Archive for December, 2010

Earth – The Insane Asylum

This is an excellent video that hits on several of the key points in my essays on government as force, and the problems with collectivism.  I’m rather unenthusiastic with his conclusion that the masses are insane and therefore inconvertible.  I see it as a matter of momentum.  Statism and tyranny currently have the momentum, however that isn’t necessarily inevitable—particularly with the Internet that now allows for instant widespread truth dissemination.  I believe there is cause for optimism.  Still, in spite of the pessimism, it’s a thought-provoking piece for those losing faith in the capability of government to solve problems.

I’m gonna try this again…

So my About page implies that I would have been regularly updating my blog with brilliant thoughts and insight originating from my conversations.  I wrote that early this year (2010).  Sadly, my updates have been minimal.  The reason for this is that I’ve spent far too much time trying to complete essay length posts that would make up some kind of a curriculum for the idea of liberty.  I’m realizing that this is too large a bite for me to take at this point.  Still, if you haven’t yet, I would encourage you to take a look at my “curriculum” thus far:

Politics is Force: What is the fatal flaw with political discourse, as it exists today?

Collectivism vs. Individuality: Group identity compels the abandonment of our basic ethical principles.

The Money Machine: Unlimited money creation is the greatest threat the world has ever seen.

Because they will serve as context for future posts, I have created links to them on the right.  I will be referring to them regularly—I think.

So, moving forward I think I’m going to worry less with delivering a systematic treatise and more on just tossing out my stream-of-consciousness.  I’ll talk about liberty, but I’ll also talk about culture, logic, and probably some out-of-place nonsense as well.  I don’t really know exactly.  We’ll see how this goes.  🙂