No philosophical foundation

I highly recommend Ayn Rand’s collection of essays, Philosophy: Who Needs It?


I was reminded of her work by this discussion in the Washington Post:



I think both party’s leaders would be wise to do away with platforms altogether.


It’s the logical conclusion of a society that lacks an understanding of the need for philosophy. Political candidates of the same party can be on opposite sides of the same issue and they see nothing odd about it. There are no principles to guide them. They believe whatever they want to believe regardless of it’s validity. People support and even celebrate “diversity of opinion” for views that are obviously false.


Do you think I exaggerate? Remember this quote?



No one has the right to destroy another person’s belief by demanding empirical evidence.


Ann Landers


Something needs to change in order for there to be hope for our future. And Obama is not the solution. It’s him and those like him that are the problem.

1 thought on “No philosophical foundation

  1. “Political candidates of the same party can be on opposite sides of the same issue and they see nothing odd about it.”

    This is what’s known as being “Open Minded”.

    If your policies are guided by principles you have, by definition, “closed your mind” to the alternatives. Any display of confidence in your position is to be considered especially egregious. It shows that you are both “closed minded” and “arrogant”.

    That is, unless of course you have embraced the popular leftist mantra of the day (such as anthropogenic global warming, for example) having zero tolerance for debate. In that case you are at the same time thoughtful, compassionate, worldly, selfless, humble, and probably a genius. This can also be termed as “embracing complexity” or “subtlety”. It shows your total superiority over people who have principles and think they’re better than you, and it proves you have the absolute right to be in charge of their lives.

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