posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 08:39 PM
I suppose this is overdue; I never really liked introductions as this world seems to despise people being themselves. The society that has grown
around us is all about impressions: interviews, dates, we're taught to make good impressions, to look nice, to act polite. The emphasis always seems
less to be on what one can do, but the potential one has when under scrutiny and the deception of the scrutinizer.
This is why I never introduced myself, I let my posting speak for itself. But even then it seems I have more to say than I can put into words, so here
goes the grand attempt at summing myself up.
I consider myself a libertarian; pretty hardcore one really. The only restrictions that ever should be placed upon the natural rights of men (that is,
those outlined by the bill of rights), is upon the amount of control any one entity or group of entities can have upon a whole. Cartels and
monopolies, typically when in concert with government have proven over a long historical time line to be the one true enemy of social, economic and
My heart longs for a world free of the restrictions of commerce; a place where not one single individual ever has to worry about making ends meet,
about where and when their next meal may come. Where one can walk across the globe, meeting people, exploring nature and all of life's beauty without
the worry of taxes, of passports and regulations and of affording such a journey. Where there is no “need” for a vacation and journeys of the mind
and spirit are celebrate whether or not they are aided through various naturally occurring chemical compounds. While some hate may be a part of human
nature, ingrained more in the instinctual distrust of the new and fear of change, hate is more often a fallback, an exploitable emotion in times of
despair and turmoil. (History has several examples of this) Fewer people actually hate than do simply find it easier to assign blame.
This money-free utopia is, at least for what I believe to be as much as a century or more, a pipe-dream; this my brain recognizes. It is a socialist
system where everyone is provided everything; a system that would require near if not entirely infinite resources. (as long as population expands,
resources must expand) The best we can do until then is provide the opportunity to flourish, to provide a fair system that does not discriminate and
provides an equal shot for all to accomplish what one's heart desires. This is why I'm a libertarian.
The natural rights born in us all (not just Americans) are the ones that provide this opportunity; when all governments, when all humans recognize
this... when we can all truly understand the personal and societal balance necessary that we may all find what our hearts desire we may see a
moneyless society where none suffer.
But as long as people are willing to allow their governments to legislate in opposition to human interest, as long as people are willing to allow
themselves to be protected by others while shirking the responsibility to protect themselves and as long as people in authority are prone to abusing
said authority that rainbow-clad utopia is an unobtainable thing. We must remain ever vigilant for any one who believes themselves greater than
others, we must stand ready to fight against losing freedom of opportunity and we must be prepared to sacrifice everything when threatened with
No man is meant to be a slave, to be chained and shackled to a king, to a country or to his checkbook: that is why these rights are called natural.
That is why I am a libertarian. That is why I found this place.