Tuesday, October 2, 2007


May be I am showing my ignorance, however, I have a question for objectivists. Why do people have a right to liberty? If existance just exists, how can you manufacture right and wrong? If I am an indevidual, why not just do the best for my self, sure be nice to people for my own benifit, but what does it matter if I hurt another person? If another person feels pain what does that matter? what is the difference between a person feeling pain and an animal (that supposedly has no rights) feeling pain? why should we care?

Now I dont feel this way, I believe in being kind to one another etc. But why do objectivists feel that in the world there is a "God Given" (even though they dont believe in god) set of rights that some have(born people) and others (Animals, foetuses) dont have? Why with an indevidualistic attitude does it do them any good to pedal this stuff when the're never going to get their way? Why when some libertarains dont even care if animals suffer pain, care whether the guy down the street should be allowed to take heroin for example?

I understand liberal values, but I dont understand this sort of absolutism, how can atheists have such absolutism? I believe that a foetus is person, however does it really matter if it is aborted.
As I have stated I dont particularly approve of abortion but I dont see it as an outrage like murder, but if I were libertarian I should because I believe it is a person.

To explain why I feel that a foetus is a person and not part of the mother, geography or location does not define indeviduals. Biologist would be outraged if you said that a lichen was one organism (although the initialy were classified that way). They would be horrified If you said that a parasite the same organism. Thats like saying that a protein from an E. coli, is not an E. coli protein, but a human protein from the E. coli cells.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Back from the dead and Bigger than ever

Due to time constraints, I had stopped blogging for a while, and really should be doing more constructive things that writing this post. However during my procrastinations I have been viting and posting on some other blogs. "Not PC" has noticed me and wants to know what people think about where I should be on his side bar. As did Trevor Loudon in noticing my question that actualy relates to Not PC's ideas on Altruism and Objectivism.

This notice has inspired me to restart posting.

As to where I should go on PC's side bar? Well I have Identitiy issues myself, on a very libertarian day I would find my self on the libertarian end of Team Blue, aligned with Trevor Louden who is a non objectivist, Libertarian who believes in working with non libertarians to move in a more liberal direction. On a highly conservative day, I would find my self more aligned with more conservative former members of the ACT Party, Stephen Franks and Muriel Newman.

The reason for my uncertainty is that from a utilitarian perspective It is dificult to know whats best without trying all the options. From a more philisophical perspective, I have a theory that philosophy gets you no where. (Not that I nessicarily consider my self utilitarian)

Dispite my last statement I will be no doubt commenting on philisophical issues and maybe even elaborating on that comment.