In the article Christian Objectivism: Possibility or Contradiction we explored whether Christianity is compatible with Objectivism…or not. Now it’s time to find out if the Four Noble Truths of Buddhist philosophy tie in with the philosophy of reason and action.
Do you ever think about your trials and tribulations and wonder if life is worth the daily effort you must put forth? You’ve probably noticed that as soon as one desire is satisfied a new one pops up and demands satisfaction. You feel as if you are on an endless treadmill of attempting to satisfy wants and desires.
Are you familiar with the “Four Noble Truths” of Buddhist philosophy? They are:
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Although there have many “isms” to designate the various social systems that have existed throughout history there are basically only three. They are Capitalism, Socialism and Interventionism. We can place all the “isms” in one of these three categories.
Capitalism is an economic concept of civilization that requires the private ownership and control of the means of production.
Socialism is a system of social organization that calls for public (state) ownership of the means of production. The totalitarian state owns everything and everyone’s life.
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Sean Edwards states Christian Objectivism is a worldview that synthesizes the Christian faith with Ayn Rand’s philosophy called Objectivism.
It’s always nice when Objectivism attracts men and women to its marvelous philosophy of life. However, we must ask: “Is Christian Objectivism a possibility or a contradiction?” Let’s find out.
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News Blitz: The Federal Reserve System’s War on Honest Money Will Eventually Create an International Monetary Crisis.
You may not know it, but the Fed’s currency manipulation schemes threaten to bring down the international house of monetary cards.
In Antony P. Mueller’s brilliant article What’s Behind the Currency War? from FEBRUARY 23, 2011 which is still pertinent, he states:
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We can place booms, busts, bubbles and economic catastrophes firmly on the lap of the Federal Reserve System. Individuals such as Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke should have know better…yet they contributed to monstrous booms that finally collapsed, leaving many people’s financial and personal affairs in complete disarray.
Around the hard money camp, these “prestigious” Fed Chiefs are known by their nicknames “Bubbles” Greenspan and “Helicopter” Bernanke. I’m not sure if old Alan got his nickname from his preference for bubble baths or bubble economies. Bernanke once remarked something about tossing dollars out of helicopters.
In this article, we’re concentrating on the monetary policies of Alan Greenspan. Let’s find out if his tenure as Fed Chief violates the economic policies Objectivists believe in. Is he a traitor to Objectivism?
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A person leaves school and vows he will never be subject to that torture again. The result: The disillusioned individual often drifts through life with a closed mind…and a resistance to new ideas and new ways of living. The virtues of Objectivism, reason and laissez faire capitalism remain outside of his awareness. Eventually, he (she) settles into a comfort zone of boredom and stagnation. Finally, his life becomes unsettled, filled with one crisis after another. A changing world won’t let him cling to his uninspiring routines.
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Let’s visit Objectivist Philosophy and investigate the illusion of existence.
Politics: Individual Rights and Capitalism
Objectivism supplies capitalism with its logical and moral foundation—with its spirited defense of individual rights. Objectivism is 100% correct in its advocacy of capitalism and individual rights.
Our current political system is corrupt and anti-life. Our “beloved” political and financial leaders unwittingly cause havoc to our faltering economic system. Years of government interventionism with help from the Federal Reserve System dealt our economy severe blows. Now it is on life support. And how does our economic “doctors” treat the patient? With the arsenic of ZIRP AND QE, guaranteeing the patient eventually expires from a combination of dehydration and massive internal bleeding. How many 0.25% increases do you think will cause its death?
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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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