Do You Even Metaphysics?

never-surrender-to-the-world:

objectivistnerd:

never-surrender-to-the-world:

objectivistnerd:

quotesbymel:

objectivistnerd:

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

“Malfoy bought the whole team brand-new Nimbus Cleansweeps!” Ron said, like a poor person. “That’s not fair!”

“Everything that is possible is fair,” Harry reminded him gently. “If he is able to purchase better equipment, that is his right as an individual. How is Draco’s superior purchasing ability qualitatively different from my superior Snitch-catching ability?”

“I guess it isn’t,” Ron said crossly.

Harry laughed, cool and remote, like if a mountain were to laugh. “Someday you’ll understand, Ron.”

So pretty much pragmatism, then? Anything goes as long as it get’s the job done.

I don’t know much about pragmatism, but it sounds like similar ideology. I’m not an objectivist like Rand, but I agree that if someone has the means to obtain something, be it an object, job, whatever, then they have the right to use those means. Although my ethics might be a little stricter than hers.

Actually, I’d say Rand’s ethics were stricter than yours.

In what way?

It might just be loose phrasing, but it sounds like you’re saying that Rand believed anything goes if it helps you. To be more precise, Rand believed that it was morally right to act in your self-interest, provided those actions do not violate the rights of others.

To be more specific Rand believed that the only reason to respect the rights of others was because you want them to respect yours. Basically the golden rule but applied selfishly.

That doesn’t mean anything else goes. Whatever is rational and helps you achieve the goals of promoting a successful life for yourself is moral.

There’s literally no disagreement between us on this issue, you do realize?

Your phrasing left a lot to be desired.

I know this maybe be a radical notion to you, but phrasing is a integral part of successful outreach.

never-surrender-to-the-world:

objectivistnerd:

quotesbymel:

objectivistnerd:

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
“Malfoy bought the whole team brand-new Nimbus Cleansweeps!” Ron said, like a poor person. “That’s not fair!”
“Everything that is possible is fair,” Harry reminded him gently. “If he is able to purchase better equipment, that is his right as an individual. How is Draco’s superior purchasing ability qualitatively different from my superior Snitch-catching ability?”
“I guess it isn’t,” Ron said crossly.
Harry laughed, cool and remote, like if a mountain were to laugh. “Someday you’ll understand, Ron.”

So pretty much pragmatism, then? Anything goes as long as it get’s the job done.

I don’t know much about pragmatism, but it sounds like similar ideology. I’m not an objectivist like Rand, but I agree that if someone has the means to obtain something, be it an object, job, whatever, then they have the right to use those means. Although my ethics might be a little stricter than hers.

Actually, I’d say Rand’s ethics were stricter than yours.

In what way?

It might just be loose phrasing, but it sounds like you’re saying that Rand believed anything goes if it helps you. To be more precise, Rand believed that it was morally right to act in your self-interest, provided those actions do not violate the rights of others.

To be more specific Rand believed that the only reason to respect the rights of others was because you want them to respect yours. Basically the golden rule but applied selfishly.
That doesn’t mean anything else goes. Whatever is rational and helps you achieve the goals of promoting a successful life for yourself is moral.

#god nathaniel
There’s literally no disagreement between us on this issue, you do realize?

never-surrender-to-the-world:

objectivistnerd:

quotesbymel:

objectivistnerd:

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

“Malfoy bought the whole team brand-new Nimbus Cleansweeps!” Ron said, like a poor person. “That’s not fair!”

“Everything that is possible is fair,” Harry reminded him gently. “If he is able to purchase better equipment, that is his right as an individual. How is Draco’s superior purchasing ability qualitatively different from my superior Snitch-catching ability?”

“I guess it isn’t,” Ron said crossly.

Harry laughed, cool and remote, like if a mountain were to laugh. “Someday you’ll understand, Ron.”

So pretty much pragmatism, then? Anything goes as long as it get’s the job done.

I don’t know much about pragmatism, but it sounds like similar ideology. I’m not an objectivist like Rand, but I agree that if someone has the means to obtain something, be it an object, job, whatever, then they have the right to use those means. Although my ethics might be a little stricter than hers.

Actually, I’d say Rand’s ethics were stricter than yours.

In what way?

It might just be loose phrasing, but it sounds like you’re saying that Rand believed anything goes if it helps you. To be more precise, Rand believed that it was morally right to act in your self-interest, provided those actions do not violate the rights of others.

To be more specific Rand believed that the only reason to respect the rights of others was because you want them to respect yours. Basically the golden rule but applied selfishly.

That doesn’t mean anything else goes. Whatever is rational and helps you achieve the goals of promoting a successful life for yourself is moral.

There’s literally no disagreement between us on this issue, you do realize?

quotesbymel:

objectivistnerd:

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
“Malfoy bought the whole team brand-new Nimbus Cleansweeps!” Ron said, like a poor person. “That’s not fair!”
“Everything that is possible is fair,” Harry reminded him gently. “If he is able to purchase better equipment, that is his right as an individual. How is Draco’s superior purchasing ability qualitatively different from my superior Snitch-catching ability?”
“I guess it isn’t,” Ron said crossly.
Harry laughed, cool and remote, like if a mountain were to laugh. “Someday you’ll understand, Ron.”

So pretty much pragmatism, then? Anything goes as long as it get’s the job done.

I don’t know much about pragmatism, but it sounds like similar ideology. I’m not an objectivist like Rand, but I agree that if someone has the means to obtain something, be it an object, job, whatever, then they have the right to use those means. Although my ethics might be a little stricter than hers.

Actually, I’d say Rand’s ethics were stricter than yours.

In what way?

It might just be loose phrasing, but it sounds like you’re saying that Rand believed anything goes if it helps you. To be more precise, Rand believed that it was morally right to act in your self-interest, provided those actions do not violate the rights of others.

quotesbymel:

objectivistnerd:

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

“Malfoy bought the whole team brand-new Nimbus Cleansweeps!” Ron said, like a poor person. “That’s not fair!”

“Everything that is possible is fair,” Harry reminded him gently. “If he is able to purchase better equipment, that is his right as an individual. How is Draco’s superior purchasing ability qualitatively different from my superior Snitch-catching ability?”

“I guess it isn’t,” Ron said crossly.

Harry laughed, cool and remote, like if a mountain were to laugh. “Someday you’ll understand, Ron.”

So pretty much pragmatism, then? Anything goes as long as it get’s the job done.

I don’t know much about pragmatism, but it sounds like similar ideology. I’m not an objectivist like Rand, but I agree that if someone has the means to obtain something, be it an object, job, whatever, then they have the right to use those means. Although my ethics might be a little stricter than hers.

Actually, I’d say Rand’s ethics were stricter than yours.

In what way?

It might just be loose phrasing, but it sounds like you’re saying that Rand believed anything goes if it helps you. To be more precise, Rand believed that it was morally right to act in your self-interest, provided those actions do not violate the rights of others.

runningrepublican:

@RunningRepub: At risk of being murdered, I’ll say this; I don’t know what’s so great about Dr. Who.

I just don’t see why people become so nationalistic over the show they’re watching. You like the show, enjoy it, and respect that some people don’t.

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
“Malfoy bought the whole team brand-new Nimbus Cleansweeps!” Ron said, like a poor person. “That’s not fair!”
“Everything that is possible is fair,” Harry reminded him gently. “If he is able to purchase better equipment, that is his right as an individual. How is Draco’s superior purchasing ability qualitatively different from my superior Snitch-catching ability?”
“I guess it isn’t,” Ron said crossly.
Harry laughed, cool and remote, like if a mountain were to laugh. “Someday you’ll understand, Ron.”

So pretty much pragmatism, then? Anything goes as long as it get’s the job done.

I don’t know much about pragmatism, but it sounds like similar ideology. I’m not an objectivist like Rand, but I agree that if someone has the means to obtain something, be it an object, job, whatever, then they have the right to use those means. Although my ethics might be a little stricter than hers.

Actually, I’d say Rand’s ethics were stricter than yours.

quotesbymel:

slagarthefox:

sodomymcscurvylegs:

Ayn Rand’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

“Malfoy bought the whole team brand-new Nimbus Cleansweeps!” Ron said, like a poor person. “That’s not fair!”

“Everything that is possible is fair,” Harry reminded him gently. “If he is able to purchase better equipment, that is his right as an individual. How is Draco’s superior purchasing ability qualitatively different from my superior Snitch-catching ability?”

“I guess it isn’t,” Ron said crossly.

Harry laughed, cool and remote, like if a mountain were to laugh. “Someday you’ll understand, Ron.”

So pretty much pragmatism, then? Anything goes as long as it get’s the job done.

I don’t know much about pragmatism, but it sounds like similar ideology. I’m not an objectivist like Rand, but I agree that if someone has the means to obtain something, be it an object, job, whatever, then they have the right to use those means. Although my ethics might be a little stricter than hers.

Actually, I’d say Rand’s ethics were stricter than yours.

You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police. Yet in their hearts there is unspoken – unspeakable! – fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts! Words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home, all the more powerful because they are forbidden. These terrify them. A little mouse – a little tiny mouse! – of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.
Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) British Prime Minister.   (via philosophicalconservatism)

elisabethianempire:

I’LL TELL YA WHAT I WANT, WHAT I REALLY REALLY WANT

I WANNA I WANNA I WANNA I WANNA

Live in a stable free market economy with limited government intervention and no crony or corporate capitalism.

ablogforlivingonearth:

Optimism.
I’ve been asked a few times why I keep making these posters.
I pretty much make them for myself as a way to cope with what I see is happening all over the country. 
It’s overwhelming (to say the least) and sometimes it feels like there’s nothing I can do about it. 
But then I think that this is what their plan is; to overwhelm those of us who believe there’s still hope, so making these posters is my way of not letting that happen. 
And who knows? Maybe they’ll inspire someone else as well.
Ayn Rand has that effect on people.
@seven2521

ablogforlivingonearth:

Optimism.

I’ve been asked a few times why I keep making these posters.

I pretty much make them for myself as a way to cope with what I see is happening all over the country. 

It’s overwhelming (to say the least) and sometimes it feels like there’s nothing I can do about it. 

But then I think that this is what their plan is; to overwhelm those of us who believe there’s still hope, so making these posters is my way of not letting that happen. 

And who knows? Maybe they’ll inspire someone else as well.

Ayn Rand has that effect on people.

@seven2521

ombudsloth:

objectivistnerd:

literaryghoul:

unless your teachers are abusive assholes there is no fucking reason to disrespect them

they are literally trying their hardest to get you an education

teachers have every right to complain about rude students or the amount of papers they have to grade because their salary is low as shit

oh wow, your math teacher yelled at you because you were ignoring the lesson and talking to your friend

i wonder why

jesus christ teachers have it hard enough dont be an asshole

Forcefeeding small children information and arbitrarily restricting their autonomy for most of their waking hours is pretty abusive IMO

i’m tired of the old “teacher’s salaries are shit” schtick too

literaryghoul:

unless your teachers are abusive assholes there is no fucking reason to disrespect them

they are literally trying their hardest to get you an education

teachers have every right to complain about rude students or the amount of papers they have to grade because their salary is low as shit

oh wow, your math teacher yelled at you because you were ignoring the lesson and talking to your friend

i wonder why

jesus christ teachers have it hard enough dont be an asshole

Forcefeeding small children information and arbitrarily restricting their autonomy for most of their waking hours is pretty abusive IMO

objectivistnerd
Anonymous

runningrepublican:

Another OG follower. He’s got some brains as well. 

You’re so sweet.

sixpenceee:

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