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 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 bodies,… Continue reading Thought You’d Never Ask

Authority as Excuse for Violence and Domination: The Insanity of Authority

Note: This is a rough excerpt from one of the chapters of my upcoming book. Authority is used to excuse power exercised for no good reason or for bad reasons, which is worlds apart from authority implied by knowing what should be done and the competence to achieve it. Yet we call both by the… Continue reading Authority as Excuse for Violence and Domination: The Insanity of Authority

Authority? Think Again

Me, the authority on anything? Naw. I only maybe feel like I am, sometimes — and the feeling itself, I’m pretty sure, is just a waning vestige from decades of authoritarian brainwashing. I’m authoraholic in recovery. I think it all depends on your starting point. Note: Second only to our right to remain living safely,… Continue reading Authority? Think Again

True Growth un-Economy

What if you could walk into a store, pick up any and every item that you needed, and walk out without being charged a cent — all above-board, legal, fair, and the socially accepted norm? What if you had the leisure and security to use your time doing things that you enjoy or even that… Continue reading True Growth un-Economy

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