nietzsche wrote:Phatscotty wrote:nietzsche wrote:Dude, if that's the logic you use in all of your posts/threads/discussions... lol
There's no way to defend what you said.
One could just shut up had that been said by someone else, but the way you push you agenda and claim knowledge of the world and the economy and stuff, I had to say something.
It shows how little your perspective is, and your intent to further defend it shows also how you would go to inexplicable lengths in order not to lose a point.
I'm going to quote you here again, because knowing you, you will go and edit the post so that I end up like a fool:
It's not logic...it's a source. It's not my credibility, it's the Library of Congress's.
My opinion has nothing to do with anything, I have not offered any opinion, or perspective, nor any intent. There are no points to be made or lost, it was just a simple statement.
You can ignore it if you want, but trolling the messenger won't accomplish anything.
I can find 12309899802019380123088012 such misleading statements online, even by sources with alleged good reputation. Your quote says that it was a "survey by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club", not a public statement by say, the president of the Library of Congress, and even if it was said by the president of the Library of Congress a he was and scholar, even then it wouldn't mean much.
But you didn't quote anything in your OP, you stated it as if it was very well common sense and a widely accepted belief that Atlas Shruged was the second most influential book in the west world. (And of course, a cherry on top "only second to .. wait.. wait The Holy Bible".
You didn't offer an opinion? It's a lame tactic you use, you push your points thru videos and links and BIG WORDS IN ITALICS AND BOLD WITH A LINK because deep down you know that you've been proven wrong so many times you can't handle it to happen again.
And I was trolling your OP because it's ridiculous and it bothers me that you would go ahead and post such a statement as if we were all idiots here, and were to take you word and the word of a "survey by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club" (which you are, by some leap of awesome logic attributing to the Library of Congress) as truth, only because you say so next to 2 videos.
That's what the survey found, Neitze. I will just remind you I did not do the survey, I did not ask the people the questions or insert my opinions about what the most influential book to them was or should be...I just shared the results from the survey, which was done by the Library of Congress, and surveyed people who are in the "Book of the Month Club" IE avid readers.
Nothing about it is "my word"
You say you don't have an ounce of respect for the Library of Congress, the biggest library in the world, because you only trust the president of he Library of Congress? Okay, here ya go, you get exactly what you asked for, but you did not asked to be proven wrong. I mean, what is the big deal anyways, Atlas Shrugged is a severely influential book. Why don't you just call the Bible being #1 BS while you are at it, because that is how far you are taking this.
On Friday, the Library of Congress released its list of the "books that shaped America." There are 88 books on the list, and there will be an exhibit in Washington that opens Monday.
According to the AP, Librarian of Congress James Billington said that these books are not meant to be the "best" books. Rather, the library hopes to ignite conversation around the books that influenced the nation.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/2 ... 18786.html