Saturday, January 30, 2010

Randians and property rights

Commenter John is amusingly unclear on basic property rights (or believes that only good Randians can assert property rights):
I can't post here on your blog where you have the declared right to unload with both barrels of your crude spew, but guests are not welcome to do likewise.
Indeed. This is my blog, for publishing my crude spew, not yours. I own it, and I can post or not post whatever I fucking please. If you don't like it, you can Get Your Own Motherfucking Blog[,] Asshole!

5 comments:

  1. Excellent attitude! I love it!

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  2. I know. Hence the square brackets, which indicate an editorial emendation.

    There should be a comma, unless you really do mean the asshole of a blog.

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  3. The phrase 'Freedom of the press belongs to those who own the press' comes to mind.

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  4. The saying is a little less sharp when Google and Wordpress are handing out presses, ink and paper for free.

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