Message from Ayn Rand about Isk in Eve Online


(Vash Bloodstone) #1

Hello, this is a message from Ayn Rand, modified slightly. I made it a couple years ago, but never posted it here. Please excuse and ignore mention of Code or my name at beginning.

Ayn Rand’s message for Capsuleers about ISK

Please note that this is philosophical, not political.

tl;dr leave

thanks and goodnight


(Dravick Afterthought) #2

Neither philosophical nor political, but pure bollock-ial.


(NotTheSmartestCookie) #3

Ayn Rand attracts the fedora wielding neckbeards. CODE. alliance is willing to stand and fight for their just cause.


(Khergit Deserters) #4

Started to read it, but it was too Ayn Rand.


(Solonius Rex) #5

What is the TL;DR of this? It was too long i lost interest after James 315’s quote.

You ask us to ignore the mention of Code at the beginning, and yet its the most prominent aspect of your blog post.


(Yiole Gionglao) #6

Yeah… starts as Ayn Rand and keeps being Ayn Rand until you remember why you think she was a psycho crackpot.

Money ownership as the measure of virtue in society… :facepalm:


(Yiole Gionglao) #7

TL;DR is Ayn Rand unleashed: money is good and owning money is a virtue, thus the rich are Good incarnate, the poor are scum and socialism is the ultimate Evil.


(Mevatla Vekraspek) #8

The monkeys and their stash of bananas…


(Solonius Rex) #9

I knew it. I should never have donated my money to the local homeless shelter.


(Nora Maldoran) #10

Thanks. o7


(Shallanna Yassavi) #11

Rand believed making money and bringing good things to market to be noble (i.e. all the protagonists’ inventions), and that the market would sort everything out on its own, which… is why libertarians find it interesting. There were plenty of stupid and rich leeches in the story who were cast as anything but noble who destroy everything they touch.
The smarter readers eventually come to understand that Rand had an incomplete understanding of human psychology, and that we are terribad at keeping psychopaths and sociopaths away from control of very important things, and that psychopaths are good at convincing us that we should let them control important things while they abuse control of said important things.


(Cletus Graeme) #12

HBO’s Westworld is currently showcasing what you described rather well, in a science fictional future of course!


(The Golden Serpent) #13

Ayn Rand factored sociopaths into her philosophy.

Funny spoof. Too bad all the commies have to crawl out of the wood work with their total lack of comprehension of freedom and basic thought on a satirical comedy thread.


(system) #14

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