ThomasHägg

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    Cooperative Agorism; Disaster- and Poverty-prevention by means of Volountary Organisation, Competing Digital Networks and Experimental Bonds & Insurances (aka "development")

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    Thomas Hägg
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    Been many things and expect to be some more. Labels save me a lot of time. I was a mostly Secualar Christian, Socialist, then Communist, then Agnostic, who became a Constant Sceptic, later a "Bleeding Heart" Classical Liberal, now an Objectivist and so far on top of that whenever it is possible an Anarcho-Capitalist Social Agorist.
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  1. Like every form of determinism, [it] invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his [capability of advanced volitional abstraction]. [it] negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination. - "Randy", The Virtue of Selfishness (Rand with my specific brackets) It's hard to stay away from her definitions, because they are so accurate, but most of all so darn short!
  2. Rand might actually have meant "man only" in this case ...most pregnancies are due to selfish reasons on the part of the mother. Women actually enjoy sex - thankfully - and a lot of women also have a natural and rather strong "selfish" drive to be mothers, bringing them much pain but also so much joy that many end up doing it several times. Quoting Rand again... Hero-worship is a demanding virtue: a woman has to be worthy of it and of the hero she worships. Intellectually and morally, i.e., as a human being, she has to be his equal; then the object of her worship is specifically his masculinit
  3. Rewriting Rand to suit a politically correct agenda? Jeez. She said man and meant man. Women bear children, a completely different experience with different priorities. Women put the welfare of her children first. Men don't. "Man" means men, women, even children. It's the over-riding concept. A man is subservient to it so is a woman so is a child. They are all particulars to the concept. For the sake of the literary quality of her writing and her preferred absolutism, she made a statement that needs to be recast to be correct. "Should be" for "is" for instance. The use of "[hu]" is not helpful
  4. There are all kinds of lawyers, Jonathan. You have not described in what field of law she works, or from where her money comes... ... so it's not possible for me to know her politics without that information. Greg Yeah... Rand knew when she was just being cocky... I hope you do too Greg... I don't think that she did know when she was being cocky and over the top. I think she actually believed her own bullshit. J This was of course true at times and probably more so in the near end. But it clearly was an exhagerated statement, wether for effect or not. As it turns out this time, it was not "Ra
  5. I can't ever imagine Jesus would have said that though... It would seem extremely contradictory to most other things that he allegedly taught and practiced. http://biblehub.com/sermons/auth/harris/the_christian_law_of_self-sacrifice.htm https://bible.org/seriespage/mark-9-surrender-and-self-sacrifice http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Self-Sacrifice In many aspects, Christ was the ultimate preacher precisely of the dogma of altruism, promoting sacrifice and self-sacrifice in particular. This was a continuation of the idea that sacrifices had to be made to that entity (God) which was consid
  6. You know, if you were just to tone it down a bit, it would be so much easier to comment positively on some of the other things you post. It would serve your cause. Just a thought.
  7. There are all kinds of lawyers, Jonathan. You have not described in what field of law she works, or from where her money comes... ... so it's not possible for me to know her politics without that information. Greg Yeah... Rand knew when she was just being cocky... I hope you do too Greg...
  8. Happy Holidays! Post/send something from your trip later will you?
  9. For decent men and women their moral purposes are harmoniously complimentary and beneficial. Outside of that is everything else... Greg I agree. By the grace of reality and the nature of life, [hu]man —every [hu]man—is an end in himself, he exists for his own sake, and the achievement of his own happiness is his highest moral purpose. - "For the New Intellectual" by A. Rand The respective nature (and thus morality) of men and women are different, but neither contradict the nature of human beings or their morality as described by Rand.
  10. This thread is finally starting to make sense to me...
  11. Oh, got it. Gonna do some research on him and the rest when I get a chance then.
  12. "Likes" don't work very well if at all on OL. It's a technical thing. I can't even find any "LIKE" button to hit. (Wait a minute--there it is!) Regardless, it doesn't seem to tally up anywhere. --Brant (the brutal intrusion of reality) No? Too bad... It seems to work for me so far. I see total points when I visit other members profiles.
  13. Great! It's on my list now... Yes, the Nietzschean influences are clearly there, but even Nietzsche got some things right... I don't know virtually anything about Sciabarra but have already seen him mentioned a couple of times since I joined. Is he very respected in "objectivist" circles/on this forum? I would think so, however, I have not been involved in the post 1968 Leming actions by the Wahabi Objectivist sect led by Pope Leonard the Lame.... "Wahabi" lol are they really that bad? I'm gonna have to look into these "blasphemers" properly in the future ... So you're saying he's a follower