Unownable Reputations

Reputations by their very nature are ideas in other people’s heads about you, and cannot be legitimately owned or controlled via violence. Does this imply there are no repercussions to someone that falsely hurts your reputation? No, it simply means that the battle should be waged with words, not bullets.

Tyranny by the Ignorant

The problem of tyranny does not stem directly from the minds of the power hungry, but the ignorance of those that allow it to exist and propagate. It is a mistake to believe that tyranny can be overthrown without reshaping the ideas of the populous that ferments the tyrants. So the solution is not to … [Read more…]

Make Friends Not War

The idea of government and society being at war is simplistic and incorrect. Government is a pattern of society, not a separate entity from society. It should be viewed as a belief, not as a structure to be fought. Government will disappear as the relationships that exist are replaced with voluntary alternatives, and the way … [Read more…]

Double Bladed Knowledge

After a certain point, most things simply can’t be forgotten. This is the knife that cuts both ways. Ignorance can be bliss. With knowledge comes sadness, as well as power. Would you want to know of all the suffering that goes on, even if you couldn’t do anything about it? What would be the point? … [Read more…]