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Morality is not subjective, but objective—not created by the human mind, but discovered by it.🧵

Just as truth is discovered via evidence and the principle of non-contradiction, so morality is discovered via the requirements of human life and the principle of non-sacrifice. 1/12
What, in principle, supports and promotes human life given the kind of animal we are? What, in principle, harms or destroys it?

The answers to these questions determine what is objectively good or moral, and what is objectively bad or immoral. 2/12
Thinking, producing goods or services, trading value for value, judging people rationally, refusing to pretend that facts are other than they are, respecting individual rights—these kinds of actions support and promote human life, and thus are moral. 3/12
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There are no #libertarians in a bank run. No sooner had VCs whipped each other into a terrified Twitter frenzy at the collapse of #SVB - a collapse caused by that frenzy - than the #AynRand-poisoned elites started begging for Uncle Sucker for handouts:

1/ A vast castle surrounded by a stately brick wall bearing an
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
Now, on the one hand, it's easy to dismiss these guys as very, very, very stupid. After all, they played a game of #PrisonersDilemma in which they were allowed to talk to each other as much as they wanted - and they still sold each other out:… 3/
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the turgid and dreary writings of #AynRand (hi @AynRandInst, @AynRandOrg, @RandPaul) aren't worth reading exactly, but they are worth analyzing. the difficulty is that to analyze Ayn Rand's awful prose, first you have to *read* it. we've only been able to stomach "Anthem".

we've seen King Vidor's film of "The Fountainhead", scripted by Ayn Rand herself. Vidor's 1940s adaptation of "The Fountainhead" is a true _film maudit_, a "cursed film": right-wing Hollywood star Barbara Stanwyck (I'm still grieving, I used to love her) wanted to make it.

(2/x) publicity still photograph of Patricia Neal (standing at lef
instead we got Patricia Neal, playing off against a plank of wood named Gary Cooper—Cooper had little acting range, but he specialized in looking dour and stern on screen. he was a bit like @RonaldReagan with more panache and polish. Reagan was a lightweight in comparison.

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Nunca dejes que nadie te robe tu libertad individual. #ElManantial (1949), de #KingVidor, es un alegato a favor del individualismo y en contra de las ideologías socializantes, que dio inicio a la gran historia de amor entre #GaryCooper y #PatriciaNeal. Este viernes en #Classics. Image
#AynRand, la autora de #ElManantial, era una mujer nacida en 1905 en San Petersburgo, que odiaba la Revolución rusa del 25 de octubre de 1917 que empobreció su tierra y a su familia.
Howard Roark defiende el principio del individualismo y los derechos intransferibles, la naturaleza de la creatividad, lo individual contra lo colectivo, la destrucción y el miedo colectivista en la historia de la humanidad, la libertad individual
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Worlds governments have been on a war path against their citizens ever since the start of times.

Politicians beg you for votes promising you the moon. Once they’re voted in, they yearn for more power & money.

A meme thread 🧵 to raise awareness
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Sunday, January 9th, 2021
News you can use.

Try not to laugh...
If your friends whipped up a mob that set up a gallows to hang me outside of my work, I'd turn you in too. At the very least.

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I finished Ayn Rand's “The Virtue of Selfishness” the day before and will thus seal this chapter in my reading list firstly. “The Fountainhead” will follow someday else. Attached to this post you see, piled up next to this last book of mine I read, the books of hers I read so far
(Books in the background unrelated)
And because I am not going to share the “essay” on her separately on Blogpost because the Mises one was already one hell of a workload I do not need to experience again. Wait until I am ready to present it to you.

Instead, I will write a
short thread on what I now thing of #AynRand and her #Objectivism, although I do not warrant definitiveness even on my own views. It'll just be a pile of thoughts and opinions.

So, many say that her views are blunt, juvenile, populist, even misanthropic and fascist. Prior to
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¿Por qué la figura del #Superman de #ZackSnyder genera tanta POLÉMICA?

Aquí va un #HILO, analizando la IDEOLOGÍA y la FILOSOFÍA de #Snyder a través de su trilogía que acabará desembocando en la #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague ⬇️⬇️ Image
Aunque #Superman ha sido reinventado en varias ocasiones en películas y cómics, siempre ha mantenido DOS RASGOS fundamentales:

• Superman NO MATA.

• Superman representa el ALTRUISMO y el SACRIFICIO más puro. Image
Si a esa MORAL judeocristanea intachable le sumamos que es prácticamente OMNIPOTENTE...

DIFICULTA sus adaptaciones al cine (o incluso sus revisiones comiqueras posteriores), teniendo que recurrir en demasiadas ocasiones a la #Kryptonita; entre otros factores. Image
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1/4 Ayn Rand on Fiat $

Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men’s protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper.

#atlasshrugged #bitcoin
2/4 Ayn Rand on Fiat $

This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced.

#bitcoin #aynrand #gold
3/4 Ayn Rand on Fiat $

Paper is a mortgage on wealth that doesn't exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it.
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