I had the biggest argument with my collectivist parents to date. What was the debate about you may ask? Well, it’s about whether we should have quota in businesses for disabled individuals. Naturally, us liberty-minded individuals would be against this notion; But the collectivists would immediately attack you for being unsympathetic to the plight of […]Read more "How Can We Help the Disabled?"
One of the biggest crusades in the blockbuster film industry is to include “diversity”. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with diversity in classics like the Goonies, Ghostbusters, Night of the Living Dead or It’s a Wonderful Life, the modern films and TV shows all must include at least one “minority” character or face the critics calling […]Read more "The Problem With Black Panther"
When asked about what she thought of the celebration of Christmas, Ayn Rand wrote: Yes, of course. A national holiday, in this country, cannot have an exclusively religious meaning. The secular meaning of the Christmas holiday is wider than the tenets of any particular religion: it is good will toward men—a frame of mind which is […]Read more "The Spirit of Christmas"
Starship Troopers is Robert A. Heinlein’s most well known work, it has been made into films (and its sequels), TV series, comic books and video games. It has a lasting effect on the science fiction genre internationally. The story concerns Juan “Johnny” Rico, who enlisted to serve in the mobile infantry against aliens, primarily the Bugs, […]Read more "To Earn Your Freedom: Review of Starship Troopers"
If Atlas Shrugged had a sequel, it would have been something like The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is the magnum opus of Robert A. Heinlein, famous for writing Starship Troopers and pioneered the space marine genre as well as science fiction with political motifs. Why is this a humble reivew? […]Read more "Humble Review- The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress"
The premise of a benevolent universe is summarised in Rand’s essay “The Inexplicable Personal Alchemy” There is a fundamental conviction which some people never acquire, some hold only in their youth, and a few hold to the end of their days—the conviction that ideas matter . . . . That ideas matter means that knowledge matters, that truth […]Read more "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the Benevolent Universe Premise"
Rousseau and Voltaire hated each other, Voltaire was the father of enlightenment, the advocate of freedom without the State’s interference; Rosseau was the father of totalitarianism, that the State has the power to provide “positive” freedom if we give up our natural rights in favour of social contract. Voltaire advocated for civil liberty while Rousseau […]Read more "Derek Freeman vs Margaret Mead, Resurgence of the Voltaire-Rousseau Feud"