In this world of spiritual blindness and decadent madness, the dharmic path of the individual can become muddled by the mediocrity of the mob. The mindless masses, however, are not representative of a true societal movement. It is the forward-thinking entrepreneurs and innovators that spur evolution. The voice of the majority, despite what the advocates of democracy may try to persuade us into believing, is never the be-all end-all of any meaningful discussion. In fact, the screeching sound they make is naught but noise pollution generated by an unthinking, scared herd. It is critically important to pierce through the static of the status quo and realize that the stagnation it represents is not worth saving.
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I’d like to hopefully draw attention to a short story titled “Lone Star Planet”, alternatively “A Planet for Texans” (available from the Gutenberg Project) written by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire and published in 1958. It describes an unusual political system that I believe libertarians everywhere would enjoy, and statists will be horrified by (which is a good thing). I will try to avoid spoiling the plot, except for the description of the politics, and a minor event that demonstrates it.
Every four years the first Tuesday in November rolls around and we all know what that means. Time for America to play the silly voting game and choose which pied piper puppet they want to watch on their television screens spouting off empty promises and platitudes. Do you want the GOP or DNP candidate? The right or left wing of the eagle? They appear, based on the cleverly crafted platforms they espouse, to be people with vastly different philosophical ideologies. Yet, if the thin veil is pulled back, a sinister truth is revealed. Both share a salacious and scandalous love affair with the Federal Government. Both love to steal and spend other people’s money. Both are controlled by the same shadowy interests. Both are operatives of the same fascist system. Both are vacuous, see through, empty suit, teleprompter reading, figurehead pawns for the real power brokers who work from corporate boardrooms across the globe. Both serve the United Nations’ Agenda 21 program. Both obediently serve their international banking gods. Both are funded by eugenicists and anti-human, soulless creatures from the underworld. Both bow down and kowtow to a corrupted Priest Class of Dark Wizard, Lucifer worshiping, elitist occultists.
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me” ~ John Galt
If you follow a gun control debate long enough eventually the anti-weapon side will bring up nuclear weapons as something that no one would ever support. This is usually at the end of a series of progressively more powerful weapons, challenging the pro-weapon side until they cave in. Then the anti-weapon side will argue the line in the sand back to progressively less powerful weapons. Usually the pro-weapon side caves when nuclear weapons are brought up, but if they don’t the anti-weapon people will simply say that the idea of a privately owned nuke is too ludicrous to bother arguing about. Better to simply ridicule it. Unfortunately private nuclear weapons is a concept so far outside the Overton window of the average person that this argument works.
I intend to show that the arguments deployed against private nuclear weapons are faulty, inconsistent, and ultimately based on pure fear. I focus on nuclear weapons, but these arguments could apply to most nuclear devices.
Once upon a time, in a simpler era, when philosophy was pure, when ideologies had solid truth backing them and were presented in a straightforward manner, when words, speech and language actually had objective meaning, when the world wasn’t upside down and topsy-turvy, when there was a foundation of focus and clear pointedness to ideas, there was a way of viewing the political spectrum through the lens of what was termed “the left/right paradigm.” It was quite evidently clear what each side espoused.
The repercussions that childhood assault, more commonly known as spanking, has on the adult that emerges later in life is profound and devastating. Violence does not solve any problem in “government”, nor in parenting. It also does not justify the propagation of further violence. Warranting violence to solve violence is the vicious cycle that only begets more resentment, grudges, and violence. Those who are deemed as “violent personalities” are oftentimes themselves the result of a violent upbringing. The “government” kidnapping of such people, and placing them in a cage, or execution through capital punishment does absolutely nothing to solve the underlying problem of violent parenting begetting violent adults later in life. It is the parents that must be educated when it comes to this unfortunate situation. The problem must be addressed at the root, rather than hacking away at the branches.
Life is a giant competition. Opportunities and threats constantly present themselves and the people with the most efficient, and decisive strategy are rewarded with success. Though many people are attached to the notion of “fairness,” the reality is that life isn’t fair, and it pays to be a winner. Strategy is used in all aspects of life, but for some reason strategy is seldom taught. I’d like to rectify that situation by introducing formal strategic thinking to activists, hopefully increasing their understanding of how to effectively accomplish their goals.
Privilege exists. There are people in fancy suits and black dresses who are given immunity for their heinous crimes. Their friends in the financial industry regularly launder money and get away with it while kids in Florida get arrested for some measly Bitcoin transactions. The government comprises the most privileged class in the US, but lately the topic of “privilege checking” doesn’t focus on the obviously privileged class, it focuses on those crushed under its thumb. The profits earned by Bitcoin investors are laughable compared to those made by any major bank or any government agency. It is as hard to take claims that the Bitcoin space is one of privilege seriously as it is to suggest that there is a place for this theory of privilege in libertarian thought.
On a trip to the formerly-radical-now-hipsterized capital of cool Berlin, I dropped in to the Koepi – a squat-turned-housing-project – to attend a session entitled Anarchist Improvisational Theatre. I had high hopes, having experimented with anarchist theatre forms in my own praxis. My heart sank when I saw that we were to be subjected to an extremely traditional, conformist and unimaginative approach to the possibilities of theatre. The audience was assembled in chairs before a space occupied by three to five actors, improvising witty and hilarious responses to suggestions from the crowd with the slick experience and confidence of automatons at a theme-park ride.