Archive for the ‘Civil Rights’ category

On Human Rights (a rant)

July 3, 2014

I don’t believe in men’s, women’s, gay’s, hetero’s, or whatever rights you’ll arbitrarily put upon the table. I only agree with the rights of human beings themselves, as body-owners of their selves, and as the first appropriators of unowned property, or property transferred by way of legitimate title-transfer (contract).

So yeah, my sense of rights is entirely universal no matter who you are; there is no ambiguousness on the matter! I can care less about collectivist battles about “muh rights”, because at the end of the day, whenever a group is screaming about their ‘collective’ rights, you need only to hold tight to your wallet in order to put them all into a petulant frenzy.

And it is this that is quite instructive of the world of which we live in today … to quote Bastiat, “the state is the great fiction whereby everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else”.

If there is not a more instructive and objective case in order to prove such a thing–other than the world in which we live today–then I will never endeavor to find another case.

The preponderance of folks that argue over who will pay for their own expenses, ad infinitum? It grows tiresome.

However, I would tend to think that in my current years, that I’ve identified an understanding that precedes my time by many years and ages, one that was just as true as before, and one that has permeated the essence of human liberty … We are all social beings, but we must also understand [that] our individual natures are the essence of our cooperation. It is not our equality that makes us whole, but rather it is our cooperation in the truths of our inequalities–that which one can do that the other cannot, but where cooperation ensues–that brings us all that single step forward from where we were before.

To disregard that is to disregard the actuality of one’s being in this world that we call humanity.

Public Enemy Number One Million Something

July 27, 2012

I recently made the following comment regarding the 2nd amendment at Robert Wenzel’s website, ‘EconomicPolicyJournal.com’:

The whole point of the “assault weapons” hype is that the PTB understand that in an actual uprising, revolution, rebellion, or what have you; that the people are entirely defenseless without semi-automatic rifles. All other forms of firearms are great when it comes to defending yourself against a foe or maybe even multiple foes, but when it comes to actual warfare they are entirely useless. Granted, civilians don’t have access to bombs, but as operations in A-stan have shown, one doesn’t need a whole lot to put together a highly effective explosive device. Obviously, in the case of all out civil war, exploding a nuclear device is counterproductive to the aims of the state (what good is having monopoly control over a region if that region is entirely unusable?).

The second amendment had one purpose and one purpose only: for the people to be able to defend themselves from the state if the situation was ever to arise. Statists put all of their faith into the state (like a religion), so they will inevitably see the state as the only entity to not only be able to protect you, me and everybody else; but also to protect itself.

On a side note, I think that I used quite a few words in those two paragraphs that will absolutely get me flagged for suspicious activity. So, in light of that, I just want to tell the snoopy team that I am a peaceful man that will never engage in the initiation of violence.

Boy, how right I was. Shortly after that comment got posted, my email account was unaccessible for hours. Then, when I was finally able to access my email, the first email that I read was from Facebook. It read as follows:

Your Facebook account was recently logged into from a computer, mobile device or other location you’ve never used before. For your protection, we’ve temporarily locked your account until you can review this activity and make sure no one is using your account without your permission.

Did you log into Facebook from a new device or an unusual location?

– If this was not you, please log into Facebook from your computer and follow the instructions provided to help you control your account information.

– If this was you, there’s no need to worry. Simply log into Facebook again to get back into your account.

I also happened to notice that in a single day somebody looked at every post on this blog (not that there are a whole lot of posts). Coincidence? I think not. Maybe I’m over-thinking this and being paranoid, but if somebody is looking into my accounts, I certainly know that they won’t find anything of interest to them. They’re wasting their resources on me, which I guess can be flattering in a weird, attention-whore sort of way.

Papers Please

July 12, 2012

I’m a little late in posting this, but I’ve been busy lately. Here is a video of a man who knows his rights and isn’t afraid to stand behind them.