To a comment:
To be perfectly honest, this is how I approached
"libertarianism" from the beginning, back in 1990–owing to the
influence that awakened my mind. I saw it not so much as a required evolution in
"practical politics," as society is currently arranged, but more
as a need to “evolve” (or motivate) the "practical mind" to the next
stage of its necessary development.
Understand: human consciousness (conceptual, integrative) is
the greatest power in the universe, per se. It is the only power
capable of purposefully controlling all of existence / the universe (think
about it: on what foundation does knowledge rest?). We already have human consciousness. We’ve had it for about
3,000 years or so (if the late Julian Jaynes in The
Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bi-Cameral Mind is to be
believed). All the potential is there.
But I see "children" raising their fists in the
streets all over the world, demanding "their fair share." I’d love to
be on the verge of concluding that the problem is existential, metaphysical.
But I’m talking about things so fundamental that we’re not dealing with a
"bug" in consciousness. That’s impossible (again: the foundation of knowledge?). There are only
"bugs" in individuals.
What it all comes down to, and what it means, is that
everyone living today has missed the wondrous ride in an eventual dump-God,
dump-State, guiltless human future that could be ours now–a future of complete and total individual
achievement through conceptual and integrated knowledge of reality.
When you consider the human potential, very few human beings
currently alive on this planet Earth have anywhere near what it will take.
Compared with the eventual destiny of fully-integrated, honest-dealing with
reality, humans today are but days away from being apes.
The loss of potential is staggering. Human beings are
wasting time literally worshiping fairy tales (on high and below) they’re stupid enough to believe in when they have the tools at their disposal to see to their own subversion of