|Clarence wrote: You based that argument like there is a chance in hell I would ever have a rational debate with a damn commie. |
Mr. Perigo, the founder of SOLO himself, use to be a Communist. Marcus Bachler, the SOLO Science Leader, used to be a socialist (if I remember correctly). Matthew Humphreys, the SOLO Law Leader, used to be a Christian. Elizabeth Kanabe, the SOLO Event Coordinator, used to be Catholic. Off the top of my head, I know of four SOLO staff members who used to be something opposite to Objectivism. Yet here they are. I think it is possible to convince someone to change their mind, because deep down inside, there has to be the potential for reason within each and every man. If there weren't, mankind would have been extinct a long time ago.
So, no, I don't think anyone should give up hope on other people, even if the ideas they believe in now are completely wrong. Unless you were born an Objectivist, which I'm sure none of us were, we didn't always know the principles we know now. We had to learn them at some point and in some way, whether it was reading books, or discussing or debating them with other Objectivists.