on Wed, 2018-02-07 20:52

My son showed me last night - the take off - and as posted here the landing.

I was utterly jubilant - hopeful - joyous and WANTED TO BE PART OF IT.

Galt bless South Africans!


The Cowards Will Never, Ever Debate Lindsay

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Submitted by Grant Jones on Wed, 2018-02-07 09:51

Amy Peikoff on Twitter:

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Dear Galt! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2018-02-08 05:27
Government — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-02-07 16:00
Amy — by Neil Parille on Wed, 2018-02-07 14:30

Matthias A Marvel!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2018-02-06 23:41

NZSO National Youth Orchestra
Music by Beethoven, Elgar and Dvorak.
Conducted by Guy Noble, with Matthias Balzat (cello).
Michael Fowler Centre, February 3.

Preposterously precocious and horrendously handsome cellist Matthias Balzat comprehensively stole the show the other night at the Michael Fowler Centre.


Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!

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Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2018-02-06 17:26

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!
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From the archives:

Was Ayn Rand Wrong on Reagan?
By Edward Hudgins

February 6, 2017 -- Hardcore anti-Communist Ayn Rand was, to the surprise of many who did not live through those days, not a fan of hardcore anti-Communist Ronald Reagan.


Music of the Gods—'Mario Lanza: Poetry and Passion'

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 03:34

"Pretty much as close to technically perfect as you can be."

Hot contemporary tenor Joseph Calleja describes one of his most illustrious predecessors, Mario Lanza, in this way in the 2017 Screenbound Pictures documentary, Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything.

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Grazie! — by Derek McGovern on Mon, 2018-02-05 15:18

America Never Was "a Nation of Immigrants"

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Submitted by Olivia on Fri, 2018-02-02 06:23

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

America never was 'a nation of immigrants.'
Neither was New Zealand, nor Australia, nor any other Western nation.

We are nations of citizens - and citizens flourish under laws which are designed to preserve our natural rights as a free people.

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Your Best Yet, Lady Slapper!! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2018-02-05 07:45

Reception of “When Matter Touches Antimatter” in Minneapolis

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Submitted by yonderwings on Thu, 2018-02-01 23:28

Just heard that a song of mine will be performed on March 11 in Minneapolis! (The song was premiered in Austin and is slated for a Chicago performance.)

Rodney,

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Success! I asked the singer, — by yonderwings on Sun, 2018-03-18 01:16

Malice Aforethought, an Exercise in Impotence by Ed Cline

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2018-02-01 21:45

Ed wrote this yesterday - very good piece about his take on Trump's magnificent SOTU speech.

"The Democratic side of the house played dead."
Smiling


8 Books for 2018

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Submitted by Neil Parille on Sun, 2018-01-28 16:54

Here are 8 recently published books I plan on reading this year.

1. Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life.


Thank God it left NZ - can we Please have Peterson Instead?

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Submitted by Olivia on Thu, 2018-01-25 06:59

By Olivia Pierson
http://www.oliviapierson.org/b...

If ever there lived a personification of the worst aspects of our post-modern culture, it is genderqueer Professor of Physics, A.W Peet, who left NZ’s shores and now thankfully resides in Toronto. Apologies O Canada! (Though you probably deserve it.)

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Yes - stumped her. — by Olivia on Sun, 2018-01-28 22:33
Jordan Peterson — by Neil Parille on Sun, 2018-01-28 17:15
Excremental Entity — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2018-01-28 06:58

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