Lately, I have been having a lot of frustration with fellow libertarians. We stand for so much yet we act so little. It seems that all we do is post meme’s on people’s statuses to prove them wrong because we are too lazy to cogently type why that person is wrong, some minarchist troll other people accounts and try to make them slip up so that said minarchist can take a screenshot and prove to all their online and real life friends that they are 1. smart 2. that their contrary view is something that others should take note.
Some Anarchists view the Constitution as a “magical document” whereas they view the bible as something that has actual biological functions. If you bluntly tell them that” isn’t the bible a magical document as well” they vehemently pontificate the sentence ” no one’s holding a gun to anyone’s head and forcing them to worship” which to me is a twisted paradox. Some Anarchists say that they hate socialism but yet they are still driving on public roads or not getting off their posterior to create a private company that can pave the roads. They are sitting on their computer feeling the adrenaline after watching their favorite porn Game of Thrones and they are typing in a Facebook groupchat with a non sequitur that’s lame typing hyperbolic statements such as “MUH ROADS”. Afterwards, hating someone with dark haired bangs who cheated on them because they forgot.
Libertarians know the difference between “doing something” and “being something” right? Right because we were taught that in school. But why are we being Anarchist rather than doing it? So if a libertarian feels that taxation is theft they should stand up for what they believe in and not pay taxes. What do you have to lose? If you’re paying taxes yet believe taxation is theft you are a hypocrite. Despite the internet being a great tool for the libertarian cause, aren’t we suppose to wake people up? If someone wants to join the liberty movement and they ask us what have we accomplished, what will we say? Are week long festivals in states where people outside the campsite are still paying taxes, going to public libraries, and vote for statists regardless if they are red or blue enough? Is having discussions on Facebook about how brutal we are or which Austrian School Economist is better enough? What we do offline should take as much precedence(if not more) than online. For some of the libertarians I know they aren’t doing any of that accept still paying state taxes, driving on public roads, and at the same time ranting about why we need anarchy.
In our house we live by a simple code. Don’t hurt other people unless they hurt you first. Our only rule is, don’t lie. And we encourage their seemingly endless questions and individuality. Our children are two very different individuals.
My son is a Lego loving, science reading nose in the research papers child. He doesn’t really care for the out of doors but tolerates it and animals because his daddy and sister love them both. Guess what, my wife and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My daughter is an active daddy mimicking, mommy following girl who loves to shoot guns, bows and ride horses. If she could have it her way; every stray we see, hear or may possibly exist would live at our house. She writes, does math and at five can out-shoot most law enforcement and soldiers I have ever met. She regularly spends 30-45 minutes a day practicing bow and arrows as she calls it.
Know how we did it?
Encourage your children to think, question and observe.
Don’t be completely hands off and don’t spank them. Spanking is a contrary approach, yes folks, your bible and parents were and or are wrong. Spanking doesn’t fix a problem, it simply teaches the children to become better at hiding mistakes and not accepting responsibility for them.
Think about wolves, elephants and birds. Be a parent, teach them personal responsibility, apologize and FIX what you break, more importantly learn from your mistakes and become better from them.
The one rule in the house is simple, don’t lie. There is never an excuse to lie, you don’t have to be an open book, however, when you open up DO NOT LIE.
Lastly, remember, every single thing you do they observe and mimic. What you say has little real bearing on their individual actions.
Free the mind and the body will follow.
The liberty movement is a cross between Heathers meets Star Wars. The battles range from wrist-slapping to full blown Meme humiliation and often NAP violation. However Anarcho-Capitalists hate Minarchist more than Hitler hated jews. Anarcho-Capitalist describe Minarchists as ” just the tip” people when it comes to government. But what Minarchist Ibrahim Hakim states is that the “… main fallacy among them[Anarcho-Capitalist] is assuming that the NAP is synonomous with no government. The reality is that having no government has ABSOLOUTLY NOTHING do with non aggression in fact it makes aggression easier becuase if you have enough armed people with you then you can do whatever you want. A small goverment could enforce something closer to the NAP than a society with no laws could ever hope to achieve.” Hakim feels that Libertarian Anarcho-Capitalist need to come to terms with the fact that” No government does not equal non aggression and that tiny government is the best way to achieve it. It may not be perfect NAP but its a hell of a lot better than anarchy.” Hakim urges Anarcho-Capitalist to realize is that going from statism to anarchy will have some detrimental effects. Hakim feels that the only way anarchy can be achieved is by going through a “…a long period of minarchism first.” To him Minarchism will be the elongated stepping stone to anarchy.
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