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Objectivist Logic Trashed by Fiscal Conservative by joeisbadass Objectivist Logic Trashed by Fiscal Conservative by joeisbadass
THE IRONY!!!!!
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
If they really were better people who worked harder, their homes wouldn't have been wrecked by hurricanes. :sarcasm: 
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. The forces of nature would've recognized that these are responsible people, because everyone knows nature is predicable right? Nature is compassionate right and not an unforgiving force?
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I know, right?

This is why objectivism- and libertarianism, too- doesn't work because it ignores factors of reality. Does it make sense if society is a post-racial, completely equal society where everyone has the same possibilities from the start, in a pure meritocracy, where nobody get knocked down by random chance? Yes. Does that ever happen, that society? No. 
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bullmoose told me a couple days ago that communism and libertarianism are really the two extremes of the economic spectrum, communism being purely collective, and libertarianism/objectivism being purely individual. This is why I try to have a very mixed and realistic outlook of things. I'm fiscally conservative, socially liberal on many issues, and socially conservative on a few.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Yeah, that sounds pretty much accurate. Both are unrealistic extremes that don't really work in the real world. 
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed, though I will argue that libertarianism would probably not have resulted in as much of a bloody, genocidal way that communism has proven to result as.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
If Lenin had taken over in the name of libertarianism and not communism, I doubt if the result would have been any different.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe not, but I say that because that would mean Lenin would shrink the government except for purposes to prevent crimes. Communism is what drove those dictators to force collectivism, even if it's not consistent with communism, and libertarianism's belief in freedom of speech would've prevented great purges
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Also - Objectivism is philosophically incoherent :'D

Deriving free market capitalism from self-evident axioms 

No.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
It's really little more than an excuse for selfishness and cruelty.
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