The Libertarian’s Dilemma
“The practical reason for freedom is that freedom seems to be the only condition under which any kind of substantial moral fiber can be developed. Everything else has been tried, world without end. Going dead against reason and experience, we have tried law, compulsion and authoritarianism of various kinds, and the result is nothing to be proud of.” AJN, On Doing the Right Thing.
Libertarians nowadays have gotten lost with the whole ontology of broaching the subject of freedom. So many facets of modernity have become twisted into the minds of people and entrenched into their actions, that even those that speak and write of Liberty, do so with the belief that they may remove the disagreeable elements of society, and yet keep those they wish to remain. It is similar to those parents who believe that if they send their children to $5,000 a year private schools, that their children become less indoctrinated and propagandized than their public school cousins. I am sure those parents, as well as modern libertarians, have not taken the time to define the terms they are dealing with, which appears to be the root cause for every miscommunication in the world: a misunderstanding of not only how to define terms, but problems, as well as the fundamental skill which is HOW to define what is. Language has become exactly what it could never become: a whimsical set of undefined defines, meant merely for social codifying, as rallying monikers that people can use that portrays to one another what his/her status is. Language like Everything else in today’s zombified world is this: people are told what a thing’s use is for, rather than given the mental tools on how and why a thing can be used, and that a thing can be used by one person for one purpose and used by another for an entirely different reason. Language, like money, freedom, and meaning are empty unless they are backed by something.
It would appear that most so-called Libertarians of today, focus primarily upon the economic aspect, with pure capitalism being the obvious financial structure of freedom. But liberty and freedom is more than just financial: it is manyfold in that it is rooted in choice, ethics, morality, the legitimacy of government (the state), security (who and what provides it), and what constitutes private property. The classical defenders of liberty, Murray Rothbard, Ludwig Von Mises, Albert Jay Nock, Henry Hazlitt, all provide the groundwork for a defining of all societal terms from a libertarian framework, yet also define how and why socialism evolves from this society of men: Power. And at the time many of them wrote, freedom was still close-by, socialism’s roots just had begun to spread, and the right answer then would have been a non-violent approach, trying to inform the people that freedom was just a short while ago, and letting them know that more government intrusion into their lives would not in fact help them out, and leave them with more freedoms, but as soon as that first intrusion occurred, the door would be open for a floodgate of freedoms to be taken (Supposedly. And this harkens to the center of the moral part of freedom, in that why and how is it that people actually believe that OTHER people can give or take freedoms from them with legislation and guns and laws and such? To me, from learning about how coercive education overtook the world in the late 1800’s, I can see how with people “learning their social and national identity,” that they were told that the state, their nation, was in some ways a demi-god, or pseudo parent looking out for them, in of course, their best interest). But who controlled the information and why? This is where the downfall of freedom took its biggest hit. How was it that those directing the nation would turn the terminology of freedom around and spread dis-information about the entire world to its own people? How was it that people began to identify with their places of origin with such an emotional furor (Fuhrer); how was it that people could hate another man just because he looked differently or was from a different area of the same planet that he lived upon; how was it that people busied themselves in their own corners of their own lives, never questioning why, why, why, it was alright for people to tell their kids that they HAD to go to school, or that they had to go murder other people’s children millions of miles away? How come libertarians today calmly accept that they are the State‘s biggest enemy, and can be killed and arrested by said State, yet they do nothing unprovoked? How is it that Libertarians are all talk and NO ACTION? At what point is enough enough?
Which leads to the ever pertinent question I don’t ever hear anyone asking, yet if they did ask it, would they have the wherewithal to answer it: Can socialism and freedom coexist? My understanding, through definitions, logic, is no, they are mortal enemies. One allows his fellow-man to go about his daily life with zero interference, the other only understands further and further interference. A libertarian world can only exist from day one, and must be carefully cultivated so that its roots do not intermingle with the power structure of hate and jealousy that is has mixed itself up with now. As Albert Jay Nock said, man is of two natures, the economic means and the political means: man can earn for himself, or he can take from others, it’s a matter that he will choose the path of the easier resistance. People are now being raised to deify this political means, and they are being indoctrinated as soldiers vs. freedom. I know the process to inform the populace is long and arduous, but when the State has a monopoly on education (read John Taylor Gatto for a real primer on coercive education and what it does to man), has made money and jobs like oxygen and water, and creates thousands of new laws each year, the process to inform three people out of every ten thousand really becomes impossible. And by CONVERT I mean actually getting people to act in accordance with their thoughts, which can be impossible as well, especially if they consider that this is a game that they will not see any results in their lifetime. This is a game that first off is no game, but a matter of life, death, meaning, no meaning. It is a struggle for man’s being. And I get from so-called Libertarians of today, that their motto is, “We leave people to do with their lives what they want, as long as their leading their lives does not interfere with how I want to lead mine.” Uh, hello? Unless the libertarian’s idea of life is to lead their lives filled with worthless money, constant regulation, laws of all kinds, and a State that steals their money and gives it to everyone in the world, then they better lay claim to what they plan on doing when someone does infringe upon how they want to lead their lives? Unless their OR ELSE was to continue doing nothing, or in their terms, live non-violently.
In a later post I will describe my ideas upon the creation of man, according to ideas of morality, action, education, and meaning, and whether man even today is an assimilation of his self, or an embodiment of the ideas others have forced him to be. For Now, the world is going to shit. Utopias never work. The minds of men have deteriorated in such an abysmal state of dependence that people now will no longer even turn right at lights where there isn’t even a NO TURN ON RED SIGN. This planet is a mass of mentally incapable sheep, that cannot envision that in order to attain freedom, the whole thing is going to have to come down and then and only then can we build this world with freedom and peace in mind. You cannot possibly say that the unenlightened are equal to the strong minded enlightened ones. The worthless births are merely being raised as fodder, as an entirely new species of mindless zombies meant to regurgitate what they see and hear, and the real world is so much more than that. I have been anti-authority since I was born. I broke out of my first preschool when I was 3, by climbing up the coat rack, scaling across it at a height of six feet, all in order to open the high door handle so I could exit authoritarianism for just a few minutes. My mind was ripe for a future of upheaval. No mass prozacian messages have ever dulled my world to real meaning, but I also know that to find real meaning, and to wade through the stink and shit of the sheep takes real discipline, determination and persistence, and a willing to do whatever it takes to lessen the stench. Little consumer babies that are born crying for regulations and security and who “aspire” to be policeman when they “grow up,” are hardly the equal of my last bowel movement.
So, in fact “some lives are WAY more important than others!” I just think that because of the pacifistic nature of the libertarians, and their inability to come up with a strict moral code, the socialists have been able to dig themselves and their ideals into all facets of the globe…and it was only able to work by dumbing down the population through whatever means necessary, maybe even creating a new, lesser, weaker species, a mindless offshoot, a reproducing zombie planet. I LOVE with all my heart this beautiful planet, and the gift I have been given with my mind, body, and soul, but how do I HATE to know there are those who kill other species, discipline others with their lies and authority, and utterly mindfuck others into believing in a reality based upon illusions and false definitions of terms and things.
I will leave it to two men who were not afraid to say what they mean, and act accordingly: Thomas Jefferson:
“The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceived. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13 states independant 11 years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”
The man who said it best, A CRY TO ACTION FOR ALL YOU WHO CRAVE FREEDOM: Lysander Spooner:
“Who compose the real governing power in the country? Who are the men, the responsible men, who rob us of our property? Restrain us of our liberty? Subject us to their arbitrary dominion? And devastate our homes, and shoot us down by the hundreds of thousands, if we resist? How shall we find these men? How shall we know them from others? How shall we defend ourselves and our property against them? Who, of our neighbors, are members of this secret band of robbers and murderers? How [*47] can we know which are their houses, that we may burn or demolish them? Which their property, that we may destroy it? Which their persons, that we may kill them, and rid the world and ourselves of such tyrants and monsters?
These are questions that must be answered, before men can be free; before they can protect themselves against this secret band of robbers and murderers, who now plunder, enslave, and destroy them.
The answer to these questions is, that only those who have the will and power to shoot down their fellow men, are the real rulers in this, as in all other (so-called) civilized countries; for by no others will civilized men be robbed, or enslaved.”
When it comes to freedom, freedom from theft, murder, power, destruction, enslavement, Men must act like men, unafraid of the consequences when they are fighting for what they believe in. The strength of the mind will overcome all. The strength of men fighting against enslavement will destroy those who destroy men’s minds. For Liberty, take the time to define Action.