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
mortality, eventually.

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  1. JollyRoger on April 2, 2006 at 23:32

    To a degree, with your post you highlight why Libertarianism as a philosophy is going to fail on a wide scale.

    Those people who believe in the fairy tales WANT someone to tell them what to do.

  2. Richard Nikoley on April 2, 2006 at 23:42

    I don't see how I could disagree with that, unfortunately.

  3. Kyle Bennett on April 3, 2006 at 07:10

    "We stand on the shouldrs of apes – as well as those of giants"

    I'm going to remember that one for a long time.

    John, you obviously haven't been set straight yet, so that better world is still a ways off. Well, at least for you.

  4. Richard Nikoley on April 3, 2006 at 07:29

    Well, Dr. John;

    What is your argument? What are the facts, and how do they tie together without neglecting to include ones that don't fit where you'd prefer they point?

    I'm talking about fully-integrated honesty. What are you talking about?

  5. Dr. John on April 3, 2006 at 05:55

    Wow. Now that you, the great and learned one, have set us all straight it will be a far, far better world.

  6. new illuminati on April 2, 2006 at 23:55

    Refreshingly aware – remember, though, it's a large gene pool out there and there's always a new generation stepping up to the mark, relearning lessons that others have forgotten. We stand on the shouldrs of apes – as well as those of giants like the persecuted Jeynes.
    To change the world band together with a small group of like-minded evolutionaries. It's a patented method!

  7. EKENYERENGOZI MICHAEL CHIMA on April 3, 2006 at 10:07

    The worst atrocities in the world have been done by fools.
    From Hitler to Saddam Hussein and most bullies are fools led by fools.
    Osama bin Laden and his foot soldiers of terror on rampage in the world.

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