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So she started off with this concept of the "virtue of selfishness" and she keeps hammering home how important it is to be selfish, when in fact I think the term is inaccurate, it's associations are unhelpful to what the real driving force is. "Moral self-interest" would be a better term (who said this again? Was it Adam Smith or am I just pulling names out of a hat here?). It is not so much that one can never help another person under Objectivism, but rather that when one does help another, one understands why they did it. You do not help an old lady across the street because you are some kind of non-entity which only exists to be a servant to others, you help an old lady across the street because you are invested in mankind, because you respect your elders, because, FOR YOU, this is the right thing to do, and you could not live with yourself if you did not do what was right.
This has always been my sticking point with Rand too, except that I see too often that her followers wouldn't help the old lady without asking, "What's in it for me?" instead of acknowledging the "investment" (still a loaded term) in mankind. Why not "self-interest"? The choice of "selfish" leads to some problematic moral quandaries for me. I still think there's value to altruism.
Here are a few more tidbits about the newly-dubbed Pax Americana:
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/09/17/ … eedingCool
MULTIPLICITY IS COMING!!
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/grant-m … -2013.html
Man, Vic is making a huge comeback!
Here's this little bit..
"The Question’s morals won’t be based on objectivism anymore but on something I thought was called “spinal theory” but I can’t find that on google so it’s probably not the correct name. It’s about how there are different levels in the evolution of society and the human being would follow the same path on his own scale and those levels would be represented by colours with the very first one being red, representing us at our very raw."
Plus there is this
From this at Bleeding Cool
i will just say lol .This is awesome and to quote here second panel "u will forever question your indentity and forever search for answers u will never find " .Now i just need a full stack of this books and something hard to drink like coca-cola and let apocalypse rain on my head .