brianv wrote:Sorry hoi. The cloud cuckoo land statement was mine, I probably could have worded it better. But I do agree with the central premise, that "Government" especially and, well, "the Media" exist by keeping people in fear!
Oh, I follow ya, no worries.
I don't know anything about Rand's eugenicist, rape fantasist followers. And I forgot about your abhorrence for anything "RAND". You are probably right.
She was the rape fantasist. Not sure about how her non-male followers feel. But based on their male counterparts I've spoken with, the central tenant of her utopian capitalism is a Machiavellian kind of "the ends justify the means" because a single maniacal tyrant is morally superior to a mob of them. Each follower harbors in their own ego the sense that they would be that wonderfully benevolent tyrant.
I don't think she was speaking of people's ineffective brains with sorrow. More like a shocking, base sense of triumph over the ascendancy of her own ego. It's an idealistic embrace of something that seems to be a major component of the malfunctioning psycho brains of these PsyOp directors. They probably adore Ayn Rand. They probably named RAND after her. Not to speak much of any Master Race or Metatron kind of stuff, but you can see the nigh perfectly fascist rationale.
"her philosophy is that our brains are never functioning properly"? Isn't that the central tenet of all philosophies in a way?
Well, touché. In a way, yes. I just don't like hers. And that's a snotty thing to say, but I was coerced into reading the atrocious and insipid The Fountainhead
in school. It's just how I feel. I didn't feel the same way about another book we were forced to read, Ishmael
by Daniel Quinn, so it wasn't the class itself that turned me off of the work. And for those who love her, it may add no insult to find that a number of other students and faculty have felt the same way as myself for the decades her book has been a subject of study.