How do you deal with disagreement? It is an uncomfortable question for anyone who recognizes that no one is perfect, and therefore, everyone is wrong from time to time. The question is made more explicitly uncomfortable when we clarify: how do you deal with disagreement, once you realize you are wrong? Libraries are filled with … Continue reading You’re not an idiot! You’re just wrong!
/* musings on crypto-anarchy */ I was sitting at a bar in the Lower Haight yesterday; a guy next to me notices the bitcoin pin on my satchel, so we start talking about crypto-currencies for the time of a beer. I describe a bit of what I do, and Mike does the same. As it … Continue reading But who will fund the wars?
The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change … Continue reading S.O.S – Calling All Humans.
The stars of my RSS feed and podcast app have been quite agitated lately; most of the agitation has come from one source: Renegade Thaddeus Russell. Thaddeus recently appeared on the Joe Rogan show and essentially claimed that no one is born “male” or “female”. A quick glance at the YouTube comments for that episode […] … Continue reading The Uncertainty Principle: Reconciling Postmodernism with Realism
Discovering the Internet. New Alexandria - the (mostly) Decentralized Conscious Library. Most people have been asked by someone at some point or another, if they had the opportunity to time travel, where would they go or what time period would they most like to visit; I've answered for the last decade or more (and with … Continue reading Internet Adventures Vol. 0
This article speaks to free thinking intellectuals and is a gateway to anarchism.
“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.”
Relational Anarchism is a standalone vector or field of thought under the umbrella of anarchism.
In this perspective, relationships determine levels of human freedom. The process of human interaction is more important than content.
The way people relate to each other is considered the process. It necessitates freedom from governments and rulers through communication efforts, rather than relying on freedom to crop up as a result of providing the better argument or information (the content)
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The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys the commonwealth - that is, the natural wealth of localities and the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community - and so destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and practical means. - Wendell Barry.
The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself. - Plato, The Republic.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will … Continue reading Government – The Original Fear Factor.