|I was just thinking about how, what with the announcement, the true colors would come out. The claws would come out. It's human nature to get your last yah-yahs out, I suppose.
As far as Linz's personal endorsement of the dynamic duo of the Branden Inquisition, it's worthy, because Linz is worthy. But, it is not canon law. That is the difference between being a person, and a personality.
For me, James is a talent, Casey is an OK guy. True, I've never read his novels. James saw an opportunity, and he took it. There is no shame in going tabloid/academic, even for old news. I put him on par with the books written about the Tate murder. He is very good. I can hardly wait to see what he does on his next work, which on last report involves a treatment of the Bible. I expect to have a few lovely tangos with him, although, as time goes with me, I probably will end up seeing more eye-to-eye than he might expect from what I have written about religion, here-to-date.
I can tell you one thing... post 208 (which I ripped off pretty quick) received a huge amount of sanction votes. I am only mentioning that as an observer. The whole sanction vote thing is nice, and fun. There is a certain measure you can get as a writer from watching them come in, or not.
My stance remains on this. It is a tempest in a teapot. It is, as Adrian Belew once wrote in a King Crimson song (memory may make this a bit incorrect), a fleck on a flea, on the penis of an alien from outer space. It will always remain so.
Ayn Rand was where I looked to everything for many years. Every day, and often, I still do. But she is not the alpha to omega solution. It is a place on the axis. She was a treasure.
I will stand with this- Linz has never read Branden, for one. Many on that "side" have not. To those, read The Art of Living Consciously. It is a masterpiece.
Does it matter, our past indiscretions? How does it affect awareness? Even Martin Luther, farting religionist prick that he was, was a heretic in that he said to not dwell on sin. There is no goodness in it. That thought leads to forgiveness. Forgiveness leads to higher roads.