Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 01/26/2021 in all areas

  1. With the metaphysical threats of China, the wuflu attack on western civilization, the rise of a brazen global oligarchy, and totalitarian ideas like the Great Reset, and the recent elections and kangaroo impeachments... I’m starting to feel like Ayn Rand’s overwhelming focus on altruism was slightly misguided, in the sense that it is not the evil (out there) as such, it is a misdirection and a weapon used by the naked will to power and domination by the tyrannically inclined, targeting our weaknesses to obtain obedience. But that will to power the tyrannical powers of the psyche seem now
    4 points
  2. A big difference between elitists doing crud in other countries and their doing it here is the Americans (the real ones) of whom there are still an abundant number in this country's populace. American ingenuity and spirit going against elitist crooks is a whole ‘nuther thing from populaces used to being ruled by "superiors" trying to rebel. Ellen
    3 points
  3. 2 points
  4. I didn't know much about Bernstein apart from a few articles, nor his affiliations, but it looks like he has distinctly broken ranks with the Orthodoxy. He wrote a very good essay arguing why collectivism is the greater evil, and sure enough Binswanger entered in a debate to (not effectively) counter that. Seriously? It is controversial for O'ists to support individualism (by the dreaded religious conservatives) over collectivism (by the Left)?
    2 points
  5. It's instructive to revisit The Fountainhead and see how Elsworth Toohey takes over The Banner only to have Gail Wynand pull the plug or remove the sanction. Today the Tooheys have taken over the country, but it's up to Americans to remove the sanction. Rand hung her whole philosophy on the impotence of evil and the sanction of the victim. Fundamentally she got it right, but no one that's not you is going to save your ass. --Brant we all sanction somethings we shouldn't and pay a price in potency
    2 points
  6. SL, I wouldn't take it that far. Besides, there is a rule of thumb I believe is always good to follow, especially with philosophy. When a person habitually says one thing and it conflicts with what a person habitually does, what the person does is the better indication of what the person truly believes and will do in the future. A good example with Rand is that she constantly said evil was impotent. Yet in most of her fiction, one of the main conflicts is between a virtuous individual and an evil state. And the evil state was always there. It was not impotent, but
    2 points
  7. If one is going to stage a coup like a stolen election or military takeover, one needs a strong man or woman to lead the aftermath to consolidate power. The Biden impostors did stage a coup and pulled it off, but Biden is not a strong man and his gang live in a bubble. They constantly show they are scared to death. The following article at Gateway Pundit shows what this looks like and why the impostors are terrified. It’s Clear – Since the 2020 Election – Joe Biden and His Gang Are Scared to Death of Facing the American People The article didn't mention it, but a month afte
    2 points
  8. TG, I love how you are tying the meaning of Christian stories to what is unfolding before our eyes. (I have to say something, though. This is not an implied criticism of Peter. He is on his own journey and staying true to what he sees, even though it is different than what I do. What value would his acquiescence have--for him, for me, for you, or for anyone--if he bore false witness to his own eyes just to go along with others? I admire Peter. Now, if I could only convince him to look at reality using air molecules and photons only without the filter of an electronic screen... )
    2 points
  9. And fuck the CCP and everyone that voluntarily deals with and abets
    2 points
  10. P You say you know the Proud Boys are violence incarnate, how do you know that ? What I know of the Proud Boys is that the group started as a drinking club centered on free speech protection and Western Chauvinism. Gavin McInnes a comedian and co founder of Vice Media started it in response to the leftist-fascistic infiltration of popular culture signaled by the rise in antifa and similar groups' activities. Their 'violent' reputation was gained after some supporters were assaulted leaving an event and their reactions were caught on video. McInnes rented the Republican Club in N
    2 points
  11. I suspect everything that comes from CNN, and have avoided them like the plague, but sometimes they and the WaPo have to get some thing right. I've not seen this item get ANY exposure. Back in January, it is generally known to you guys, right? "Were not incited" - "part of a preplanned conspiracy". https://capitalismmagazine.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6daac5bbabca715ce33f553e&id=f55b06a9b9&e=1ce5f80967
    2 points
  12. "How DJT Lost the White House" by Patrick Byrne (At this point I’ve read chapters 3 and 4 – fascinating, and more to come.) Ch. 1: All the President’s Teams (Nov. 3 – Dec. 17) 27 January 2021 Ch. 2: Was There Foreign Interference in this Election? 31 January 2021 Ch. 3: Crashing the White House (Dec. 18 – Dec. 22) 1 February 2021 Ch. 4: The Christmas Doldrums (Dec. 23 – noon Jan. 6) 4 February 2021
    2 points
  13. Here is the first interview with General Mike Flynn in a while. It was conducted yesterday (Feb. 5, 2021) by Doug Billings for a show called The Right Side. The sound from Gen Flynn is not great at times (it sounds like sporadic tinny VOIP degradation), but it is so good to hear from him, it's worth putting up with. DOUG BILLINGS / GENERAL MICHAEL FLYNN INTERVIEW Here's an article on Centipede Nation. It used a YouTube video, which I preferred not to embed. But the comments are the things I was going to mention. I believe the timings will line up with the BitChute versio
    2 points
  14. That troubles me too, because these are real folks, with real kids,who want to drink real milk and eat real food. Communists dont think about the people, but my beautiful and glorious President, President Trump, only thinks about The People.
    2 points
  15. I've started a new topic dedicated to the rapidly-developing news regarding the stock market goings-on lately, as it relates to the post-election cycle. Things are happening so fast and furious, it's hard to keep up, but it's also a good time to see how the Objectivist arguments about fiat currency vs. a commodity-backed system are playing out in real-time current events. (And though the election may be "over", the consequences are just beginning, as things are really taken some interesting turns...if I didn't know any better, I'd swear that Francisco D'Anconia was out there making his moves w
    2 points
  16. The idiot host didn't know he was on full display naked. Banned in Boston is now banned in the United States but it still doesn't work. --Brant oh, the powers that be would have chopped their heads off; it's all about power
    2 points
  17. Yesterday - February 2 - was Ayn Rand's birthday. Ellen
    2 points
  18. From Gateway Pundit - link: Attorney Lin Wood Tells Georgia Bar to Pound Sand – Says He Will Not Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation Ellen
    2 points
  19. I was struck by that one, too, and was going to post it when I got a chance. The Georgia "Old Boys" network looks quite institutionalized. In the same vein, Lin Wood posted in full the following mini-speech from a Telegram account called "Narrative Reframes." It looks like Bobby Piton is the author, but I’m not sure if Piton is simply being credited for the mathematical detail. There are many long posts on the "Narrative Reframes" account. I've only had time so far to do a rapid scroll through the material. link to the repost on Lin's Telegram account link to the o
    2 points
  20. Along with MAGA, Patriots, 'silent majority' maintaining a cohesive political front and directing focus on state legislatures to push for as close to paper balloting as can be done. I think it important to push back culturally also. I saw an online petition gathering signatures to pressure Bed Bath and Beyond to relent on their efforts to attack Mike Lindell. I emailed the authors of the petition with an idea I had the night before.
    2 points
  21. On the "Deep State Unraveling" thread, I mentioned Rand's open letter, "To All Innocent Fifth Columnists", in regards to communist "infiltration from within", and how it related to the Q phenomenon, which is largely meant to wake people up to the same threat. As I was rereading her words, today, I found a lot of relevance to what we're going through, now. But what struck me most was her calling out the "doomers" who were ready to throw in the towel too soon, even back then. She was URGING them to get off their asses, to NOT be pacified, while calling on people to have...wait for it...FAITH, w
    2 points
  22. The military needs us Finally, I see something concrete people can do to remove the impostor and restore correct election procedures and shake off the threat of a socialist/communist takeover to boot. The latest Situation Update video by Mike Adams lays it out. Granted, this particular video is more on the surface than deep and it is a bit choppy, but this one--I believe--is about as real as I know without seeing it with my own eyes. I think it's one of Mike's best videos big-picture-wise. And it convinces me Mike's military contacts are the real deal and high up. Situation Upda
    2 points
  23. Today Rudy Giuliani issued the following statement: “Dominion’s defamation lawsuit for $1.3B will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely. The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart. It is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously. As such, we will investigate a countersuit against them for violating these Constitutional rights.”
    2 points
  24. Ellen, I recommend it, too. In several interviews, Patrick Byrne has given his own description of the demoralize, destabilize, prompt crisis and normalize formula. I have discussed Yuri Bezmenov a few times on OL, or at least shown YouTube videos of parts of his interview with Griffin. I looked just now and I couldn't find them, so I probably made a comment without typical keywords and merely embedded the videos. At any rate, here is the full interview (on YouTube). The description by YT user, Wise Wanderer, to this video is fascinating. The crowd psycholo
    1 point
  25. Brant, I've heard Trump called many things, but never lazy. This comment is proof of the saying, "Nothing succeeds like success." Nobody would ever have said that about him--not even dreamed it--had the bad guys not stolen the election. Saying Trump sounds lazy is like saying Lincoln sounded lazy about the Civil War because he relied on Gen. McClellan, who kept stalling. Michael
    1 point
  26. It seems like Trump lost control of his staff and the staff went their own way as his powers as President evaporated. Douglas MacArthur never had such a problem as he was always on top of things and knew more than they did. Trump sounds lazy. --Brant
    1 point
  27. Pro-Trump Objectivist and psychologist Dr. Michael Hurd weighs in on the matter of Q: "Why Conspiracy Theories Steered Us So Wrong" Excerpts: "Consider the events of 2020 and early 2021. Conspiracy theories told us the Chinese Communist Party and the Democratic Party (same thing) plotted and brilliantly carried out a scheme to impose coronavirus on America, to destroy America’s economy and divide the country. While there’s no doubt Communists in China and America WANT to do this, they’re not nearly that brilliant. If they were that brilliant, they wouldn’t be Communists. What’s much m
    1 point
  28. Online Bickering The standard saying is that one picture is worth a thousand words. I'm not doing much Facebook these days, but I just went there. This is what popped up. One image representing thousands of words. I think the name of the artist is Al Margen. The post is from his FB account here. LOLOLOLOL... Dayaamm! Michael
    1 point
  29. At this very moment, SCOTUS is discussing the fate of several lawsuits about the election fraud of 2020, including Lin Wood's case. He made a couple of posts on Telegram while he is waiting. First: And second: Lin bow his head to God, but does not bow his head to human authority. Not even when they sit in legal judgment over him. To say I resonate with this is an understatement. Michael
    1 point
  30. From Fox News: The Republican Party appears split after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and former President Donald Trump exchanged harsh statements following Trump's impeachment acquittal by the Senate over the weekend, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Hannity" Tuesday the feud has got to stop. "Mitch McConnell working with Donald Trump did a hell of a job. They’re now at each other’s throat," he said. "I’m more worried about 2022 than I’ve ever been. I don’t want to eat our own." "President Trump is the most consequential Republican in the party," Graham continued. "If M
    1 point
  31. I looked on the coronavirus thread and I could not find anyone “denying the existence of” Covid other than mention of some news stories that denied the actual severity of the disease. But I seem to remember some people not looking at the science. So sorry, for using too wide a brush. Peter Notes. Michael wrote last year . . . btw - Since WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, I love how President Trump responded. According to the globalists, he was supposed to put the US under a global authority control (say, WHO, or maybe something health-related from the UN). Instead, he
    1 point
  32. Why? So you can clutch your pearls some more? You probably think Kyle Rittenhouse is guilty, too. Stay cowering in the basement, where you belong.
    1 point
  33. Peter, Obviously Trump wanted the protesters to pull out submachine guns, assault rifles, bazookas, grenades, mortars, in fact, a whole arsenal of ordinance and mow down any and all people before them right before the protesters set fire to the capitol building. He wanted the walls of the capitol to cave in and topple. He also wanted the protesters to behead the members of Congress like ISIS did prisoners, with video footage to later edit. Then he wanted them to loot the capitol building of anything of value before it burned down. That is, after they finished raping all women worth r
    1 point
  34. Perfect. 'Nuff said. ("Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose...")
    1 point
  35. Looks like the Trump team killed it today. They exposed the doctored parts of the evidence the Dems presented. That doesn't mean much to totally corrupt people, like the majority of the Senate, but there are enough honest folks around that this should take care of any potential last-minute scam getting taken seriously by the Senators who will vote to acquit. And don't forget, their number is enough to acquit. I would provide links and so on, but, really, this is not worth talking about. Unless a Dem member of Congress, or an anti-Trump Republican, goes to jail for falsifying evi
    1 point
  36. Wrong. "If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit." (I kid, I kid...)
    1 point
  37. Although the following is only sports, this spirit is what I'm talking about with Byrne. I see a similarity between Byrne and Cuban. They look at life from inside a cage with golden bars, offer a great product, are wicked smart, but have no clue about normal American people in any area outside their specialties. Here is where normal American people are going right now. And do not think this only applies to Christians. It applies to a broad spectrum of people with freedom-loving values from an America First perspective. And it is growing. In other words, to paraphrase
    1 point
  38. Quick Super Bowl LV thought Sunday, Kat told me it was the Super Bowl and I could not have been less interested. Ever since they started kneeling during the National Anthem and making leftwing propaganda out of the games, I didn't care about American football anymore. Also, the day before, I had reseen the movie, Point Break, with Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves. I had seen it once years ago and I liked it back then. This time around I knew why. The main characters were motivated by philosophy leading to states of adrenaline-laced transcendence rather than normal motivations or, wors
    1 point
  39. "What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind." - Homer Simpson
    1 point
  40. I resent the racists of every ilk who have nothing better to say than to harp on the merits and demerits of what they call systematic racism, an anti-concept that has no meaning. What should be the focus of attention when discussing liberty, individual rights, and liberty is the defunding of government-owned and/or operated education institutions. America needs to get rid of the Kantian-based philosophy that underlies Progressive education, the application of systematic Pragmatism that is the most evil philosophy and that is the basis of Progressive Education, Socialism, and Communism. What is
    1 point
  41. TG, Cool. That's Torba himself who wrote that. For the reader, Torba is the dude behind Gab. Here's the image Torba uses for his header on Gab. That pretty much hits some of the oligarchy's most painful buttons, doesn't it? Michael
    1 point
  42. (To MSK: I just came up with the title based on the current movers and shakers, combined with the essay "Gold and Economic Freedom" from CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL. But I can see this taking on a bigger scope, as well. If you have a better idea for a thread title that might be better for a long-run view to catalog and comment on this stuff, by all means...)
    1 point
  43. Who the fuck is actually calling the shots - since it sure as hell isn’t Biden? He’s just signing what he’s told to sign and saying what he’s told to say. Ellen
    1 point
  44. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Federalist_Papers Of course, those were written in response to ANOTHER anonymous psy-op, the "Anti-Federalist Papers", with pseudonyms like "Cato" and Brutus" (those names..."all roads lead to Rome", right?) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Federalist_Papers Whether or not there is actually a connection to the past and today's anons, the conclusion to that chapter of history could be of importance, here: "The Anti-Federalists proved unable to stop the ratification of the US Constitution, which took effect in 1789. Since th
    1 point
  45. TG, Neither. False dichotomy. It's a half-assed sales page. Forget about politics. That's ugly. We, the enlightened don't think about threats. Why? Because we are positive, unlike the negative folks. We think about long life and making stuff. We offer you future happiness. So be enlightened like us. How? Send us your money. PS: We want money from Trump voters and Communist China supporters, too, so I won't tell you how un-Objectivist you are if you are supporters of that stuff. After all, money has no philosophy. It's money... And we need it... So be happy... An
    1 point
  46. Oh, it's starting...Look into the Gamestop Wall Street hedgefun short-selling scandal that happened today. I posted about in on the "Deep State Unraveling" thread just now... “People don’t have to like the their rulers. But once a ruler is hated, people will start risking harm to their own good fortunes, just to fuck with them. “If you take away people’s hops for the future and then double down by taking away any joy which can be had in the present moment, their only source of dopamine becomes actively fucking with you.” https://gab.com/Miles/posts/105630683164
    1 point
  47. I made another meme... Michael
    1 point
  48. Thank you. Not for your lame-ass characterization and interpretation, but for your acceptance. I appreciate it. Now moving on...
    1 point
  49. No. I normally don't answer this kind of question, but eugenics is one of the worst evils mankind has devised. I don't know how anyone could imagine Objectivism, a philosophy of individualism, could ever be based on the collectivist premises of eugenics. What an interesting guy, though. Chris Langan is living proof that knowledge is not wisdom. A savant who cannot use his eyes to see the obvious is tragic, actually. Here's what I mean. What's the argument from people like him? We have to breed deficiencies out of mankind because diseased or retarded or whatever people are inferi
    1 point