Great Minds Think Alike- We Aren’t So Crazy After All

I’m a longtime reader and fan of The Belmont Club, written by a Filipino Australian named Richard Fernandez. After the election, he came up with this oddly familiar sounding gem. Key point-

“The future lies in building up new networks and methods for the purpose — if nothing else — of surviving the consequences of this gigantic incompetence. In the next week’s posts I will try to end each one with a descriptive essay or a screen capture video that illustrates some practical idea that can be used to save or make money.

“In the coming years revolutionary acts will be indistinguishable from self-improvement. To be productive and keep as much as possible of what you earn is to be free.”

That sounds suspiciously like Mindweapon. I’m guessing both gentlemen would vigorously object to the comparison, but productive people are beginning to get the idea they need to “go Galt”, to bring another incompatible mind into the mix. Ayn Rand’s disciple and later nemesis, the pop pyschologist Nathaniel Branden, had a saying- “No one is coming.” By which he meant to tell his clients and readers that in the end they were going to have to work out their problems themselves.

Productive people can work with other productive people. There is no need for a middle man.


About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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One Response to Great Minds Think Alike- We Aren’t So Crazy After All

  1. mindweapon says:

    I don’t object to the comparison whatsoever. thank you for the compliment, by the way! I’m just glad there’s more people out there with the same idea! We want to be free, and we know darn well what freedom IS!

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