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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-21-10 09:30 AM
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17. I guess you diagnosed that yourself
Grownups don't view fiction as a reason to change the world.

and I quote you directly: "they make an exceedingly poor case for changing the world"

So why engage with the ferocity that people do?

She's a person that people pathologically love to hate, and I do mean pathology.
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  -Ayn Rand - Liberty vs Socialism Shoush  May-20-10 01:30 PM   #0 
  - that was a philosophical observation  sui generis   May-20-10 01:38 PM   #1 
  - I think she was blinded by her own life experiences growing up during the Russian Revolution  notadmblnd   May-20-10 01:49 PM   #3 
  - That's why the only children in her awful novels are off in the far distance  Warpy   May-20-10 02:32 PM   #12 
     - I guess you diagnosed that yourself  sui generis   May-21-10 09:30 AM   #17 
     - People who are unable to let go of the juvenile claptrap  Warpy   May-21-10 11:26 AM   #20 
        - adolescent, juvenile  sui generis   May-21-10 12:17 PM   #22 
     - Libertarians, as a rule, don't have kids!  LongTomH   May-27-10 11:56 AM   #37 
     - "We the grownups? lol  demwing   May-28-10 11:19 PM   #39 
  - "These days?"  dchill   May-20-10 01:53 PM   #5 
  - so two works of fiction and a one-off huffpost are your basis?  sui generis   May-20-10 02:11 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, that's it - my complete basis for my distaste.  dchill   May-20-10 02:58 PM   #15 
     - sounds like you want a fight  sui generis   May-21-10 08:59 AM   #16 
        - I have read everything by Ayn Rand  chillspike   May-24-10 06:23 PM   #31 
  - great link  unpossibles   May-20-10 02:12 PM   #9 
  - Excellent observation, Sui Generis *smile* n/t  Mimosa   May-20-10 02:46 PM   #13 
  - Her economic and social theories as expressed in the video  BootinUp   May-21-10 10:54 AM   #19 
  - She conflated capitalism with freedom  Cary   May-21-10 12:28 PM   #23 
     - see that was civil  sui generis   May-21-10 12:52 PM   #24 
        - I assume she was noble but the road to hell and all that. . .  Cary   May-21-10 01:12 PM   #25 
  - Wow. I can see why Alan Greenspan...  dchill   May-20-10 01:48 PM   #2 
  - What a piece of work.  davidwparker   May-20-10 01:53 PM   #4 
  - Objectivism isn't liberty, it's another form of slavery  baldguy   May-20-10 01:54 PM   #6 
  - I agree with your statement, but I thought...  dchill   May-20-10 02:02 PM   #7 
  - It's not even that. It was simply BS  MajorChode   May-20-10 02:19 PM   #11 
  - A = A  heliarc   May-25-10 12:49 AM   #35 
  - May she rot in Hell!  Joanne98   May-20-10 02:13 PM   #10 
  - Corrupt communism or socialism...  Mimosa   May-20-10 02:48 PM   #14 
  - Certainly...  teknomanzer   May-21-10 10:52 AM   #18 
     - Because recognizing that neither capitalism nor socialism are singular things...  JHB   May-28-10 03:58 AM   #38 
  - Ayn Rand's books went around my barracks in 1967, and lots of thoughtful guys  Ron Green   May-21-10 11:59 AM   #21 
  - I went through that phase myself  Raoul   May-21-10 03:00 PM   #27 
  - Teenage daughters of Liberals notoriously read Rand  Taverner   May-21-10 03:53 PM   #28 
  - Ayn Rand was a great thinker who fought valiantly for a proper world  breadandwine   May-21-10 02:36 PM   #26 
  - Yes! Funny how no one mentions her serial killer fetish  Taverner   May-21-10 03:55 PM   #29 
  - Yeesh! What was that line from "Last of the Mohicans"?  Cowpunk   May-24-10 10:07 PM   #32 
  - BTW where's your sarcasm smilie?  Cowpunk   May-24-10 10:10 PM   #33 
  - "Jimmy are you sharing a cookie?"  chillspike   May-21-10 06:34 PM   #30 
  - She makes me sick.  heliarc   May-25-10 12:46 AM   #34 
  - Objectivist Children's Sleepover  chillspike   May-27-10 07:52 AM   #36 

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