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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

I Have the Answer: Individualism … #Paris



The answer to the overnight senseless slaughter of the innocent in Paris is known as a reasoned set of integrated ideas: classical liberalism. A philosophy and economics hard fought for from the Enlightenment that took the West to the pinnacle human civilisation once reached.

Although more simply, the answer is that unit-of-philosophy which informs classical liberalism:


I * N * D * I * V * I * D * U * A * L * I * S * M


Meaning the enemy is that repulsive reductivism of every identity politick, and every barbaric religion, that forces tribalism and sacrifice, and of every campus ‘safe place’ where the war of ideas against these cavemen from a death cult has been banned in case someone’s feelings are hurt.

Paris happened because the West was lost decades ago under the berets of Left intellectuals.

So I will not adorn this blog or my Twitter account with the French flag, now only the symbol of the indentity politick of a rampant French cultural Marxism, or worse, that ‘as-bad’ idea-set under which millions have been slaughtered, namely, nationalism. (Poignant I tune into this morning’s Q&A and find they’re pointlessly discussing the New Zealand flag.)

The only important picture to hold in our minds is of the individuals whose lives have been snuffed out to the void, which is the empty mind of every collectivist or theocrat who has handed over volition and responsibility for their actions to an Other – the State, Christ, Allah, Sauron, any other childish fantasy you can think of - and thereby chosen to become a monster. And a collectivism that would reduce these viciously murdered individuals to pointless symbols, which they were not, for they were thinking, warm blooded individuals just like you and me. Paris, last night, is the price paid when a society chooses to emote itself away from the only legitimate role of state: the protection of its smallest minority, an individual, and to instead sacrifice all individuals to the common good.



2 comments:

  1. ...for they were thinking...

    Looking at what Europeans have allowed into their great pinnacle of civilisation and the self indulgence of the youth I would argue that thinking was the main thing missing.

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    1. Definitely. Under the Left, policy is only about emoting now ...

      Per my 'feeling our way to the police state' http://lifebehindtheirondrape.blogspot.co.nz/2012/09/teaser-post-mindheart-dichotomy-feeling.html

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