Self-abandonment is when we abandon our own self-interests for another person, either for their validation and approval, or to avoid experiencing guilt, shame, and physical punishments for putting our needs first. Another word for self-abandonment is sacrifice, as we often sacrifice our self-interests for the interests of others to receive approval, and to avoid receiving punishments. ISN’T PROTECTING OUR SELF INTERESTS SELFISH? According to Ayn Rand, and I hold to […] Read more »
Ayn Rand – Why Altruism is Evil
I’m not a fan of the dichotomy of Service to Self (STS) vs Service to Others (STO) found in the Law of One material by the so-called soul group “Ra”. It states that serving ones own self-interests is evil and that serving others is good, however, I would say that at the very least, it’s a false dichotomy fallacy and egocentric oversimplification of our options for aligning our soul, and […] Read more »
Exercising my Rights is a Crime?
Those who think that the natural transmission of a disease is a violation of rights and an act of aggression are being ridiculous, and such a notion is an inversion of negative law. They’ve obviously been playing way too many zombie related video games and watching way too much scripted television programming, therefore causing them to blur the lines between fiction and reality in their minds; the basic premise that […] Read more »
Altruism is Evil – Ayn Rand
“What is the moral code of altruism? The basic principle of altruism is that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that service to others is the only justification of his existence, and that self-sacrifice is his highest moral duty, virtue and value. Do not confuse altruism with kindness, good will or respect for the rights of others. These are not primaries, but consequences, which, in […] Read more »
Envy is the rot at the center of Marxism in all of its forms… This is an important insight to share with people, because all of the leftist’s arguments begin to make logical sense once you realize that envy is their unstated but prominent premise. Ayn Rand called envy “so inhuman an emotion that those who feel it seldom dare admit it even to themselves…. That emotion is: hatred of […] Read more »