What's so wrong with Rand's Objectivism?

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  1. G.T.
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    Lay out your case. Let's discuss. Please be cordial.

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    Objectivism without a subject matter, how generalized.
     
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    :lol:

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    It's what she liked her philosophy to be called, because the term "Randists" made her cringe.

    I'm more-so asking what's wrong with Randism :eusa_angel:
     
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    Nothing, in my opinion. Atlas Shrugged was prophetic, as was Ayn Rand. Of course it is too late to work in present society, for we have elected officials whose political ambitions for America, have been counterproductive. We are seeing the result of collectivism.

    From Wikipedia:

    The book [ Atlas Shrugged ] explores a dystopian United States where many of society's most productive citizens refuse to be exploited by increasing taxation and government regulations and go on strike.

    The refusal evokes the imagery of what would happen if the mythological Atlas refused to continue to hold up the world. They are led by John Galt. Galt describes the strike as "stopping the motor of the world" by withdrawing the minds that drive society's growth and productivity.

    In their efforts, these people "of the mind" hope to demonstrate that a world in which the individual is not free to create is doomed, that civilization cannot exist where every person is a slave to society and government, and that the destruction of the profit motive leads to the collapse of society.

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    Total sales of the novel in 2009 exceeded 500,000 copies.[68] The book sold 445,000 copies in 2011, the second-strongest sales year in the novel's history. At the time of publication the novel was on the New York Times best-seller list and was selling at roughly a third the volume of 2011.[

    Atlas Shrugged - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Ayn Rand was God-hating atheist and therefore nothing she thought or said should be taken seriously by Republicans.

    Or do they overlook that litmus test in her case? :dunno:
     
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    I think the wisdom of both sides has good points.
     
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    I agree in a way, but I don't want to the discussion to get Theocratic up in this bitch.
     
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    So it was collectivism that was prevalent during the Great Compromise that led to Civil War also.
     
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    I think the point would be that without collectivism, there never would have been the need for a Civil War to begin with.
     

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