Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Find the humor

When you are swimming against the current it helps to have a sense of humor about it all.

I enjoy watching movies and TV shows and considering solutions that don't involve theft or coercion to the melodramatic problems they pose- everything voluntary.

It gets easier all the time.

I also overhear (or read) people getting all worked up over things that wouldn't even be an issue in a free society. Like whether "illegal immigrants" should be permitted to have drivers licenses, and how the state can do that and still be "Real ID compliant". What? Talk about making nothin' out of nothin'... carry the nothin'...

It's like imaginative children worrying about whether Batman could defeat Spiderman during a zombie attack, using Calvin and Hobbes' cardboard box time machine as a weapon.

And that can also make me smile, as long as I don't get caught up in the absurdity of it all.

Yes, there are serious problems out there that shouldn't be ignored, but life can't be all work and no play, or what's the point?

It can also be amusing to propose a liberty-respecting solution and sit back and watch the teeth-gnashing. It's like tossing a dye-containing steak to a pack of ravenous hyenas; their faces get covered in funny colors but they can't see it.