HAHAHA Check this out! (Atlas Shrugged is the worst book ever!)

Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 2 months, 3 weeks ago to Humor
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Except from Mr. Turnbull’s rant:
These acolytes called themselves “Objectivists,” because they believed in a race of super-humans, of which Rand was the most perfect, who supposedly had the ability to objectively perceive the universe around them. Naturally, the Objectivists believe that they themselves are among these super-humans.

Surrounded by devotees who worshipped at her feet, Ayn Rand became convinced that anyone who disagreed with her about literally anything—for example, someone who didn’t share her preference for Rachmaninoff over Mozart or vanilla ice cream over chocolate ice cream—was evil and deserved to die.

Smoking cigarettes; worshipping Ayn Rand; praising Atlas Shrugged; and taking part in an assortment of bizarre, vaguely Klingon sex rituals are similarly considered to be morally obligatory. Objectivist women are required to worship Objectivist men, the men worship Ayn Rand, and Ayn Rand herself worshipped John Galt.
SOURCE URL: https://hmturnbull.com/opinion/atlas-shrugged/

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  • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    OK, I slogged my way through the whole article. Wow. A true commie's fantasy about what he wishes Objectivism actually is while revealing his own left wing fantasy of history. My thanks to blarman elsewhere in this thread for saving me a lot of typing. I would only add a few things to blarman's list without typing up a storm such as I notice the rehack of the "Rand admired child murdering" crap which has been refuted years ago, but lefties still hold on to it.

    I do have to say this article is sugar candy to lefties and is presented in a very professional propagandist way: Point out just enough facts (Rand smoked cigarettes) to act as a spear head to ram forth all the BS.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Well, I've read that article. Actually, after I read a few paragraphs, I didn't really read it all, I pretty much skimmed the rest. Aside from the obscenities, it also very much misrepresented its subject, and I wonder why in the h--l you would run such a load of dishonest garbage on the Galt's Gulch site. Other people trash us enough. Why would you want to add to it?!
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    • Posted by CaptainKirk 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      We should ALWAYS know how they attack us. So that we might defend ourselves in private company, and in the public.

      I used to be in the Tea Party. But the Media had people HONESTLY believing we were semi-terroristic and white supremacist. I was recruiting younger people, and they were like "I like the ideas, but I could never tell my peers... They believe "

      It was crazy. Every rally I attended was peaceful (except when others started crap), and we cleaned up before we left, like RATIONAL people.

      Meanwhile, check out the garbage left behind by the OTHER groups that are "well regarded" by the media...
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      • Posted by $ pixelate 2 months, 3 weeks ago
        I have NPR on in the AM while enjoying a cup of coffee. I want to hear how the other side distorts reality so that I can sharpen my mental tools to do battle with them directly, and indirectly by offering guidance to folks that are still sitting on the fence.
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        • Posted by $ gharkness 2 months, 3 weeks ago
          I do this too. I have my car radio perma-set to NPR as well as my Alexa in the kitchen, to listen when I'm cooking. I also tune into different city NPR stations, as some of the programs in Tulsa, for example, are different from programs in Dallas.

          I hate 'em all, but it gives me a HUGE heads up on the new "in" wording, and where the country is going politically, at least what they WANT to happen. And believe it or not, an occasional science program I couldn't find anywhere else.
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    • Posted by $ 2 months, 3 weeks ago
      That’s why I said this is hilarious and put it in the humor section. His conclusions are laughable. But that’s the reality of how SOME view Ayn’s work.
      I was at first tempted to say he didn’t read the book. But he seems to have read it but with a very biased viewpoint. Honestly his descriptions of the romance between Dagny and Hank seem a little rapey. Which says more about him than anything else.
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