Objectivists during lockdown: the looting masses are the problem

It’s truly stunning to watch Objectivists during lockdown. Their philosophy won’t let them come out against it. Their philosophy says government control is warranted during “crisis.” Many proudly wore their masks, etc. And now, after thousands of small businesses were shut down, many were sent into despair and committed suicide, large businesses and churches with …

An Abuse-Free World is Worth Fighting For

An Abuse-Free World is Worth Fighting For I am actually starting to get good at standing up to abuse. I have a system. I see it as if the abuser is a deceiving magician. They have their bag of tricks. I call out their bag of tricks. When they triangulate me, I say as much. …

Documented Cases of Objectivist Abuse

Yes, Objectivism is Abusive Yes, Objectivism is abusive. Abuse counselors say Abuse is in a Person’s Moral Paradigm. It’s not in their past trauma, it’s not in “unconsciousness.” It’s in their moral paradigm. They feel good about their abuse. They think it’s the right thing to do: that they are enacting something positive. And Objectivism …

Lay Down Your Whims and Weapons

Lay Down Your Whims and Weapons I’ve said in several places on social media now that Rand does not grant you permission to defend yourself. Of all issues, I get rebuked by Objectivists, “That is blatantly false!” No, dudes. Rand does not let you defend yourself. Here’s the quote: There is only one basic principle …

If you achieve that which is the good by a rational standard of value, it will necessarily make you happy. Right.

Shrugging Objectivism As noted, I’ve come a long way since shrugging Objectivism. As noted, I think it’s because I don’t think happiness is an achievement. Rand’s explicit position is that happiness is an achievement of one’s values and achieving your values “necessarily” makes you happy. From Rand, But the relationship of cause to effect cannot …

Objectivists on Education

Objectivists on Education In education, Objectivism is especially poor. Everything comes down to cognitive knowledge and hierarchy in Objectivism. They take no look at children and how they might best learn. They think they do, and that makes it worse. They think they understand the epistemological processes of the brain–comparing this and that, developing concepts–and …

The Fallout Of Objectivism’s Morality

The Fallout Of Objectivism’s Morality The fallout of this is enormous. Rand passes such heavy moral judgment on so many things as to shut down curiosity into many areas of human life. On the subconscious alone, she makes this sweeping statement: The enormously powerful integrating mechanism of man’s consciousness is there at birth; his only …