Ayn Rand was a arrogant, soulless, unethical, vicious, evil, and ultimately stupid monster.
-- LTC Tom Kratman, US Army Retired
This means that I won't bother to read any novels he wrote or make friends with this irrational walking piece of excrement.
Regardless of what one feels, THE TRUTH IS THE TRUTH. I don't worship her at her (figurative) feet. But I have found her nonfiction work to be closest to my own experience of the real world. That is why I am an Objectivist. So that when someone denounces Rand in such appalling terms, they are denouncing me.
And it's been my experience that arguing with such individuals is as practical as providing medical treatment to the dead.
Given that his novels are published by Baen Books I am now wondering if my own literary output will ever pass muster with them.
What are your questions on this block of instruction?
Update 1705 CDT:
Apparently Comrade Podpolkovnik Kratman has read my denunciation:
You're really not worth any more effort than this. Get the fuck out.
No Problem. Bye.
Update 1912 CDT:
Comrade Podpolkovnik Kratman wrote to another member of the forum:
That's okay, BT, I categorically forbid the animate piece of dog shit from reading my books. He, like other members of the cult that goes by the name of objectivism, is just too dogmatically stupid for the lessons to take.
Well, that will relieve me of any accusations of plagiarism on the part of Comrade Kratman.
Seriously, I tried to read an opening chapter of one of his novels on the free section of the Baen site. I found it unreadable. My worst fan fiction is better than his output. (I won't insult those who scribble out their novels in crayon by suggesting that he does so himself.)
But then I never really had any interest in Neo-Nazi war porn.
Update 2100 CDT:
Oh my! He's still at it. Talk about a serious premise check failure.
Obersturmbannführer Kratman said:
By the way, if you can't see the difference between a conservative and a communist, as your silly little comment suggests, then you really _do_ belong with Objectivism; an idiot philosophy for an idiot. It's a perfect match.
Regardless of what they call themselves, a statist is a statist.
I could also say that it doesn't matter what color wig she is wearing, a whore is still a whore.
In monotheism (which according William F. Buckley, Jr. is the foundation of conservatism) man is the property of God and therefore must obey him.
But in reality God is a figment of the imagination who is spoken for by a self appointed spokesman.
In collectivism, man is the property of the the collective and must obey it.
But in reality the collective is a figment of the imagination who is spoken for by a self appointed spokesman.
So what is the difference?
Regardless of the exterior differences, a statist is still a statist. And a whore is still a whore.
I'm looking forward to seeing how deep this idiot digs himself in tomorrow.