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Anyone who doesn't agree with me just doesn't get it because they don't recognize how supremely intelligent I am

Where in the world did you get the idea that I think anything remotely like that??? Nothing could be further from the truth. But downvoting a post simply for mentioning Rand or one of her works? To me that's very clearly just ideological bias, which is what I was referring to above.




Haha, are you serious? You said:

"Whatever. The downvoters are probably the people who thought Ellsworth Toohey was the hero in The Fountainhead."

You just look at your downvotes and you make some pretty ridiculous assumptions about the people who disagree with you - that anyone who disagrees with you is an idiot who didn't understand who the hero of the book was.

If you expect to be taken seriously in discourse, you would do well to be mindful of how you present your views.


You just look at your downvotes and you make some pretty ridiculous assumptions about the people who disagree with you - that anyone who disagrees with you is an idiot who didn't understand who the hero of the book was.

I'm not making an assumption that anybody is an idiot. What I am doing is suggesting a measure of ideological bias on the behalf of those people... that is, the people who see Toohey as the hero of the story because they share that ideological outlook. Of course I might be wrong to say that, but I'm not calling anyone's intelligence into question, or comparing it to my own.

If you expect to be taken seriously in discourse, you would do well to be mindful of how you present your views.

Of course, that's pretty much a tautology. That said, there are times when one doesn't care whether the others take you seriously or not.




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