|Rooster Puke said on another thread about what would Linz pick:|
The defender of Objectivism or the hedonistic dissenter?
Mr. Puke, if this is your criteria for choosing enemy or friend, you'd be in big trouble. Like there are all different kinds of Christians, there are also all different kinds of Objectivists. To repeat something I said before, being an Objectivist doesn't guarantee that a person is moral or a person will not commit immoral acts.
George, Byron and John,
I have come to respect you gentlemen through reading your posts. I am not entirely surprised with your altitude toward Jeanie, though I am still shocked at George’s lashing out which aimed to be cruel, to hurt, and to rid. George, you know the power of your words. They have been superbly effective on a sensitive, intelligent but obviously troubled and unbalanced youth who is absolutely defenseless before such an onslaught.
Byron said, and George quoted him:“If ...withdrawing moral sanction for what we believe to be immoral is "prejudiced" or "bigoted", then so be it.” I agree with this. However what exactly is that you consider immoral? Dissenting Objectivism or prostitution? I need you guys absolutely clear on these.
What would be you reaction to Jeanine’s posts were she not a transgender escort and had not flaunted her profession/life style ever so often? What else from her that you "have had enough" and could not tolerate any more?
If it is your conviction that prostitution is immoral and you’d have none of it. Fine, have the courage to just say so and I won’t fault you for it.
To make my own stand clear, I am 100% agree with what Linz said in his post (yup, go ahead, call me an ass-kisser), though his use of language is still a bit too colorful for me.
(Edited by Hong Zhang on 12/21, 10:54pm)