Capitalism's Pathetic Enemy is Deception
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"The dominant theme of this essay is the evasion of reality needed to destroy Individualism — independent minds and earned rewards. In fact, individual ‘rights’ are the distinctively American core value because they are the only principle needed to unite rational men."
“Any man or woman who is willing to think. All those who know that man’s life must be guided by reason, those who value their own life and are not willing to surrender it to the cult of despair in the modern jungle of cynical impotence, just as they are not willing to surrender the world to the Dark Ages and the rule of the brutes.” Ayn Rand
„"When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pale deaths which men miscall their lives.", (Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676). "All this I cannot bear to witness any longer. Cannot the Kingdom of Salvation take me home?", (Burton).“
I'll "see" your Metallica and raise you Disturbed
"Watch You Burn"
Even more to the post: Disturbed; No More.
"Once again we hear them calling for war
It doesn't matter what they're fighting for
They light the match and watch the whole world burst into flame
The story's always the same"
Kill for gain or shoot to maim
But we don't need a reason
The golden goose is on the loose
And never out of season
Blackened pride still burns inside
This shell of bloody treason
Here's my gun for a barrel of fun
For the love of living death
The blind men shout, "Let the creatures out!
We'll show the unbelievers"
Napalm screams of human flames
For a prime-time Belsen feast, yeah
As the reasons for the carnage cut
Their meat and lick the gravy
We oil the jaws of the war machine
And feed it with our babies
The body bags and little rags
Of children torn in two
And the jellied brains of those who remain
To put the finger right on you
As the mad men play on words
And make us all dance to their song
To the tune of starving millions
To make a better kind of gun
The killer's breed or the demon's seed
The glamour, the fortune, the pain
Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain
Don't you pray for my soul anymore
2 minutes to midnight
The hands that threaten doom
2 minutes to midnight
To kill the unborn in the womb
These are the pale deaths that men miscall their lives.
All this I cannot bear to witness any longer.
Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home?"
There are those who think that life
Has nothing left to chance,
A host of holy horrors
To direct our aimless dance.
You can choose from phantom fears
And kindness that can kill,
I will choose a path that’s clear
I will choose free will.
A little mind candy for you. Produced Dec. 7-12, 2021
Part 2-4: Need to scroll down, no direct link: https://metamind.quora.com/
Without the above.....we don't exist.
"Captain", another bestowed by professional sailing captains, despite my lack of licensure. Humbling to be considered worthy of participation.
Best ever: Spongebob! Three 14 y/o young women. Had to watch that whacked-out show to get an idea of they meant. always a lesson with a whole lot of whimsy
Run Appleton's essay against The Objectivist's Ethics....Objective mesh. Take your time...
7 months...that's where you've been.....congratulations.