Thought You’d Never Ask

Much if not most (I’m tempted to say all) of our thinking about authority has been perverted by indelible imprints of our authoritarian upbringing, education, and incessant social reinforcement. We’re all brainwashed, literally, and it started before we could even talk, when our parents first negated and violated our wills, and sometimes our rights and… Continue reading Thought You’d Never Ask

Getting Free From Authority

Authority is a story we tell each other. That’s all it is, no more. Telling a story does not make it true. Telling it again and again does not make a story more true with the telling. Repetition automatically creates credibility, but this effect is a cognitive foible that we need to be aware of… Continue reading Getting Free From Authority

Notice

A while back a good friend told me, “Some people would pay to hear the things you say.” That made me wonder why I haven’t connected with them yet. Two people so far are supporting my work on ReLOVEution financially. A third just days ago told me, “I’d like to collaborate with you,” and then… Continue reading Notice

You Matter

You matter. You already know this, but it’s been beaten down, trampled, and shat on. Even after all that, down in the secret, locked place of your soul where only you can go, you still know it. That knowledge isn’t damaged — it’s just buried under filth, and it suffers constant attack from the outside,… Continue reading You Matter

Musing On Rights

(Excerpted from my post Musing On Rights at Millard’s Blog) I don’t regard rights. By that I in no way mean that intend to or in fact violate rights, but rather that I think talking about human affairs in terms of rights is an inferior way to deal with human relations. First, rights presume that… Continue reading Musing On Rights

And You Thought the Titanic Was a Disaster…

“We got ownership totally backwards.” When I utter those words, especially to libertarians and anarchists, the reactions can be downright comical. It’s not that no one articulates good points — they do, once they get past initial face-palms and realize not only that I’m serious but my points are well-thought. The funny thing is, instead… Continue reading And You Thought the Titanic Was a Disaster…