When we base rights on what is good for society, that begs the question: Who speaks for society? Throughout history, such people who claim to speak for society inevitably turn out to be tyrants. You have a few, even a single person, deciding what is good for the people. Rand thought that people ought to decide for themselves, based upon rational self-interest.
So why was Coke using this training to begin with? Coca-Cola so far has not disavowed the views in the training slides, or Robin DeAngelo (who's work the material was pulled from), They only denied that it was required, not the substance of the material, which is telling.
Racism against whites is wrong for the same reason that racism against blacks, Asians, and Hispanics is wrong. Racism is a form of collective punishment. It lumps in the good with the bad of a particular race and that's not fair to the individual.
In the latest episode of the Liberty Relearned podcast, I talk about how the left took the low road when it came to the death of the President's brother, Robert Trump. I then talk about Joe Biden picking Kamala "don't call me Kamila" Harris for his running-mate.
So much more than a decoration or a national logo, the American flag represents the American ideals espoused in our founding document: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Honoring and respecting the flag is how we express our unending support for these ideas.
A generation ago, civics classes used to be ubiquitous in public schools. Now, as more and more schools teach for standardized tests, the study of the government and the Constitution has fallen by the wayside.
Liberty is the chance to use our gift of life to its fullest advantage. Without basic liberties, mankind is held back from reaching its fullest potential. That is why liberty curtailing forms of government like Communism and Socialism are immoral, or at best, amoral.