I didn't write that. I saw it on a paper sign at St. John's College. In smaller letters, it claimed to be a message from the Department of Propaganda or something. There was some even finer print but I didn't get a chance to read it.
My daughter knew it was supposed to be funny, but didn't have any idea what the joke was. I explained the allusion to the US military "loose lips sink ships" campaign, which began in World War II.
But... having established the allusion, whatever could it mean? I don't imagine it's meant to imply that Objectivists are undercutting the war effort in any way.
What does "loose Objectivists" mean exactly? Loose like a lion that escaped from the zoo? There do seem to be Objectivists running free at St. John's.
And what about the "ships"? Are they real ships? Scholar-ships?
Or is it just another silly college sign that doesn't really make any sense at all - that is just supposed to frustrate any effort to "get it"?
Rhyme of the Day:
Objectivists are on the loose,
But the joke remains obtuse.