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Tuesday, August 22 - 8:17pmSanction this postReply
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The anti-police, quasi-revolutionary organization, "Black Lives Matter" has been embraced by virtually all democratic socialists and liberal Democrats. Now we have the National Socialists/white supremacists declaring that "White Lives matter." What is the common theme here? It is that the lives of people who belong to a certain racial group (black or white) are the ones that preferentially matter.

 

Consider the theories of social justice that dominate the political landscape, such as diversity. What kind of diversity are we talking about? Again, it is ethnic or racial diversity. Or consider the egalitarian opposition to "privilege." What kind of privilege? White privilege.

 

As a society, we are awash in racism.  The very people obsessed with the evils of racism are dragging race in the back door. Who then is not a racist? The answer is: those who champion individualism -- who endorse individual rights instead of racial, ethnic or collective rights.  The cure for racism is individualism.

 

Rand's ethics is what distinguishes Objectivists from virtually all other political movements in this country and elsewhere.  Objectivists are not racists, because they are individualists!  This feature of their philosophy is what gives Objectivists a unique moral advantage in the advancement of their philosophy.



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Wednesday, August 23 - 9:32amSanction this postReply
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Very well said, Bill! 

 

The same is true for all of the other facets of identity politics (gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.) Individuals, not groups.  And it is true as well for blind nationalism and varients of populism instead of individualism.



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The left uses "diversity" as code that means "regimentation: people everywhere must be identical, as one, with approved arrangements pertaining to race, sex, age, ideas, and so forth. Diverse ideas in education? Never. Diverse points of view among teaachers or university professors? Out of the question.  

 

Similarly, "Tolerance" is code for totalitairan suppression of certain ideas. Global Warming sceptic? Lock 'im up. Oppose aspects of progressivism? White supremacist and Nazi. Consider homosexuality to be mental illness? Oppose transsexual insanity? Hater...Shut 'er down, beat 'im up. 

 

Now leading lights of the left are revolting against sexual identity, proclaiming there is only one sex. This is consistent with the oneness of egalitarianism. 

 

Here is a good article by Lew Rockwell on all this: The Nazis Were Leftists



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