Thursday, October 26, 2017

On fire for liberty

Why can't those who don't understand liberty understand liberty?

I have a hypothesis.

There are those who are able to use liberty when it is available. They don't put any thought into it; it is just there, or it's not.
They are like the people who can use fire as a simple tool, as long as someone else provides it. (Including by manufacturing lighters.)

There are then those who can see how liberty could be increased, and hunger for it when it is violated. They appreciate it, even if they can't really think outside the box. They often see nothing wrong with violating the liberty of people they don't care for.
They are like those who can usually build their own fire when they need one, and then use it as a tool, but don't understand the physical conditions which result in fire well enough to figure out how to make one if the familiar methods aren't available to them. They are probably a bit irrationally afraid of fire.

Then there are those who deeply understand liberty. They know what it is, at an instinctive level. They understand the implications of having it as well as those of having it denied. They can find ways to create liberty where none exists. They know people only get as much liberty as they respect in others, regardless of how they personally feel about those other people.
These are like the people who understand fire. They understand what it is and why it is necessary, and hidden ways it is used that most people never notice. They understand the chemical and physical processes which cause fire, and due to this understanding, can think of new ways to make fire if none of the known methods are available, and they can dream up new ways to use fire once they've got it.

So, trying to explain liberty to some people is like trying to show a dog how to make a fire with flint and steel, and then use that fire to smelt iron, make tiles, and cook a meal. They simply can't understand. Do they have a hole in their mind where liberty should be? I don't know. Is there a way to help them understand, anyway? I'm not sure.

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1 comment:

  1. Anything based on a false faulty or incomplete premise is also going to be false faulty or incomplete. Most are brainwashed from birth to perceive reality based on a set of false premises. They must rationalize reality as being something different, and are therefore born into a constant state of hypnotic induction while being told what to value and who to be and what to do.

    Their world regulates life by force and criminalizes being a human rather than property, and to the degree that they cannot understand what a human actually is or what is the value of life or wrong from right/good from evil.

    You have to show them the difference in order to break them from it.

    Libertarianism is based in reality and values life. Inalienable rights are not philosophy or opinion. They are what defines us as human, the self evident truth that Jefferson was talking about. It is all about the term "Human Being".

    Whatever your god or not, the universally accepted generic definition is the origin premise or cause of everything. Everything is reality, the natural physical universe. And the natural physical universe is what it is and has produced humans on Earth. Therefore everything that defines you as a human, is the origin of your rights. It is the core of your rightful existence. You are BEING a HUMAN.

    THAT is where most people lose it and deviate from realty in their perception. The subsequent effect is that they do not understand or value life.

    The fundamental fact that humans are naturally sovereign individual entities with unique ideas wants and needs completely evades them when it comes to social organization. Once a magical transformation has taken place at state-church and men in funny clothes with weapons are assigned to boss people around, as part of the process, people become property as the value of their being a human is no longer valid.

    You may be able to reach a small percentage of the more intelligent people, but most are either too selfish/egotistical to consider anything but their way, or too intellectually lazy or incapable to consider anything else but what is spoon-fed.

    Correction requires reset requires death/destruction. Build a huge bunker and fill it with a bunch of children who can still be taught reality and peaceful coexistence, along with enough adults to teach them right and care for them as the precious gems they are, and kill everyone else with biological and nuclear weapons. In a couple decades, come out of the hole and rebuild right. Base your society on reality and the value of human existence. Be humans, not barbaric serfs.

    If the masses do not value life, if they insist on violence, then they do not deserve it. Kill them all, let god sort them.