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originally posted by: OpenMindedRealist
a reply to: olaru12
None whatsoever. She paid taxes which were levied specifically to cover the cost of her future welfare expenditures.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
She's about selfishness, all the way.
And she thinks religion is a horrible thing.
Smithers, why haven't I heard of this "the Leader"?
He's as rich and wicked as I, but he seems to enjoy tax-exempt status.
- *Chuckles* Actually, sir, with our creative bookkeeping and corporate loopholes, we only pay three dollars a year.
*Gasps* You're right. We're getting screwed.
I don't care what people say, their actions are ALWAYS rooted in the self.
Even the fireman who runs into the burning building has a fundamentally selfish motive.
Seems counter-intuitive but think about it. These are people who buy into the hero worship thing. They have typically spent their entire lives conditioning themselves to believe self-sacrifice is a noble thing to do.
Whether or not it is isn't the point. The point is that they get what they want out of that mentality. They feel it is a kind of immortality. To be remembered practically forever for "doing the right thing" is as close as you get.
I see no argument against her arguments here, only curse vitriol and ad hominem about a woman no one here has ever met. That says more about you than it does about her.
Discuss her works, not the rampant fear of your own imaginings, derive your own conclusions instead of resorting to baseless accusations against her character, and you'll be denying ignorance.
Edit: I apologize. I never read past the first page. My apologies. Now about that objectivism.