Liberated Negative Space o’ the Day: Textual healing, Fight Club Friday Inaugural Edition — “The queen is their slave.”

Friday night’s all right for fighting. Introducing Fight Club Friday with a little textual healing.

Take it to the bank.

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5 Responses to “Liberated Negative Space o’ the Day: Textual healing, Fight Club Friday Inaugural Edition — “The queen is their slave.””

  1. IzaakMak Says:

    That is so deep. Reminds me of Ayn Rand’s definition of a leash: A rope with a noose at both ends!😀

    • E. Says:

      Oh, dear, Ms. Rand. I like many of her ideas but oppose the core of her philosophy that humans owe one another nothing and themselves everything (though I know die-hard Ayn Rand fans would argue my assessment is incomplete, naive, etc). My ultimate feeling is that it is a shame that such a popular, unusual, and dynamic intellectual force as Ms. Rand did not decide to do more to better the underprivileged during her life. Her definition of the noose is spot-on, as were a lot of her Marxist-leaning criticisms of the structure of modern society. I think that, in the ultimate evolution her trains of thought took, she and I just branch off on our final analysis. There is a point where I have to wave goodbye to the determinism choo-choo and wish it a regretful and essentially disapproving goodbye. Opinions on Ayn Rand are so varied, and I am always respectfully interested by the well-posited arguments of others, but I have not so far been swayed from that view.

    • E. Says:

      Ha, what a rant. But yes, the noose! Very accurate.

  2. IzaakMak Says:

    I am one of those “die-hard Ayn Rand fans,” and I think you’re totally wrong in your assessment of her core philosophy. I challenge anyone to read “The Virtue Of Selfishness” and then continue to believe that she said “humans owe one another nothing and themselves everything” and did nothing “to better the underprivileged during her life.” I am one of those “underprivileged” and consider her to have been the greatest voice for freedom and empowerment I’ve ever come across.

    A brief, but well written, introduction to the book is at The Ayn Rand Institute: The Virtue of Selfishness, and the full text (in PDF form), is at THE VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS.

    Peace.

    • E. Says:

      I have to head out here pretty quick for a mom-kid dinner date with a good pal, but I just gave bookmarks to what you suggested. Look forward to reading it. The best thing we can ever do for ourselves is challenge our own opinions — Thanks for the links! Should be able to get back to you by tomorrow afternoon : )

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