Objectivism – Formula for Success?

As you probably know…Ayn Rand’s Objectivism has its ardent supporters and critics who hate her philosophical system. These two groups will never see eye to eye. Let’s get beyond the conflict and ask an important question. Is it possible Objectivism soars as a formula for success? Let’s find out.

Rational Selfishness

Here’s a definition of selfishness critics attach to Objectivism.

Devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one’s own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.”

Now we need to look at its supporters definition.

Rational Selfishness is the principle that an action is rational if and only if it maximizes one’s self-interest.”

Do you spot the problem? It’s the three words…regardless of others.

A true Objectivist believes in trading value for value. “A trader is a man who earns what he gets and does not give or take the undeserved. He does not treat men as masters or slaves, but as independent equals. He deals with men by means of a free, voluntary, unforced, uncoerced exchange—an exchange which benefits both parties by their own independent judgment. A trader does not expect to be paid for his defaults, only for his achievements. He does not switch to others the burden of his failures, and he does not mortgage his life into bondage to the failures of others.”

As you can see the critics of Objectivism completely miss the mark. Saying an Objectivist shows no regard for others is an illusion…a falsehood. A rational individual knows he prospers by satisfy people’s most urgent desires. Progressives hate Ayn Rand’s philosophy. What’s strange is…they support social and economic policies that encourage men and women to live off the productive labor of others. We just discovered who does what they please “regardless of others.”

Obviously, you succeed by satisfying the consumers’ most urgent desires. And who are these consumers? Men and women attempting to improve their situation.

Objectivism encourages you to be become the best you can be. You do this by developing value for value relationships. You improve your social skills…and you continue getting better and better. Imagine how rewarding it is to succeed in your endeavors.

We can conclude the critics of Rational Selfishness don’t know what they’re talking about…or as Soldiers of the Elite their motivation is to keep you stuck in the Hive Mind Mentality. You Master the Social Maze by seeing through illusion.

The Rationally Selfish Individual Discovers Enlightened Self-Interest
                          The Rationally Selfish Individual Discovers Enlightened Self-Interest

Laissez Faire Capitalism

Progressives express a deep hatred for capitalism. Objectivists support Laissez Faire Capitalism. As you will discover…critics certainly don’t refer to the capitalism Objectivism endorses.

The anti-capitalistic mentality makes the following false claims.

  • Recessions and depressions are the natural outcome of capitalism.
  • The rich get richer…the poor get power.
  • Greedy businessmen take advantage of consumers.
  • Capitalism spawns monopolies.
  • Capitalism exploits the masses.
  • People buy stuff they don’t need by going into debt.
  • Without minimum wage, overtime and child labor laws…people including children would slave away at least 56 hours 7 days per week.
  • And more nonsense too stupid too mention.

The above claims are nothing but hogwash…one lie after another. None of that is Laissez Faire Capitalism. They’re the result of government interventionism, central banking, socialism, cronyism and self-defeating social programs. And you wonder why hapless men and women are enslaved in the Hive Mind Mentality. In addition…you can see why critics attempt to confuse people on the real nature of capitalism.

Ayn Rand states “Laissez-faire capitalism is the only social system based on the recognition of individual rights and, therefore, the only system that bans force from social relationships. By the nature of its basic principles and interests, it is the only system fundamentally opposed to war.” We just discovered why war-mongering neo-conservatives pay only lip service to capitalism.

Ludwig von Mises says “Every step which leads from capitalism toward planning is necessarily a step nearer to absolutism and dictatorship.”

Apparently, the Elite and its Progressive Soldiers seek to enslave you with a New World Money – One World Government.

A person seeking outstanding success completely supports Laissez Faire Capitalism…the free enterprise system. He (she) knows this is a social system that brings out the best he can be. Also, he understands the progressive’s anti-capitalistic social schemes hinder his progress…and make it harder for him to achieve his goals and desires.

Once again…Objectivism carries the day as a formula for success.

If Only More People Understood the Marvels of Laissez Faire Capitalism
                         If Only More People Understood the Marvels of Laissez Faire Capitalism

Objectivist Ethics

Let’s look at Ayn Rand’s clear definition of ethics. “Ethics is a code of values to guide man’s choices and actions, the choices and actions that determine the purpose and the course of his life. Value is that which one acts to gain and/or keep.”

Amazing! In one sentence she delights our ambitions with the powerful words values, choices, actions and purpose…exactly what the individual needs to capture success.

Do you wonder why Progressives hate Objectivism…preferring you remain stuck in the Hive Mind Mentality? The four virtues just mentioned…means an honest man and woman doesn’t need or desire the State’s welfare schemes or transfer the wealth swindles. He or she disdains the poison that eats away at self-reliance. The productive person decides to Master the Social Maze.

Since Rand believes in trading value for value, you can see just how honest and sublime her definition is. It might suddenly occur to you that maybe the Objectivist philosophy has some validity after all. It’s a formula for success.

You might ask why someone needs a code of values. First, let me explain that an individual’s code of values must conform to reality…in tune with his best interests. Without this criteria his or her values are meaningless and (or) destructive to self and others.

How does a man or woman of integrity live? He or she lives by his or her values and beliefs without compromise. Ask yourself these questions. Do your values and beliefs correspond to reality? Do you live by your values and beliefs without compromise? The Rationally Selfish Individual lives by his code of values without compromise. Rational Selfishness is Enlightened Self-Interest.

The Individualist Achieves His Goals and Desires
                                               The Individualist Achieves His Goals and Desires


Progressives expect you to act for the “good of society.” Let’s clear up this irresponsible nonsense now.

One of the Progressives’ favorite slogans is “This is for the good of society.” Have you ever asked yourself who this society character is? We hear about him, but we’ve never met him. Could society possibly be a woman? It sounds like a woman’s name. All kidding aside, I’m sure you get the point. There is no such thing as “society”. The term is a concept describing the combination of all individuals.

Here’s how the Progressive uses the term to violate your personal liberty and economic freedom. Certainly, he can’t be referring to all individuals. He advocates measures that keep some from enjoying freedom of choice. What he really crusades against is some of his fellow citizen’s choices…and he viciously violates their individual rights.

Do you want to have some fun? Challenge a Progressive or any other enemy of the individual with one request; ask “society” over for dinner. If he or she shows up, you will admit defeat.

Can you imagine this society character creating a formula for success? It’s absurd. Only individuals such as you and I act. Progressives use the “good of society” term as a politically correct weapon…to force you to succumb to their evil agenda of socialism and self-sacrifice. Instead of acting like a rational individual…you’re a selfless nothing. 

Ayn Rand firmly states “An individualist is a man (woman) who recognizes the inalienable individual rights of man—his own and those of others. He is a man who says: “I will not run anyone’s life—nor let anyone run mine. I will not rule nor be ruled. I will not be a master nor a slave. I will not sacrifice myself to anyone—nor sacrifice anyone to myself.”

Individualism means you take responsibility for your life. You take charge of your thoughts, feelings and actions. You live with definite purpose…always moving towards your goals and desires.

We can conclude…Objectivism soars as a formula for success.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Take Heart in the New Day

For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length–and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.”
Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Does your path have heart? Are you able to take heart in the new day. If you can’t…your path is void of heart.

Have you thought about those unfortunate people who awaken in the morning…desperately hoping dreams of joy and happiness somehow renewed them. Much to their dismay, they unhappily discover their slumbers reinforced their misery?

Could that be a condition that currently haunts you? Do you sadly lament “My God, another day without hope, another day of suffering through the same old drudgery…without any prospects of pleasure or satisfaction.”

A suffocating feeling of despair causes the hopeless man or woman to wonder if anything will ever make a positive difference in the scheme of existence.

If you are one of those unfortunate souls, my heart goes out to you. I understand. I’ve been there. However, do you know it doesn’t have to be that way? It is possible for you to manifest a world that is vastly different from the one you unconsciously created.

Enya sings the following verse from the song “Once You Had Gold.”

What is the dark shadows around you;
Why not take heart in the new day?
Ever and always. Always and ever.
No-one can promise a dream for you.
Time gave both darkness and dreams to you”

Just the beauty of the song is enough to unleash a person’s most sublime feelings and emotions. The wisdom is timeless. Here it is if you want to listen to it.

The Dark Shadow

Tragically, many people live their lives with the ominous dark shadow as their constant companion. They unwittingly surround themselves with darkness…diminishing the brilliant light they shined forth during their fleeting days of happiness. The gloom generated by the shadow of despair now envelops their being. Somewhere along the path…they abandoned heart.

Has the dark shadow become your constant companion? If so, you no doubt suffer much pain and torment. Woe and sorrow will continue to stalk you if…you remain unaware of the morning sun that rises so gloriously in the east.

Have you asked yourself why it has to be this way…or are you too depressed to think about it? Maybe the pain from self-analysis or introspection outweighs any benefits you might gain. At least that’s what you believe. I can honestly state from my own experiences that much of what you think you know amounts to self-created illusions. Underneath your pain and suffering is a beautiful person, an enlightened soul who would love to soar to heights of greatness…a man or woman who can take heart in the new day.

If you are involved with a person who feels this way, it is quite frustrating and heartbreaking. You know if this precious individual would only open his (her) heart, mind and spirit…he would begin seeing through the illusions that control his life. Can you imagine what it would mean to someone…to release the blocks and obstacles to joy and happiness?

Carlos Castaneda saysA path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”

Are you on a path with heart? Do you experience the joy of your existence? The Impeccable, Everyday Warrior experiences the pleasures of life.

Walk the Path with Heart
                                                                       Walk the Path with Heart

Take Heart In the New Day

If you can’t take heart in the new day, you cannot possibly hope for a day of joy, pleasure and ecstasy. Without heart, there is no hope and no chance for the feelings of fulfillment that result from a successful day.

Ask yourself these questions. When the alarm goes off in the morning do you automatically wish you could return to your slumbers and escape the stark reality of your meaningless life? Or do you happily think about your mission in life…bubbling with excitement about the steps you can take that moves you closer to your ultimate goals and desires? Are you able to joyously anticipate some of the pleasures you will indulge in today? Do you realize that even the little things in life are experiences you can delight in?

Do you know…it is possible to regain your power or to rediscover the power you thought was forever lost? You may believe others possess all the available power, since they seem so adept at using it against you. That’s an illusion irrationally selfish power-seekers and phony do-gooders (Soldiers of the Elite) want you to believe. The power you need to transform your life into your dreams, desires and fantasies is within you. You own it. Yeah, it’s likely you thoughtlessly extinguished its once dazzling fire of magnificence. Once you walk the path with heart…you re-ignite it. You take heart in the new day.

                                                    Walk the Path with Heart on the New Day

Creating Your Own Dream

Enya is correct. No one can promise a dream for you. You must create your own dream. You probably know what your fantasies, goals and desires are. It should be obvious…it’s up to you to manifest them. If you are waiting for a knight in shining armor or the manna from heaven to fall in your lap you will be sorely disappointed. You must realize most people have enough difficulty creating and manifesting their dreams. They certainly aren’t concerned about yours…unless, of course, yours and theirs are intertwined. If you want to attract rational, beautiful, spiritual people into your life you have to shine forth the beauty of your spirit…the beauty you nurture and cherish with all your heart.

You can create the life you desire. All you have to do is take heart in the new day…and the day may very well return the favor and supply you with your heart’s desires.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Self-Actualization – Conquering the Illusions of Progressives

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 Everyday Warrior 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.

Conquering the Illusions of Progressives – Social Altruism

Modern progressives act as if they exist as enlightened beings who can improve the world…if only more people would listen to them. These social meddlers live in a world of illusion. They wouldn’t recognize an Economic Law if it was in a first grade reader. Isn’t it obvious to you…their social and economic schemes threaten to bring the economic system to a final collapse.

I’m going to give it to you straight…whether you like it or not. Modern progressives and liberals use Social Altruism as a weapon against all that rises as beautiful and sublime. I supply you with the open paragraph of Chapter Two of the book 8 Dynamic Weapons for Conquering Life’s Illusions.

For a thought experiment I want you to consider the following: Social Altruism masquerades as a caring philosophy of selflessness and self-sacrifice. In addition, Social Altruists claim they are loving and giving and so is the philosophy they base their life around. Guess what? You just discovered an illusion. The reality of the matter is that Social Altruism exists as a cannibalistic philosophy of hate and plunder. It has been subverted and institutionalized by Governments as a means to confiscate the wealth of productive citizens. Few greater crimes are committed than those in the name of the common good. Avaricious politicians have resorted to it despite the fact that its malicious manifestation could destroy America systematically from the inside-out. For these reasons I surmise and believe that Social Altruism reigns over us as the philosophy of anti-life.”

As you can see…Social Altruism does not foster peace and goodwill among men and women. It results in the hate and confusion you see destroying the American way of life. 

Progressives Use Altruism to Violate Your Liberty and Freedom
                                Progressives Use Altruism to Violate Your Liberty and Freedom

Robert Ringer statesMembers of the Radical Left comprise an army of Lucifers who want elections overturned. They want the electoral college thrown out (unless they need it to win an election). They extol the virtues of employing violence to disrupt little things like the presidential inaugurations of their enemies (the latter known as “opponents” by normal people). They concoct wild tales about voter fraud (which they themselves are guilty of), and, above all, they are determined to silence any and all opposition to their crazy, malevolent, anti-freedom agenda.”

You might feel…that’s a rather harsh statement. Unfortunately, it’s true. Self-actualization requires seeing the facts of reality…clearly.

The Warrior’s Code

Let’s explore the foundations of self-actualization. I assume you want to enjoy personal liberty and economic freedom. The Impeccable Warrior takes charge of his thoughts, feelings and actions. He happily discovers cause and effect relationships in the sphere of human action. His sense of life allows him to experience the joy of his existence.

Self-Mastery means the individual knows he exists as a being who possesses power. It is possible to call him or her a warrior. In the classic book by Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan don Juan says “A warrior calculates everything. That’s control. But once his calculations are over he acts. A warrior is not a leaf at the mercy of the wind. No one can push him; no one can make him do things against himself or against his better judgment. A warrior is tuned to survive, and he survives in the best of all possible fashions.”

Not only does the impeccable warrior tune himself to survive, he (she) thrives. He understands reality and he uses his knowledge to succeed in his endeavors.

That’s close to a perfect description of self-actualization.

You Make the Choice. Don't Allow Progressives to Choose for You.
                               You Make the Choice. Don’t Allow Progressives to Choose for You.

Enemy of Progressives – Laissez Faire Capitalism

Let’s continue seeing through illusion. And in order to do that…we must smack down the economic BS and politically correct nonsense of progressives. Has it occurred to you that a correct term for these deluded people is retrogressive. They believe in economic policies the classical liberals exploded in the 19th century. That’s not the way of an enlightened being…someone who has realized self-actualization.

It’s time to hit you with the way it is. Only Laissez Faire Capitalism and individualism brings the harmonious, peaceful, prosperous conditions we desire. Let me warn you…Laissez Faire isn’t the corrupt, crummy system of crony capitalism you see now. Of course progressives would like you to believe that’s the Real McCoy…so you fall into their socialistic, politically correct cesspool…which is full of you know what. You must understand they are intellectually dishonest. They’re too encased in their ivory towers to discover the laws of human action. They’ve suffer a complete disconnect from reality.

Tragically, the propaganda machine of the Elite influences the masses more than virtues of Laissez Faire (unhampered) capitalism and individualism. You can see how these Soldiers of the Elite keep men and women stuck in the Hive Mind Mentality.

Progressives and their Keynesian economists support one economic illusion after another. Let’s give them a dose of reality straight from the book 7 Destructive Economic Illusions Conquered.

Reality One: Government interventionism completely disrupts the smooth functioning of the marketplace resulting in permanent economic decline.

Reality Two: Federal Reserve policy of artificially lowering interest rates and increasing the money supply to “stimulate” the economy causes boom and bust cycles resulting in economic recessions and depressions.

The dishonesty of politicians knows no bounds. Lie, cheat and steal reigns supreme as the rule of the political game. By blaming capitalism for causing economic crisis, they engage in what I call the “BIG LIE” Unless our “beloved” leaders are intellectually dishonest or just plain ignorant, they know damn well their own destructive policies cause our economic woes.”

We can conclude…governments never follow sound economic principles. Instead, they tamper with the marketplace, hampering its efficiency and destroying its smooth functioning.

Wisdom that Progressives Ignore
                                                                Wisdom that Progressives Ignore

Another Enemy of Progressives – Warrior for Liberty and Freedom

Do you know why progressives spout on about the “merits” of selflessness, self-sacrifice and social altruism? Let’s discover the answer by understanding Enlightened Self-Interest…or what is also known as Rational Selfishness.

Here’s what this type of individual thinks about the progressives economic and social policies…quoted from the book 8 Dynamic Weapons for Conquering Life’s Illusions. “The Rationally Selfish Individual would never support predatory, exclusive, and extractive economic policies. He (she) recognizes that those systems bring short-term benefits by bleeding real wealth from the economy. In the end, an exclusive class (that grows deadly and more compact day by day) enjoys their spoils in an ivory tower built with the blood and bones of the average citizen.”

Has it occurred to you…progressives are Soldiers of the Elite? And to think these social altruists pretend they support the average citizen. Yeah, sure. If anything, they continue to destroy the middle class with their crazy social and economic policies. Self-actualization means you see through their BS.

Pure fact from the above mentioned book. “Let’s present you some information you will find difficult to swallow. Some Social Altruists purposely attack your individual rights. Yes, that’s right. They foster failure in order to accumulate power at your expense. These creators of human misery toss you bait in the form of social schemes, claiming they’re for the “good of society.” Once hapless citizens take the bait, they become hopelessly aligned with economic situations that include inflation, crippling government regulations, debilitating wars, confiscation of savings, violations of personal liberty and freedom, etc. etc. When you’re hooked, you suffer through a vicious cycle of seeing your values vanish into nothingness. Actually many of your dreams and desires end up in the possession of members of the political and financial establishment. Now you can see the importance of your Dynamic Anti-Social Altruism Weapon.”

All social altruists are progressives. These parasites have a vested interest keeping you stuck in the Hive Mind Mentality. The Everyday Warrior, the individualist does everything possible to eliminate them from his life. He (she) achieves self-actualization…the happy state of mind known as enlightened self-interest.


The goal of Master the Social Maze is to free individuals mentally, emotionally and spiritually from the restraints of the Hive Mind Mentality. You do not have to suffer a life that is less than it could be.

The Everyday Warrior exists as a free thinker. He believe in the efficacy of logic and reason. In addition, he meditates in order to tap his intuitive powers.

Enlightened Self-Interest means you develop your ability to adapt to change. You realize those who anticipate future change profit from their foresight. It’s reaction and adaptation, not comfort zones that moves you forward. It’s nice to feel comfortable, but don’t allow your comfort zone to enslave you to a life of quiet desperation. Joyfully look forward to a future that offers you happiness and success.

If you desire self-actualization…you must take charge of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. You act from Rational Self-Interest…and conquer the illusions of progressives.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Speak Your Mind – Even if Nobody Likes It

Are you afraid you will offend people if you speak your mind? Does that cause you to keep your opinions to yourself?

Of course, there are times when it’s best to remain silent. An intelligent person recognizes the power of silence. You don’t want to spout off opinions that have no substance. You want your words to resonate with power and authority. A Master Sales Pro knows listening gets more results than talking.

President-Elect Donald Trump speaks his mind…whether anyone likes it or not. And people criticize him for it. Regardless, he won the election over that “outstanding” candidate Hillary Clinton. Makes you wonder why Hillary didn’t receive more flak. She’s always willing to speak her mind…even when she’s telling an obvious lie.

Political forces such as Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and John McCain freely live by the principle speak your mind. And these luminaries seldom make sense.

Remember when Trump stirred things up…and created headlines when when he accused the Mexican government of sending its criminals to the US. The Washington Post claims his assertions are untrue. HISPOLITICA states Trump is right.

He even attacked John McCain’s war record. Now it’s true we might have a border problem. We can definitely slam McCain for his warmongering ways and lousy record on economic issues. However, Trump displays no mercy when he attacks something he doesn’t like. Well, we can admire him because he’s ready to speak his mind. When I think about it I almost envy him.

Donald Trump Speaking His Mind
                                                            Donald Trump Speaking His Mind

Speak My Mind – Date Walks Out

Do you ever feel when you speak your mind…people wish you would just shut up? I understand…because when I speak my mind I seldom receive any praise. Instead I invite criticism. That’s one reason I began writing.

Here’s a perfect example. One of my girlfriends told me she didn’t want to hear any of my views on economics or politics—ever. Our final date became the sounds of silence…although she did mention that I was a much nicer fellow when I kept my mouth shut. Yeah, it was definitely our last date when I sopped down 3 double shots of Wild Turkey 101 and finally told her what I thought. I said goodbye to love, if that’s what you can call it. I wonder if she misses me.

It occurred to me that if I possessed the wealth the “The Donald” or Mark Cuban possesses…she probably would have smiled like the Mona Lisa at anything I said.

Girlfriend Smiling Like the Mona Lisa
                                                         Girlfriend Smiling Like the Mona Lisa

Are you good at small talk? Personally, I don’t like it too much. While we were at a popular Mexican restaurant another girlfriend told me I was terrible at small talk. Really, why would I want to discuss the latest gossip and look at pictures of “Grumpy Cat” all night.

Here’s what happened. I tried to tell her it’s possible we are all freakin’ doomed. That’s at least what the Mogambo Guru claims. I ranted and raved about the evil Federal Reserve System…and expressed my sentiments about run away government spending. I went on and on about the massive liberty violations committed by the violent compulsion and coercion of our police state. And this was before, I had my first drink. It’s a shame I never got to order our margaritas. She walked out the restaurant and my life. It’s sure costly to speak your mind.

The Consequences

Whether you agree or disagree with Donald Trump, you have to admire the fact he is willing to speak his mind. I guess he possesses the power to say anything he wants. It must me nice to become more popular when you speak your mind. Of course, liberals hate him. To please a modern progressive you have indulge in doublespeak, the politically correct. Maybe that’s why I’m never invited to any parties. None of these socialists or big government types want to hear me speak my mind. It certainly can’t have anything to do with my ranting and raving about our abusive government and the evil Federal Reserve System…especially after a few drinks have loosened me up. Now that I think about it, I haven’t been invited to any tee-teetotaler’s recreational events.

Faces that Cause You to Talk Like a Raving Maniac.
                                         Faces that Cause You to Talk Like a Raving Maniac.

Power of Silence

I’m sure you realize spouting off unwelcome opinions hurts your credibility. Do you realize how much the overly talkative person depletes his positive energy. The Everyday Warrior masters the power of silence, because he knows his words contain power. The intelligent individual treats his words like scarce resources. When he speaks, he imparts great meaning in what he says. By the way, the less you say, the more you surround your being with an aura of mystery.

In addition, in most cases…it’s best to keep your plans and strategies to yourself.

When you carelessly reveal these, you risk envious people attempting to sabotage you with their thoughts and actions. Sadly, he or she wishes to see you fall flat on your face. Anyway, you don’t want other people stealing your ideas. You should know that successful actions say much more than unrealized talk.

Who needs the embarrassment of people laughing at his or her’s unsubstantiated claims when they fail to materialize.

You silently make your plans and put them into action. If you succeed, the world will know soon enough.


You have every right to speak your mind. However, a person who possesses wisdom knows there’s a time to speak and time for silence. Certainly, you want your words to possess power.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

‘Tis the Season to Overcome Hopelessness

Because it’s the holiday season, we offer you something special. Here it is. ‘Tis the season to overcome hopelessness.

Maybe when you look at our social and economic woes…you wonder if there’s any hope for the future. Sure, it appears that the economy could be recovering, but you realize what you see may be an illusion. After all, the Elite and their Soldiers dedicate their efforts to cannibalizing the system to accomplish their evil aspirations. We suffer from Federal Reserve scams such as Quantitative Easing (QE) and Zero Interest Rate Policy. It’s possible a tiny increase in the rate of interest could shake the economic foundation to the point of eventually collapsing. Government spending spirals out of control. The National Debt will soon cause Atlas to Shrug. On top of those beatings…you may be suffering from personal difficulties.

During moments of weakness, you might conclude…it’s all hopelessness. After all, what other conclusion could you possibly draw? If your personal life continually deals you pain and sorrow, you cry in despair “Oh God, why must I suffer? Why does life treat me so cruelly? Why does the holiday season make it worse? I can’t take it anymore. Even though the changing seasons promise a new birth and renewal of spirit…I sense that my spirit dies a little more each day. Hopelessness and despair makes me believe…only my total demise will bring me the relief I so much desire.”

The Illusion of a Hopelessness

Maybe you wish you could enjoy a carefree life without troubles, without worries…something at least close to a heavenly paradise. Obviously, you already know…nobody can offer you that. World-improvers, do-gooders and social altruists have attempted to create the utopias they envisioned in their deepest dreams and desires…only to manifest an environment similar to hell. When you read the pages of history…the tragic stories of misery and degradation demonstrates the illusions of these reality evaders. An Everyday Warrior begins seeing through illusion.

Does hopelessness really reign as the human condition…or is it an illusion of limited consciousness. If it is the way of reality…where do we gain the strength to do anything at all?

Let’s find out why permanent hopelessness is an illusion.

Take some time and absorb the following. The world is a marvelous place, filled with magic…with the joy of existence. However, you must realize and accept some facts of the universe. Cycles go up and down. You go in and you go out. If feel hot, you can feel cold. You couldn’t know pleasure without pain. Joy and unhappiness vibrate as two strings on a violin. You so fervently yearn for love because of the hate that surrounds you.

Do you always root for white…hoping it defeats black? Black and white co-exist. When you allow yourself to become attached to the belief white must always win…at least half of your life will invite suffering.

Harmony Between Black and White
                                                                Harmony Between Black and White

Has it occurred to you…there’s a happy conclusion to the above? Well, here it is. Hopelessness means hope also resides in your body and mind. Yes, when you unleash your spirit…hope soars with it.

Imagine turning hopelessness upside down. When you do that…hope stands tall. Do you realize…it is exactly the moment when there doesn’t seem to be any hope, that we are closest to embracing it?

Seasons of Hopelessness

You may be asking “If hope exists, where do I find it.?” Well, you won’t discover it outside of who you are…so don’t try searching for it in the material world. You must possess it before the world reveals it many wonders. Do you understand you create your reality…it manifests from your deepest thoughts and beliefs. Yes, you possess the “Holy Grail” of hope right now, whether you realize it or not.

Perhaps you feel your pain and suffering is forevermore. Maybe you suddenly realized how dire you’re financial situation was on a brisk, sunny November day…a time that was supposed to be a celebration of Thanksgiving.

Possibly, you suffer from the bittersweet memory of driving around one special evening during the holiday season with your beloved spouse…the love of your life who passed on, to a place we must all go. Tears fall freely when you remember getting lost in hopelessness… only to discover a neighborhood that displays the most brilliant of all Christmas scenes. You were suddenly saturated with colorful visions of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet.

Colors of Christmas
                                                                              Colors of Christmas

Drift back…to once upon a time. It’s mid June. You close your eyes and hear the gentle breeze sigh as it moves softly through lush green leaves. The delightful day penetrates your being…as you completely experience the melodious songs of chirping birds, the sweet fragrance of colorful flowers and the rich green of the rolling landscape. What a trip of pure joy.

Sadly, the journey tortures some men and women with the heartbreaking memory of love, a love lost to a rival or unseen circumstances. The rich life of the coming summer causes the denied people heartache. As disappointed lovers often do…they bring sorrow and heartbreak back to present…spawning more hopelessness.

Overcoming Hopeless by Capturing Happiness and Success

Just suppose…there is always hope for a new day of happiness and success. Let’s overcome hopeless by capturing the joy of hope.

Do you know the dawning of a new day has only one simple requirement? Now, I can’t guarantee the requirement erases all of your pain and suffering. However, you can definitely discover the sweetness of hope from within. The “Holy Grail” of hope is purpose in life. You find it by exploring your mind, heart and spirit. Even during days of darkness, purpose in life moves you happily in the right direction. Your beloved companion of hope walks closely by your side…carrying you if necessary.

When You Live with Purpose...You Live with Hope.
                                              When You Live with Purpose…You Live with Hope.

Don’t think your definite purpose has to be life shattering…although that’s a possibility. It could be something as simple as a passion for poetry or a love of music. It could be fervently enjoying evenings of bingo or karaoke.

Ask yourself these questions. What brings you pleasure and satisfaction in life? What do you enjoy? I’m sure something gives you pleasure, satisfaction and joy. Do you know most people succeed by indulging in an activity that supplies them extreme pleasure?

If you are so depressed you can’t think of anything that could possibly have any purpose…try to remember what once brought you joy and satisfaction. Meditate on it. I’m sure something in the distant past made your life worthwhile. Maybe, it’s an “oldie” you can retrieve or a memory that sparks your creativity. Can you make it part of your now and future? Can your create a new present moment?

Purpose in life is a prerequisite for success and happiness. Go ahead and discover your purpose. Imagine waking up every morning with hope and enthusiasm. Visualize having something marvelous to look forward to. If you possess purpose, you possess happiness. If you possess happiness, I know you possess purpose in life.

You think and plan; but the passion you need comes from within…from the heart and spirit. By choosing and embarking on a path with heart, your cup of wonder overflows with love, happiness, fulfillment, laughter and peace of mind. Yes, ’tis the season to overcome hopelessness.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

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Ayn Rand Unleashed – A Critique

An Objectivist who goes by John Jr. believes a strict view of the teachings of Ayn Rand…remains necessary to fully understand Objectivist Ethics. Because of this…he took issue with my analysis of Objectivism. Here he is unleashed. I did some formatting for easier reading and SEO purposes. For the original format click here.

The Critique

Concerning your blog posts on Objectivist Ethics: Note: I’ve also written articles on other blogs using the first name Robert.

Hi, Robert, I’ll get right to the point: First, while you seem to have a decent grasp of economics and politics (government) from an Objectivist perspective, you also appear to have some very odd notions about the more fundamental, foundational and logically prior aspects of Objectivism. I’ll begin with two quotes:

“In any hour or issue of his life, Man is free to think or to evade that effort.” [Ayn Rand. “The Virtue of Selfishness,” 20.]


“The alternative to reason is some form of mysticism or skepticism.” [Leonard Peikoff. “The Ominous Parallels,” 305.]

Ayn Rand Influenced Leonard Peikoff
                                                            Ayn Rand Influenced Leonard Peikoff

Objectivism’s Chain of Reasoning

I gather from your blog that you may not be aware that Objectivism’s politics and economics are not primaries, but consequences of a long chain of reasoning, reason being the “objective” focus of Rand’s philosophy, which philosophy is an integrated whole…a “ladder” of reasoning on which each higher rung is dependent, objectively, upon the truth-value of all of the rungs below it. If one rung is flawed, broken or missing, all the rungs above it are almost certainly flawed also (the one rare exception being that, even a conclusion based upon flawed premises and faulty reasoning can…purely accidentally…turn out to be true) and one’s progress is necessarily stopped at that point on the ladder until the error has been corrected.

As a comprehensive, integrated, hierarchical philosophical system, Objectivism does not permit one (logically) to mentally leap over or ignore a rung that one disagrees with without being able to rationally refute it (and “show one’s work,” i.e., one’s evidence and reasoning), not, at least, with intellectual impunity. One either accepts every link in a valid chain of reasoning or one is logically obligated to demonstrate…rationally…that an error in reasoning (facts and/or logic) has occurred at that point, which, when proven, would invalidate all of the reasoning in the chain beyond (or above, in the case of the ladder analogy) that point. That is how a fully rational, OBJECTIVE epistemology must proceed. One may not arbitrarily skip a rung on the ladder of reason…no matter how many years one has “meditated” upon it (meditation being the emptying of the mind of concepts and, therefore, of reason).

Primacy of Reason

You see, Robert, Ayn Rand did NOT begin with political and economic liberty (i.e., capitalism) and then proceed to create a philosophy which supported that notion. Rather, she began with the primacy of existence, and with reason as Man’s only means of gaining reliable and accurate knowledge about the world. Rand began with the axioms “existence exists” (the primacy of existence) plus, “I am aware of it” (the axiom of consciousness), and with reason (and its tool, logic) as man’s only means of knowledge. Said Rand herself:

“I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism, and I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows.” [“the Objectivist,” September, 1971; 1.]

With that background, I can now address the few issues I have with your article. I will take them one at a time for clarity. First up: The end of your 3rd paragraph in part one (Selfishness Unleashed – restated in Objectivist Ethics – Reality or Illusion ), wherein you speak about, “irrationally selfish behavior.” Without going into too many details of my argument against that notion though (for, depending upon your response, it may not be necessary) I will simply state my conclusion and await your reply.

Critique of Irrational Selfishness

It is my contention that there is no such thing as “irrational selfishness” and that your use of that phrase may bely a fundamental misunderstanding on your part of what Rand meant by rational self-interest or rational selfishness.

For Ayn Rand, what is truly in one’s self-interest (i.e., what is really selfish) is always rational, and…more importantly…never irrational. Genuinely selfish behavior is that behavior which is really, OBJECTIVELY, good for an individual. That is, that which enhances his or her rational goals and genuinely contributes to earned/deserved self-esteem and happiness.

Defining and discovering what those sorts of things are is the province of a rational, objective, morality and ethics, not the irrational whims or wishes of a given individual. Ayn Rand gives her readers the “dictionary definition” of selfishness as: “concern with one’s own interests.” says Rand:

“This concept [(“concern with one’s own interests”)] does not include a moral evaluation; it does not tell us whether concern with one’s own interests is good or evil, nor does it tell us what constitutes Man’s actual interests. It is the task of ethics to answer that question.” [“The Virtue of Selfishness,” vii.]

Objectivist Ethics

It is important to note here that Ayn Rand’s ethics are OBJECTIVE, i.e., they are derived logically from the correct application of reason to experience exclusively, and are not gleaned by any other method…including “intuition.” (This will come up later, if and when we get to it.) In other words, for Rand and Objectivists, an action is truly “selfish” only if it is genuinely, OBJECTIVELY good for the actor, i.e., only if it is rational. The notion of an “irrationally selfish” act is a contradiction to which Rand always and strenuously objected… rationally so. An action that is not genuinely, OBJECTIVELY good for an individual is not rational and cannot, therefore, be “selfish,” in any sense that Rand and Objectivists define and use that term.

That will do it for now, Robert. I look forward to your reply. Regards, “John Jr.”

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RA Meyer Responds

First, I must state that although Objectivism is my favorite philosophical system, I’m not a pure Objectivist. I disagree with her some of her assertions about art, music and literature. I endorse Mises’ theory of subjective value.

I understand the part about integrating concepts and concept building. Before I discovered Objectivism, I was highly influenced by Mises’ system of Praxeology. In economics, I reason from a priori concepts. Of course, I also believe in Rand’s demonstration of axiomatic concepts.

My system integrates Objectivism and Praxeology (Human Action) which invited some criticism from hardcore Objectivists and Praxeologists. I realize that Ayn Rand had some problems with Ludwig von Mises view of epistemology . However, I have to agree with “reason being the “objective” of Rand’s philosophy.

Although Rand supports capitalism from an objective point of view, I believe the efficacy of capitalism is proved with praxeological principals…especially the category of causality.

Wisdom of Ludwig von Mises
                                                                Wisdom of Ludwig von Mises

Benefits and Traps of Meditation

I disagree with the 2nd part of the following statement. “One may not arbitrarily skip a rung on the ladder of reason — no matter how many years one has “meditated” upon it (meditation being the emptying of the mind of concepts and, therefore, of reason).”

Unless you’re a hopeless mystic…meditation means emptying the mind of illusions, not purging it of reason and awareness. Of course, some men and women exist in airy-fairy land…which doesn’t help them increase awareness…and reason more effectively.

You probably realize…some mystics use meditation for anti-life purposes, such as practicing social altruism. A social system run on the illusions of altruists…quickly descends into the abyss of government interventionism and eventually socialism.

I can also state that meditation enhances my sensitivity to music, art and nature…and other pleasures.

Rational and Irrational Selfishness

I felt I had to distinguish between acting in what is truly in one’s self-interest and what isn’t. So, I created the opposite term irrational selfishness. Now here’s where I parted with Mises. He claimed all purposeful behavior is rational, even when it clearly doesn’t accomplish the desired end. He even defined self-defeating behavior as rational. Since, I am well versed in psychology, studied Freud, Jung and Maslow, I sometimes think from means and ends in personal relationships. Still, I agree with Rand’s definition of rational selfishness. I can see where there might be a problem using the term selfishness with irrational. You might consider that distinguishing between rational selfishness and irrational selfishness could clarify things for many readers.

John Jr. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. If you have any more insights we look forward to hearing from you. You are a true Objectivist…and we are happy to see you unleash the philosophy of Ayn Rand.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Objectivist Ethics – Reality or Illusion

Ayn Rand opened up her thought provoking book The Virtue of Selfishness, a primer on Objectivist ethics, with a question people sometimes asked her. Why do you use the word selfishness to denote virtuous qualities of character, when the word antagonizes so many people to whom it does not mean the things you mean?

She said for the reason that makes you afraid of it, which is obviously a bold statement. Of course, we need to understand that she was referring to rational selfishness, not the irrationality people normally associate with selfishness.

I’m sure you realize…the Everyday, Impeccable Warrior prefers peace and harmony over antagonism and conflict. However, he understands where she’s coming from. Although he used the term rational selfishness in some of his writings…he now leans towards the use of Enlightened Self-Interest to convey his philosophy of life. He knows the two are interchangeable. Since the article refers to Objectivism…we will use Ayn Rand’s wording.

Let’s discover if the Objectivist ethics are reality or illusion.

What is Rational Selfishness?

We define selfishness as a concern with one’s own interests. Now a person might act in ways that allow him to effectively achieve his goals and desires…or he may act in self-defeating ways that completely sabotage his efforts. Using the power of your mind to accomplish your aspirations is rational selfishness. Indulging in mind numbing activities such as drug abuse, drunkenness, excessive TV viewing, overeating, laziness etc. amounts to irrationally selfish behavior.

Note: Some Objectivists criticize me for referring to irrational selfishness. I will go over the objection in Friday’s article.

One moral principle Rand firmly believed in is…the sanctity of an individual’s life, liberty and property. She uncompromisingly supported the social system of unhampered capitalism. Obviously, Rand’s selfishness disdains stomping on individual rights.

Objectivist Ethics Support Unhampered Capitalism
                                          Objectivist Ethics Support Unhampered Capitalism

Here’s a question for you. Do you you support minority rights? If you do…you must realize the smallest minority on earth is the individual.

An aspect of Rand’s Objectivist philosophy people completely misunderstand is her antipathy towards altruism. In light of the fact… she believed individuals should deal with each other by trading value for value, it’s easy to understand why she felt that way.

Altruists would have you believe social altruism reigns as a giving, loving philosophy…when in fact it manifests as an anti-life philosophy of self-sacrifice. Of course, helping someone on an individual level can be pleasurable and rewarding. However, once do-gooders, world-improvers and social altruists institutionalize altruism…you end up with the monstrosity of big government interventionism.

Can you see the life being sucked out of the productive members of society? Our economic system slowly but surely sinks in the abyss of establishment selfishness. That’s exactly what the Elite and its Soldiers desire.

You may wonder what their purpose is. Well, these parasites seek a New World Money and a One World Government.

The Fatal Flaw of Objectivist Ethics?

Many people associate ethics with spiritual or religious beliefs. Ayn Rand didn’t approve of religions; in fact, she was a professed atheist…which caused some inner conflict for the spiritual person who otherwise found the Objectivist philosophy attractive.

Critics claim Objectivism manifests as a religion, pointing out the cult following she achieved. Unfortunately, some of most her ardent followers reached an almost religious devotion towards her.

Let’s put Objectivism and spiritual beliefs into perspective. You can accept most of Rand’s political, economic and philosophical beliefs and still practice a spiritual discipline. Acting as if she possessed godly powers…thinking you have to either accept Objectivism 100% or reject it is unrealistic. Anyway, Quantum Physics seems to be revealing truths that mystics have seen in their prayers and meditations for centuries. Even though, I endorse Objectivism…I also meditate and strive to find the peace that comes from the Zen State of Mind. The Everyday Warrior doesn’t allow himself to become a slave to any philosophical system…no matter how beneficial it is.

Here two closest associates were Nathaniel and Barbara Branden. Nathaniel’s book “My Years with Ayn Rand” and Barbara’s book “The Passion of Ayn Rand” highlight the highs and lows of the Objectivist movement.

The Wonders of Atlas Shrugged

When Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957, the establishment ridiculed Ayn Rand’s masterpiece as cartoonish and unrealistic. You know, clear-cut heroes and villains. How rude of her to distinguish the difference between good and evil.

You do know…we live in a morally hazy environment of government interventionism where anything goes. Atlas Shrugged scared “the you know what” out of the Soldiers of the Elite. That’s why their attitude is understandable.

Enemies of life, liberty and property rights certainly prefer that nothing should be pure, clear-cut or honest. I guess these parasites don’t believe they indulge in selfishness. After all, aren’t social altruists loving, giving people. Yeah, but only if they can confiscate the love and giving from someone else.

The Wisdom of John Galt
                                                                          The Wisdom of John Galt

The weakness of Atlas Shrugged seems to be its indifference to middle class people of average skills and abilities. In his masterpiece Human Action, the great economist Ludwig von Mises conclusively demonstrated…value is subjective. It’s not our place to tell someone what he should or should not like. Still, Rand’s glorification of the best men and women can be remains unsurpassed. The productive individual gains and keeps values.

Anyway, here it is 59 years later …and Ayn Rand looks like a prophet and Atlas Shrugged her prophecy. I’m sure this undeniable fact drives her critics up a wall. Certainly, they attempt to remain in denial as witnessed by their absurd economics policies…policies that destroy the delicate fabric of Western Civilization. That’s what you call living in a world of illusion.

Defining Your Terms the Objectivist Way

Rand believed in defining her terms…something members of the political and financial establishment find distasteful. It’s obvious these purveyors of human misery define morality or ethics as anything they decide it is. Massive bailouts that benefited the Elite designers of economic mayhem are a perfect example of the unspoken definition. It appears her critics find no fault in that type of selfishness. Of course, what can you expect from professional hypocrites and Soldiers of the Elite.

Are you ready for some clarity? Here’s Rand’s clear definition of ethics. “Ethics is a code of values to guide man’s choices and actions, the choices and actions that determine the purpose and the course of his life. Value is that which one acts to gain and/or keep.” Since Rand believes in trading value for value…you can see just how honest and sublime her definition is. It might suddenly occur to you that maybe the Objectivist philosophy has some validity after all…because it corresponds to reality.

The Reality of Objectivist Ethics
                                                             The Reality of Objectivist Ethics

Your Code of Values

You might ask why someone needs a code of values. First, let me explain that an individual’s code of values must conform to reality…and be in tune with his best interests. Without this criteria his or her values are meaningless and (or) destructive to self and others.

How does a man or woman of integrity live? He or she lives by his or her values and beliefs without compromise. Ask yourself these questions. Do your values and beliefs correspond to reality? Do you live by your values and beliefs without compromise? The rationally selfish individual lives by his code of values without compromise…which helps him Master the Social Maze.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Human Action and Objectivism – Weapons of the Warrior

The science of Human Action soars as a deductive system that starts its reasoning with the actions of individuals. Objectivism stands tall as the philosophy of rational self-interest. It presents us with a solid, integrated system for living. Although there exists some differences in the epistemology (the theory and origins of knowledge) of Human Action (Praxeology) and Objectivism..these marvelous tools of knowledge are closely inter-related. Both realize…all thought begins with the lone individual. The Everyday Warrior knows…the two disciplines supply him potent weapons for Mastering the Social Maze.

He considers Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand as the “Dad and Mom” of enlightened self-interest. Mises’ magnum opus “Human Action” reigns as the masterpiece of praxeological reasoning. Ayn Rand’s great philosophical masterpiece “Atlas Shrugged” soars as the Objectivist Bible. Although, I’m not sure if she would react favorably upon hearing…I connected the term “Bible” to her integrated system of logic and reason.

Value Judgments, Natural Law and Ethics

Mises believed scientists should approach their subject free of value judgments. His idea was…once someone pollutes a scientific investigation with his subjective values…he no longer acts as a pure scientist. I believe his analysis has merit. However, Mises own student Murray Rothbard criticizes this approach. He believes the Classical economist should defend the social system of unhampered capitalism using both praxeological insights and Natural Law.

The great Mises circled around this dilemma by claiming he could utilize his subjective opinions as a citizen…and along with his praxeological insights support unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism.

In addition, Mises saw a problem basing any defense of the individual on Natural Law. He believed socialists and interventionists could twist Natural Law theory to support their own spurious social theories. He has a point. Still, the Everyday Warrior believes he discovered a system of ethics that solves the problem…the rational philosophical system of Objectivism.

A Warrior who possesses the weapons of Human Action and Objectivism holds an unbeatable arsenal of logic and reason.

Discovering Individual Rights and Capitalism

Human Action proves beyond a reasonable doubt…unhampered capitalism ascends as the only social system that benefits the vast majority of individuals. You must remember that all human action is economic because…you choose what course of action you will take or will not take. Denial of economics amounts to denial of self-determination.

Objectivism supplies capitalism with its moral foundation…with its spirited defense of individual rights. Objectivism is 100% correct in its advocacy of unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism and individual rights.

Our current political system stinks of corruption…and its adoption of the anti-life philosophy of social altruism. Soldiers of the Elite sell a bogus bill of goods to our citizens. The Soldiers come in the form of Mainstream Press journalists, establishment politicians, social altruists, Keynesian economists and Wall Street cronies.

Let’s face the harsh reality…years of Federal Reserve monetary scams…and government interventionism dealt our economy severe blows. Even if it appears somewhat healthy…it’s now propped up with artificial life support. The threat of raising the interest rate 1% is enough to slide the economy into terminal illness and possible death.

Destruction of the Economy and the Middle Class
                                            Destruction of the Economy and the Middle Class

Recognizing Objective Reality

Objectivism places its foundation on three axiomatic concepts: Existence, Identity, Consciousness. Human Action starts with a priori categories such as…causality, time, uncertainty, change, logic and value. The above are analyzed in Chapter 7 of the book 7 Destructive Economic Illusions Conquered. We can state “These are real and fundamental…although some “intellectuals” and mystics attempt to deny them.”

Just try to visualize non-existence, non-identity and non-consciousness. You will discover…it’s impossible. Here’s something for you to meditate on. Nothing is something…or turn it around…something is nothing. You don’t want to miss that experience.

Unlike some Objectivists…the Everyday Warrior believes a person can indulge in a spiritual practice and remain quite logical. Let’s say for instance…you believe in some of what Eastern Philosophy teaches. While the Warrior embraces certain aspects of the teachings…he would never deny axiomatic concepts. He practices the discipline to tap his intuitive powers.

Even though it’s not obvious, everything in the universe interconnects. The Everyday Warrior meditates to strengthen the connection between hemispheres of the brain. He accomplishes his goal by building more neural pathways…which gives him a distinct advantage in his quest to Master the Social Maze.

Objectivism takes advantage of the reasoning side of the brain. Spiritual insights result from exploring the intuitive side of the brain. A marriage between the hemispheres integrates the mind…unleashing all its powers. Still, you must realize…reason reigns supreme. You don’t want to sink in the quicksand of illusion.

The Power of Reason

Objectivism states…reason is the only means for man to gain knowledge. Now we can’t deny that without reason men and women would be no better off than savages. You probably realize we would suffer a prehistoric existence. Man’s power of reason created our marvelous civilization…freeing people from the primitive forces of their environment. I hope you realize…to deny the power of reason is to condemn men and women to a less than human existence.

Conquer the False Moral Code of the Elite and its Soldiers
                                        Conquer the False Moral Code of the Elite and its Soldiers

The Everyday Warrior understands an individual can obtain knowledge by using his intuitive powers. Of course, intuitive insights must never contradict reason and the laws of Human Action.

Capturing Rational (Enlightened) Self-Interest

Objectivism advocates…an individual should always act in rational self-interest. The philosophy of rational selfishness (enlightened self-interest) corresponds to the nature of man.

It is quite obvious why…the anti-life philosophy of social altruism failed miserably in practice. Here’s three major reasons it fell flat on its face.

Social altruism

  1. Advocates selflessness and self-sacrifice.
  2. Denies the sanctity of the individual.
  3. Is antagonistic to rational (enlightened) self-interest.

Social altruism poisons and slowly destroys any society that attempts to practice it…just as it is annihilating the American Way of Life. It sinks into an abyss as the philosophy of anti-life…the way of the savage.


The science of Human Action (Praxeology) sets forth irrefutable economic principles. Objectivism imparts an ethical system based on Natural Law. As you can see the combination of Human Action and Objectivism concocts a potent mixture of logic and reason that supplies the Everyday Warrior with…a perfect defense against the Elite and its Soldiers. It allows him or her to effectively defend the social system of unhampered (laissez faire) capitalism…the only social system that defends an individual’s right to life, liberty, ownership of property and the pursuit of happiness.

The Everyday, Impeccable Warrior captures the Dynamic Weapons…building a psychological arsenal of attack and self-defense.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

Lady Warrior Masters the Social Maze

Women can enjoy the benefits of discovering the way of the Everyday Warrior. I am honored to have the privilege of narrating an amazing woman’s transformation to self-actualization. Following is her story of another wonderful day in her life—a life of continuous fulfillment and achievement. Here’s the Lady Warrior.

Morning – A New Day Begins

As soon as I awoke, I knew it was going to be a great day. It seems this is a common occurrence since I discovered the way of the Everyday Lady Warrior. Now after experiencing this wonderful day I embrace my pillow for a night of sweet dreams…reminiscing about all of my experiences.

During my morning meditation, my mind alternates between sublime thoughts of beauty and the all-encompassing bliss of stillness. Delightfully, I receive much enlightenment and euphoria from the quiet of my universal connection. However, some of my most profound moments arrive when I feel the ecstasy of my body, mind and spirit.

Ever since my discovery I can take charge of my thoughts, feelings and actions…I experience pleasure and fulfillment on a daily basis. No longer do I suffer as I once did. The biggest surprise of my life is how much I’ve grown spiritually and intellectually. It’s so fascinating living life as a Lady Warrior.

Some people think….meditation and spiritual practices lead to celibacy and asceticism. Well, that not true. Happily, while meditating I experience myself as sexy and sensuous…as if I am pure sex and sensuousness. Suddenly, all of my energy rises from my toes, through my heart, up to the top of my head (some call this the crown chakra)….resulting in great euphoria and oneness. Obviously, you can only know this transformation from pure sex to total oneness through the experience.

Love, Sex and Meditation
                                                                     Love, Sex and Meditation

As I sink deeper and deeper into relaxation…my power of reason expands at the same time my intuitive powers kick in. I remember my creative ideas and later wrote them down.

When I finish my meditation, I prepare breakfast for my family. Finally, we sit down at the breakfast table. Breakfast is a wonderful time to connect to the aromas and taste of the food…and of course, my family. I savor all I consume. My taste buds are sensitive to every single bite. Almost everything I eat is a culinary delight. The liquids I drink, delightfully tease my tongue and caress my throat as I swallow.

My husband, the man who is the love of my life, sits at my right. We look briefly in each others eyes and smile. We now connect in many ways. Even little things mean a lot. He thought this Lady Warrior stuff was nonsense at first…but once he noticed the change in me, he embraced it. I’m pleased he strives to live as an Everyday Warrior.

Just picture this. Our moments together and our love life supplies us more satisfaction… than when we were newlyweds. Fortunately, I never accepted the illusion the path to higher awareness was through self-denial and self-sacrifice.

Our beautiful daughter sits across from us lost in the wistful thoughts of a young girl. With a touch of dreamy sleep still in her eyes…she glances our way and smiles in appreciation of a new day. She is so precious I wish I could freeze the moment. At one time, I would have let it pass without a thought. Now it will live in the recesses of my mind forever. It was a few magic minutes in a day of the almost 3500 days we will have together…the wondrous days that precede the time when she blossoms into a young woman with pains, joys and magic moments of her own.

Afternoon Delights

Since it is Saturday, many people are enjoying an afternoon of leisure. As I walk around the neighborhood on a clear, sunny day with just a few puffy clouds floating by…I connect with everything around me. The deep blue of the dreamy sky makes me feel I could reach the heights of an eagle or a jet airliner. At one time, I would have walked along…lost in scattered thoughts, oblivious to my surroundings. Since I discovered the life of a Lady Warrior…I am sensitive to all I see, smell, hear, feel and touch. I thrill to my experiences.

There is Mr. Jones mowing his lawn, taking pride in the way it looks. I doubt he is aware of the enjoyment his lawn supplies me. The rich green of a neatly trimmed lawn and the aroma of the freshly cut grass…sends me in a state of instant pleasure and reverie. It reminds me of something from my childhood, but I can’t quite place it. Whatever it was, it makes me feel more joy and pleasure.

And there’s Mrs. Johnson attending her flower garden. She’s such a nice lady. She knows how much I enjoy the reds, blues, yellows, violets and pinks of the wonderful garden she so tenderly created with her own hands and spirit. The numerous bees and butterflies add an iridescence to the marvelous scene. Sometimes I become so entranced with the display…I feel as if I am a flower in her garden of rainbow colors. When I come out of it, I’m grateful I am a fully functioning individual, capable of experiencing my highest values. A fulfilling life means creating values and enjoying them.

Lady Warrior Enjoys a Garden of Delight
                                                    Lady Warrior Enjoys a Garden of Delight

She also has a garden that displays the reds, pinks and yellows of her prize winning roses. For a short while, I become lost in the life of a rose. Eventually I look up and take another glance at her flower garden. Finally, I force myself to walk away. For a few minutes, I am surrounded by a prismatic effect from the colors I experience.

Easily moving along, I feel every muscle in my body. My legs are slender and powerful. As I move my arms confidently forward and back…I know I’m propelling myself into a glorious future. It has to be, since I treasure each present moment. Almost, everyone comments on how great I look. People notice when you’re a being of high self-esteem and self-worth. How wonderful to control my thoughts, feelings and actions and still be able to dissolve into a spontaneous moment.

I love my off days, but I also love my work. Today is a wonderful day, but so are the days I am producing values. It seems the better I feel about life, my experiences and those around me, the more enjoyable my work becomes. I receive great satisfaction from it.

I realize I exist to discover and live my highest values. The euphoric feeling I receive from living life as a Lady Warrior remains with me most of the time. I experience the joy of my existence because I think, feel and act as an Everyday Lady Warrior thinks, feels and acts. Do you know how to achieve oneness? Well, it happens when you integrate the body, mind and spirit and Master the Social Maze. It’s an illusion to believe you are separated from reality.

I enjoyed many other things today. I listened to some of my favorite songs. At one time, I relegated the music that now delightfully expands my emotions to the background of my awareness. Now they are a major force in my life. I dance to the upbeat ones feeling as if I am a teenager again. The beautiful songs move me to tears. When I felt lost in the Social Maze…I used to cry from the pain and sorrow in my life. My tears are now a source of joy.

One song I heard today…about how someone would give his life so lightly for his gentle lady, for his highest value, caused my tears to freely flow. It is still difficult to believe that crying to the sensitivity of my sublime feelings can be so pleasurable.

The Romance of Early Evening and Nighttime

I also had some chores to complete. At one time, these were sources of resentment. Loading the dishwasher, doing the laundry, vacuuming the carpet, cleaning the bathroom…god what drudgery. Something happened when I finally realized the joy of living as a Lady Warrior. The chores became something less than drudgery. Since we are connecting better, my husband sometimes chips in, although I still do most of them.

Now when I work on my chores…I play albums I haven’t heard for a while. I allow the music to inspire me. You might not believe me…but sometimes I have the ability to view what I’m doing as sublime. I won’t say my chores are as enjoyable as my favorite activities…however they’re definitely not a source of displeasure anymore.

Dinner with my family was almost another version of breakfast. My daughter looks more bright eyed and bushy tailed than she did this morning. She is also excited about the pajama party that is taking place at her best friend’s house. My husband is beginning to get that lascivious look in his eyes. I know what kind of night this will be.

Watching a movie together, we thrill to each others presence. There are the tender caresses and kisses during commercials. Afterwards he makes me feel like a woman who has blossomed to her full sensuality and sexuality. Sometimes I think I’m receiving all the orgasmic thrills during our lovemaking, but he assures me the pleasure is all his. He calls me his Candy Girl.

Reminiscing about the day…I feel grateful I found the way of the Everyday Lady Warrior. I drift off to sleep with the satisfaction of knowing there will be many more like it. Life becomes amazing when you Master the Social Maze.

RA Meyer – Master the Social Maze

P.S. The Lady Warrior will remain anonymous…since she believes we all possess the ability to self-actualize.

Illusions of Self-Denial and Suffering

Individuals on a spiritual path eventually hear about the virtues of non-attachment and self-denial. Some teachings inform them that desire causes all pain and suffering, which obviously has an element of truth.

Once you become attached to your desires…you ride an endless cycle of alternating pleasure and pain…especially if you’re stuck in the Hive Mind Mentality. The Social Maze becomes a troublesome environment of failure and frustration…with a few minutes of pleasure sprinkled in. Continue reading “Illusions of Self-Denial and Suffering”