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Here's another one. It seems that the owner of Lululemon is an Ayn Rand acolyte. He's issued new shopping bags with "Who is John Galt?"* printed on them. But the customers who have bought expensive yoga clothing there think that Ayn Randism is the opposite of the philosophy underlying yoga practice. So maybe they'll boycott Lululemon and his Objectivist "self-interest" will find itself in the toilet, where it belongs. B)

*the protagonist of Atlas Shrugged

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Here's another one. It seems that the owner of Lululemon is an Ayn Rand acolyte. He's issued new shopping bags with "Who is John Galt?"* printed on them. But the customers who have bought expensive yoga clothing there think that Ayn Randism is the opposite of the philosophy underlying yoga practice. So maybe they'll boycott Lululemon and his Objectivist "self-interest" will find itself in the toilet, where it belongs. B)

*the protagonist of Atlas Shrugged

Well, there's the state of philosophical debate today: a shallow bit of philosophy plastered on a shopping bag causes wealthy yuppies to purchase expensive yogawear elsewhere. Socrates would be green with envy.

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Well, your world-weary cynicism is quite the contribution to world philosophy, Waitman. Maybe you recall Wittgenstein's proposition: "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."

I attended a lecture by Ayn Rand in November 1965. Yes 1965. I don't remember much about the lecture, but she had a young man seated near her who took the audience questions and then passed them to Rand. I can't remember his name. And, no, she was not dressed for yoga.

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I attended a lecture by Ayn Rand in November 1965. Yes 1965. I don't remember much about the lecture, but she had a young man seated near her who took the audience questions and then passed them to Rand. I can't remember his name. And, no, she was not dressed for yoga.

It was probably Nathaniel Branden, her #1 acolyte and lover. And Waitman, "Who is John Galt?" is not a shallow bit of philosophy on a shopping bag. It is emblematic of the business owner's adherence to a world view that fethishises a perpetually adolescent self-centeredness and dog-eat-dog anti-communitarianism. Once people realize that, they may decide to spend their money elsewhere, rather than reward him for his callousness. That's how it rolls in a "capitalist system", right?

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It was probably Nathaniel Branden, her #1 acolyte and lover. And Waitman, "Who is John Galt?" is not a shallow bit of philosophy on a shopping bag. It is emblematic of the business owner's adherence to a world view that fethishises a perpetually adolescent self-centeredness and dog-eat-dog anti-communitarianism. Once people realize that, they may decide to spend their money elsewhere, rather than reward him for his callousness. That's how it rolls in a "capitalist system", right?

Is 'communitarianism' supposed to sound better than socialism or communism?

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Well, your world-weary cynicism is quite the contribution to world philosophy, Waitman. Maybe you recall Wittgenstein's proposition: "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."

From Ayn Rand on a shopping bag to Wittgenstein on a food board. Surrounded by sages, I am.

Or fools. [on topic]

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