Alone Together By Roderick on August 6, 2008 6 The motto of the Toyota Scion ad campaign is “United by Individuality.” Cute, but Dr. Pepper got there first a few years back with “Be original – join the Pepper crowd.” Well, okay, Max Stirner’s “Union of Egoists” probably takes precedence. Anarchy, Left-Libertarian
Wow! I never knew drinking Dr. Pepper was such an act of individualist rebellion ( : ( :
Look. You’ve got it all wrong.
You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!
You’ve got to think for yourselves. You’re all individuals!
FOLLOWERS: [in perfect unison]
Yes, we’re all individuals!
You’re all different!
Yes, we are all different!
Shh. Shhhh. Shhh.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian, scene 19
I was thinking of that too!
I was thinking of starting a Union of Solipsists, but I thought I’d delegate the task.
Someone once supposedly said to Bertrand Russell, non-jokingly, “I’m a solipsist, and I’ve always been surprised there aren’t more of us.”
As told in George H. Smith’s “Atheism: The Case Against God,” quoting Russell:
“As against solipsism, it is to be said, in the first place, that it is psychologically impossible to believe, and is rejected in fact even by those who mean to accept it. I once received a letter from an eminent logician, Mrs. Christine Ladd Franklin, saying that she was a solipsist, and was surprised that there were no others. Coming from a logician, this surprise surprised me.”