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OkStupid: The Progressive Conservatives’ Leftist Attack on Morality and Freedom

April 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The freedom to speak ones mind without being fined or imprisoned does not imply the freedom to speak ones mind without being shunned, publicly humiliated, or condemned. So long as the misguided advocates of alleged “free speech” make that false inference, they will serve only as enemies of morality and freedom. And, for that, they must be shunned, publicly humiliated, and condemned…as follows. Read more

In 5 sentences: What is Objectivism, and how does it differ from libertarianism?

January 29, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

A member of the facebook.com community asked:

“Can someone explain to me in 5 sentences or less what objectivism is and how it differs from libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism without saying “it’s Ayn Rand’s philosophy,” telling me to read a book, or sending me a hyperlink. I just want a short explanation. That’s all. —> EDIT: Use a dozen sentences if necessary. Just don’t write a novel or use philosophical lingo I won’t understand.”

I replied as follows: Read more

Short note to the smart, the beautiful, and the wealthy: who hates you, and why

November 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re smart, they’ll say that you cheated on your exams, or that you’re ugly (and they’ll draw you accordingly).

If you’re beautiful, they’ll say you are stupid, and that you cheat by using your body – instead of your brain – to get ahead.

If you’re wealthy, they’ll say that you are stupid or ugly, and that you would be poor if you didn’t cheat others to get what you have.

The smart, the beautiful, and the wealthy are derided by the stupid, the ugly, and the poor for being stupid, ugly, or poor.

Their hatred of you is proof that they hate themselves, and resort to dishonesty – to cheating – to hide that fact from themselves.

Are you a redian?

May 24, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Are you a redian? Want to find out about the most promising political movement on the planet and its promise of communities of freedom, harmony, and abundance? Read on. Read more

Islamic Terrorism: the essential issue, the solution, and 10 Commandments for the Hero

April 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

{The following is the text of a commentary given by Paul McKeever on the April 25, 2013 episode of “Just Right” (CHRW 94.9 FM, London, Ontario). Click here to listen to an archived copy of the broadcast.}

THE ESSENTIAL ISSUE

On Monday, April 15, 2013, two Muslim men bombed the finish line of the Boston marathon killing some, and maiming many. The attack came just weeks after reports that the firebombing of an Algerian gas plant was planned or carried out by four young Muslim men from London, Ontario.

The media and our politicians have dealt with such events as though terrorism itself is the problem. Islam leads to terrorism say some. Terrorism gives a bad name to Islam say others. But is terrorism the essential issue? Or does the focus on terrorism distract from the essential issue facing North America in particular, and the world in general? Read more

Government, Libertarianism, and the Two Worlds: An Open Letter to Glenn Beck and Penn Jillette

January 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Gentlemen:

Your December 6, 2012 discussion on The Blaze in respect of Mr. Jillette’s book “Every Day Is An Atheist Holiday” has been forwarded to me by a person who asks “How can we better expand our tent without compromising any principles?”. Having now watched your discussion with great interest, I offer you the following in the hope that you might find it helpful in your efforts to build a big tent that is actually pro-freedom. Read more

You Keep Asking, Now We Answer: Freedom Party versus Libertarian Party

December 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The word “libertarian” is used in both a formal sense and an informal sense. When a socialist Liberal politician exclaims that the state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation, he is called a civil “libertarian”. When a theocratic Conservative politician calls for a reduction in taxes, he too is called a “libertarian”. And when an “anarcho-capitalist” economist calls for the elimination of government, he is called a “libertarian”. So what does the word actually mean? Read more

Canada, Leonard Peikoff, Iran, and Collectivism

September 11, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

On October 12, 2001, Canadian-born philosophy professor and author Dr. Leonard Peikoff (author of the recently released book “The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West are Going Out“) appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s political talk show. The appearance of course made its way onto YouTube, where the video has been viewed over 47,000 times, and 1452 comments have been made in response to it. Especially since being posted to YouTube, Dr. Peikoff’s views about the USA bombing or otherwise taking military action in Iran have often drawn the allegation – especially from libertarians, but not from Objectivists – that Dr. Peikoff, or Objectivism itself, is somehow collectivist in respect of war. The latest such criticism occurred on my own facebook wall. Accordingly, I take it upon myself to demonstrate that such allegations are false. Read more

Advice for Politically-Active Objectivists When Dealing with the Media/Public

September 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A fellow Objectivist with not too much experience speaking with the media asked for a few pointers. I replied as follows.

I suppose the most important thing is to speak in steak-and-potatoes terms. Abstractions that are well understood by Objectivists often lack a conscious connection to the concretes in a non-Objectivist’s life.

There are some others that come immediately to mind: Read more

Red Alert!

July 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

{The following is the text of a speech given by Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever to attendees of the party’s “Red Alert” Dinner on April 21, 2012, at the Primrose Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Canada}

Ladies and Gentlemen,

If there is one thing all of the news and speculation about Ontario’s 2012 budget has made clear, it is this: we, in Ontario, are at war. It is a civil war being fought among the millions who call Ontario home, but it has only two sides. As in any war, both sides want what will make them happy, but the two sides differ both in what they mean by happy, and in what they are prepared to do to obtain the happiness they want. Read more

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