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Re: Ayn Rand
Reply #10 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 12:52pm
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Her work is insufferable.
  
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Reply #11 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 1:28pm
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Limey wrote on Aug 17th, 2017 at 2:33pm:
Nah, two things.

1. She writes like someone with severe bowel trouble passes yesterday's 18 ounce steak.

2. Her ideas are basically that some people deserve more freedom than others.


That's about it.

Wouldn't wipe my arse with her nasty nonsense.
Like I said, some people just don't understand her rather complex philosophy. If you think that's her philosophy in a nutshell then you've completely misunderstood her.
  
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Reply #12 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 2:09pm
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Muckster wrote on Aug 18th, 2017 at 1:28pm:
Like I said, some people just don't understand her rather complex philosophy. If you think that's her philosophy in a nutshell then you've completely misunderstood her.


How would you summarise her rejection of altruism then?
  

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Reply #13 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 2:11pm
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BowHunter wrote on Aug 17th, 2017 at 1:44am:
It's likely that when he says he's "plowed through" Das Kapital that what he's actually read of it doesn't even amount to "plowed through" cliff notes. I've met his kind many many times and what they actually knew of the book would not fill a single square of toilet paper, as for Mein Kampf he probably only just knows of it. He just wanted in his unsubtle way to insinuate that Marx was the exact equivalent to Hitler.

As for "Atlas Shrugged" I've read it thoroughly and it's a dreary piece of writing, to say nothing about the prejudices it's trying to defend.

I agree with you Limey, she's no writer.


Like everyone here, you are entitled to your opinion, no matter how wrong. The simple fact is ,during the uproar in thee late sixties I did plow through Das Kapital . Most of it was gibberish to me nothing I would feel compeled to remember fifty years later. I did not read Mein Kampf, though I tried several times/
  

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Reply #14 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 2:16pm
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MikeGlosterIII wrote on Aug 18th, 2017 at 2:11pm:
Like everyone here, you are entitled to your opinion, no matter how wrong. The simple fact is ,during the uproar in thee late sixties I did plow through Das Kapital . Most of it was gibberish to me nothing I would feel compeled to remember fifty years later. I did not read Mein Kampf, though I tried several times/


I read a poorly translated version of Mr. Hitler's cheerful little book.


Remember that the main feeling I had was that surely nobody could take this clown seriously, could they?
  

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Reply #15 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 2:55pm
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Limey wrote on Aug 18th, 2017 at 2:16pm:
I read a poorly translated version of Mr. Hitler's cheerful little book.


Remember that the main feeling I had was that surely nobody could take this clown seriously, could they?


That's what I thought about D. Trump.  Go figure.
  

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Reply #16 - Aug 18th, 2017 at 4:18pm
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EF wrote on Aug 18th, 2017 at 2:55pm:
That's what I thought about D. Trump.  Go figure.


Spooky.
  

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Reply #17 - Aug 19th, 2017 at 8:34pm
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Muckster wrote on Aug 18th, 2017 at 1:28pm:
Like I said, some people just don't understand her rather complex philosophy.

It's not complex. It's selfishness writ large. Plain and simple.
  
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Reply #18 - Aug 20th, 2017 at 2:42am
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Demos wrote on Aug 19th, 2017 at 8:34pm:
It's not complex. It's selfishness writ large. Plain and simple.


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It is fiction which certain self-loathing underachievers postulate to be fact.
They are looking for an excuse to take more than they earn or deserve,
but they would like to think that excuse to be a logical, rational reason.

It is not. It is dreck. Her "objectivism" is little more than a thinly veiled
attempt to give license to those who would steal and want to feel good about it.
It is not really a philosophy any more than was the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act.

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Reply #19 - Aug 20th, 2017 at 3:24am
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Demos wrote on Aug 19th, 2017 at 8:34pm:
It's not complex. It's selfishness writ large. Plain and simple.


That sums it up nicely.
  

Non sequitur:

Rodney Your Teas Ready wrote on Mar 2nd, 2017 at 4:30am:
... that has less power than a hair dryer used by a eunuch.



Rabbit_Reborn wrote on Feb 5th, 2017 at 5:40pm:
...that makes me a moron.
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