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The Confessions of an Orthodox Objectivist

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Submitted by Chanakya on Mon, 2017-04-17 03:03

I have a confession to make. For two years I was an Orthodox Objectivist.

On any usual day, I used to make nice and reverent comments in the social media about some Objectivist God or demigod (I will reveal later in the article who the Gods and the demigods are). I was a member of the “Orthodox brigade” on FB—we used to “like” each other’s nice and reverent posts and leave complimentary comments.

Recent Comments:
Meant to say ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2017-04-30 04:47
Ayn Rand on Endorsing Anyone’s Future Work — by Chanakya on Sun, 2017-04-30 04:05
Indulgences and Realists — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2017-04-28 00:19

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Hero of the day: Geert Wilders

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Submitted by Marcus on Wed, 2009-02-11 20:23

According to UK Newspapers Geert Wilders plans to defy the ban on him coming to the UK to screen his film 'Fitna' in the House of Lords, saying 'Let them put me in handcuffs'.

Recent Comments:
Geert... — by Olivia on Wed, 2016-12-21 09:55
Geert ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2016-12-21 07:37
Wilders' Freedom Party leads polls — by Sandi on Tue, 2009-03-03 05:06

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Music of the Gods

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2008-04-21 06:11

"The emotion involved in art is not an emotion in the ordinary meaning of the term. It is experienced more as a 'sense' or a 'feel,' but it has two characteristics pertaining to emotions: it is automatically immediate and it has an intense, profoundly personal (yet undefined) value-meaning to the individual experiencing it.

Recent Comments:
Bruno — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-02-28 21:56
Obscene noises at the library — by BTO on Tue, 2017-02-28 15:01
And the antipode — by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2017-02-28 09:43

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The Great Global Warming Swindle!!!

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Submitted by Marcus on Sat, 2007-03-10 19:12

Surprise, surprise.

You can watch the entire thing now - for free - already on Google Video.
Watch it while you can, here is the link below.

Recent Comments:
NOAA Scientists Falsify Data to Dupe World Leaders on Climate — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2017-02-15 16:56
Anti-EPA attorney to head the EPA — by gregster on Thu, 2016-12-08 04:29
How Funny is this? — by HWH on Thu, 2015-10-08 05:39

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SOLO Credo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2005-11-30 09:26

SOLO—Sense of Life Objectivists.

  • "The total passion for the total height."
  • Rational passion and passionate reason.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • "This above all, to thine own self be true."
Recent Comments:
In " Fountainhead" the total — by 0 on Fri, 2011-06-17 21:25
Tonytowner — by Kasper on Wed, 2010-05-05 23:12
Haven't seen this type of — by tonytowner on Wed, 2010-05-05 10:55

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ACHTUNG!!

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Submitted by administrator on Wed, 2008-09-24 02:00

Please read and absorb the webmaster's exhortation here re copying and pasting whole articles from other sites without permission.


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How to insert images into a reply...

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Submitted by administrator on Sat, 2006-09-23 04:43

It's a simple two step process.

Recent Comments:
You post it on a thread... — by Marcus on Sun, 2012-11-25 15:35
Thanks — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2012-11-14 18:46
Yes you can... — by Marcus on Wed, 2012-11-14 09:18

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Guidelines for Posters

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2005-12-01 07:50

Anyone who signs up to SOLOPassion.com is free to post here, unmoderated.

Recent Comments:
Yes But — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2017-04-24 21:09
Focus on Ideas -- Not the People Expressing Them — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2017-04-23 14:25
Ky is correct — by edpowell on Fri, 2017-04-21 03:46

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Which laws should we scrap?

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Submitted by Marcus on Thu, 2010-07-01 08:03

In a historic move, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is asking people to submit ideas about which UK laws need to be scrapped.

Recent Comments:
Miliband lives in a Marxist Universe says PM. — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-10-10 10:42
Under-25s would not be able to claim benefits — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-10-02 15:04
A secular miracle set the English-speaking peoples apart — by Marcus on Wed, 2013-09-25 11:47

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The UN—Where Good and Evil Stand as Equals [Was: Dollars for Despots]

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Submitted by PhilipD on Tue, 2010-01-19 07:18

SOLO-International Op-Ed: Dollars for Despots

Philip Duck
January 20, 2010

Yet another hopeless talkfest kicks off today as officials from the morally bankrupt United Nations meet the wholly corrupt ministers and bureaucrats of 15 Asian and Pacific Island states tagged, ‘Least-developed countries.’ (LDCs)

Recent Comments:
UN brewing up new goals — by PhilipD on Fri, 2013-10-04 09:58
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Algeria — by PhilipD on Sun, 2012-09-30 09:52
Phillip & Marcus - a bit late but here was EARTH HOUR — by Sandi on Mon, 2012-05-07 10:17

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KASS Quote of the Century: Steven Mallory's Drooling Beast

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Submitted by Bravest Man in ... on Wed, 2007-11-21 21:54

"Listen, what's the most horrible experience you can imagine?

Recent Comments:
Dragons Needing to be Slain — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2014-11-10 10:21
Perhaps — by Kasper on Sun, 2014-11-09 21:28
Brendan and Daniel — by Ellen Stuttle on Mon, 2010-05-03 20:33

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The Harry Potter Syndrome in Objectivism

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Submitted by Chanakya on Tue, 2017-04-04 01:49

Soon after I became active in the FB Objectivist circles about 3-years ago, I realized that Ayn Rand’s philosophy of reason has transmogrified into a system of revelation. Many Objectivists believe that Rand is their first God, her intellectual heir Dr. Leonard Peikoff is their second God, and the intellectuals endorsed by Dr. Peikoff are their myriad demigods.

Recent Comments:
Losers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-04-05 22:01
Narcissism Against Egoism — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2017-04-05 15:25
On Boy Wizards & Their Magic Wand — by Chanakya on Wed, 2017-04-05 14:06

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My Immigration Essay

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Submitted by edpowell on Wed, 2017-01-25 21:13

Thanks for the comments on my immigration essay. If anyone is a member of HBL (I no longer am), I would appreciate it if you could post the link there and tell them I encourage respectful comments.

Recent Comments:
reply to Ethno-nationalism — by Mark Hunter on Tue, 2017-02-28 18:14
How many people like me? — by edpowell on Mon, 2017-02-27 03:00
Ed — by Doug Bandler The Second on Mon, 2017-02-27 02:32

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Termination of Affiliation with American Atheists

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Submitted by Luke Setzer on Mon, 2017-01-23 21:23

Dear American Atheists,

Recent Comments:
Anti-Heroes Against Hypocrisy — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2017-01-28 01:29
Trump and Postmodernism — by Luke Setzer on Thu, 2017-01-26 16:56
So again ... — by VSD on Wed, 2017-01-25 09:43

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Dear President Obama

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2017-01-19 21:50

At 4 p.m. on January 19th, 2017 I sent the following email to Barack Obama:

Barack Obama,


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People

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-23 09:19

People are good. At least in general and for the most part. People are socially virtuous. Given a chance, most people most times won't beat or rob you, nor lie to or betray you.

Recent Comments:
Three to Nine — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2015-06-26 01:20
Linz — by Neil Parille on Thu, 2015-06-25 00:14
Haven't and Won't Examine the Evidence? — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2015-06-23 15:29

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Radical Environmentalists Own Their Real Motivation

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Submitted by Brant Gaede on Sat, 2015-05-16 19:21

I don't agree with everything in this "To The Point News" free article, but most strikes home.

http://www.tothepointnews.com/...


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Rand Query

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Sat, 2014-12-13 22:47

Hopefully I'm not going daft, but I've always had it in my mind Atlas Shrugged had a previous working title of 'Last Man in the World' ... or something of that order?

Recent Comments:
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2014-12-16 17:07
Mark — by gregster on Tue, 2014-12-16 06:46
Cheers Kyrel I'd not known of — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2014-12-16 02:00

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Why Ayn Rand Wouldn't Find a Literary Agent Today: My Critique of Contemporary Literature (Oh, And JM Keynes)

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Submitted by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2014-12-02 22:17

 

I left Lindsay’s generous blogging umbrella roughly two years ago to try and gain a profile of my own from which to maybe market a novel (still in progress). If my blog was heading for a particular place, then it’s my recent post on the state of contemporary English literature, which on the way answers why Ayn Rand most probably wouldn’t find an agent today, let alone a publisher. There are several footnotes back to SOLO.

Recent Comments:
Appearance 2 — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 19:17
Appearances 1 — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 19:14
Thanks Linz, Gregster & — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2014-12-04 08:39

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Turan Dursun

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Submitted by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2014-08-30 22:37

An ex Imam, assassinated by jihadist savages in 1990.


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Mankind's Doomsday?

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-22 00:44

Eugenic superhumans, self-aware computers, and superior space aliens are extremely unlikely to enslave or exterminate mankind. This is so, no matter how much we well deserve it!

Recent Comments:
I'd back you on this one Kyrel — by gregster on Thu, 2014-05-08 04:50
Mankind's Final and Worst Mistake Ever? — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-05-03 17:11
Food for Thought — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2014-04-02 02:56

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The Language of Liberation

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sat, 2014-03-01 07:20

We may need a new vocabulary for political liberty. Some of the current and accepted welfare state language -- even going back over 5000 years, to Sumaria and Eqypt -- seems loose and awful.


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BISSELL ON DIM-PART II

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 16:41

In this post, I want to talk about the section “Syllogisms and DIM Mixtures: A Not So Ominous Parallel” in Roger Bissell’s review of DIM in the December, 2013 issue of JARS.


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BISSELL ON DIM

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 14:28

Bissell on DIM

Recent Comments:
DIM and Dull — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-12-31 18:27
gregster — by seddon on Tue, 2013-12-31 17:00
Fred — by gregster on Tue, 2013-12-31 05:15

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Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 21:30

Another post, while I still can. One of my favourite pieces of classical music, one which really stirs my soul, played by Valentina Lisitsa:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...


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Jamie Whyte

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Submitted by Richard G McGrath on Thu, 2013-12-26 20:59

My one and only blog entry on SOLO while I still can, this is perhaps more politics than philosophy, but it concerns a philosopher (ex-Cambridge University lecturer no less) who may be able to pull th


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SCHOPENHAUER ON KANT

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2013-11-26 21:57

I write the post in order to recommend Schopenhauer to Soloists. Specifically, the Appendix to his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation. Now why should this be of interest to Soloists?

Recent Comments:
Lindsay — by seddon on Sat, 2013-11-30 21:09
Fred — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2013-11-29 20:24
Lindsay — by seddon on Fri, 2013-11-29 19:47

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'They're Made Out of Meat'

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Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2013-11-14 06:17

Remarkably good and brief sci-fi story from 1990 by Terry Bisson: http://www.terrybisson.com/pag...

Excerpt:

They're Made Out of Meat

by Terry Bisson


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Selfishness or Selffulness, Does It Matter?

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Submitted by Pepe Estrepo on Tue, 2013-10-22 19:51

Lindsay Perigo’s idea of replacing the concept of selfishness with selffulness, or something similar, is a bright light of forward thinking in a rather conformist Objectivist culture that often treats Ayn Rand as the living God.

Recent Comments:
Pepe — by tvr on Tue, 2013-10-29 01:15
If you read my posts you — by Pepe Estrepo on Mon, 2013-10-28 19:44
Pepe — by tvr on Fri, 2013-10-25 02:24

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Ted Cruz. Leader.

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Submitted by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2013-10-18 21:09

THIS Objectivist wants to take off his hat and salute the heroic actions of conservative Ted Cruz.

Recent Comments:
Pepe — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-10-28 21:55
Lindsay — by Pepe Estrepo on Mon, 2013-10-28 20:05
Linz, I Will CRUSH You! — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2013-10-26 21:48

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