I actually just registered to vote. Held my nose and went with Republican (because primaries). Unbelievable. Last time I voted in the Presidential was ’96, Harry Browne. Last time I voted at all was in the CA recall election to oust that weasel Gray Davis in favor of Aaaanold (a disaster too).
Crazy. I’ve been at this liberty gig, generally stated, for just shy of 3 decades (28 years).
I still say we’ll never vote our way out of this fucking disastrous, dysgenic onslaught that’s destroying American culture. However, given my political activism I think voting, even if essentially symbolic, is the more right and consistent thing to do and I would encourage classically liberal to conservative minds of good will who respect borders, language, culture, and cultural assimilation to do likewise. Leftists and parasites—but I repeat myself—please just stay home.
One thing’s for sure. The Libertarians/libertarians and Randists/Randians (erroneously termed “Objectivism”) have never amounted to fuck all, never will, and are basically the equivalent of a religion. While there are some fine ideas in both and both contain Golden Rule like principles that are fine to adopt at a personal level, you’d probably be better off just finding a local community church to attend that’s not leftist or altruistic without reciprocity…and that has lots of gun owners. Then, you could be involved in a local community that actually gets shit done effectively.
I will be blogging more about this recent change of heart and mind, and how it came to pass. You can get a jump by checking out Propertarianism—The Philosophy of Western Civilization in Scientific Terms.
It’s why libertarianism and “objectivism” are dead ends. For losers. You have to deal with things as they are, not with fantasy delusions you call “principles” or “ideals.” There are no ideals, only natures to be studied and acted upon accordingly.
My 1990 entry into liberty philosophy and such was neither libertarianism nor “objectivism;” I studied those later. My entry actually emphasized the distinction between being a net value producer (for others and society) and parasitism. And while it decried taxation through force and coercion, advocating paying one’s fair share (to the commons), it is unlike libertarianism which often smacks of a desire to loot the commons and be a free rider.
Accordingly, libertarianism and “objectivism” were always unsatisfying to me, and my anarchism is unique to me (Anarchy begins at home, meaning reciprocity with like hearts and minds toward mutual benefits). This is why I see Propertarianism as both a sort of full circle to me and a grand unifying theory that fills in all the blanks, informing me why I was never happy with those other ideas even though I tacitly supported them.
Much more to follow.