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Life - Trial by fire

13 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CutterMutter

At the dawn of adulthood, a very rosy view of life greets us as we dream of conquering the world - full of bright hope and enthusiasm. Real life however, rarely turns out to be as perfect as we imagined - with disappointments, struggles, heartbreaks,...

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 1 minute read 27 comments CutterMutter

I always wondered why Ayn Rand is so widely hated — unusual for a writer and philosopher. The almost visceral hatred  for a woman who died almost 4 decades ago is matched perhaps only by the sheer volume of her books that continue to sell  in record...

Why you should read books

25 May 2020 1 minute read 8 comments CutterMutter

Writing a good book is not easy - it practically condenses an author's lifetime knowledge and experience in a few hundred pages that takes you maybe a month to read. If you choose yours books well, can you imagine how much second hand knowledge you c...

Exponential Education

20 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CutterMutter

The world increasingly belongs to people who understand and can harness the exponential trends and change that is happening right under our nose. In this 'flattened' globalized world, where the transmission of Knowledge and Money is practically insta...

India Against Happiness

20 May 2020 4 minute read 0 comments CutterMutter

A couple of years back, few of us Indians chanced to visit a place called Beira in Mozambique. Like most African countries, Mozambique is poor. But with a stranger’s excitement of being in a far off new place, we went around starry eyed gazing with w...

Nostalgia !

20 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CutterMutter

A good part of feeling nostalgic is the warm fuzzy glow that we feel while remembering people and places long forgotten and left behind. Modern communication tools and drastically increased mobility have however put paid to that by placing it all jus...

A case for Armchair Activism

20 May 2020 3 minute read 0 comments CutterMutter

Urban middle class in India is often accused of armchair activism — always ranting against politicians and the ‘system’ from their drawing rooms but never taking the trouble to brave the heat and dust of active politics. Here’s a different take on th...

Dice always rolls

24 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CutterMutter

People everywhere - rich or poor - inevitably feel a tug of nostalgia for childhood that no amount of material success can compensate for. It is longing for a time when the dice could have rolled any which way - for life to be any number of infinite...

Car 2.0

24 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments CutterMutter

Tesla - Elon Musk took a computer and built a car around it ! A car that is always online and gets better with time through 'on the air' software updates. No dials or buttons - just one large screen. Self driving & autonomous. A car that can go out a...

Elon Musk is just getting started !

21 Jan 2020 1 minute read 1 comment CutterMutter

The Medium post below deconstructs possibly the most all-round genius mind of present times. Elon Musk is just getting started at age 49 - the way he is going, he might end up displacing and surpassing Leonardo da Vinci in history books ! Tesla stock...

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3 Feb 2020 (S)llew la Wulf

19 June 2020
Lol Sugarfix seems to be a repeat offender and probably gets blocked pretty often 😂

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

09 June 2020
You were starting to sound a bit desperate so gave you a break. Take it easy and read some more meanwhile. “The Rise of the Sovereign Individual” by Gigi https://link.medium.com/KuzxuBLe56

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

06 June 2020
You were starting you froth at the mouth so I gave you a break. Your desperation with your WE thingy was a becoming a nusiance. If you can't show basic manners then consider keeping mum. Read some more meanwhile - it will make the contradiction that you are living even worse but look at the bright side - it might help you resolve it by either giving up bitcoin or your WE obsession. They are oil and water and just won't mix no matter how many horses you wanna make out of your wishes. “The Rise of the Sovereign Individual” by Gigi https://link.medium.com/KuzxuBLe56

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

04 June 2020
It isn't. Read up a bit on it - plenty of lierature around. https://news.bitcoin.com/how-bitcoin-applies-to-the-sovereign-individual-thesis/

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

04 June 2020
In my spare time, I am a crypto educator and part of several bitcoin communities and feel an intense brotherhood with bitcoiners. Never ever did I have this kind of a fundamental philosophical disagreement with any of them - since most of us are inherently libereterian. You are a contradiction and an anomoly. Going forward, I will have to put in extra effort to be rude to you 😂

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

03 June 2020
And cheers to that ! Finally we agree on something :)

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

03 June 2020
Crypto represents exactly the 'far right anarchic-capitalism' as you call it and denounced a while back. No matter how much you try painting it otherwise, Collectivism that you believe in lies on one end of the spectrum while decentralization and cryptos lie bang opposite. And you have positioned yourself smack in the middle of a contradiction - where your beliefs lie on one side and your actions on the other. Blockchains don’t bend or break which is something collectivists love to do with ‘non-compliant’ people. Neither do they play Houdini and make 10 trillion dollars of QE appear out of thin air - something that you again endorse. You yourself must be a master Houdini to reconcile cryptos with your deepest beliefs in your head. My understanding of money is very unlike yours that claims money to be just 'wads of paper' - the reason why you probably think that the pie has a fixed size and if I get a larger slice, you will be left with a smaller one. Money my friend - represents someone's Effort & Utility. When you understand this, you will realize that the pie can be as big as you make it - and everyone can have a large slice out of something that started off small. But I am not really here to compensate for the ineptitude of your Economics teacher in college. The theme is simple and you don't even need a teacher for understanding something that is basically common sense. “Economic Teachings of Bitcoin” by Gigi https://link.medium.com/eudBiAFU06

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

02 June 2020
https://www.publish0x.com/some-crypto-things/win-splinterlands-card-decks-on-altcoin-fantasy-top-prize-15-xzjdmw On a lark I visited your profile to see who I ve been butting heads with. Lo and behold ! Guy turns out to be making a living out of promoting crypto 😂😂 Hilarious ! But not all that unexpected. You of all people angling to make money by schilling crypto - something that by deliberate design is intended to make your collectivist 'philosophy' obsolete ! I hv often encountered this hypocrisy before but not from someone SO vociferously against the fundamental principles that enshrine cryptotech. No wonder there was not a murmur from you on my mention of cryptos earlier - plenty on apples though ! I tipped you 100 % on this promotion and promise you that I will do the same for all future promotes you make on cryptos ! My guess that you also have a healthy portfolio of Apple and Microsoft stocks among others - didn't you just spend a paragraph on Bill and Steve's thievery and incompetence ?! So what you say - that is 'philosophy' - and this is profit. Both are different spheres after all ! Turns out I took you more seriously than I should have 😂

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

02 June 2020
I don't take but give benefits to people like you. I accorded you some civility and good manners earlier but you don't deserve either. Now stop polluting my space and buzz off - go find your own.

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

02 June 2020
The more I simplify things for you the more you try to overly complicate them in order to obfuscate - as so well described and predicted in the books that you hate so much. I am not surprised - I have come across this deliberate adamancy many times and I know it is absolutely useless to butt heads with you - we might as well be coming from different universes. I really don't know Gerald Grosvenor and I don't care about the quote or Cipolla's law. I don't know what febrile means and I don't care to Google it. I know something simple - an argument that lacks internal logic and consistency takes outside support by quoting external 'authorities' who are supposedly sacrosanct, uses complicated percepts that are presented in convoluted words which make it impossible to pin point what exactly is being said. I know you hate Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezoz, Larry & Sergei, Elon musk, Jack Dorsey and you probably idolize Stalin, Lenin, Pol Pot, Hitler and all the dictators in the world who butchered millions in the name of 'equality' to be enforced through Socialism and Communism. While you wet dream of making a living by denouncing these billionaire ( how you must hate that word ! ) stalwarts, you never realize the hypocrisy of happily punching your iphone to type this, or using Google in between to fact check, or salivate over a Tesla that your neighbor just bought while you order your pantry on Amazon fresh ! You did good research on apples but in vain. I feel like replacing apples with apricots and then mangoes, fish etc to keep sending you on a perpetual hunt till you understand the concept of what an analogy is. But like I said, it is futile. You lost me the moment you declared that you and your collectivist brethren have the right to decide my morals. We don't have common ground brother. Have a happy life !

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

01 June 2020
Your niece is a child so how about leaving her out of the argument as a basic courtesy ?! I'm sure you can find a better shield in your words. You are rounding the circle so much that you forget to articulate your thoughts simply and legibly. It really is flying over my head about what you mean with your hypothetical experiment. Forget it - I will put it simply in easily understandable words for you. If I worked harder and smarter than you all my life, then certainly my child will have all the advantages resulting from that effort - which your child may not. Not meaning it personal - just generalize it. So yes - all children may not have an equal start. And yet we have people like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in the world. So no matter what the start - a rise to excellence ( and also decay ) is fully possible. It is America that has the greatest social mobility where you have plenty stories of rags to riches. I never heard of a Bill Gates or world changing product coming out of Europe ever ! And America is far from a true Capitalist society - there is a huge scope of improvement there. But it avoids the decadence of Europe or the outright filth and corruption of a lot of Asia. Catch this scenario - you and me on an island - no one else. I go around and gather myself 8 apples after a whole day of effort. You do the same and manage only 4. Subsequently I have to go hunting for apples only alternate days but you have to go everyday while I laze out alternate days. You don't like that much and ask me to share my extra apples. I tell you a few tricks to help you gather as many apples as I do - but you are not interested or competent to use the tricks and still want mine for no effort. I refuse to oblige and since you cannot take me on on your own - you carry on grumbling and cursing - till a boat with 10 more people arrives on the island - who are as inclined as you are when it comes to effort, competence or doctrines. Wow - Now I got strength of numbers on my side you gloat with glee. So you form a 'government' of 11 people and subjugate me into surrendering my extra 4 apples to you guys - maybe even 6 for not succumbing earlier. Isn't that what the whole game is ?! In spite of all your fancy prose and quantum ideas - it just boils down to who has the bigger club in hand right ? Since it's only a minority in the world who think like Ayn Rand - they can be subdued by sheer force of your numbers. That's what happened with Ayn Rand herself - with so many people hating her for mentioning the unmentionable, poor woman never had a chance to lead a safe happy life in this world. And people like you happily justify and gloat over her misery. I will tell you what really gets your goat - that something that you people had been carefully masking and masquerading as 'morals and righteousness' across the centuries - was suddenly exposed for the brute force and butchery it all along was. Having been called out so clearly and articulately by Ayn Rand was intolerable. The first counter was to ignore Rand as inconsequential. But she continued to find favor still - so deride her next. It had the opposite effect - people who had never heard about Rand went on to read her books and her ideas found even more traction. To the point that 32 years after her death, you are spending endless effort and hatred wherever you can to crush her ideas. I will give you a helpful tip brother - it won't help. The more you spout hatred against her, the more her ideas will grow. Without your diatribe here, this write up would never have found so many views that I am getting. Of all who are reading this, a few will discover her - courtesy you. And like a virus it will spread further. All through history, it is your clubs and your guns that ruled people - manifest through the 'philosophy' you spout. But that is set to change inevitably and irreversibly. More than anything else, it is digital technology that is exposing your ideas for what they really are - coz it leaves you no place to hide. You can shove the Common and the Statuory Law where the sun don't shine coz all those fancy terms, complicated rules and the fuzzy haze is getting swept away to be replaced by crystal clarity. It is either yours or it is not. Either you have earned it or you have not. No more of - I will eat my cake and have it too. That will happen the day control of money goes democratic and out of the hands of the governments. That day is coming soon - coz brother - but for Economics, there won't be any Politics. The most imminent threat you have is cryptocurrencies. Even as we write here, they are making you and your government redundant by the day. Focus all your effort and energy to ban and outlaw them - coz when ( not if ) they come into force - you and your ideas will go dinosaur. The only way you exercise control over the productive class is through monopoly of printing money and forcible appropriation of their effort by taxation. The day this monopoly and power disappears - where will that leave you and your ideas ?! When that happens, you can go around giving lectures on epigenetics, alleles, Quantum tunneling, Relativity ( scientifically proven by Einstein that there cannot be any objectivity ! ), multi-dimensions that we cannot perceive ( so how can you be sure of anything ?! ), Parallel universes ( you may be right here but in another timeline you ain't ! ), Schrodinger's cat ( dead and alive at the same time - so 1+1 can be 2 but it can also be 4 ! ), quantum states - everything is possible at the same time - so anarchy is no different from peace. It is all subjective after all - because there is no objective reality ! Brother - there is something called a perceivable reality that we humans live by - which will not be denied any which way. You probably find it very easy to fool your neighbors and friends by wielding your scientifiic mumbo-jumbo but I have read through all the tomes that you are quoting and trying to hide behind. With due respect to Science - absolutely correct and accurate as it is in describing our universe - you are using it to further an agenda that basically translates to - 'I will prevail by brute force - because I can." Not for long. You seem to have collected some knowledge in your life - but you missed out on translating that knowledge into wisdom.

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

31 May 2020
Well - as expected. I gave you your utopian experiment and then asked a pointed question about it - evasion and personal attacks - just like you do with Ayn Rand. No matter she paid taxes all her life so fully deserved the welfare benefits - by right. Trust me you will actually be disappointed to know my EQ. Isn't is surpising that there is so much venom against a simple life philosophy where some people just wanna live their lives peacefully and productively without getting imposed upon by others. Why do these others make it a life mission to not let that happen at any cost ? Which group of people do you think has the EQ problem ?! But isn't that a part of the narrative you deliberately spin - using words like extremist, Nazi, cold, emotionless, dog-eat-dog etc. etc. When reality faces you with these people leading happy, emotionally fulfilling and materially successful lives - you wanna go 'nyah nyah nyah nyah' - scurrying for some more choice adjectives - none of which seem to stick. You find it difficult to accept that 'Randians' can be extremely caring and warm. Ask me nicely for help and most probably I will be happy to. Put a gun to my head and tell me that it is my DUTY to help you - then u have it coming. When you play dirty with them, they can turn ruthless. You seem to have got a bit stuck on the DNA part so allow me to clarify that further. Windows operating system is not binary - it does not do just this or that and does not have a single line of code that says it's either a yes or no. It is composed of millions of lines of code that results in Windows capable of a million different things - but none of them illogical. The day a child is conceived in the womb, her color of eyes or the physical build or any other physical ( and some mental ) features are predetermined. Resulting in the scientific fact that about 70 % of personality is decided by genes and 30 % by upbringing. DNA is similarly digital. Call it binary, quarternary or octenary - it is digital. Which means clarity - either A,T,C or G - and their different combinations and manifestations. Each combination results in something specific. In simple words, there are no grey areas - just like there should not be when you frame a law that respects private property or Right to Life. There can be caveats and mitigating circumstances but those are also defined broadly. What you cannot have is a law that says - Well... now your life and your property Mr. Rearden, is a subjective matter....to be decided as per a public opinion poll ! Now that is some more education for your niece :)

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

31 May 2020
Lets do as you say in a thought experiment and "take all children away from their parents and raise them in some form of group situation" where all have equal opportunity to everything while growing up. What do you think will happen ?! Some will still naturally be smarter, more ambitious, physically stronger or more attractive and therefore end up being more successful than others. What are you gonna do then ? What excuse will you be left with in that case ? Will you cut off the feet of a tall guy to bring him level with the shortest person in the group ?! Will you lobotomize a budding genius to make equality with the dumbest ?! People should be treated equal by legal and political systems in place but they are simply not same - you may not like what is still a fact of life. But I have often observed pseudo-liberals to be hell bent on denying facts and things as they are. But wishes just won't make horses.

Why you should read books

25 May 2020 CutterMutter

31 May 2020
Yes it's a quote I read somewhere - wish it was mine though :)

Why you should read books

25 May 2020 CutterMutter

30 May 2020
The Paradox of Abundance The average quality of information is getting worse and worse. But the best stuff is getting better and better. Markets of abundance are simultaneously bad for the median consumer but good for conscious consumers.

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

29 May 2020
Normally, I attack the issue not the person. So a few counters to your points : "Because she pushes a supremecist/eugenics idea in a similar vein to Adolf and as others have said she is morally bankrupt." Through all her writings, Rand has pushed only one thing - Merit and Ability - irrespective of race, gender, caste, color or pedigree. You are factually wrong when you say this. As for morally bankrupt, who gets to decide her morals - you ? What gives anyone the right to thrust their morals on anyone else - either individually or collectively ?! "Binary based enemy philosophy at its most extreme." I don't even know what you mean by that but I have come across this before. Well, when you set Principles, Rules and Law - it has to be binary. If it is not, there cannot be any clarity. This lack of clarity leads to wholesale corruption and crime - especially manifest in socialist and communist systems. You may design any number of systems to be communist but human flesh remains intensely capitalist. Life itself is binary in a literal sense - DNA was discovered to be a binary code in 1953 by molecular biologists. ATCG ! "Selfishness and greed are not and will never be positive attributes." I strongly disagree. There is a good kind of selfishness that essentially says - I wanna keep myself happy without harming anyone else. I really can't see any rational person disagree to this. The kind of selfishness that causes theft, loot, robbery or murder is the bad kind - carried out by the 'looters' - as she calls them. Same goes for Greed - it is healthy and essential for humanity's progress. Without it, you won't have the iphone in your hand on which you are typing this - nor Facebook or Google or Amazon. You don't really expect the government to create any such products that we have come to take for granted as indispensable ?! "You only need look at the current situation regarding the pandemic to see how that fares. The extreme right wing in the US are complaining about the lockdown and how they haven’t got any money." US is far from the ideal capitalist world that Rand describes as Atlantis. The extreme right in US is racist and Wall street is utterly corrupt hand in glove with the US government - together they practically rob the average hard working American on a daily basis through fancy names like quantitative easing - which is bacially loot as it devalues their savings. Also something called Cantillon effect. All this hoodwinking will not be possible with cryptocurrencies. No wonder governments don't like them and most Randians do. Had US been truly capitalist - as in Randian capitalist - it would be a lot more humane and fair. "Even squirrels and bears have a store of food for when they hibernate. The thing that makes humans successful is that they can work together as a team to prepare for the future." Capitalist systems provide the best teamwork that results in world class products and quality of life. People crib and complain mostly when they don't wanna take responsibility for their lives. Gorge on junk food and then sue McDonalds for their obesity. Live beyond your means maxing out 10 credit cards and then curse the rich for their billions. Don't plan for the inevitable emergencies and then blame the system for not taking care of them. Come on ! "The less the person is educated the more arrogant the superiority complex becomes." I gotta laugh this one off coz just hv a look around the world. Some of the smartest people on the planet and founders and leaders of world changing companies and organisations are the captains of Capitalism - not politicians, preachers or 'welfare' officers. "The point of the argument being that humans can go beyond this as they can co-operate in being able to plan for the future." Fully agree with you - it took really smart teamwork, cooperation and leadership to create systems and products that allow us to have this conversation across continents ! "If you want to paint yourself as having only an animal’s level of intelligence and an evolutionary dead end well go right ahead. I won’t dispute that." To repeat myself, Randians - as you call them - are at the pinnacle of social evolution setting the path for others to follow. Most of them are revolutionaries and therefore inevitably maligned by the majority - till one day what they profess becomes the new normal. And then they are revered as heroes - sadly by then its a bit late for them. Every society honors its live Conformists and dead Troublemakers ! "You and the rest of your nation, on the other hand, are in deep shit." I think you mistake me to be an American which I am not. I belong to a country that unfortunately set itself on a socialist path and I experienced first hand the wholesale crime, corruption and hypocrisy all around me. You will find the fiercest Randians not in America - but in countries like mine. Know this - Corruption is not an outlier in Socialism or Communism - it is the essential grease that lubricates it !

Why is Ayn Rand hated so much ?!

28 May 2020 CutterMutter

29 May 2020
I agree with you on one count - every squirrel and bear saves ( or should save ) for the rainy day. Life is long and any sensible person ( or squirrel or bear ) stockpiles for the inevitable rainy day - reason we take health, life, car or home insurance. As much as you would like to, you cannot have your cake and eat it too. It either is or it isn't, it is either black or white, coz A is A no matter how much you want it otherwise. It's not gonna happen. Grey won't materialize just because you wish it.

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