The original Greek maxim was meant as a warning to individuals to pay no attention to the multitudes opinions. This of course flies in the face of what every child for the past century has been indoctrinated with. After all, society knows best, government is a product of society and we must all bend to the will of the collective in all things. (sarcasm implied) So here is my response for those among the liberty movement types who consistently say, “We have to show our support regardless how we feel, solidarity!” when it comes to the disagreements seen regularly among free minds.
Bah, I say. Or in the words of my rambunctious ancestors, Go frack yourselves.
We are all of us individuals, to become mindless adherents is to fly in the face of what a human is. My friends, often tell me, “You say no just to be the person saying no, dont you?” To which I respond with a resounding, YES. For it is masturbatory uselessness to simply agree in all things regardless how we feel. For our own individuality it is necessary to constantly question the information that flows in. To face our own very real cognitive dissonance is a challenge, however, when done successfully the taste of freedom becomes an addiction. You see, I cannot force anyone to think, I cannot coerce them to think. I can however, help them understand what it means to think by questioning them regularly!
And so I say, Individuals: Know Yourselves!
Free the mind and the body will follow – question EVERYTHING and EVERYONE