In his book Intellectuals and Society, Dr. Thomas Sowell points out that we live in times where intellectuals have quite a bit of influence and he provides an in depth look at the intellectual class. According to Sowell, the high point of intellectual influence was the period between the 1960’s and 1980’s. However, intellectuals somewhat… Read More Jordan Peterson on “The Arrogance of the Intellect”
During 1972, Ayn Rand delivered a lecture at Boston’s Ford Hall Forum. In her lecture, she contrasts two major events from that summer’s news: the Apollo 11 moon landing and the Woodstock music festival. Using the symbolism and meaning of the Greek gods Apollo and Dionysus, Ms. Rand outlines the fundamental conflict of our age:… Read More Apollo and Dionysus
Despite posting my condemnation of the Ayn Rand Institute a few years ago for their wretched tirades against President Donald Trump, and ARI’s de-facto alliance with the Left, it is necessary to condemn them once again. In light of recent events surrounding the activities of technology corporations (such as YouTube, Facebook, Google, and Paypal), a.k.a.… Read More The Moral Bankruptcy of the Ayn Rand Institute’s Defense of “Big Tech”
With Socialist ideas getting such wide coverage and with the events in London to disrupt commerce in the city, capitalism needs defending now more than ever. In this video, author and philosopher Dr. Andrew Bernstein makes a very good moral case for capitalism. The creator’s concern is the conquest of nature. The parasite’s concern is… Read More The Moral Basis of Capitalism
During late February, a Chandler, Arizona couple had their house raided by police after they refused to take their 2-year old, unvaccinated son, Heber, to a local hospital for examination due to their physician suspecting the toddler had meningitis. According to The New York Times, Brooks Bryce and Sarah Beck took their son to a… Read More Police Raid AZ Anti-Vaxx Parent’s Home to Save Toddler
During 1940 or 1941, Ayn Rand wrote a hard-hitting open letter that was to be read by a conservative organization entitled To All Innocent Fifth Columinsts. In it she issued a warning to people about the scourge of collectivism that was consuming the United States in form of Fascism and Communism that would come later.… Read More “To All Innocent Fifth Columnists”
During January 1944, Ayn Rand wrote a short, but powerful essay that was published in Reader’s Digest entitled The Only Path To Tomorrow. In it she laid out the choice the free world had when it came to confronting the threat of Communism. Today, that threat is from it’s offshoot cousin the totalitarian Left. The… Read More “The Only Path To Tomorrow”
I have posted this before but thought it appropriate since today is the anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. A few years ago the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) hosted a unique speech by Clemson University’s BB&T Research Professor C. Bradley Thompson entitled: Why Marxism?. Professor Thompson’s lecture is an examination on why Marxism still lives… Read More Why Marxism?
From Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, Ellsworth Toohey explains the primary technique used by Leftists to wrestle power from the people. This line of thought is certainly the technique used by environmentalists in their attacks against fossil fuels.
This month marks the 75th anniversary of Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead. The book has been translated into 29 languages and was Ayn Rand’s first major novel and first expression of her philosophy, Objectivism. To this day, The Fountainhead endures, as Ms. Rand put it, not to politics but to man’s soul and is a… Read More 75th Anniversary of “The Fountainhead”