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Epitome of the Collectivist Soul The following tweet does not get any clearer. It is the perfect example of a collectivist soul taken to the extreme for a political agenda. I read about this on Rush Limbaugh: You Won’t Believe What Insane Liberals Want to Donate to Justice Ginsburg From the transcript: A collectivist soul thinks this way. And it is entirely normal for him. In essence, a collectivist (like Simon) thinks of human lives as replacements for reality. Except that is not entirely accurate since it is from my perspective. In other words, it is accura
The 2020 Election - Capitalism vs Collectivism Rand Style The essence of the 2020 Presidential election is shaping up to be capitalism vs. collectivism in the way Ayn Rand laid it out. I don't know what's happened in the Objectivist subcommunity. I keep seeing the enormous difficulty our fearless leaders have in applying Rand's thinking to current events. This might be because of sematics, gobs and gobs of semantics. For example, President Trump is considered among the intelligentsia (both within O-Land and without) as a nationalist. We rarely hear of him referred to as a capi
This struck me today while I was reading a book. My thought is that totalitarians like Schicklgruber or Stalin or Mao didn't choose to do what they didn't because of "altruist" premises. Rand's argument is that no selfish (Randian sense) would commit the horrors that they committed. But, while I was sitting down, I reflected on how much time I spend thinking about politics and I came to the idea that these men did the things that they did because they had the desire to shape society/the world. Any thoughts?