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How about some Ayn Rand Memes...

Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 months, 3 weeks ago to Philosophy
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There aren't any funny ones, which is a shame.

But I am sure you will remember the phrases.


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    Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    The statements above reveal that Ayn Rand is the polar opposite of the progressive policies followed by the Jackass Party and most particularly those of its socialist Green New Deal for the quicker self-destruction of the USA movement.
    Chicken-hearted RINOs among our career politicians are just as traitorous of the the Constitution and the American citizens as far as me dino is concerned.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    Wonderful, OUC! Thanks for taking the time to ferret these out and share all in one posting.
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    • Posted by  $  2 months, 3 weeks ago
      There were a lot of "leftest" memes of Rand...quite misguided and full of postmodern connotations.
      I would have liked to erase them...let it stand for their stupidity.

      I would have really liked to show Rand's humor but couldn't find anything.
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      • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 3 weeks ago
        Here's an idea: Maybe you can post some of those leftist memes of Rand and hold a "Can You Spot The Fallacy?" contest, LOL!
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        • Posted by  $  2 months, 3 weeks ago
          As you might expect, they are ridiculous...and some point out Rand's distaste for socialism but she collected social security...in my estimation, that is a tough one.

          I don't think she made the kind of money we might expect with all her books, films and interviews...unless she blew all the money she made.
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          • Posted by Lucky 2 months, 3 weeks ago
            She put money into a fund, not voluntarily, from which withdrawals can be made when you 'need' it.
            She did not set the rules whereby money was taken for the input or available as the output. She qualified on those rules for contributing and for withdrawing,
            Legal? Yes.
            Moral? Yes.
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            • Posted by  $  2 months, 3 weeks ago
              I agree but at the same time there is that conundrum...as I stated, I don't think she was as rich as we might assume.
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              • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 3 weeks ago
                I suffer no such conundrum. I've invested a piece of my wages over time and the ROI of that private effort is much farther ahead than what pitiful returns of the forced SS Ponzi pays back as ROI. I will take back whatever I can get and not shed a single tear of remorse even if the politicians spend it completely broke.
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                • Posted by  $  2 months, 3 weeks ago
                  None of will shed a tear...I get it, especially because of the fact that the SS system holds no obligation to the fact that our money went into that system...they tell you point blank...you have no right to it.

                  Shame they didn't set it up to gain interest with our money and didn't Take it as they pleased...it could have been better than a 401.
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                  • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 3 weeks ago
                    I've paid into the SS Ponzi since I was 16, but wasn't able to start a 401 until I was about 35. I had some choice about where/how to invest the 401 and even traded around the market as allowed under the plan. No such freedom with the SS Ponzi and the result is a paltry Ponzi compared to the 401 (later converted to IRA). Maybe if LBJ (D of course) didn't initiate the great raid on the Ponzi it might have held up a little better... nah, I take that back because there's no way a socialist government run plan is going to beat free enterprise (unless the government strangles the enterprise with taxes and regulation).
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          • Posted by  $  exceller 2 months, 3 weeks ago
            Regarding Rand collecting social security: she has been criticized for that but unjustly, IMO.

            Social security is deducted from the income we make, weather we like or want it or not. In fact we pay for it through a lifetime but get back only a fraction of it later in life.

            Rand had all the right to collect it, rather than using her own funds. I understand she left a half a million dollars when she passed.
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      • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 months, 2 weeks ago
        Oh, I remember some humorous things. Such as,
        "the entire ground of Kant's premise, like a hippopotamus engaged in belly dancing..." (Actually, I don't think the word was "premise", but I don't remember exactly what it was; I remember it as "hypothesis", but that doesn't seem very likely). Also, when a woman at a party says that Dr. Pritchett has been telling them that "nothing is anything"; Francisco says that he "should know more than anyone else about that', and the woman says she hadn't supposed that Francisco knew the Dr. Pritchett so well, "and wondered why the professor looked displeased by her remark."
        --And then when Cherryl confronts Dagny at her wedding (not yet understanding the real situation), and says "I'm the woman in this family now," to which Dagny replies, "That's quite all right. I'm the man."
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        • Posted by Lucky 2 months, 2 weeks ago
          "nothing is anything"
          Reminds me of a statement that not believing in a certain thing was a kind of belief in that thing.
          Yes that dialog is full of great insights.
          LibertyBelle thanks for the reminder.
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  • Posted by  $  2 months, 3 weeks ago
    There is no such thing as a collective or racial mind, therefore, there is no such thing as collective or racial achievement.

    No "mind"...no achievement, period.
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  • Posted by  $  CaptainKirk 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Have you all been following @ScotAdamsSays (Creator of Dilbert).
    He is pointing out that EVEN Bill Gates has come to the conclusion that Generation 4 Nuclear where the reactor CONSUMES the waste from the old nuclear reactors is the ONLY way forward for our energy needs, since GREEN will NOT be able to sustain us any time soon.

    It's interesting in that he is leveraging the Climate Change Fear (which he has NOT decided is a real threat or not, and admits there are issues on both sides), but his point is GENIUS.

    Most conservatives are FOR Nuclear. Most Liberals are against it. But 97% of Liberals are PRO Climate Change. And their Hero, Mr. Gates is out there saying "Gen IV Nuclear" fixes the problem the fastest way possible.

    I love his point. Get the lefties to SUPPORT saving the planet with Gen 4 Nuclear, and we may actually make progress!
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    • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      Ha ha. And didn't the "Liberals" once destroy the nuclear industry in embryo, after the Three Mile Island incident in 1976?--But now they want to support it? What hypocrisy! (And, by the way, I remember an environmentalist warning--or threat--about a "nuclear winter", back in the '70)'s.
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      • Posted by  $  CaptainKirk 2 months, 2 weeks ago
        Hey, as long as we get the Nuclear Power (the only solution to the number of people needing cheap energy), I am good.

        I am even better if we use LEFTIST Techniques of getting there. Maybe having something in common will give us something to work with.

        And in the 1920s it was global warming, then in the 70s it was Cooling/Winter... Now global warming. Givem them 50 years and the winter will be coming! LOL
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        • Posted by  $  2 months, 2 weeks ago
          Laughing...
          Winter (Climate cooling) will becoming waaaaaaay soooooooner than that. It's called: Grand Solar Minimum.
          So, in the 70's they were partially correct...they didn't have a timeline nor the signs to look for because they forgot something called History or what we know as...the Maunder Minimum and every other 400 year cycle prior to that...it's so regular...you could take it to the bank.

          PS...I had somewhere a news paper clipping and a rebuttle from a magazine about the so called global warming in the 20's
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          • Posted by  $  CaptainKirk 2 months, 2 weeks ago
            Ah the warming was written about the lack of salmon in the ocean, and the shrinking of the icebergs. I believe it was mentioned in MAJOR Magazines. I also believe I saw the short version on a bill whittle video.

            The point I was making is that they will paint whatever they need to paint to generate fear. Getting it wrong. They will FIRE that guy and put a new guy (same as the old guy) in there. LOL

            And the sheeple will follow along.
            If they ever figure it out and get their predictions to line up with actuals, it will scare the crap out of people!
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            • Posted by  $  2 months, 2 weeks ago
              Yes, just as we have been learning about magnetic reversals...if they released what they knew in 58 and kept us updated, society wouldn't have freaked and would be prepared...it's almost too late now for that.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      I like your thinking, CaptainK. ;^)

      As long as it lets them enslave the rest of us, they will support it. If it is so safe that small reactors can distribute "power" and decentralize control then they will oppose it, even if it is the only rational solution presently available.
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  • Posted by NealS 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Thank you, I'll add these to my existing collection of 26 others. I'm still astounded how she was able to predict the future of the United States. The first time I read Atlas Shrugged I thought it was pretty good novel, strictly some kind of fictional existence. Then when I read it the second time, I was astounded how it paralleled our existence in the US. I couldn't put it down. Today it's the same, it's like trying to turn off Fox (Cable) News, I afraid I'm going to miss something and have to start all over again to understand what is going on. I just hope I:'m still around to see the movie, the one from the Clinton presidency forward.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Well, one thing: I think if somebody had murdered her husband, that would have destroyed her happiness, wouldn't it? (I am very glad that didn't happen). Though it seems that after he died from an illness, she still managed to live one for a while, though only a little over 2 years.
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  • Posted by shaifferg 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    All should be sent to supreme court justices Caps omitted on purpose. progressivism could be added
    to one but that term wasn't in that much use at her time.
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