@shindig: @el_blarfo: I literally had to fill out a questionnaire to join. Now, I've never been an objectivist. I had read Atlas Shrugged and played BioShock while deployed to Iraq a couple of years prior to playing EVE. As far as I was concerned, Ayn Rand had it half-right: you can't trust the state. Of course, she missed the other key point: you can't trust the corporations, either.
The forums for this corp were a fun time. One of the debates people had was, "Is it okay to destroy another player's property (ships) in the game if you're not acting in self-defense or defense of others?" Some people argued that yes, it was (although they would not do so as representatives of this corp) because everyone who played EVE knew that piracy from other players was a possibility. Others argued the very objectivist line of thinking that there is no separation between the real world and the game world, because there is only one, objective reality and the game exists within the real world, in which players have put it time and money to secure property. So yeah, these people are 100% the types that would today be way into "decentralized" crypto and complain that someone saved an image of their shitty monkeys.
Spoiler tagging this because it's a somewhat crass political opinion and not strictly about EVE: These were Ron Paul guys. Ron Paul guys in the late 00s followed one of two trajectories. They developed empathy, and became Bernie Sanders guys. Or they now treat January 6 as a holiday.
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