Tag: Liberty

The Technology for Controlling Others Exists

The technology for controlling others exists and it will be used, given the persistence of power-seeking motives. Furthermore, we will need to use it, since the necessary social changes cannot come about if the affected people do not understand and desire them…. How do we educate “run-of-the-mill” citizens for membership in a democratic society?… How do we teach people to understand their relationship to long range planning?… And how do we teach people to be comfortable with the process of change? Should we educate for this? We shall probably have to. But how?… The need for educating to embrace change is not limited to youngsters…. Education for…

C.S. Lewis on The Liberal Arts

If education is beaten by training, civilization dies. –C.S. Lewis Gregory Dunn–The first reason we study the liberal arts has to do with freedom. That freedom is an integral part of the liberal arts is borne out of Lewis’s observation that “liberal comes of course from the Latin, liber, and means free.” Such an education makes one free, according to Lewis, because it transforms the pupil from “an unregenerate little bundle of appetites” into “the good man and the good citizen.” We act most human when we are reasonable, both in thought and deed. Animals, on the other hand, act wholly out of appetite. When…

Tune Out and Turn On!

The disaffection, disunity and collapse of the humanist State by grace of rugged individualism, personal determinism, self-will, imagination, and personal creativeness, will be your aim. Be the virus. Be the germ. Spread. Misalign. Resist radical change. Tune your hearing so that you are able to identify psychopolitics when you are confronted with it. Hone your senses such that when in your respective environments you are subject to preconditioning by operant mechanisms for acceptance of radical change, you recoil fundamentally. Shrug your shoulders when crises of ‘major’ importance are foisted upon the public at large. Roll your eyes when catastrophes are manufactured for…

Murray Rothbard: Youth and Inquiry

Certainly it is far from unusual for a young university student, eagerly caught up in a burst of free inquiry, to be a fiery radical, only to settle into a comfortable and respectable conservatism once well entrenched in a career bound to the emoluments of the status quo.

Legislative Aphorisms – [XXI]: On the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 2025

From Legislative Aphorisms – [XXI]: On the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 2025 – “This bill that we sign today is a revolutionary bill. It affects the lives of millions. It will reshape the structure of our daily lives, and add importantly to our wealth and power. Once again, though perhaps too late, national origins quotas will be reinforced. The chief blow to our commonwealth will be the precipitous decline in ethnic restaurants, however there is little question but that we will prevail nonetheless.”

Planners Planning: Liberty, Fraternity and Equality

If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment. If we are ever to approach that time, it will be after patient and persistent effort of long duration. The present international situation of mistrust and fear can only be corrected by a formula of equal status, continuously applied, to every phase of international contacts, until the cobwebs of the old order are brushed out of the minds of the people of all lands. This means that the world must await a long process of education and a…

The Listeners

For the better part of my life, I have been bounced on a stranger’s knee, held captive, lectured to. It is time we spit in the faces of our storytellers. If we do not get off the knee on which we were raised, we will lose. If we do not burn the chairs in which our storytellers sit, we will lose.

La Boétie: The Tyrant

The tyrant has nothing more than the power that you confer upon him to destroy you. Where has he acquired enough eyes to spy upon you, if you do not provide them yourselves? How can he have so many arms to beat you with, if he does not borrow them from you? The feet that trample down your cities, where does he get them if they are not your own? How does he have any power over you except through you? How would he dare assail you if he had no cooperation from you?