posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 02:20 PM
I mostly agree with you. My disagreement with is your statement on religion. If my neighbor wants to practice christianity, voodoo, whatever...as
long as it doesn't break my leg or pick my pocket, I don't care and it's none of my business to tell them what to believe. I know what is best for
me. Leave me alone so I can pursue that, and I'll leave you alone to pursue what you believe is best for you.
But sure, if we as humans are truly concerned about happiness and leading meaningful lives then our goal needs to be freedom from the arbitrary rule
of others. -PERIOD- Freedom and individuality are still the most radical ideas of all. You as an individual will always be the smallest political
minority on earth.
The way of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and
free men. Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of
freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. Every time that we try to
lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of
our people.- John F Kennedy
Obedience and subjection to authority is intrinsically at odds with the way human beings come to live satisfying lives. Everything that is really
great and inspiring is created by the individual who can live in freedom. There are legitimate uses for human institutions but continuation of
faceless bureaucracies interested only in centralized planning, theft, socialism, dependence, pauperization, inefficiency, greed and waste, while at
the same time converting the world into a nursery of "for your own good-ers" and "self-serving busybodies" does not parallel with human
I believe the most noble cause we are all capable of would be a popular movement to emancipate all of mankind from the arbitrary rule of others.
Instead of pursuing and relishing (or wallowing) in the control we hold over others, as we do now, the world would be a better place if we all
endeavored not to lend ourselves to those wrongs which we inherently condemn as evil.