Rise of the Tranimals

May 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A University of Arizona visiting scholar published an article in a peer-reviewed journal about how she self-identifies as a hippopotamus.

Media reports about the article by Florentin Félix Morin refer to Morin as a “transgender man.” In the article, Morin seems to indicate that she is biologically a woman. She says, using more colorful language, that she started identifying herself as a lesbian hippo stuck in the body of a “transmale” as a way to “escape” the “several sets of categorization that govern human bodies,” like “‘gender,’ ‘sexuality,’ [and] age.”

Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/pulse/im-tranimal-scholar-identifies-as-hippo-in-peer-reviewed-article

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Ayn Rand on Socialism

Socialism is the doctrine that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that his life and his work do not belong to him, but belong to society, that the only justification of his existence is his service to society, and that society may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good.

~For the New Intellectual, 43

When you consider socialism, do not fool yourself about its nature. Remember that there is no such dichotomy as “human rights” versus “property rights.” No human rights can exist without property rights. Since material goods are produced by the mind and effort of individual men, and are needed to sustain their lives, if the producer does not own the result of his effort, he does not own his life. To deny property rights means to turn men into property owned by the state. Whoever claims the “right” to “redistribute” the wealth produced by others is claiming the “right” to treat human beings as chattel.

~The Virtue of Selfishness, 91

Socialism is not a movement of the people. It is a movement of the intellectuals, originated, led and controlled by the intellectuals, carried by them out of their stuffy ivory towers into those bloody fields of practice where they unite with their allies and executors: the thugs.

~The Virtue of Selfishness, 87

There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism—by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.