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Thanks for the answer. The only situation that I can think of like that would be a criminal who is questioned by police and given the option to rat someone out in return for a dropped charge. If you follow football a famous instance of this is the case of Ray Lewis, who was charged with murder and ratted his closest friends out so he could get off. As a result, he was acquitted and they served time. He later compensated them
With money, not that that justifies his actions.January 30, 2013 at 9:36 am in reply to: Good for a chuckle and a discussion starter on the Presidential Kill List #19700
The public will unfortunately never awaken to the atrocities that the president has committed and will continue to carry out. And if they somehow do, it will be too late by then. Intellectuals like ourselves are able to identify the president as an imposter but the average person will never realize this, partly because they don’t have the capacity to understand it and partly because they are so brainwashed by society.
I definately don’t condone a society in which everyone is free to commit acts of
aggression, I just see a minor flaw in Objectivism. Here’s a scenario: You are a cashier and a customer accidentally hands you an additional 20 dollars. What would Rand do? Take the money,keep your mouth shut, and make 20 bucks, while being dishonest, or give it back having not taken advantage of the situation and not benefitting
I couldn’t agree with you more. Our reputations certainly affect our lives. Howard Roark, the main charachter of The Fountainhead, who tipifies Objectivism, Numerously hurts his own reputation because he is unwilling to care about his image. He is rather focused on his own desires and goals.
That may be true but Objectivism says that you have to live life for yourself and not for others, therefore there would be no point in worrying about what others think of you.