Challenging ourselves, and resolving emotional issues on a personal level from a personal level is key to our own physical and mental health. This has been scientifically shown time and again. Life without conflict, without challenge, won’t allow any of us to grow and expand in understanding, but rather keep us as small infants incapable of expressing ourselves outside of crying. We owe it to ourselves to strive to be larger than we already are.
So I state, let the Objerktivists preach to the choir, and let Positive Individualists form their own forums and their own groups apart from the Negative Individualists. To have their own voice apart from those who encase themselves in prejudice, belittling, clear falsehoods, bad thinking, and negativity. I’m hoping this website can become one of those forums and online spaces for people who are interested in truth, intellectual honesty, and the expansion of themselves as people and consciousnesses.
I am a homosexual, and an atheist. I’m also white and male. Does that mean I have had the power and privilege to be who I am in my life, things that put me at odds with those in power? Atheists are immoral, sad, angry at God, and don’t believe in anything. Homosexuals are deviants, child molesters, and they caused AIDs. Whites are inherently racist as they occupy a cultural position of power in such a way that only they can be racist. Males have forever denigrated, objectified, enslaved, and raped the fairer sex (did I just say that?). Yet, I have done none of these things. I have nothing to apologize for in terms of my lack of color, or my genitalia. I have nothing to apologize for because I am an individual. I am not solely a homosexual, I am not solely an atheist, and it doesn’t matter if I’m white or male. I am an individual who’s approach and choices have shaped myself into a complex human creature.
A selfish man would recognize the sources of his wealth, both from himself and others. In that recognition he will trade with the others for their contribution to his life. He will ask of them what their terms are, for without them nothing would’ve been made. Only a whimsical man would feign to act as if the ideas, the original rational thoughts of others, were his own. Materially, he would be shunned by the producers, by the selfish man for his second-handedness. His dishonesty would eventually ruin him.
So, I saw the above on my Facebook feed. At first I was like, “Yeah, wow, that is kind of bad.” But the more I looked at it, the more it bothered me. Maus finally helped me figure out what it was. Secondly, we shouldn’t be seen as the enemy is seen. WHY? They are aggressively tirading and recruiting and taking pictures like this (the right one) to glorify their hatred of and violent attitudes. Their hatred and attitudes are toward us, toward Western Civilization, toward everything we hold dear. In rhetoric, in media, we must defend the morality of proper western philosophy and civilization. The picture on the left is a defense, not an ugly sore.