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Question - Wrong Answer is always 'we need more controls,' not that gov't control failed 'cause it's wrong. "We need more tax money" not "taxation was the wrong answer."
Quotation - Abbey A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government.
- Edward Abbey, naturalist and author
Quotation - Aurelius 1 Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favour; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Quotation - Aurelius 2 Of each and every thing ask only "What is it, what is its natue?" Then, don't expect other behavior to come out of it! (DK)
Quotation - Barrie The secret of happiness is not doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. - James M. Barrie
Falsity lies in its overtones of each one having a duty or place in life and learning to enjoy it rather than make it better.
Leads to be happy in your work and "Arbeit macht Frei."
Quotation - Bernardo Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well. - Barbara Bernardo
Quotation - Blake 1 The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
Quotation - Blake 2 For the Eye altering alters all;
The Senses roll themselves in fear
And the flat Earth becomes a Ball. -
William Blake, "The Mental Traveller"
Quotation - Buchanan A race that binds
Its body in chains and calls them Liberty,
And calls each fresh link Progress. -
Robert William Buchanan
Quotation - Cage The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord
with nature in her manner of operation. - John Cage, composer (1912-1992)
Quotation - Chinese The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. ~ Chinese Proverb
Quotation - Clausewitz War is the natural extension of politics.
In the absence of a boogeyman for the US gov't, this is becoming war on its own citizens: Asset forfeiture, taxation, war" on drugs (really against poor & defenseless citizens) and condemnation of property for enrichment of certain "in" -dividuals.
Quotation - Cranston "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit." - Lamont Cranston (aka "The Shadow") Analogy: Fruits of a faulty philosophy or self-serving politics cannot produce a good life or society.
Quotation - de Tocqueville "I am of the opinion that a centralized administration is fit only to enervate the nation in which it exists, by incessantly diminshing their local spirit... It may help admirably the transient greatness of a man, but not the durable prosperity of a nation." - A. de Tocqueville Thus, with many small gov'ts, there is competition, one big one dominates all.
Quotation - Disraeli The secret of success is constancy of purpose. - Benjamin Disraeli
Quotation - Eads "Fortune favors the brave." Eads designed, among other things, the first iron bridge over the Mississippi River
Quotation - Easy Rider Sidekick: "What are they afraid of?"
Capt. America: "Freedom; when they see it, it scares 'em."
Nicholson: "It makes 'em dangerous."
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Quotation - Einstein 1 Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
Quotation - Ellsberg "It's very hard, really. The way our system operates now, for a truly frank, honest man to stay in that system indefinitely, without being weeded out, or fired, or made apathetic or in effect, corrupted in the end." Dr. Daniel Ellsberg, co-author of the Pentagon Papers.
Quotation - Emerson 1 "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotation - Eric Hoffer True Believer: "...the technique of a mass movement aims to infect people with a malady and then offer the movement as a cure." I call this the Boogeyman Effect. Create a boogeyman and then be the only one who can slay it. Of course, they don't often slay it, just force it into hiding so it can pop up and say "boo!" any time.
Quotation - Exupery "There is only one kind of freedom that is worthwhile, and that is the freedom of the mind." - Antione de Saint Exupery
I would add that physical freedom follows mental freedom.
Quotation - Fargo "There's more to life than just a little money... don't you know that? And here we are, and it's a beautiful day. I just don't understand it." - "Police Chief Marge Gunderson," movie: "Fargo"
Quotation - Franklin "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
Quotation - Friedman "The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution... that it is commonly employed only by small children and [big] governments." - David Friedman
Quotation - Frost "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Quotation - Funny 1 It isn't the instrument, it's the music.
It's a poor workman who blames his tools.
Quotation - Gandhi 1 "To change the world, first change yourself."
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mohandas Gandhi
Quotation - Gandhi 2 We will withhold our obedience.
Quotation - Henry Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! - Patrick Henry (of course, I'd say freedom is more important than liberty.
Quotation - Hitler What good fortune for governments, that the people do not think. - Adolph Hitler
Quotation - Hitler This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!" - Adolph Hitler
Quotation - Hungarian "The believer is happy; the doubter is wise." - Hungarian proverb
Quotation - I. Kuttner "When filling out applications which ask for race, I still write Human"
Quotation - Isaiah Nothing is so useful to the beginner as insults. The beginner who bears insults is like a tree that is watered every day.
Goes w/DK saying: "A truly humble person cannot be insulted."
Quotation - Isaiah When God wishes to take pity on a soul and it rebels, not bearing anything and doing its own will, He then allows it to suffer that which it does not want, in order that it may seek Him again.
(what happened to DK & CSX in 2002)
Quotation - Jefferson "Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period,pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate systematical job of reducing us to slaves." - Thomas Jefferson
Quotation - Khan The merit of an action lies in finishing it to the end. - Genghis Khan
Quotation - King of Queens"" OK, we're in love. If it weren't for our crushing debt, we'd be happy!"
Quotation - Lawrence Be careful then, and be gentle about death, for it is hard to die. It is difficult to go through the door, even when it opens. - D.H. Lawrence
Quotation - Lethal Weapon "I'm too old for this shit." - "Det. Murtaugh," movie "Lethal Weapon"
Quotation - Limbaugh No single ideology has the answer to everything. - Rush Limbaugh
Quotation - Los Alamos Los Alamos National Lab Motto: Ideas that change the world." For better or worse, they don't say. Several nuclear scientists have said the goodness or badness of the weapons they create is not their responsibility. Whose is it, then?
Quotation - M. Manson You're watching the news, you're being pumped full of fear, there's floods, there's AIDS, there's murder, cut to commercial, buy the Acura, buy the Colgate, if you have bad breath they're not going to talk to you, if you have pimples, the girl's not going to fuck you...
...and it's just this campaign of fear, and consumption, and that's what I think it's all based on, the whole idea of 'keep everyone afraid, and they'll consume." - Marilyn Manson, movie: "Bowling for Columbine"
Quotation - Madison "The truth is that all men having powershould be distrusted." - James Madison
Quotation - Madison "The fetters imposed on liberty at home have ever been forged out of the weapons provided for defence against real, pretended, or imaginary dangers from abroad." - James Madison, 4th Pres. of US (1751-1836)
Quotation - MAJJ Mothers Advocating Juvenile Justice.
Disagree w/her position pro-reparations, but she correctly IDs media picking an irrelevant agenda for discussion, e.g. J. Jackson's infidelity vs his validity as a leader.
Quotation - Makin 1 "Romans are only men, like you and me. Even as you and I, they do what they think they should and follow orders. Their leaders follow the orders of their Emperor, who does what he thinks he must, to keep his followers' loyalty. None of them understands his choices. None recognizes the freedom he has, nor does he recognize the results of his choices. All are trapped in ignorance." - Robert Makin, "Return to Masada"
Quotation - Makin 2 [about Jesus]: "Can't we take him down and save him?" "We cannot interfere. If we took him down, he would only keep making the same choices, and he would be led back to the same place. He must choose for himself." - Robert Makin, "Return to Masada"
Quotation - Makin 3 Joy is our right... not something earned by sweat. Joy is what we are; it is God's joy that creates us. But many believe joy can only be earned. Too many believe they are not worthy of joy and turn their attention away from what they are. - Robert Makin
Quotation - Marx "I don't want to join a club that would have someone like me as a member." - Groucho Marx
I would say: "I don't want to join any club that has members."
Quotation - Matrix 1 "Some rules can be bent, others broken." Morpheus," movie: "The Matrix" I would add: "Most can be simply ignored, if proper life techniques are used."
Quotation - Matrix 2 I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. I can show you the door, but you are the one who must walk through it." "Morpheus," movie: "The Matrix"
Quotation - Matrix 3 I'm hoping your reaction as you implement these principles will be as Neo's: "Whoa!""
Quotation - Matrix 4 "There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." Morpheus"
Quotation - Matrix 5 "I've shown you a future without borders and controls; a future in which you can be free. What you do with it is up to you." Neo
Quotation - Matrix 6 Note at end that the general population is squirming about with scowls, like ants on a hot plate. They are stuck on two dimensions and Neo suddenly swoops above them in a third.
If you implement the principles herein, you will begin to fly above your former peers. Yes, there is risk in flying, but it is generally more fulfilling than walking. You will make new peers...
...and leave behind the old ones with no hard feelings (on your part).
Remember, though, soar quietly, as many are jealous of those who can do what they dare not.
Quotation - Mencken "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and thus clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- H.L. Mencken
Quotation - Motovilova "Though the eyes fear - the arms do!
Eyes are afraid, but hands and arms do." - Alexandra "Sasha" Motovilova
Quotation - Nietsche "Whoever chases monsters should see to it that, in the process, he does not become a monster himself." Friedrich Nietzsche
Quotation - Nilius Do not be always wanting everything to turn out as you think it should, but rather as God pleases; then you will be undisturbed and thankful in your prayer.
Quotation - O'Donohue "Having has become the sinister enemy of being." - The Anam Cara - John O'Donohue
Quotation - Old Railroader Simple existence pays off.
Quotation - Outland"" Marshal O'Neil (Sean Connery): There's a big machine; it works because everyone has a part to play. I looked at my part and didn't like it.
Quotation - Plato A tyrant...is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
Quotation - Powers It's freedom, baby!
Quotation - Reagan A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take it all away.
Quotation - Reed Thinking is not the way of most politicians. -
Adam Reed - Objectivist Center
Quotation - Renard "The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse." - Jules Renard, writer (1864-1910)
Quotation - Rider ...the lesson is that when you have government controlling everything, don't be surprised when people pay bribes to get government off their back[s]. And what are we talking about here (San Diego strip-club bribery scandal)? Changing the law so customers can get closer than 6' to the girlies? I have trouble understanding why gov't vice squads are using their tape measures in these businesses to begin with. (cont'd)
...If government didn't meddle in everything, maybe we wouldn't have these (bribery) problems. - Richard Rider, Libertarian, letter to SD Union-Tribune, 8/03/04
Quotation - Rowat - Complaints This is why they complain - they don't WANT to have brains. Those lead to thoughts, and thoughts cause only suffering. Thus, by asking them to think, you are inflicting the torments of the damned on the previously blissfully ignorant.
Quotation - Ruskin "Every increased possession loads us with new weariness." - John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (1819-1900)
Quotation - Sartre "Hell is other people." - Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
Quotation - Shakespeare "This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man." Wm. Shakespeare, "Hamlet"
Quotation - Simpsons "The TV's not workingÉ quick, somebody turn something on - I'm starting to think!" - "Homer Simpson," "The Simpsons"
Quotation - Simpsons Oppression and harassment, eh? That's a small price to pay for living in the land of the free!" "Montgomery C. Burns," "The Simpsons"
Quotation - Sobran Today, wanting someone else's money is called 'need,' wanting to keep your own money is called 'greed,' and 'compassion' is when politicians arrange the transfer." - Joseph Sobran, columnist
Quotation - Southern Comfort" 1" "Does he know what he's doing?" "Hell no." "Then why do you follow him?" "'cause he's got the stripes." - Movie "Southern Comfort." Many times, is that not what is happening in this country?
Quotation - Southern Comfort" 2" Comes a time when you gotta abandon principles and do what's right." Character "Cpl. Bowden" trying to explain his decision to shoot any Cajun on sight - The movie "Southern Comfort."
Quotation - Swift 1 "...whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together." - Jonathan Swift, "Gulliver's Travels"
Quotation - T. Roosevelt 1 I don't know what the people think - I only know what they should thinkÉ the ability to fight well and breed well... and ...subordinate the interests of the individual to the interests of the community." - T. Roosevelt
Quotation - T. Roosevelt 2 Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough.
Quotation - Thoreau - Penance "I have travelled a good deal in Concord; and everywhere, in shops, and offices, and fields, the inhabitants have appeared to me to be doing penance in a thousand remarkable ways...
The twelve labors of Hercules were trifling in comparison with those which my neighbors have undertaken; for they were only twelve, and had an end; but I could never see that these men slew or captured any monster or finished any labor." - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Quotation - Thoreau 1 Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. Don't follow a path; blaze a trail (check this one).
Quotation - Thoreau 2 See addenda" file re: Pyramids.
Quotation - Twain Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and the government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain, (1835-1910)
Quotation - Unknown It isn't the instrument, it's the music.
It's a poor workman who blames his tools.
Quotation - Weber "On the one hand, you had lords and vassals, who could own property, and on the other, the peasants or serfs. They did all the work and in return got temporary permission - to stay alive." - Eugen Weber, UCLA professor of History
Quotation - Wylie "We Germans are so happy. We are free from freedom." -
Young Nazi to I. Wylie, Reader's Digest, May 1948
Quotations - Diner" 1" Eddie: I've been to Atlantic City 100 times and I've never seen Death walking on the beach.
Quotations - Diner" 2" Bagel: Always a dreamer, eh, Boog'?
Boogie: If you don't have good dreams, Bagel, you just have nightmares.
Quotations - Ferris Buehler's Day Off"" Ferris Buehler: "Life moves pretty fast. [If] you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
Quotations - Meatballs"" It just doesn't matter! - "Tripper," movie: "Meatballs"
Quotations - Minds - Great "Great minds discuss concepts;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss other people." -
Author unknown
Quotations - Paine "What we obtain too cheap(ly), we esteem too lightly." - Thomas Paine
Quotations - The Last Wave"" Aboriginal Elder: Who are you?
Quotaton - Adams "If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - attributed to Samuel Adams "
Quotaton - Bacon "If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him." - Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and
statesman (1561-1626)
Quotaton - Goering "Our movement took a grip on cowardly Marxism and from it extracted the meaning of socialism. It also took from the cowardly middle-class parties their nationalism. Throwing both into the cauldron of our way of life there emerged, as clear as a crystal, the synthesis - German National Socialism" - Hermann Goering (1893-1946)
Quotaton - Southern Comfort "Comes a time when you have to abandon principles and do what's right." - "Cpl Bowden," movie: "Southern Comfort"
Religion - Good: State of Mind Good thing it does is that holiday services put you into a state of mind to be thankful for certain things you might otherwise take for granted, e.g. spring harvest, state of atonement.
Religion - Hypocrisy Note hypocrisy of eg Dave, who says you can be evil all your life & accept Jesus (or perform other rite) at the last min. This yields a hypocritical God" for hypocritical people. How convenient!
Religion - Mind Turned Off Part of the problem is that someone hands you a piece of paper & says: "Do this, God said so." Instead, you should have your mind turned ON & decide actions, ethics, etc based on validity in your life.
Religion - Not God Religion, like any organization, started as a good idea, but became its own goal. It is not God, any more than government is the people.
Religion - Supports Freedom If you DO believe in the Bible, note that the ultimate existence was the Garden of Eden, in which you certainly didn't need an alarm clock. Why not recreate this?
If you DON'T, then you are free to choose any life style you want, without regard to any God, priest, etc. Why not carve out the max. fun for yourself?
-- Can you think of a better one?
Religion - Unnecessary Complication What our philosophy tries to do is strip away unnecessary complications from life, so you can just deal with what's real, i.e. really affects you.
One such is religion, which is based on hearsay and speculation. Stevie Wonder: If you believe in things you don't understand, then you suffer. Superstition ain't the way." - Stevie Wonder
Religion & -isms Isms tend to ruin even the best philosophies. There's a big difference between Zen and Buddhism. Other isms, socialism, communism, etc are the manipulated ideas bent to control or collectivize.
Religon - Opiate Much of organized religion today gets pass" from gov't and thus feeds some back: e.g. Pope saying it's a sin to not pay taxes."
Respect - Insist Insist on respect for yourself. Do not allow peers, bosses, etc to deride you or place you into dangerous or ridiculous situations. Def's may vary for you; for me, this includes wearing a tie, being criticized in public, and being told I'm 2 min. late for something (unless it's life or death).
Of course, treat others the same.
Respect - Limit On the other hand, if you are truly humble, you only need respect yourself; no one else's is necessary.
Revolution - Why Not? I think there will be no revolution to throw off the taxation chains. Gov't is smart enough to know not to kill the golden goose by pissing off people too much at once.
It's the old story about you boil a frog by heating the water bit by bit." In this case you also propagandize the frog that the heat is his own fault!
Right Place - How to Tell if You're There Are there others there like you?
If so (and they're happy!), you're probably doing the right thing for you.
If not, start looking around.
Helpful, in the 2nd case, to define what's DIFFERENT between you & them.
Rights - Not Born With We are not born with rights." Rights can only be granted by an entity which "allows" us to have them. That entity might be ourselves, using threat of self-defense against potential violators of those rights. Instead, we are born with freedom. Much wider scope than "rights." We can use this freedom to AVOID those who would usurp it. No force needed!
Rogers, Mr. Even Mr. Rogers' Land of Make-Believe" has a King Friday XXIII. He had a tax surplus... does he return it to his subjects? Noooo! Gotta think of a new project to spend it on. In this case, a swimming pool for the Collective. Sometimes, Make-Believe (tm) is too close to reality!
Role Models - Be Your Own Be your own role model. Mostly sports fig's etc PR firms mold their image. Other than their athletic ablility, you don't know who they really are, and why just model after a piece of a person.
Story of Bodie looking for Johnson jersey. 1st I thought it was 'cause he WAS his own role model. Then tell how they just didn't understand, due to programming, even at school.
Rules - Subject to Only subject to most rules if you accept the power of those who present them. EG Branch Davidian acceptance of Koresh's req'ts of celibacy, also Do" (1st name only) and Rev Jim Jones. Same true for gov't except when they come with guns, but if you "stay small" they won't come for you.
Rules - Universe Learn God's rules. Then, if you live within them, life is easier and coping is more effective.
For example, make gravity your friend. If you do, things that involve gravity become easier.
Not only that, by making the rules your friend, you will make God your friend!
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Scams - Global Warming I cannot stress this enough. We are not in a position to confidently attribute past climate change to carbon dioxide [n]or to forecast what the climate will be in the future... One reason for this is that, as the [gov't commissioned] report states, "The climate is always changing: Change is the norm." - Richard Lindzen, scientist on the commissioned panel on global warming, quoted in the WSJ, 6/11/01
Shouting The greater the volume, the baser the message.
Simple vs Complex People reject the simple, e.g. Eden, for the complex, e.g. religious hoops to jump throught, jobs, etc. Just as many gravitate to exclusive" country clubs just to say they belong; they are not necessarily better ideas, just that the simple seems too attainable. Eden is attainable - it's already right in front of us!
Simplicity - Macht Frei 1 The simpler life you're willing to accept, with fewer frills and comforts" the freer you can be. Wanting comforts & security blankets means you have to pay for, maintain & protect those *things,* making you more of a slave to them, to the lenders who "give" you money for them, the insurers and of course the gov't who "protects" them.
Simplicity - Macht Frei 2 Gives you more time to spend on greatness" etc. Simple life makes fewer demands, so you can pursue whatever is your dream almost without thought to income produced. Photographer vs CPA "Peter" choice, for example, and the idea "that's why they call it 'work.'
Simplicity - Macht Frei 3 If you are willing to give up some comfort, you end up with an immense mental canvas, upon which to paint a happy and fulfilling life.
Slavery - Addiction 1 Smoking, the 3 stages:
Nervousness, need for cig.
Trance state while smoking.
Anger, snap out, then directed at the butt itself, when burned out. Disfigure the butt with heel or toss angrily on ground or into urinal, as if to punish it.
Slavery - Agreement If you decide not to be a slave, it's only fair to agree not to help enslave others. This includes reaping benefits from welfare, investing" in gov't securities (paid back by taxing others). This agreement doesn't include return of money taxed from you, such as Social "Security," which is rigged so most people will never receive all back that they've paid.
Slavery - Biggest Bloc The potentially biggest voting bloc are those enslaved, but since they don't KNOW or BELIEVE they are slaves, the enslavers have more power. They vote in legislators who will force the biggest bloc of people to work to make money for one or the other smaller bloc of recipients (e.g. farmers getting subsidies, welfare recipients, gov't workers getting raises). 1 akijnswer is to leave state & takers are left behind.
Slavery - Game Design game board showing progression of needs" being met ("for the chillldren" etc). At the end, a Happy Slave are You!
Slavery - Happy The best kind of slaves to have are those who not only think they are free, but who happily, even gratefully stay slaves, thinking it buys them security, popularity, etc. This is one purpose or by-product of the media's Fear o' the Week, boogeymen who "threaten" us, etc. Gov't creates the evil or sense of it, then offers itself as the only protector from same.
Slavery - Hierarchy Hierarchy of Slavery:
To Self
To Desires (ego)
To Others, voluntary (work, family)
To Others, by trick or force (gov't, religion)
Slavery - Own Your Life Unless you give it up, the gov't doesn't own your life, thus draft, death penalty, drug laws, etc are not legitimate.
GOV'T thinks it owns your life, but you don't have to agree. If enough people don't, NO such laws can even affect them. They won't agree to fund their enforcement, or at least make it so tough to enforce (1 cop/person needed).
Slavery - Self Self-enslavement is the hardest to overcome, as it's the hardest to see. Plus it's hard to admit that you've been doing something bad to yourself for possibly many years.
Slavery - Types 1 Different kinds:
To spouse
To Job
To material things
To life style (may = above)
To habit
To security
By trick or force, others take our time, energy & money.
Slavery - Types 2 You are a slave if: You can't <not> do something, e.g. work.
This counts even if "can't" means "won't," as then someone has convinced you that you need" something for which you are now working, or have some duty to another to keep on working. Note that many who promote slavery in YOU are not slaves in the same way themselves. They may instead be slaves to power, etc.
Slavery - Types 3 Morons & useful fools
Dupes, just tricked into it
Slaves who think someday they'll be masters (seduced by power, etc)
Forced slaves
Wage slaves
Note: They all have the same last name!""
Slavery - Types 4 Forced by Another (e.g. taxes)
Duped by Another (e.g. payments, fashion, corporate taxes (really paid by you))
Self-Imposed (materialism, need" for love, etc)
Slavery - Unknowning The best way to enslave is to convince the slaves they are free. They will toil and toil and never revolt. They will even fight for your cause!
Slavery - Voluntary Luckily, there's hope.
Most slavery is voluntary:
Many taxes (buy used or barter)
Addictions (love, drugs, power)
Work vs. a Job
Slavery - Why Wrong It is a waste of your life to be a slave. It's a limited resource.
It is just as wrong to enslave others, even indirectly. The latter is done by demanding services or goods provided by slaves thru gov't programs. Their "need" for "free" prescription drugs, for example, doesn't "entitle" them to enslave others to provide them.
Smarter - I'm Not I'm not smarter than you, don't have any info you can't get. I've just put some of it together and decided not to be strictured by what is. Imagining what we now call "society" progressing to the next step, beyond bosses and rulers. A step toward heaven on earth!
Social Contract - Fiction of Dick's assertion that it's a mysterious duty. This is a myth, and is neither social nor a contract. How it SHOULD work: A written doc. you can agree to or not, in small communities which have different ones.
Social System - Contributing to If you are any active part of a system, you contribute to it.
Even, in some ways if you fight it, you make it stronger.
If you ignore it, withhold your obedience" and live in a "parallel universe" you help make it go away. Would've worked in Nazi Germany.
Socialism - Failures Of Rotting of infrastructure in current Nat'l Parks, schools, etc are decried as evidence not enough is collected. To me, it shows the implicit failure of socialism due to lack of direct responsibility or stewardship, and reverse incentive to run out a budget to ask for a higher one. Some individ's feel the stewardship, but can't buck the system which is implicitly dysfunctional.
Society - as Rocket Society/civilization is like a rocket, set off in a direction. Religion and Gov't are like the 1st 2 stages of this rocket. The usefulness of religion is over, but the stage clings on. Gov't's usefulness is almost over, yet it clings on. This caused the rocket to veer away from its original course. It's not too late to jettison these stages for YOURSELF and help put your rocket on course, thus the whole spaceship.
Song - Accentuate the Positive"" Find the words.
Stew - Life is a Graph with middle area which tastes good.
Might take a risk & make less-good tasting stew if the actual goal is health rather than taste.
Stress - Relief of Why worry about relieving stress, esp. with drugs?
Create a stress-free life for yourself & no relief is needed!
Surroundings - Becoming What you surround yourself with, you become. That's what's bad about work. You are around people you had no choices about, a boss you probably complain about. You can easily become just as bad.
If you surround yourself with beauty and pleasure, you become that!
Symphony Within - Conducting Every person is a crowd of sometimes conflicting voices.
The trick is to become a good conductor and make it an orchestra, singing the same symphony and making music of your life.
Taxation - Alternative to If gov't really provides a service, why not send us a bill; we check off what services we want & just pay for those (or volunteer more). Gov't adds it all up, that's the budget.
Taxation - Bonds as Secret Triple Tax Bonds are sold" as a "free" way to fund things, but who pays principal + interest? The Slaves! and with a typical bonding scheme, you pay 3x what the cost of the stadium, etc really is. Describe conversation w/Karen and what she SHOULD have been thinking to tell her staff to write... schools should have maintained bldgs all along, and TV station should be funded voluntarily. Plus, interest may TRIPLE actual cost to taxpayers.
Taxation - Cruelty of Gov't hides real costs: No such thing as corp tax - you pay, they just collect. Sales tax is really a purchase tax.
Taxation - Leads to Worse Once you accept the right" of an entity to tax you, that is, take your money or property, you open the door to worse. That is, gov't has the right to your property over your own rights. Ultimately it will hae the right to your life, in order to defend its right to tax you. It's best not to even open this door, and require gov't to negotiate with you, even petition you to buy its services.
Taxation - Real Reason 1 To mask the real cost of gov't. Most don't use the 'services' but must pay for all of it as if they did.
User pays is more honest - co's could not act like that, not even GM or Microsoft.
Taxation - Real Reason 2 Real reason for taxing, rather than sending a bill, is that way more people pay into something than will ever use it. Otherwise, they could just have user fees. With taxes, force is used and so parsimony is not required (e.g. space program). Only have to prove" that it benefits the collective in some vague way (e.g. Teflon), then tax everyone and spend away. Note frugality of private space vehicles.
Taxation - w/o Representation 1 Give example of tax increases on land owned by someone in another county, and the owner can't vote against the increase, but the locals can clean his clock for their own gain.
Taxation - w/o Representation 2 If you own property away from your county of residence, you are not allowed to vote in elections regarding taxation or regulation of your property.
"Taxation w/o representation is tyranny!"
Terrorism - Secret of Why is there terrorism against the US and not Norway, Sweden, Switz or other prosperous countries?
Because they are paying back for bullying and theft of power & property. The other countries don't do that. I.e. neutrality is the best policy for a *country*. *People* can take sides w/o terrorist reprisals.
Test - Taste Bud I use the real thing. I believe that if you believe in evolution, you have to trust your taste buds.
If an offshoot of man had taste buds that told them to eat stuff that killed 'em or made 'em less hardy, the strain that had more reliable taste buds would be the "fittest" and survive the other strain. That is us.
Theory - Test of One test of a theory's (such as mine) validity is its ability to predict future actions.
Mine correctly predicts there will always be a new boogie man, gov't will always try to get more and more from us and give less and less, gov't people will always seek more power at any cost, and we the sheeple will lose more and more property, money and rights.
Time - Father Has been called a thief, but he's actually giving us a gift. We either use it or waste it.
Totalitarianism "No state can survive without obedience and discipline" - Heinrich Himmler So, why are these traits taught in our gov't-run schools? Guess! Does the gov't subsidized idolization of sports, which starts in school, help foster these traits or aggrandization of same in the collective?"
Totalitarianism - United Nations Might not be feared militarily, but is encroaching on our sovereignty.
Training - Contrary to Contrary to what we were trained to think in government-run schools, more regulation is not the answer. People in gov't are no holier than the population at large & so are no more trustworthy with power; probably less trustworthy, 'cause they sought power!
Trust - Guarded Don't take people's word for things w/o some thought & even other opinions. Esp. if the source is a politician or salesman - anyone who benefits from your believing them.
TV Show - "Survivor" Relevance is that when the Insiders can define right & wrong and create enticements, morality and ethics take back seat to lies and alliances. Best" people don't win by Insider def, but do by their own, long-term goals of living a good life. "Win" is but one dot on the graph. Aggregate dots show what direction one is headed in life.
Universe - You Are The Actually philosophically true, but others are impacted & in return impact you.
People in their cells, thinking no one else exists, making noise w/boom boxes, alarms,
hiway "me me me" attitude (my lane my speed, fuck you)."
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