June 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
It’s impossible to say when, but eventually human society will mature to the point that the state will no longer be necessary. At some point, enough people will become educated in the workings of the state that they will come to the same realization that many of us have: it’s not necessary.
Indeed, this is a thought that many of us have as young children. It isn’t uncommon for a young child to ask questions like “why do we need government?” or “why do these green pieces of paper have value to people?” etc, etc. Unfortunately, most working class parents don’t know the proper answers to these questions. Instead of providing a real answer, they typically respond with whatever cliche phrase they’ve been programmed to say. “Because otherwise there would be anarchy!” or “Because those green pieces of paper can be used to buy more things!” It’s sometimes odd to grow up and realize that most of the answers you were given at a young age were nothing buy institutionalized propaganda. And despite the fact that your parents may have simplified their answers when you were five years old, their statements are a decent representation of their understanding of the situation.
This isn’t the fault of your parents, but it should certainly give you pause. If the very people you have trusted your entire life for answers could be so incredibly wrong on such essential issues, then how much of what you know is complete hogwash? I’ve spent just about every day of the past two years answering that question, and it never fails to amaze me how much of what we believe is a lie.
Once again, it should be reiterated that this “gap” in understanding between one generation and the next should not be interpreted as a gap in intelligence. The genes are still the same. If I were to believe that both my parents we ignoramuses, then guess what that says about me? 🙂
Rather, it’s the different forms of information travel that have made it easier for my generation to find the truth. Even still, if I had never come across Ron Paul, I would be spending my time wasting away on Facebook and worrying about professional sports. If it weren’t for the internet, I would have never discovered the truth via Ron Paul.
And like anything else on earth, the growth of ideas are exponential. It may take time, but thanks to the increased level of communication free of government/corporate control, technological advancement has provided a mode by which the truth can spread far and wide.
For that, we should all be thankful. And eventually, the truth will prevail.
(I’m still working on a larger blog post. I hope to have it done this weekend.)
June 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’ve been working on a new blog post for about a week now. I’m still in the preliminary research phase, but I plan on finishing the entire blog this weekend. Its tough to find time for this kind of thing due to time constraints(school, work), but it’s an interesting way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.
I’m thinking about doing Robert Wenzel’s “30 Day Reading List“. I read LewRockwell.com and Mises.org almost daily, so this shouldn’t be a tough thing to do. Once I finish the 30 day reading list, I’ll post a recap and give some insight into how it went.
Until then, peace out.
Oh, and thank you Ron Paul for shunning Romney. You are the man. 🙂
June 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
Okay, I said that I would lay off the political commentary, but I just couldn’t pass this up.
Rand Paul actually endorsed Mitt Romney on the Sean Hannity show. The fucking Sean Hannity show. It’s like Rand wastrying to make this look like a complete and total sell out.
At any rate, I’m glad this happened. A lot of well intentioned people at the Ron Paul forums have been supporting Rand for quite some time. I never really warmed up to the guy. He was never as extreme as his father, and it was obvious that he was moving through the ranks of the Republican establishmentwaytoo fast for someone who has no connections with the neoconservative “old guard”. I’m not suggesting some sort of weird conspiracy theory, I’m just stating an obvious fact: Rand Paul is willing to play ball with the Republican party.
I’m sure there’s a number of people who will attempt to rationalize this, and they will then accept “party politics” as a “means to an end”. Right. Get back to me in about a decade. Let me know how that goes.
Forget Rand, and forget the Republican party as a whole. They ignored Ron, and thought that they could buy out the entire movement by getting a shallow endorsement from his son. No. People were never attracted to Ron Paul’s person hood– they followed him because he stood for something. Now that this can no longer be said for Rand, he will lose any of the support from the liberty movement that he previously had. Furthermore, the Republican movement gains nothing from this move. Douchebags like Hannity think they scored big with this one. Oh, this will get those mysterious libertarians to vote for the Grand ‘Ol party. Sorry Sean, we aren’t going to sell out like the evangelicals did back in the day.Anyone who was swayed by Rand’s endorsement was probably going to vote for Mittens regardless.
Until next time…