truth is never easy

Those of us who invest heavily in the emotional side of relationships without also ensuring a rational base are often beset with quandaries of conscience. Cognitive dissonance does not allow us to rationally approach what we know is right, the anguish and pain that is quite real simply blocks all but the most dedicated individuals from understanding truth. I believe quite strongly that each of us as individuals is capable of discerning what is needful for ourselves as individuals.

Truth, as individually limited as it is, remains available for all who desire it. For some it is easier to ignore truth and promote fantasy. This can be seen on a large scale at any political function or large religious rally. For others a lifetime of training themselves to never accept anything at face value allows a deeper ability to reason. This approach is not without its drawbacks and often will result in limited inter human contact. My goal is to question everything, accept some and test all. Freedom as an individual requires this approach of me.

I do not want to be equal even though broken down I may be, I simply want my freedom and no man can stand in the way of that.

Free the mind and the body will follow


About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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One Response to truth is never easy

  1. Chip Saunders says:

    Part of the reason truth (in our world today, anyway) is never easy is because it is hardly ever rewarded. I’m not speaking here of tattling on your neighbor’s weed he grows in the garage – the government ensures folks get rewarded for that shit – I’m talking about in the great philosophical/political/moral sense. The basis of things, and why they are or are not. We are fairly simple animals after all. Like all animals, we are easily conditioned/trained. If a society is engineered to reward deceit and punish truth,…how likely is it that truth will reign rather than lies?

    To rectify the situation, there are many things to be done. But the biggest, perhaps, is to construct sub-societies (tribes, if you prefer) where appropriate pursuit of truth is rewarded and lies are punished.

    Seems simple enough, doesn’t it. And yet,…soooooooooooo few seem able to do it.


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