Daniel Barnes Posted September 3, 2007 Share Posted September 3, 2007 (edited) Mike:>Also, I have no doubt that if the streaker had been playing some kind of prank WITH HIS CLOTHES ON, Rand's discourse on the principles involved would have been different.This is the key point. You could even make a strong Objectivist argument for the streaker if you like. To whip something up as an example: "Art that is proper to man qua man - that is, true Objectivist art - can and should be a celebration of the human spirit and the human body fully integrated, of the true nature of man unsullied by mere fashion and whim: man as a heroic object of worship, not denigrated as an animal living in the brutish range-of-the-moment. Yet observe the spiritual degradation, the profound self-loathing of "liberal" left wing Hollywood, as it honours disgusting smears of man's true nature with its highest awards; like the gangster worshipping "Godfather II", or even worse "Chinatown" - a movie that is nothing more than a sleazy portrait of crime, violence and incest, reveling in filth, made by a paedophile and fugitive. Underneath its fancy dress, modern Hollywood is a corrupt, bitter old leper that has turned her back on reality. What more rational, objective protest could be made against these vicious smears than by hurling the true, beautiful body of man, in the kind of display of masterful male athletic prowess appreciated by Aristotle himself, in the face of this corrupt sham! A high speed arc of rationality, a lightning streak of objectivity, blasting the intrinsicist/subjectivist hordes with an act of courageous, transcendent purity -that is what we witness at the 1974 Academy Awards. If you don't understand the full meaning of this magnificent gesture, I would have to seriously question whether you truly understand Objectivism itself..."See how easy - not to mention fun - this is? Edited September 3, 2007 by Daniel Barnes Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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