>A five-year-old Ayn Rand reference is making serious waves in Oscar Isaac's huge new fanbase—and all of Tumblr is along for the ride.
>The Star Wars heartthrob, who has been enjoying intense newfound fame with the release of The Force Awakens, turned heads for a different reason this week, when a 2011 photo of him in an Atlas Shrugged T-shirt made the rounds.
Oscar Isaac is truly Our Guy
Why Rand's own philosophy, Objectivism, is right and proper. It's probably the weakest of her works though. I'd rate We The Living as her best, pretty short so it's definitely worth a read,
Ayn Rand wrote Atlas Shrugged.
The general gist of it is "being selfish is good and you should always do what you want and not what others want". Which is really funny because Rand threw a hissy fit when a guy she knew refused to to cheat on his wife with her. It's famous because it's like the bible of dickbag businessmen the world over.
Ayn Rand came from the Soviet Union, so she saw the dangers inherent to collectivism. Her philosophy isn't that doing what you want is all that matters, it's that rights should be concerned with the individual first and foremost. If something becomes a detriment to a few in order to benefit the many, then it's immoral according to her. She's basically just arguing against the concept of socialism, that's it.
Leftist Babbies always shit on Rand but forget Marx was a leech living off his rich trust fund babbies friend Engels money for free while writing his smash capitalism rantings in the coffee shop.
>If something becomes a detriment to a few in order to benefit the many, then it's immoral according to her.
Yeah, which is why instead you should have a society that benefits the few to the detriment of the many. Wow, profound, I love capitalism and hierarchy. This'll really get the tumblrs mad right guys? Real traditionalists post on 4chan.
So what, which actor or director isn't a dickhead? I mean look at ford he had so many amazing roles and he is still a fucking asshole. Do you think Hitchcock was an angel or something?
>Yeah, which is why instead you should have a society that benefits the few to the detriment of the many
What's the alternative? You steal the rich man's money? Why does it matter if someone has greater wealth than you? What's it like being so envious all the time?
>detriment to anyone
Nice meme. How's the fact that you're communicating with someone who's probably half way across the globe working out for you? How's that laptap that you payed for doing? How's the platform you're using to communicate able to survive without any revenue?
You know how you accumulate wealth right? It's not through working harder than others. It's through taking the wealth that others (laborers) have produced. How do you do that? You have people so poor with so few opportunities they'll agree to work on your property for you for less than what their real labor produces. The rich make the poor.
ITS LIKE WEARING A SWASTIKA T-SHIRT TO SOCIALIST SJW LIBKUCK TUMBLRINAS
ITS TOPKEK THEY'RE BUTTHURT ABOUT HIS SHIRT
PROBLEMATIC FAVE ALL OVER AGAIN
ISAAC NEEDS TO HANG OUT WITH RENNER AND EVANS TO REALLY RUB IT IN
>TUMBLR ON SUICIDE WATCH, AGAIN
The value of labor is determined by how many people are able to perform that particular job, which is something determined by inherent capability. Socialism will only be fair if people are inherently equal in terms of skill, which probably isn't the case.
Capitalism needs to minimize progress to maximize the revenue they can obtain from a single new idea. True capitalism can't exist as the moment one company becomes too big, it will simply buy out its competition or form cartels to maximize profits. True progress comes in times of need by scientists, not economists, including inventions like the computer.
Without capitalism there probably wouldn't even be money that would be "funding" things. People would freely organize to create the servers and do upkeep if they wanted the site to continue to exist.
THIS IS ABSURD
PEOPLE WOULD BE ROTTING AWAY MERELY SURVIVING WITH NO DRIVE WHATSOEVER
AKA THE SOCIALIST DREGS OF YUROP
CREATIVITY MUST BE INCENTIVIZED WITH REWARD, ITS BUILT INTO HUMAN NATURE
ITS WHY COMMUNISM LOST AND CAPITALISM WON
Anarchist communism, maybe more specifically anarcho-syndicalism. Production is done not for profit but for the benefit of the people who do it, all organized from the bottom down with no hierarchy or compulsion, led by the spirit that has always spurred human society on, mutual aid and the individual confidence and incentive it produces.
>yfw Oscar Isaac is an ultra right wing Trump supporter
>people will and can work for free!
Is this a joke? How would you gather the materials necessary to create the insanely costly CPU manufacturing plants? Are that many people going to come together to and just give up their labor for free so that we can quote shitty memes?
Are you this stupid or are you just pretending?
Nearly every great invention during history have been due to individual drive without monetary incentive. This "capitalism driving science" thing is a recent invention by those with a personal interest in it.
If anyone is interesting in these ideas, read "The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin and "At the Cafe" by Errico Malatesta. Both will be easily found through google searches.
Every time a state or community has tried to abolish capitalism, it's still existed.
People want stuff and people will make stuff to supply those people with the stuff they want. People want to keep the stuff that they made or the stuff they traded for other stuff. People will use a intermediary, money, when trades become complex.
You can't change human nature.
>Are that many people going to come together to and just give up their labor for free so that we can quote shitty memes?
Probably yeah, because a lot of people like doing this (i.e. shitposting). You could say they'd be giving it up for free but in reality they're working to have something they like. Their labor is no longer a commodity that would be bought and sold, it would just be an expression of their needs and wants.
You have to understand that not all labor is equally pleasurable. So someone could very easily give up their time to manage the building of a CPU plant, but if the people actually building that plant care about CPUs, they probably don't also care about architecture. And the people who like mining (which I assume is very few) probably don't care about architecture or computer engineering. Money is what keeps these disparate parts working together.
Capitalism has helped an incredible number of people in the world
Thanks to capitaliism, almost every single american is part of the 1% now while countries that have never really embraced it toil in overty
>missing the point entirely
Was facebook, youtube, and 4chan also funded by the American government? Were the servers hosting this site built by the American government? Was your laptop built by the American government?
No, but all of this happened because the US Gov created the Internet
Whether you new age anti Gov hippies like it or not, the Government has always been the prime innovation motor in the history of all of Western civilization.
Tumblr is ridiculous. I can't even imagine what it must be like to be one of these people. They just discover an actor that's been around for years working hard and they dig up some old photo of him wearing a t-shirt espousing a view they don't agree with and it's some great scandal.
Fucking hell. Why can't these fags just mind their own business. What, it's illegal now to be anything other than a SJW vegan trannie douchebag?
isn't that like the worst height?
you're too short to be a tallfag and too tall for girls who like short guys
HE MEANS THE MODERN STIGMA OF NAZISM
OR ANY OTHER LIBERAL BOOGEYMAN, LIKE AN ATLAS SHRUGGED T-SHIRT
>What, it's illegal now to be anything other than a SJW vegan trannie douchebag?
YES, ITS >2016 YOU CIS SHITLORD! I CANT EVEN...
Socialism can only exist through hierarchies, otherwise no one would have the power to manage someone else's wealth. Libeterarianism is the replacement of arbitrary hierarchies with natural ones.
No girl likes short guys, so that's not really a problem
This is correct. It's an unfortunate facet of the human condition that in order to get all or even most of the things accomplished necessary for a stable society to flourish (one in which most people's needs and wants are met) we need the carrot at the end of the stick that is money.
It gets people to not just do, but care about doing well important and essential things they possibly might not care about and wouldn't do otherwise.
That being said, fuck you tripfag.
Atlas Shrugged summed up
>im smarter than u because i have more money LEL
>laborers are idiots
>laborers deserve shit lives because they are idiots
>if you're not rich, you're a parasite
>if you collect welfare, medicaid, social security, or anything that adds taxes to rich people even a slight amount, you're a parasite
>rich people add the most to society, even if they are exploiting it, because of trickle-down theory
>rich people are geniuses for exploiting everyone else, and deserve to be idolized
>caring about other people is dumb, helping other people is dumb, loving other people is dumb
>you should only care about yourself because helping other people is just a feel good and its a waste of time because You > others
>god doesnt exist and if you believe in god you're dumb
>people who band together (the communists) are anti-individualist and should be killed for having any hopeful ideologies
>fuck everyone except me and my rich parents: the book, the fantasy, the lifestyle
>and fuck god too
>fuck god, get money
It's probably the most bitter and retarded ideology, written as a novel in a fantasy alternate universe.
There's even a 3 hour speech in the middle about why "man is great, god is bad" to be extra edgy.
No wonder conservatives love it. I'm pretty disappointed in Isaac really, but you can tell he comes from a spoiled background.
Context for the comic, at the end of the book, all the 'genius capitalists' remove themselves from society, and only the stupid, idiot laborer average joes like you and me are left, and society crumbles, but the rich folks create a new garden of eden because they are such geniuses, kek.
>B A S E D
inb4 he publicly apologises and claims to have worn it ironically
>work or starve is not coercion
no it's a fact of life for every living organism on earth.
working is a convenience, go out and try to survive in the wilderness, then complain about the job you almost certainly don't have.
American libertarianism may be a little perverted, but I don't see the anger about libertarianism. There's nothing there that legit makes a god out of selfishness. It's simply wanting a limited government. Yeah, free market is a big part of it, but so is keeping government out of social concerns also. There's nothing ridiculous or impossible about classical liberalism. It's been a mainstay view for a long time. It's done us well.
While I understand the 'anti-collectivist' dream of achieving your individual goals and being rewarded for them, she takes it waaaaaay too far by interjecting her own shitty opinions and shitting on everything else.
God has nothing to do with collectivism.
All I care about is that she nursed Alan Greenscam into one of the most biased Fed chairmen in living memory, and then laughed from hell as he kept on wrecking the financial system until '08 with his 'sound free market logic'
>Still falling for le capitalism vs socialism meme
>Not being based fascist
SHORT PEOPLE GOT
SHORT PEOPLE GOT
SHORT PEOPLE GOT
NO REASON TO LIVE
Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant pop songs, and for film scores. Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. Wikipedia
Born: November 28, 1943 (age 72), Los Angeles, CA
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