Jennifer Burns, author of the Ayn Rand book “Goddess of the Market” claims “Ayn Rand is dead. It’s been 35 years since hundreds of mourners filed by her coffin (fittingly accompanied by a dollar-sign-shaped flower arrangement), but it has been only four months since she truly died as a force in American politics.” Does that indicate the death of Objectivism?
In her article “We just might miss the ‘heartless’ Ayn Rand” she also states “In electing Trump, the Republican base rejected laissez-faire economics in favor of economic nationalism.”
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Daylight savings time begins this weekend…which means spring is right around the corner. What an excellent opportunity to see Objectivism blossom into a force to be reckoned with. And it should …because it offers the gift of personal liberty and economic freedom…and a powerful defense against social altruists. Can you think of a better present to offer the individual?
Altruism remains the the enemy of individual rights. When it becomes institutionalized the carnage begins…because it mutates in social altruism. Let’s explore a deadly enemy of the Objectivist Warrior.
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The Altruist Demands Your Sacrifice is dedicated to the memory of Ayn Rand…February 2, 1905 to March 6, 1982…who courageously fought the anti-life philosophy of altruism.
When the economy unravels, the altruist will put out the call for sacrifice…your sacrifice. He will claim “those that have…must help those who need.” You know the old Karl Marx belief promoting communism…which never considers that needs are unlimited and resources are scarce.
An altruist believes in collectivism…which means the almighty state owns your life. Who cares if you prefer to live for your own sake.
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Do you realize two conditions must exist in order for the majority of people embrace the sanctity of individual rights? Men and women have to adopt the virtue of rational selfishness and support the social system of laissez faire capitalism. Unfortunately, we’re saddled with the anti-life philosophy of social altruism layered with politically correct BS. What do we end up with? A mixed economy spiraling towards fascism.
Rational Selfishness and the Sanctity of the Individual’s Life, Liberty and Property
Consider this. If people no longer respect the sanctity of the individual’s life, liberty and property…how is it possible the positive emotions of love, happiness and joy can thrive? Tragically, there are too many shortsighted individuals seeking benefits without giving much in return. Our current social and economic situation confirms this fact.
Fortunately, there are rationally selfish individuals who believe in trading value for value…possessing the integrity to practice this in their everyday activities. That’s the way of the Integrated Individual. He consistently displays rational selfishness in his thoughts, feelings and actions.
Here’s what Ayn Rand says about rational selfishness.
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Men and women pay lip service to personal liberty and economic freedom. How many actually capture them…reaching a state of self-actualization? The many illusions that permeate the Hive Mind Mentality guarantee enlightened self-interest remains a distant dream. In fact, it’s possible…most people remain unaware an accelerated state of awareness exists. The Integrated Individual lives it most of his life.
My main purpose in unleashing Master the Social Maze is to demonstrate self-actualization isn’t just a state…advanced masters reach in their deepest meditations. It manifests as a way of life you can practice on a daily basis. The pleasures of the body, mind and spirit are yours for the taking.
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You might wonder what’s going on with Donald Trump. He appears to be backtracking on some of his campaign promises. Did he run a scam on the voters…or is he tuning up his dealmaking ability.
Robert Ringer states “He (Trump) instinctually adapts to changing circumstances as he goes along, because his focus is on results rather than the petty little stuff that the media gets so twitterpated about. With that in mind, perhaps he’s just humoring the Radical Left and all this is nothing more than an “Art of the Deal” head-fake strategy. So, at least for now, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.”
Well, let’s see if we should give him the benefit of the doubt.
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Have you ever wondered why progressives want to disarm citizens…through gun control laws? As you read this article…you will realize there is absolutely no valid reason to leave people defenseless against predators.
Now you may be asking who these predators are. For one, there are violent criminals. Of course, there’s the most dangerous predator on earth…government. You probably know governments not only violate an individual’s life, liberty and property…they also indulge in mass murder through a device we know as war.
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According to Jeff Deist, “The central issue in the Ulbricht case, as always, is an evil and unbridled federal government. No human being should be locked away for engaging in (or facilitating) peaceful, voluntary commerce among willing participants. Dark sites like Silk Road, and the cyber payment systems they employ, exist because of state prohibitions on voluntary human conduct. They are natural market reactions to government interference. This cannot be overstated.”
Visit https://mises.org/library/ross-ulbricht-libertarian-hero for the rest of the story.
We wholeheartedly endorse his conclusion. The Federal Government has run amok, stomping on individual rights without hesitation. Do you remember the 1958 movie “The Blob” starring the legendary actor Steve McQueen. Here’s a plot description. “An alien life form consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.” That sounds like a perfect description of our Federal Government and its malevolent master—the Elite.
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It appears…Libertarianism suffers from confusion and misunderstanding. We must ask: Is it just another establishment conspiracy to appease the lovers of personal liberty and economic freedom…or does it soar as the “Real McCoy.”
For example a reader on Reddit expressed the following thoughtful concerns about my unimpressive response.
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Hillary Clinton and cronyism go together. She practiced her craft as the Elite’s Magical Crone.
You might be thinking “What in the heck is a crone.”
Wikipedia defines the “crone” as “A stock character in folklore and fairy tale, an old woman. In some stories, she is disagreeable, malicious, or sinister in manner, often with magical or supernatural associations that can make her either helpful or obstructing.”
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