Fourteen years ago an Objectivist working in the Security Department of Healtheast in Saint Paul, Minnesota had a dispute with the site supervisor. He wrote out a formal complaint and personally delivered it to the head of the department. On April 8th he met with an apparatchik of the Human Services Department who told him:
Trying to be right is unhealthy.This was simply insane. Healtheast was a chain of hospitals and an error in the heath care process would lead to prolonged suffering or death. Upon reflection the Objectivist had concluded that the apparatchik, and thus the management, were pragmatists who didn’t see reality as being inherently real and only saw differences in opinion instead. The Objectivist decided at that point to bail out from Healtheast, which in turn would be sued for a wrongful termination caused by the same site supervisor.
On February 1st the Minneapolis StarTribune, the socialist rag of the Twin Cities, published the following full page ad:
The obvious question is how can someone be tricked into betraying any moral value when they absolutely lack one?
The false prophet Mohammed commanded his followers to conquer along with the commission of the acts of rape, robbery, and murder. The doctrine of Islam commands enslavement and the systematic violation of the rights of man and for the believers to act as predatory animals. Without question the doctrine and practice of Islam is absolutely depraved.
Given that Human Life is the foundation of all valid moral values then Islam must be absolutely condemned. But the signatories of this document refuse to understand these facts of reality and condemn as immoral those who hold an actual moral standard.
I am hard pressed to respond to this utterly depraved document without the use of barracks language.