Friday, June 14, 2019

Objectivism: Capitalism in the Context of India

Using cultural themes specific to India, Jerry Johnson explores how Objectivism can be more easily promoted and digested within non-Western cultures. Johnson draws parallels to the Indian mode of experiencing life: dramatically, emotionally, deeply, and profoundly.

Jul 17, 2014: Jerry Johnson at the Atlas Summit 2-14: Using cultural themes specific to India.

Using the symbols of Hindu gods Laxmi, Durga, and Saraswati—who stand for Wealth, Emotional Security, and Wisdom, respectively—Jerry Johnson explores how Objectivism has deep appreciation for values that Indians understand as making for a good life. Likewise, by shining light on Objectivism's emotional thrust—the passionate dedication to life, reason, liberty, and happiness that Objectivism champions. Jerry Johnson is a corporate communication professional with academic training in psychology and philosophy. He is also a TEDx speaker and TEDx curator. His articles have appeared in the Times of India, DNA, and Open magazine. Jerry has been active in spreading the ideas of Objectivism in India through his collaboration with think-tanks in India, the philosophy groups at the University of Mumbai, and through his soon-to-be-launched institute "The Delphi Center." 


When someone refers on our Greco-Roman, Judeo-Christian heritage this means that there is a historical continuation we're building on going back some three thousand years. Molyneux explains the present day parallels between Western civilization and the fall of the Western Roman Empire.

April 1, 2020 Stefan Molyneux: The Truth About The Fall of Rome: Modern Parallels.

Postmodernists are incapable of pulling roots or find a common denominator. There is a mental reason for that cognitive handicap. (More) When a patriot draws on 'our Greco-Roman Judeo-Christian heritage' this means something. It means that our culture wasn't dropped on earth from outer space in say, around 1965. It means there is a historical continuation we're building on to this very day. Molyneux  fulfills an old desire of the editors to place the common Western heritage in a context and explain the roots of our longevity and prosperity. We are repeating the same mistakes our ancestors made. We are in danger of losing it all.