|POST 219 MUST BE DELETED IMMEDIATELY!|
Post 219 actually discusses the issue. Poster 219 obviously doesn't understand that the purpose of this thread is to evade and deny.
Poster 219 should have been discussing the REAL ISSUES: the omission of footnotes from new editions of dated publications, BB's voice was voice-overed by ARI, Peikoff is evil, lawyers are awful, while civility is a wonderful thing, and it may or may not be appropriate to say "shut the fuck up."
See, poster 219, you have to understand that Objectivism recognizes that ALL FACTS are relevant to every aspect of reality. Therefore it is apparently necessary to spend virtually all of an Objectivist's time discussing the most trivial and distant facts, while ignoring the most important facts, like what Rand actually said.
Some might call this evasion. I see it as such. However, it seems that the posters at SOLO find that it is proper to spend a great deal of time on whether omitting BB's voice on a tape that was previously available with her voice, is or is not immoral.
Looking through this thread, and through the previous "Passion" threads, it is apparent that what Ayn Rand actually wrote down in her journal entries is of very little importance. Other than an occasional generalized reference to PARC, Rand's Journal entries are not quoted nor are they discussed.
If out of about 1000 posts on various threads fail to actually quote or discuss what Rand wrote in her journal entries, is there at least a fair inference of evasion? Even Saint Augustine got quoted on one thread--- just not Rand's journal entries in PARC.
I agree generally with poster 219
...I want to see less attention paid to AR's personal life, and more to her philosophy. However, I could not resist the temptation to hear AR's side in her own words. I agree that EVEN IF Rand was the brilliant hypocrite that Branden paints her, I am still an objectivist. However, it is not irrelevant to me that Rand did in fact live her philosophy, as demonstrated by PARC.
Sorry for the interruption. You can now all return to insulting each other, or me if you prefer.
(Edited by steve carver on 11/03, 12:07pm)