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11th Sep '15 4:12:04 PM SvartiKotturinn
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** He’s also gone on record saying Fisk’s belief do not completely match his own, and the comic seems to state that we can’t really point out one moral conviction as better than the other--[[http://jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2004/05/post-112.html Fisk explicitly says]] that the only truly ‘bad idea’ is ‘one that takes away self-determination’.
10th Jan '14 3:11:20 AM LongLiveHumour
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* How is this is considered to be an [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] comic? Two chapters of the comic directly contradict Creator/AynRand's views on war. ''Better Days'' has a strongly pro-war slant, in both cases glorifying military action in Vietnam and the Gulf War, whereas Rand said that when military action for any reason other than self-defense should be avoided, as self-defense is the '''only''' reason why it would be in the self-interest of a country to participate in war. Rand considered the United States' participation in TheVietnamWar to have been borne out of altruism, which she opposed, whereas the Gulf War derived from similar reasons that did not involve the self-defense ''or'' self-interest of the country. In fact, the whole of Creator/JayNaylor's oeuvre seems to suggest more of a conservative, if anything, leaning, rather than Objectivism, as none of the few elements that could be attributable to Objectivism also exist within Objectivism, and there's a pretty huge contradiction that separates this comic from being influenced by Randian philosophy. (There's also the anti-abortion stance in the comic, which differs from Rand's own views, as she was in favor of abortion.)
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* How is this is considered to be an [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] comic? Two chapters of the comic directly contradict Creator/AynRand's views on war. ''Better Days'' has a strongly pro-war slant, in both cases glorifying military action in Vietnam and the Gulf War, whereas Rand said that when military action for any reason other than self-defense should be avoided, as self-defense is the '''only''' reason why it would be in the self-interest of a country to participate in war. Rand considered the United States' participation in TheVietnamWar UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar to have been borne out of altruism, which she opposed, whereas the Gulf War derived from similar reasons that did not involve the self-defense ''or'' self-interest of the country. In fact, the whole of Creator/JayNaylor's oeuvre seems to suggest more of a conservative, if anything, leaning, rather than Objectivism, as none of the few elements that could be attributable to Objectivism also exist within Objectivism, and there's a pretty huge contradiction that separates this comic from being influenced by Randian philosophy. (There's also the anti-abortion stance in the comic, which differs from Rand's own views, as she was in favor of abortion.)
18th Jul '13 5:50:45 PM mlsmithca
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Did Not Do The Research was perma-redlinked almost a year ago, and as it was never a trope to begin with, this would have been an incorrect use even then.
** The more likely answer is that [[DidNotDoTheResearch Naylor has never seen those breeds in their natural state and thinks that's how they actually look]].
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** The more likely answer is that [[DidNotDoTheResearch Naylor has never seen those breeds in their natural state and thinks that's how they actually look]].look.
18th Jul '13 8:20:10 AM 84788484
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** The more likely answer is that [[DidNotDoTheResearch Naylor has never seen those breeds in their natural state and thinks that's how they actually look]].
13th May '13 9:08:44 AM 84788484
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** Some of what you cite happened before Jay's conversion, and also people are hypocrites about what they claim to believe sometimes, it happens.
22nd Apr '13 5:07:18 PM ZeldaQueen
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** It was speculated on the Fridge Horror section for the sequel webcomic that cropped tails and ears are the equivalents of piercings.
31st Mar '13 4:51:59 AM peccantis
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* Why are some canine character's tails cropped?
14th Dec '12 11:01:47 PM leonapol
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Well, Naylor started out as a conservative but switched to Objectivism at some point during the writing of the comic. As the Objectivism is more prevalent across his work, it is considered to be that and not the other. Opinionism might be a better word for his ethos, however
10th Oct '12 3:54:14 PM MarkLungo
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10th Oct '12 3:53:50 PM MarkLungo
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* How is this is considered to be an [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] comic? Two chapters of the comic directly contradict Creator/AynRand's views on war. ''Better Days'' has a strongly pro-war slant, in both cases glorifying military action in Vietnam and the Gulf War, whereas Rand said that when military action for any reason other than self-defense should be avoided, as self-defense is the '''only''' reason why it would be in the self-interest of a country to participate in war. Rand considered the United States' participation in Vietnam to have been borne out of altruism, which she opposed, whereas the Gulf War derived from similar reasons that did not involve the self-defense ''or'' self-interest of the country. In fact, the whole of Creator/JayNaylor's oeuvre seems to suggest more of a conservative, if anything, leaning, rather than Objectivism, as none of the few elements that could be attributable to Objectivism also exist within Objectivism, and there's a pretty huge contradiction that separates this comic from being influenced by Randian philosophy. (There's also the anti-abortion stance in the comic, which differs from Rand's own views, as she was in favor of abortion.)
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* How is this is considered to be an [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] comic? Two chapters of the comic directly contradict Creator/AynRand's views on war. ''Better Days'' has a strongly pro-war slant, in both cases glorifying military action in Vietnam and the Gulf War, whereas Rand said that when military action for any reason other than self-defense should be avoided, as self-defense is the '''only''' reason why it would be in the self-interest of a country to participate in war. Rand considered the United States' participation in Vietnam TheVietnamWar to have been borne out of altruism, which she opposed, whereas the Gulf War derived from similar reasons that did not involve the self-defense ''or'' self-interest of the country. In fact, the whole of Creator/JayNaylor's oeuvre seems to suggest more of a conservative, if anything, leaning, rather than Objectivism, as none of the few elements that could be attributable to Objectivism also exist within Objectivism, and there's a pretty huge contradiction that separates this comic from being influenced by Randian philosophy. (There's also the anti-abortion stance in the comic, which differs from Rand's own views, as she was in favor of abortion.)
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