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As Rand once wrote through the words of the intransigent rational man of self-esteem and hero, Howard Roark in The Fountainhead, "The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing.".

Indeed it is and only rational philosophy will save it. Don't just read but comprehend, understand the worlds of Aristotle, Locke, Rand, Peikoff and so many others espousing reason, rationality, and its fundamental connection to reality.

Reason is the sole means of gaining human knowledge and reality exists whether you chose to recognize it or not and she won't let you forget she's there. Evade her and suffer the consequences.

Reality is that which is left when all your false beliefs crumble to ash and leave you naked before the universe. Terrifying thought for those so tied to unreason and a rejection of reality. Your day of reckoning will come sooner or later, maybe on your death bed when you come face to face with your mortality and realize you blew it.

Losing My Religion seems the appropriate song for just that situation. It is epically sad but need never be.

Never give up your reasoning mind to the lowest bidder. See-through your own eyes. Own your life and respect reality. This world is yours, but you've been selling it out for crumbs your whole life.

Rise and stand upright as is man's proper stature.
 
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And many in this world are cynical of human nature with no valid reason to be. The statement, "It's human nature" is derogatory in its usage, typically referring to something negative and of essence in man

Disagree that man is heroic in nature and essence? Think man is at base evil or wicked or sinful? Let's have that discussion because it is that view upon which most philosophers and theologians held onto for dear life reigning misery down in every period of human history.
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And many in this world are cynical of human nature with no valid reason to be. The statement, "It's human nature" is derogatory in its usage, typically referring to something negative and of essence in man

Disagree that man is heroic in nature and essence? Think man is at base evil or wicked or sinful? Let's have that discussion because it is that view upon which most philosophers and theologians held onto for dear life reigning misery down in every period of human history.
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Kind of a weird quote from someone who has the highest ideal of individualism. I have always considered being cynical as not believing authority just because they are authority. And a high form of comedy.
 
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Kind of a weird quote from someone who has the highest ideal of individualism. I have always considered being cynical as not believing authority just because they are authority. And a high form of comedy.

I don't think that's being cynical, at least not to me. That is having a free and independent mind. Being cynical here about mankind is something that is not accurate and not based in reality. It is philosophically and empirically verifiable that man is not innately evil, corrupt, nor wretched by nature.

That so many think he has wrought hell upon this earth for millennia as that is used as the justification for want of control of humanity.
 
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Can't make this shut up.


Interesting way to write it up by the Beast. 1st, by definition it was not an insurrection and 2nd statutory rape can be a bad thing but it most often has nothing to do with pedophilia, 3rd it does certainly appear there are some horrible pedophiles types in Congress and 4th there is most definitely a gaggle of Communists currently sitting in those chambers.

That said, so long as the Capitol Police are not protecting an act they have witnessed or know for a fact happened it is their sworn duty to protect politicians at the Capitol.

Morally, I don't believe I would be able to allow myself to work such a job protecting those actively seeking hurt and destruction.

My ex-wife started out our marriage as a federal agent and she was required to do protective service for Clinton and she had a serious dilemma of conscience about whether she would take a bullet for the guy.

She eventually quit because she could no longer enforce laws that violated rights. Instead, she is an account and Constitutional lawyer fighting those bad laws. That's integrity.

Don't know what each officer thinks but one would think if justice is a primary virtue in their lives they wouldn't want much of a part in that.
 
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Thanks for the thumbs down i50. Maybe you could present your issues with a reasoned argument against what I wrote? Seems pretty clear to me.

What is your objection? Maybe I'll learn something.
 
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Good morning world! Gorgeous day here today.

There are 2 essays written by Rand that are absolutely essential works that go a long way to creating an understanding of very complicated philosophical issues in clear language.

I highly recommended them both. Could have wicked discussions and debates on the topics.

I'll start with the first line. It is the Serenity Prayer and Ayn loved it. She was a lifelong atheist, interesting, huh?

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

Enjoy!

 
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Essay number 2, line 1:

"One of the most destructive anti-concepts in the history of moral philosophy is "Duty"."

 
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From the Renaissance man, the man of many talents and a clear vision of himself, the world, and his fellow man whom he loves passionately, hence this piece, his enemies are anyone who would harm humanity and there are many actors out there with that aim, not ignorance, as an error of knowledge is eminently forgivable. But when you are presented with the truth and chose to not see, that is is fundamentally moral treason and unforgivable and never should be stood for. But pay attention to them only so long as it takes to defeat them.

Fight always but never stop living this life in this beautiful existence.

Anyway, good morning and have a great day to most of the world.


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Thanks for the thumbs down i50. Maybe you could present your issues with a reasoned argument against what I wrote? Seems pretty clear to me.

What is your objection? Maybe I'll learn something.
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Learn something? From Inspector Midgar P71? Well sure, if you want to become a f........ I better not
 
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Good morning Planet. ❤️

Interesting night at the river. This really cute chick, Shannon called and begged men and Jo to go hang with her. It was 92 degrees. Hot but beautiful there.

At one point I put on music and the bikini-clad Shannon danced for me all night. LOL.

I would post the videos but they got a bit naughty. :ROFLMAO:

She is really funky and fun and successful. IT specialist for Amazon, very intelligent but a bit nutz. :)

Then Jo spent the night again but I fell asleep on her right after I made dinner.

Great night. I really enjoy this life of mine.

This thing with Shannon isn’t going anywhere really, Chara’s got my heart. But nutty chicks can be kinda fun to hang with sometimes. :)
 
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