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August 30th, 2012
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Saddled with tyranny

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From:bossgoji
Date:August 31st, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
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"Is a colt not entitled to the sweat of his brow? No, says the alicorn from Canterlot; it belongs to the state. No, says the alicorn from the moon; it belongs to me. No, says the alicorn in pink; it belongs to everyone. But I chose to reject them. I chose something different. I chose... Appleloosa!"
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From:baxil
Date:August 31st, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
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... Upvote? Where's the upvotes? Why can't I give you all of my upvotes ever? AAH IT'S LIKE WEB 3.1 BY NOW WHY DOESN'T LIVEJOURNAL HAVE AN UPVOTE BUTTON

*ehem*

So, er, instead I'll just have to spout the praises of the most consistent Objectivist on the show: Discord.

He, um, (tries to keep a straight face) rejected institutionalized violence and bureaucracy in all its forms, and was the absolute pinnacle of enlightened self-interest. His reign brought great benefits to Equestria, such as chocolate rain, not through benevolence but through simply transforming the world into one which was more bountiful and productive.

Also note that Great Objectivist Villain™ Luna was the driving factor behind shutting down his reign the first time, when she convinced her sister to wield the Elements of Harmony against him.
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From:bossgoji
Date:August 31st, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
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Actually, no. The true Objectivist Hero is Chrysalis. By exerting her personal will over the unwashed masses, she was leading them to a better world, a better world only their small minds would oppose. Is it not the nature of the great to rise to power over their inferiors?
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From:baxil
Date:August 31st, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
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I don't know, arguably Chrysalis failed in her ideals because she had to resort to the violence of the state in her effort to eradicate the state. That she was better in wielding it doesn't make her morally superior.

But Trixie? Pulled down by the weak and small-minded after she demonstrated her inherent superiority. Her entertainment was a valuable service for the ponies of Equestria, boosting morale, and in fair exchange for a fair wage. She's a capitalist icon, and the jealous masses couldn't abide that.
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From:bossgoji
Date:August 31st, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
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...You know, I'd make a comment about Photo Finish here. But I actually adore Photo Finish so I'm gonna let it end here.

Edited at 2012-08-31 02:58 am (UTC)
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From:baxil
Date:August 31st, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
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From:citrakayah
Date:August 31st, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
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You are maintaining an impossible standard for objectivism here.

Consistency.
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From:prickvixen
Date:September 1st, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
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'Chocolate rain'? Is that an actual thing in MLP?
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From:bossgoji
Date:September 1st, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
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Dude made it rain literal chocolate. Obvious jokes were made.
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