AWhen anarchy ain’t
I am sure more than a few have figured I am pretty much anti-establishment in most aspects. I posted a recent endorsement for Trump, not because I think he is the best choice, but because he is the least bad choice in a system that will NOT go away without huge amounts of pain for all. I dislike organised religion, institutionalized education, and feel, that for the most part, anyone running for any government position, is absolutely the last person that belongs in such.
I can’t point to any one thing in my upbringing that could be attributed to my attitude, but my personality profile says that such is my nature, so I will run with that. Heinlein had a lot to do with it, but by no means all, and the further along I get in life, the stronger my convictions become. I am very much akin to the Heinlein quote:
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
-Robert A. Heinlein
Now, I have heard it and heard it my entire life “without Government, anarchy; dogs and cats living together, perverts walking the streets, murder n mayhem, and no where safe.”
Um, ya watched the news lately?
Read Drudge or ANP lately?
Yeah, if this is what Government leads to, I think I will take my pick of anarchy.
Anarchy: from latin, anarchos :without beginning, without leader. I would expound on that and say “without governors. ” since self, IE personal reliance are the center around which this blog is built, why would one expect me to demand a leader other than myself, and how could anyone claim that I desire leadership over anymore than myself and my property? Been a couple over the years, and they have faded away into oblivion or horrid shame.
Seriously though, one good look around, after removing the blinders of state ran media, how can this be any different from what the naysayers have warned about in anarchy?
I said I am anti-establishment, and I can see some of the readers Flippin a lid over that. Still others flipping the lid over my being against organized religion. Don’t get me wrong, I have my beliefs, and they do not conflict, but they do tend to radical, at least on face, when I am asked about them. (And why I only touch on them here without elaborating ) I see the televangelist’s doing their thing, and I see em wearing $1000 Armani suits and driving (or being driven) in high dollar cars while their parishioners are sporting worn jeans and T’s and lucky to be driving a car no greater than 5 years old. Can’t fix stupid, but you can hang greed. (I didn’t mention Islam because I do not consider it a religion, but a political ideology. Completely different animal. )
Then we have my opinion on education. I think we had it right back before 1913. Local schools up to the 8th grade, county schools 9th-12th and then college for 2-4 years, and university for beyond that. Those with the aptitude progressed, those that didn’t stayed home. And there was no shame in being a grad of 8th grade, that was when you went to your apprenticeship if you weren’t going to further your academic education. Heck, my dad was forced to quit school in the 4th grade (early 50’s) and he is more ‘book learned ‘ than most of the ‘high school grads’ I work with. Lord knows he is far more literate than those yahoo’s.
Back then, a ‘liberal’ education was not a play on words, it was a liberally applied education covering maths, sciences, music, religion, languages, etc. The four years spent in college were to round out the beginning education of the first 12 years, and if a set direction of study seemed in order, THEN the student would shoot for the doctorates and philosophies or law.(when I first read about this and I read verbatim the last 5 words, I saw a problem. Do you see it?)
You certainly did not see doctorates assigned to basket weaving or women’s equality studies.
Ah, but let’s get back to anarchy. Imagine a place where property rights were not even mentioned because it is a basic premise of existence, same as self defense, and all rolled up around one concept, so simple, TPTwB wrap it up in paper, fancy wording and exotic rituals to baffle the cluelesss. That premise is “I own ME, you own YOU”. I have read and heard it mentioned around the freedom sites that “if you can’t stand over it and defend it with your life if need be, then you DO NOT OWN IT.” Guess what, that is the foundation of what I call anarchy. It’s not that there aren’t rules to it, it’s just that the enforcement of said rules is on the individual, first last and always. If you give that “right” away, you can only get it back by force. Anarchy:without governance.
Guess where we are?
I won’t say what we are seeing is anarchy, except by the popular definition spread by those that wish to be in control. The definition they prefer has been pounded into every students head since ol Sen Dewey started the pedogogic school programs and led the way for federal control of student indoctrination. And it is a myth they prefer to help maintain that control they are so addicted to.
It’s sad to me because there are so many that talk the talk, but when it comes to actually living freely, they will figuratively scream and scramble back into their cage, begging to close the door.
For example, if you had a choice for designing and building your own home, would you go about it, even if it did not meet some criteria that some burro-crap said was mandatory? The point I am trying to make is that in most places, if a dwelling is under 800sqft, it is not acceptable, and in some locals, it’s even higher in sqft-age. Would you build it without begging for permission, and paying a bribe to get said permission, to build what you desire, on your own property? Or would you play the game, so that it felt alright, as long as it would keep the bugbear off your backside. (Hiding in your cage liking your silk covered manacles)
Yeah, I know, “Dio, we can’t all go rogue and live as we please ”
To which I respond “why not? If 100,000 people ‘went rogue’ ,what could they do to stop us? How about 500,000?”
The real question then is; what are you waiting for? Permission? Or some leader to show you when and where?
Just some points for ponder.
What we are seeing AIN’T Anarchy. We are seeing convulsions from a dying ideology that is a parasite on a corpse. They know it and are pulling out all the stops to keep the game rolling. If this were true anarchy, we wouldn’t even know their names.
Pleasant dreams y’all. Talk more tomorrow or the next.