Democrat versus Republican
Liberal versus Conservative
Left versus Right
Communism versus Fascism
Anarcho-Communist versus Anarcho-Capitalist
All of the above versus the point…
What could I possibly be on about now right? Those who know will say, “Oh no, Miah is about to spew a whole load of trivial nonsense again…” but stick with me for a moment… and listen…
You should read this from start to finish. Read and absorb what the point is… Ignore any issues with tone or if you feel attacked. If you start to feel defensive, you’ve stopped listening. Now that the stage is set, let’s continue.
Have you ever felt like, maybe, life has shit in your cereal and you got some weird form of speech impairment that made everything coming out of your mouth goop, but you were unable to tell? Well, it would be just awful… Wanting, but unable, to talk to people about important issues and what it all means. How can we best come together and trudge forward into the future for the betterment of all with no one understanding anything you are saying… or, having people get hyper defensive and lash out at you for presenting a different view?
Oh, but you are a libertarian or anarchist or some other “different” view, eh? Wrong.
You are speaking in the realm of politics and economics, a small subset of what humanity has to offer.
Some smart ass old dude laid the foundation for what we consider philosophy a number of years ago. The meat and potatoes are Metaphysics, Logic, Physics, Psychology, Ethics, Politics, and Poetics (arts). How much of that is argued about in your discussion? How much of that do you personally have sorted? Do your economic terms and political rhetoric even come close to being able to handle discussions on any of those topics? No, they fucking can’t.
Trying to talk to people about matters beyond politics and economics is almost an impossible task these days. Everything gets boiled down to the most convoluted portions… the ones that literally matter the least… in the grand scheme of things, that is.
I propose to you, dear readers… take a step back from all of the intelligence you think you are gathering… and wonder if it’s smart at all? Can you delve into the 7 realms listed above with any clarity? Can you do it separately from the others? Can you listen to yourself and know what you know … what you feel… what you really want?… Oh shit, that sounds so hippy-dippy doesn’t it? Tough shit, get over it and let’s keep going.
Why are any of those questions even important? History repeats itself, as you can see… Do you know why? No one pays attention to the root cause of problems. We have a health issue in this country, diet being the number one contributing factor. We have pretty expensive electricity, lack of power plants being the number one contributing factor. We have unjust and corrupt laws, dirty politicians, shady religions, war, strife, and men with guns doing bad things. A lack of philosophy is the number one contributing factor here.
If we don’t stop looking to other men for things we can only generate ourselves, we will continue to fail. Aristotle came up with a way to talk about the more important things in life, all of them… he was like .. “ I am fucking tired of talking to morons just repeating what other morons said, so here let’s all talk like… not morons,” *BAM* philosophy … actual quote. ( The Philosophy of Aristotle – http://a.co/1BqknCj ).
How can you have conversations on what rights we have and where they come from when you haven’t even had the discussion of what rights are or if they even exist?
How can we have conversations about the laws of supply and demand when they are manmade constructs that do not actually exist?
I have more, but why keep going when you already balked at the first one? How can I even postulate that rights don’t even exist? We don’t currently really know how humans exist in a vacuum. If it’s not the reality of the situation, it’s the perception. It comes down to variables … Which ones are real and which ones aren’t? At least that’s my take on it. And there are so many.
If you are like me and found politics and economics to be a waste of time, and want to keep going… let’s do this!
Stumbling down this rabbit hole is a very difficult tumble, as we live in a world that doesn’t allow the practice of our philosophies. Do not let that discourage you in the least. Would you believe me if I told you that this journey … this search and mission … is more important than your fears right now? You don’t understand what your fears are based on yet. How could you? Do you have an issue with “biologism”? What about religion? Bad case of the statism? Maybe a mental disorder? Anxiety or Bipolar perhaps? Spiritualism? Brain Damage? Mysticism? Relativism vs Absolutism … Is any of that shit important, you keep asking?… yes…
Does it matter?
Life can be better than this.
Wars don’t have to continue.
Interhuman conflict doesn’t have to keep up like this…
And you are not going to find the answers in any book, youtube video, podcast, or website. I implore you all to expand your worlds and your minds for the end result of more opportunity. Not the kind of opportunity that leads to better jobs or more money and stuff… but more human potential.
Isn’t the cause of greatness a good one?
Greatness isn’t diminished by quantity either, keep that in mind. Imagine… 7 billion great people all thought great by each other and themselves… hippie world peace shit, right?
There are a great many books and philosophers out there… I ask that you start with contrast, a stark contrast, when you begin your adventure … but get acquainted with the basics a little.
Browse: http://www.iep.utm.edu/ ( go everywhere, just click on everything that catches your eye )
Read some unbiased layouts of Aristotle’s work ( linked above )
And for that contrast… I recommend Max Stirner – The Ego and His Own (https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/max-stirner-the-ego-and-his-own.pdf )