Adam@Home by Rob Harrell

Adam@Home

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, about 2 years ago

    Her ideas are pretty miserable in many ways.

  2. firedome

    firedome said, about 2 years ago

    i shruuged right after atlas…meh.

  3. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, about 2 years ago

    The real hero of Reagan Conservatism was William F Buckley Jr. Bill, and anyone who ever studied critical thinking, thought Rand a simple minded opportunist whose ideas would not be accepted because her logical flaws are readily transparent, and objectivism would be embraced primarily by those she disdained. If you read Atlas Shrugged or Fountainhead and felt you were one of the elite because you were one of the few able to trudge through a thousand pages to get the core idea that was then restated in 50 or 70 pages, you were not one she would have approved. She was an iinteresting creature of her time, but really a blowhard who had to spoon feed her audience lofty ideals while making them feel special.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 2 years ago

    Does Clayton want Adam to build him a merciless, unfeeling robot .. or turn him into one?
    If it’s the latter … there’s always the Civil Service!
    I had the notion of someone suggesting that civil servants be replaced with androids. Someone … a Sir Humphrey type, would exclaim, “But … you can’t replace civil servants with cold, heartless, non-emotional androids!”
    The response …“Who’d notice the difference? Except that things would be done more efficiently.”

  5. Mark

    Mark said, about 2 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    derrr…that’s the joke: “Make ME a…”

  6. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 2 years ago

    @Mark

    But the way Clayton words it .. it could be taken either way.
    And who would want to be an emotionless robot?(Robot, yeah .. emotionless … no.)

  7. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, about 2 years ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    Bill Gates is a philanthropist who champions education. I’d say no.

  8. Old Man River

    Old Man River GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Ayn Rand is what happens when you let highbrow critics rate books rather than the readers. Atlas shrugged and so did I. Don’t visit thr Fountainhead Cafe. Coffee sucks

  9. ivison.bedard

    ivison.bedard said, about 2 years ago

    Ayn Rand…an antisocilaists best friend. We are the Borg Resistance is Futile. Submit to z Programme.

  10. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I have been an admirer of Ayn Rand and a supporter of her philosophy for almost 50 years. My knowledge of Objectivism is extensive. It is from that position that I can say that Ayn Rand stands to philosophy as Darwin to biology or Einstein to physics. She completes what Aristotle started and she supplies the philosophy the Founding Fathers vaguely sensed but could not define and defend.


    First, I must give my standard warning: Never believe anything anyone tells you about Ayn Rand (yes, including me) until you have enough understanding of her thought to be able to judge not just her but also those who claim knowledge of her (yes, including me).


    There is no convincing people who reject reason, so I won’t address anyone who claims to have read Ayn Rand and to have rejected her thought. I will only say to anyone with an honest curiosity that the only way to judge Ayn Rand and Objectivism is to first read her major works in both fiction AND non-fiction. Objectivism is much more that a few speeches from novels or a host of misrepresentations in academia and the media. As a complete philosophical system at odds with millenia of irrationalism, Objectivism can’t be understood from a little undergraduate dabbling. It takes work that a lot of people are simply not up to.


    Finally, I ask: How does one take a philosophy that advocates that you live your life for your values, your success, your happiness - and twist that into the idea that one should be emotionless if not heartless? This reason/emotion dichotomy is a stereotype going back millenia and it does not apply to Ayn Rand or anyone who understands her. Your goal in life should be a happy life, not preparation for death.

  11. RR208

    RR208 said, about 2 years ago

    Greed is good???

  12. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, about 2 years ago

    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged . One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” — John Rogers

  13. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, about 2 years ago

    @exoticdoc2

    When you compare her philosophy with the govenmental philosophy she escaped, hers was far superior. It has major flaws, but it is far more humane than taking a person and stripping the individual worth and talent of that person which is the ultimate effect of socialism/communism.
    To get the the best view of her philosophy, read “We the Living”. Then contrast this view with the works of George Orwell, especially his book “1984”.
    Both of these authors reveal the biggest flaws of a society where all values and responsibilties are dictated by and enforced by the state. Both illustrate the importance of the individual is to be the one to receive the rewards and responibilities of their own personal decisions and work.

    Ayn Rand focused on the importance of the individual as opposed to the idea that each of us is a minor cog or part of an uncaring system or machine.

  14. LancelotsLover1

    LancelotsLover1 said, about 2 years ago

    @pshearer: THANK YOU for being another of us who think! I’m saddened by the ignorant knee-jerk smearing of reason shown in the comments. Atlas Shrugged has sold more copies than any book other than the Bible. . . . .and it is my bible. For one who thinks, reasons, and can integrate abstractions, there is no rejecting Rand since she is right.

    You made my morning. :-)

  15. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Charles Smith and LancelotsLover1: Thank you for the kind words.
    Omnius: Thank you for that demonstration of your intellectual level.

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