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Oscar Isaac's fans are uncomfortable with the 'Star Wars' star wearing an Ayn Rand T-shirt

Posted by sdesapio 5 years ago to Entertainment
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"A five-year-old Ayn Rand reference is making serious waves in Oscar Isaac's huge new fanbase—and all of Tumblr is along for the ride."
SOURCE URL: http://www.dailydot.com/geek/oscar-isaac-atlas-shrugged-shirt-ayn-rand-libertarian/


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  • Posted by Zenphamy 5 years ago
    Silly, silly statists nonsense.
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    • Posted by Mamaemma 5 years ago
      It's not silly, Zen. It's how they control the dialogue and the minds of the younger generation. Most of us Gulchers are older. We remember free speech, but most young people today have no idea how brainwashed they are.
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      • Posted by Zenphamy 5 years ago
        Oh, I think they know. They just don't agree. They have NO interest in individual freedom, or being in charge of their own destiny. They actually fear living in a society or community of freedom where someone besides themselves has ideas different than theirs.

        They can't be taught to respect freedom, theirs and particularly others. The thing to remember is that they've always been with us and will remain so. Those of us that respect freedom must continue to ridicule them and their philosophy of togetherness, love for everybody and every life, and their anti-human Gaia worship.

        They are indeed dangerous, particularly if given any kind of credibility. It's not so much that our philosophy is so much better (though they are), but that theirs are so ridiculous and inane, and everywhere and every time they've been tried, they've failed and resulted in tremendous numbers of death and poverty.
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        • Posted by Mamaemma 5 years ago
          Consider that they haven't failed if the desired result was control and power. They've failed only if the desired result is life, and that would be the goal of any rational person. Our enemies are not rational. I am being devils advocate here, Zen.
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  • Posted by ohiocrossroads 5 years ago
    Makes sense to me that that the liberal press would be getting their panties in a bunch over this. They would wipe every reference to Ayn Rand out of existence if they could. Back in the 70's, it was Rush putting the liner note "With acknowledgment to the genius of Ayn Rand" in their album 2112. That alone guaranteed the eternal hatred of rock music critics, because they introduced the works of Ayn Rand to a new generation.
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  • Posted by $ rainman0720 5 years ago
    I have my beliefs and convictions, as do we all. But I'm confident enough in those beliefs and convictions that I'm not afraid to discuss and debate them with someone who disagrees.

    In all of the stories like this, a central theme keeps appearing. I keep seeing people who won't even acknowledge--let alone converse about or debate--any position different than their own.

    Their reality won't allow even the concept of the existence of any perspective or argument that might change their minds.

    I honestly can't even begin to imagine what the world looks like when one sees it like that.
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  • Posted by $ Technocracy 5 years ago
    Amazing how petty people have become.
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    • Posted by JoleneMartens1982 5 years ago
      I just want to know who starts all these stupid trends? Like the mustache thing. Sadly I spent an entire day on the internet searching for the meaning of it all. The only intelligent answer I found was a line from a book relating mustaches to individuality. Wow, so every lemming is wearing mustaches to be individuals... Need I say more. God forbid anyone think anymore! I have gained some weight over the last couple years so I needed to do some clothes shopping. Same thing, it is all the same, styles, colors, cuts, lengths, no individuality! I am so irritated by it all. I told my husband if I need a dress or pants suit in the near future I am having it made, to fit me, and I will get the material. The conformity in all things is out of control.
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      • Posted by $ Technocracy 5 years ago
        In my opinion, the media starts the stupid trends.

        Whether its social media or conventional media they all need something to "report" on. When stories are slow in coming they have never been above manufacturing their own stories and trends out of whole cloth if necessary.

        The the people pile on to be "in"
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        • Posted by JoleneMartens1982 5 years ago
          More power to them! Not a fan of the "in". I find it all extremely ridiculous how they all fall all over each other for the fads, and crucify people like this guy for free thinking. Even funnier, how many of these youngins, off social media are gonna start wearing Any Rand shirts now and make that a point less fad? Ugh, the desperation of our society is frightening!
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  • Posted by JoleneMartens1982 5 years ago
    Sounds like we need to send this guy an invitation and some more t-shirts! What great publicity! I hate to say it but it is even better if main stream media hates us, they will talk about it longer and their children might pick up a good habit for once, like picking up a book instead of a new blog sight. If our world made any logical sense, Atlas Shrugged and many other books like it would be on both college and high school required reading lists!
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    • Posted by $ HeroWorship 5 years ago
      Especially when it is so stupid. "Our" kind of people perk up whenever they hear this kind of mindless bs and think "Hmmmm, I better look into this ayn rand atlas shrugged person if she is triggering such idiocy..."
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  • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years ago
    anybody have a URL for the shirt? I'll look too!

    This could be better than the Queen Mango Shirt!

    EDIT I just looked through the references on Google. These are voters? No. These are illiterates. Guaranteed X+Y=Zero Let's see if their math is any better than their eight syllable with a question mark language difficulties. But it was a pleasant trip through what life after LSD might have been ....like.....I mean... Huh.....Really....?
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    • Posted by Herb7734 5 years ago
      Wanna guess how many virtual and functionally illiterates vote? They think that being on Twitter or Facebook is better than voting, but that doesn't stop many of them.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 5 years ago
    Matter of fact, Ayn Rand repudiated the Libertarian
    party.--But I am glad if somebody was wearing an
    Ayn Rand T-shirt. Will he stand up for her, or
    throw her under a bus?
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