Posts tagged "ayn rand"

Fake News, Past and Future: Trump, Nixon, and The Atomic Bomb (Episode #27 of MY PODCAST)

Fake News, Past and Future: Trump, Nixon, and The Atomic Bomb (Episode #27 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan) and Steven (The Objectivist) discuss the past, present, and future of Fake News, including its predecessors (including The National Enquirer), present advocates (Donald Trump), and future consequences. We also debate a very heated topic since... Read more »

Perfect Partners: Evil, Schadenfreude, and White Supremacists (Episode #21 of MY PODCAST)

Perfect Partners: Evil, Schadenfreude, and White Supremacists (Episode #21 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan)and Steven (The Objectivist) delve into the dark recesses of humanity, defining and identifying Ayn Rand’s definition of what makes a person “evil” and the concept of schadenfreude. Also: Little Edie Beale sings a song! Jack... Read more »

Ayn Rand's Homophobia and Donald Trump's Golden Showers! (Episode 18 of MY PODCAST)

Ayn Rand's Homophobia and Donald Trump's Golden Showers! (Episode 18 of MY PODCAST)
The newest episode of The Objectivist and The Vegan Podcast is on the air! In this episode, Jack (The Vegan)and Steven (The Objectivist) welcome the new year by discussing questions asked by three fans of the show involving Ayn Rand’s alleged homophobia, her theory of art, Donald Trump’s Golden Showers, and Jack finally answers the... Read more »
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Steven's Halloween Ballyhoo: The Philosophy of Friday the 13th (or "It starts with The Mother")

Steven's Halloween Ballyhoo: The Philosophy of Friday the 13th (or "It starts with The Mother")
(This article was written for an abandoned blog site idea in 2015. I think it’s brilliant and I wanted it to be read by more than 2 1/2 people, so I’m using it to kick off Steven’s Halloween Ballyhoo!) “His name was Jason… and today is his Birthday” In my life, and in the lives... Read more »

"Something is WRONG": Smashing a statue gets 9 years in jail and Brock Turner only served 3 months?

"Something is WRONG": Smashing a statue gets 9 years in jail and Brock Turner only served 3 months?
Who knew there would be a day where I would be more sympathetic to a jihadist than an American citizen? Well, my friends, that day has arrived as hell has literally been handed to me in a hand-basket! Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a member of a jihadist group linked to Al Queda, has been sentenced to... Read more »

A Musing for Labor Day: What was your "American Moment"?

A Musing for Labor Day: What was your "American Moment"?
For those of you who are frequent visitors to my blog, aside from being insane, you must know of my intense love for the musical War Paint, which had its premiere at The Goodman Theatre this June through August. I won’t wax rhapsodic about it again, but I wanted to share with you a lyric... Read more »
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"Why be common when you can be divine?": Remaining fabulous in a crowd of vanilla pudding

"Why be common when you can be divine?": Remaining fabulous in a crowd of vanilla pudding
As we devolve into an age where appearance is everything and to stay with the herd is marshall law, we’ve frankly lost the not only the plot but the entire storyboard concept.  Personalities are being traded for iPads and antibiotic-free chicken and a sleek outward appearance often masks an underinformed sense of self. You need... Read more »

Call it a Mixed Bag, Call it a Compromise - but I call it evil! (The AntiTrump guide to true Political Incorrectness)

Call it a Mixed Bag, Call it a Compromise - but I call it evil! (The AntiTrump guide to true Political Incorrectness)
“When [you call something] a mixed bag, that’s like a doctor saying that your acne has cleared up but you have a brain tumor-and calling the diagnosis a mixed bag.” – Arianna Huffington Dear readers, I shall be short and sweet with you: we need to stop accepting the idea of “The Mixed Bag.” Call... Read more »

The idiocy of youth and the ignorance of reality or "Pokemon GO! TO HELL"

The idiocy of youth and the ignorance of reality or "Pokemon GO! TO HELL"
My dad never misses an opportunity to chide me about my fascination with Pokemon as a youth. I spent a small fortune on cards, games, stuffed animals, fast food giveaways, books, movies, and candy simply because it bore the branding of Pokemon. I even bought twenty Lunchables, because they had Pokemon cut-out cards inside and... Read more »
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“I chose to be an American": Reflecting on Freedom on The Fourth of July

“I chose to be an American": Reflecting on Freedom on The Fourth of July
Author and philosopher Ayn Rand was heckled during a speech with the question, “Why should we care what a foreigner thinks?” Rand, a Russian immigrant who came to America to escape the horrors of Communism, responded with her usual passion and bite: “I chose to be an American. What did you ever do, except for having been... Read more »