Objectivism A to Z and Beyond

My name is RA Meyer. For years I have devoted my life to studying and attempting to practice the principles of Objectivism. I could tell you about my sacrifices during this period…how I selflessly gave and gave. Hopefully you know this isn’t true. I would never purposely sacrifice a higher value for a lower value. All of my efforts corresponded to my value system. I always live what I believe to be my highest values. And living the life of an Objectivist Warrior is my highest value.

What really fired me up and caused me to change the format of this blog was the marvelous discovery of three works of Ayn Rand at a local Half Price bookstore.

I found:

  • The Ayn Rand Lexicon – Objectivism from A to Z.
  • The Objectivist Newsletter.
  • The Ayn Rand Letter.

It’s like the books were waiting for me. Reading the first one I mentioned reinforced my belief in the importance of Objectivism.

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Objectivism at a Critical Crossroad

Objectivism is at a critical crossroad…under attack from all directions. Social Altruists, politicians, do-gooders and other Soldiers of the Elite have taken control of our government and the minds of the masses. In fact they control world events…at least as much as possible. They preach and enforce what they consider the “politically correct”…brainwashing people with the “joys” of altruism and self-sacrifice. Their ultimate goal is the enslavement of all freedom-loving individuals.

Philosophy of Objectivism

Ayn Rand supplied us her philosophy of Objectivism. She demonstrated that the power of reason is the only method for individuals to achieve a life that is uniquely human. She taught us that independent thought based on exact reasoning is the means for successful action.

Starting Point in all Deductive Reasoning

Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” builds the foundation of Objectivism. She starts with axiomatic concepts…the starting point of deductive reasoning. When someone went astray in their reasoning…Rand would advise them to check their premises.

Here are some areas of Objectivism we will cover and attempt to communicate to men and women interested in a revolutionary way of life.

  1. Foundation of Objectivism – Ethics
  2. Economics
  3. Politics
  4. Philosophy
  5. Psychology
  6. Metaphysics
  7. Epistemology
  8. Definite Life Purpose
  9. Human Action (Praxeology)
  10. Communication Skills

Others areas of concern of Objectivism and beyond.

  1. The Truth about Meditation
  2. Love and Relationships
  3. Art and Music
  4. Nature and Oneness
  5. Beauty

What We Mean by Beyond

Critics claim Objectivism displays too many heartless tendencies. Obviously, we need to prove otherwise. Feeling something strongly in your heart…then using your mind to make sure it’s realistic increases your chance of success.

Carlos Castaneda says A 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.”

The Objectivist Warrior never intentionally allows his heart to overrule his mind. However, we need to accept the fact…people make decisions emotionally then justifies them logically. Every effective salesperson understand this. If he fails to comprehend the truth about people’s buying decisions…he’s forced to find another line of work.

Here’s a question we need to ask. Are we going to use effective sales techniques to promote Objectivism? If so…what type of communication skills do we use to get people happily involved with Ayn Rand’s marvelous philosophy of life?

The Economics of Objectivism

Objectivists usually support the Austrian School of Economics. Ludwig von Mises discovered Praxeology and integrated it into a complete science of Human Action… as only an original thinker can. He demonstrated that unhampered capitalism and its corollary individual freedom is the most effective way for individuals to achieve their goals and desires. Objectivism supplies capitalism with its ethical and moral foundation.

Life is evolutionary and progressive. All foundations must be built upon. As Mises proved…there is no such thing as equilibrium. A static way of life is an illusion.

Other Influential Thinkers

Such greats as Murray Rothbard, Harry Browne, Nathaniel Branden, Robert Ringer and others built on this marvelous foundation. They expanded logical and economic reasoning and taught us to enjoy personal liberty and freedom. Unfortunately, the enemies of reason, capitalism, independent thought and freedom of choice have thrown many roadblocks in the path of the lone individual. It almost seems as if we are standing still..or even worse, reeling backwards. We can stop that slide now…and begin confidently moving forward.

In addition, we must never forget that the great Aristotle demonstrated A is A, not B. Social Altruists and modern progressives attempt to convince the unwary that A is B, C or D…anything but A. We possess the power to overcome this dangerous anti-life nonsense.

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The Renaissance

Now is the time for a renaissance of Objectivism. It’s time to put social altruism, socialism, interventionism and government omnipotence in the grave forever.

We encourage believers of Open and Closed Objectivism, partial Objectivism and those who disdain it to openly comment on this blog in a civilized way. That way we open up the channels of communication…allowing Objectivism to have its day in the sun.

I desire impeccable reasoning, liberty and freedom for all individualists and aspiring Objectivist Warriors. YES! We will Master the Social Maze.

RA Meyer – The Objectivist Warrior Masters the Social Maze

Author: PraxisBob

RA Meyer possesses an extensive background in many areas. For years, he has studied economics, philosophy, psychology and metaphysics, integrating these disciplines into a coherent philosophy of life. Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises influenced him the most. In addition, his customer service (sales) career supplied him a deeper understanding of human nature. He realizes there are basic principles of Objectivism and Human Action that will help people become successful at achieving their goals and desires. His knowledge that life is to be lived on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level allowed him to discover “The Objectivist Warrior Masters the Social Maze.”

2 thoughts on “Objectivism A to Z and Beyond”

  1. I figured out how to close the pop-up!
    If we acknowledge that people make decisions based on emotions and then justify it with logic, then isn’t Objectivism itself an attempt by Rand to rationally justify an emotional decision she made?
    I don’t think she was successful (aynrandisdead.org), I suspect she knew her philosophy was a rhetorical construct without foundation, but regardless; if emotions are the premise of our rational thinking, that upends Objectivism’s claims.

    1. Obviously, none of us are like Mr. Spock from Star Trek fame. However, it’s important that your emotions do not contradict reason. When that happens people get into trouble. If I attempt to engage a prospect’s emotions in an attempt to get them to buy something they don’t need…they won’t be able to justify it logically. That’s what’s buyer’s remorse is all about. A self-actualized individual learns to successfully control his thoughts, feelings and actions.
      No matter how much economics, philosophy, psychology and metaphysics I study…I always come back to Objectivism. Why? Because I seem to experience more clarity of mind and personal success…and I believe in it.
      Rand firmly believed in Objectivism. She emotionally felt her purpose in introducing it to the world. She justified her decision logically because it was something she believed in.
      My point was that you cannot convince people of the benefits of Objectivism by beating them over the head with it. That’s what many Objectivists do. It best to engage men and women in beneficial dialogue…the Socratic approach. You discover how they think and feel. That’s where I’m trying to take this blog.
      I’m glad you were able to close the popup and I appreciate your comment.

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