I’m not posting this to argue with anyone about Rand’s philosophy. I’m not posting this to defend, define, or educate anyone about Objectivism. I’m posting this because I’m glad that it finally happened. I can only hope that it does the book and her ideas the justice it needs to really make an impact on the big screen.


My last piece for the evening

Okay, so here’s something you can start to do consciously that will lead to you saving the world: STOP FAKING REALITY.
This will involve two things:Honesty and Integrity. I could make a LONG list of examples, but I think that 15-20 will suffice:

  • Quit pretending to like things that you do not like
  • Quit pretending to be happy when you are not
  • Quit pretending that you like people that you do not like
  • Quit supporting ideas that you do not embrace
  • Quit embracing ideas that you cannot live realistically
  • Quit creating these “support groups” of “like-minded people” when really, you don’t like each other that much
  • Quit hating people that you have no reason to hate
  • Quit denying your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Quit denying the strengths and weaknesses of others
  • Quit pretending that you have to do or say something in a certain situation
  • Quit pretending that you don’t have to do or say something in a certain situation
  • Quit pretending that you are a victim
  • Quit pretending that you are not victimizing someone

    Anyways, I could go on and on forever, but the point here is simple: Really, really, think for yourself, and then live accordingly. Are you always going to be right? No. Will you always be honest? Yes. Will you always get along with people? No. Will people always know where you stand? Yes. Once again, paraphrasing Rand, you really only have to do one thing when you deal rationally with rational people: Judge, and prepare to be judged. That’s right. Item three is Justice. You should always be prepared to assess any situation, and judge accordingly to your beliefs. Simply say to yourself “is this right?” If the answer is anything but “yes” then it’s wrong. There’s no such thing as a little bit of wrong, and little bit of cheating, a little bit of killing, a little bit of stealing. Read over this, and really think it over. Tell me what you THINK.

  • First Jacksonville, then the WORLD

    I’m going to save the world. One day at a time. One person at a time. One conversation at a time. One class at a time. Anyone can help. Here’s all you have to do: Stop being MORALLY GRAY.

    If you haven’t read “The Virtue of Selfishness” by Ayn Rand, then get on it. It’s short, and it will get you started. Anyways, cut it out. Define your beliefs and priciples in a clear, objective way, and embrace NO CONTRADICTION WHATSOEVER. You can’t compromise between food and poison, and you can’t comromise between good and evil. Either you believe in something, and you stand for it, and you LIVE BY IT, OR YOU DON’T. It’s really exactly like that. Once you decide to live your life by integrating your own, rational thoughts, it’s a no brainer: you will always eat right, you will always treat other people right, you’ll actually do the things you want to do. You’ll do this because you understand that IF YOU DON’T LIVE YOUR LIFE THE WAY THAT YOU THINK ABOUT IT, EITHER THE WAY YOU THINK IS SH*T, IF NOT, THEN YOUR LIFE IS, IF NOT BOTH.

    How did that feel? I hear all of you, EVERYDAY.
    “I’m so sick of DJ X at club X.”
    “I hate the way the guy I’m dating treats me.”
    “I hate the way my hair looks.”
    “I hate my job.”
    “I’m tired of getting my ass kicked everyday.”
    “I can’t believe what the president did this time.”

    Okay then. Guess what. It’s time for all of this sh*t to stop. It starts with you. You hate liars? Quit lying to people, and quit hanging out with liars. Hate cheaters? Quit dating them. Hate your job? Quit, or start your own business. Hate certain clubs or deejays? Stop going there and support what you do like. Let me give you a step-by-step idea:

    1. Really take the time to think about what it is you truly believe in.
    2. Having done that, integrate those beliefs in your life in a CONCRETE WAY, WITH CONCRETE ACTIONS. No abstractions at all.
    3. Support things that are in line with what you believe. Go out of your way to do this. Create them if you have to.
    4. Give no support or sanction AT ALL of anything that is contrary to your beliefs. Do nothing to encourage or appease evil. This is really important. As soon as you make that “tiny” allowance for evil, for WHAT YOU KNOW YOU DON’T AND CAN’T STAND FOR, look what you have done. Look at what you ENCOURAGE, and look at what you DISCOURAGE.

    We can save Jacksonville, and we can save the world. It has to be ever vigilant. If you don’t believe me – watch.