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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Rand purposefully wrote her characters to be romanticized.
    That's kind of the point.

    I would say that she wrote the characters as deliberately two-dimensional as possible to emphasize the struggle, just as Achilles in the Iliad had no "tragic flaw" as was common in later literature.

    Rand was showing the producers as good, and the looters are scum, which is not reflective of the real world in which many of the corproate elite are sleeping with the enema in government to gain an illegitimate leg up on the comptetition, as GE and GM exemplify.

    I don't believe any libertarian fails to recognize this. The book is a morality play, not a historical drama.

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The politics is not the problem with the book, it is the horrible writing.

    By the way, I think it is time to break out the classic chart:

    If we spot enough to find a bingo, do we get a prize?

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If we spot enough to find a bingo, do we get a prize?
    If you can't get a bingo, you are doing it wrong.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How much of Ayn Rand's fiction illustrate how her philosophy treats those who are mentally retarded or suffer from mental disorders such as schizophrenia?
    You mean other than the fact that the people who do not wish the money they earned to go to the support of those defectives should not be forced to pay anyway?

    F.T.I.W, dude.

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    I would say that she wrote the characters as deliberately two-dimensional as possible to emphasize the struggle, just as Achilles in the Iliad had no "tragic flaw" as was common in later literature.

    Rand was showing the producers as good, and the looters are scum, which is not reflective of the real world in which many of the corproate elite are sleeping with the enema in government to gain an illegitimate leg up on the comptetition, as GE and GM exemplify.

    I don't believe any libertarian fails to recognize this. The book is a morality play, not a historical drama.
    You mean Achilles pride and temper where not flaws? Pride in fact is considered one of the "tragic flaws". Now think back on how The Illead started.
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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Well it depends on how much you personally value treatment for those individuals.
    And this is why I consider her fictional works utopian and thus not applicable to the real world.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    And this is why I consider her fictional works utopian and thus not applicable to the real world.
    Yup. Those people HAVE to be taken care of, whether we personally like it or not. Morality demands it.

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayor Snorkum View Post
    Yes. They exist to ensure the government can coerce a large business when it wants, like when that Janet Barbeque in Waco Reno decided to shake down Microsoft and Bill Gates by abusing the anti-trust laws. All that went away as soon as Gates agreed to establish a left-wing-only charity fund.
    What browser do you use, IE or another one?

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What browser do you use, IE or another one?
    Thanks for reminding me. I need to upgrade to FF4.

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    Re: Atlas Shrugged movie

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Thanks for reminding me. I need to upgrade to FF4.
    There is a Final Fantasy browser?
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