I'm sorry I made that impression. I can certainly see that--good grief I know exactly how it looked to you, the grandfatherly type, patting you on the head, "now don't worry what people say about you, dear." Yes, very patronizing, wasn't I. Truly sorry about that.
I don't think the people who labeled SOLO sophomoric (and I may actually have used that term myself) would agree that what they posted themselves is, "gossipy," but if you do, you do, and that would of course appear to be hypocritical to you.
So you equate pointing out what one believes is philosophically wrong with "attack," is that right. Well, then, now that you have explained your own personal meaning for that word, you may call it an attack if you like.
Then you said, "Regi, the difference between Miss Branden's views on Objectivism and the late Mrs. Rand's is nuanced and peripheral in nature. The fundamentals are identical."
No they are not, George. That's my whole point, they are not the same, they fundamental opposites.
Now I appreciate you telling me you believe my motives are, "Envy and Control."
But I am having a hard time, still, understanding what you mean. I'm sorry, just put it down to my old brain or something. So would you mind answering one more question, what? What do I envy and what do I want to control. I'm really sorry George, I have no idea what you are talking about? But I'm sure you can tell me.
This is my last post to SOLO under moderation. After waiting all day for my last post to appear, and in that time having mostly lost interest in this thread, as everyone else has, I have much to much to do for such nonsense. If the moderation is not lifted I will assume Mr. Fletcher's wishes are being honored, which is fine with me, of course. My only reason for the decision is that I just do not have time to post here under these conditions.
I am sure SOLO will be quite successful without my posts. I only wanted anyone who responded to this post to not be disappointed if I do not respond to them.