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

Anarchy Means Chaos — In Figments of the Blind

[Updated August 26, 2022] The entire argument that “chaos will ensue” from lack or absence of authority – and I mean lock, stock, barrels and, of course, plenty of smoke – rests on nothing more than blind faith. Look as hard and as far as you like. Blind faith is all you’ll find under all… Continue reading Anarchy Means Chaos — In Figments of the Blind

A Safe, Easy Experiment in Conflict

Revolutions typically respond with conflict to conflict, violence, and injustice. ReLOVEution responds to them differently. To illustrate just one aspect of this, let me walk you through an experiment you can do in just a few minutes now or whenever you choose. First, look around you — in your room or your car or standing… Continue reading A Safe, Easy Experiment in Conflict