Wednesday, 29 March 2017

An Objectivist Adventure With The Red Pill

Question: Why did you suddenly loose faith in the Objectivist movement’s intellectual viability?

Answer: I was reading a philosophy book, when Morpheus leapt out of a page.

“Red pill or blue pill?” he asked.

I took the red pill and woke up in the real world where there is no authority figure to delude the flock of faithful believers with the empty promise of an Objectivist utopia where there is liberty, individualism and knowledge. In the real world, you stand on your own feet—here you acquire knowledge by applying your own mind.

My question to you is: What pill will you take? 

Related:

My Farewell To Organized Objectivism

4 comments:

  1. Have you been confusing Objectivism with a religion? That's what your term
    "flock of faithful believers" implies.

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    1. Here's the context: http://www.vermareport.com/2017/03/my-farewell-to-organized-objectivism.html

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  2. depends on what you get with the blue pill? :-)

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  3. so, about that Movement thing: I saw this quote somewhere:
    "Ideas cannot be fought except by means of better ideas. The battle consists not of opposing, but of exposing; not of denouncing, but of disproving; not of evading, but of boldly proclaiming a full, consistent and radical alternative." ~ Ayn Rand
    ... no mention of a Movement there. Wonder how that happened?

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