Be Phenomenal!

Although I’m really not a sports kind of guy, this video gave me a chill running down my spine. The message of hope in the face of adversity and steadfast perseverance in the face of hardship is one that we all need to hear in our respective lives. We all have our trying times and it is up to us to create something beautiful out of the miserable situation presented to us. Whatever you choose to do in your life, do it with the utmost fervor and excitement because every moment lost is a moment irretrievable and wasted! Every day we wake up we all get a free deposit of 86,400 seconds to make the most of that day. What will you do with that time? Will you spend it whining about all the things that might have been or making the necessary changes to be phenomenal? Live so that at the end of your life you can say, “I left no dream unturned!”


We are all geniuses exploding with talent. If we spend the majority of our lives doing things we “have to do” this precious talent will be utterly wasted. Explore your abilities and take them to the nth degree! The human mind and body are magnificent things that are constantly underestimated. Don’t make that mistake! Be phenomenal!



“If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm.” African proverb


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The Truth About Addiction – RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Here Stefan Molyneux delivers a brilliant examination, in response to the recent tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, in the area of understanding self destructive human vices, such as “illegal” drug addiction, as a direct result of early childhood trauma. Many people seem to forget that we all were children once and that a thorough examination of one’s childhood can reveal some disturbing truths as to the nature of one’s actions in later adult life. If a person becomes an “addictive personality” as an adult we must ask the question, what tragic circumstances brought about this situation? To punish and cage such an unfortunate individual is to harm someone in genuine need of therapy and compassion.

The “War on Drugs” should be more accurately named a “War on Addicted People”. It serves no one but the increase in prison revenue and the expansion of the State to persecute the victims of childhood physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse. These poor souls search for harmful mind-altering substances as a form of self-soothing treatment with the intent of filling the vacuum created by childhood dereliction, abuse, and neglect. We must stop this vicious cycle of violent punishment as a societal response to a violent childhood. Ostensibly this only accentuates the problems and morphs into a self-perpetuating need for the increase in State power as a direct response to the increase in “illegal” drug use.

The massive failure of the “War on Drugs” and the subsequent black market that was created is testament to the destruction that any “State” imposed substance ban has on society and individuals that are affected by it. The supreme hypocrisy that all Statists face is that while they support the State’s action of aggressively seeking to punish those who are caught with the particular “illegal” plant, leaf, or flower on their person, afterwards they sit back to enjoy the work of musicians that was created from its mind altering properties and drink a beer, which only a century ago was just as viciously attacked in the Alcohol Prohibition of the 1920s.

Another issue we must mention is that of viciously punishing individuals for engaging in “victimless crimes”. Approximately 80% of the victims of the prison-industrial complex are there as a result of “victimless crimes”. These are crimes in which there is no victim. A murder involves a murderer and a victim. A rape involves a rapist and a victim. A theft involves a thief and a victim. Where is the victim in a person smoking marijuana or a person eating a pot brownie?

From early childhood we were all taught to not hit, steal, and kill other people. We do not need “State” laws to tell us these things. If someone does not care about committing murder, do you think a “law” will prevent them from doing anything else? Such needless “laws” function only to expand “State” power and hamper the freedom of peaceful individuals. Genuinely good people will act ethically without “laws” and genuinely evil people will act unethically regardless of any State “law”. Therefore the effectiveness of any State “law” is null and void for its intended purposes.

The only things that a State prohibition creates are violence, the formation of gangs, and an increase in crime. This is because a ban does nothing to quell a natural human desire; on the contrary it increases it. Plunging anything into the realm of the black market immediately makes that thing an enormously lucrative business venture for all the risk that must be taken by the enterprising entrepreneurs. In the case of substances such as mind altering plants and alcohol it also renders it much more potent and dangerous, this being the most cost effective method for transporting a powerful dose in a minimum quantity.

The issue of vaccines is a quasi-related topic. Here is an amusing short clip of Snoop Dogg speaking about the dangers of the flu vaccine. Do not allow yourself to be poisoned with substances masquerading as medicine. The difference is clear. The immune system is a sophisticated mechanism that has taken thousands of years to develop and evolve. It is there for a reason and must only be supported by natural herbs and health giving foods for it to function optimally. This line of reasoning applies to all vaccines regardless of their stated goal. What man can create in his puny laboratory will always be inferior to what Nature has created in her grand laboratory. Do not insult the harmony of your biology.

Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property. Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another. Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property. In vices, the very essence of crime — that is, the design to injure the person or property of another — is wanting.

Lysander Spooner

 Just do good things.


Minimum Wage Laws Create More Unemployment

Hey guys,

As of December 31, 2013 the NY minimum wage was increased to $8. On December 31, 2014 it will be raised to $8.75 and December 31, 2015 it will be raised to $9. On the surface this sounds like a wonderful thing. After all, how can it be wrong to forcefully prevent employers from paying their employees less than a certain amount? A cursory glance at the situation would conclude one to unconditionally support such legislation, however leading one’s life by making cursory assessments of situations would imperil one’s well being indeed. Taking a moment to examine the situation in a little more detail would quickly reveal the minimum wage laws to not only injure those at the bottom of the income pyramid, incidentally those it is intended to help, but it is also shown to be inherently racist, nefarious, and impoverishing.

Here is a stunning 5-minute animated cartoon explaining quite clearly what happens when government steps in and interferes with natural economic law of supply and demand, in this case the connection between the artificial establishment of a minimum wage and rising unemployment. The existence of the minimum wage is real proof of the Hegelian Dialectic that permeates the State in its mission towards self-preservation and self-justification. Simply put, the Hegelian Dialectic, as proposed by German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, consists of thesis, anti-thesis, and synthesis, also known as problem, reaction, and solution. The “government” manufactures the problem through the rising cost of commodities due to inflation as a direct result of Central Banking currency creation and “government” borrowing of currency. The people then clamor and plead with their “politicians” for help resolving their dilemma of rising commodity prices. The “politicians” arrive on the white horse with their proposed solution of wage controls or minimum wage institution. The naïve public is completely unaware that they have jumped from the frying pan into the fire.

One’s labor has value based on the skills that one contributes to a company. These skills vary widely. Why does Brad Pitt get paid in the millions per movie whereas Joe six-pack only gets minimum wage at McDonald’s? (I am not insulting or downgrading the value that McDonald’s has had in allowing unskilled workers to easily enter the job market in order to compete with others.) Is this coincidence? Does Brad Pitt simply have better attorneys to force them to pay him in the millions? No, every job is 100% voluntary and based on mutual consent between employer and employee. If this were not the case that implies that there is an element of forced labor which implies slavery. To be characterized as a job one must always have the option to resign or quit. The reason Brad Pitt is paid in the millions is because of his superior acting skills, the high value he adds to any movie he participates in, and because his face is widely recognizable and desirable. To some people these attributes are worth millions. This is the main reason why Brad Pitt will always make millions over Joe six-pack with his forgettable face and lack of skills.

Minimum Wage

If one’s skills have a value of $7.25 then passing a law mandating the minimum salary to be $10, or $100 or $1000 would not change this economic reality. The main reason businesses exist is to make profits as this funds expansion, the purchasing of equipment, and the hiring of more employees. (As a side note, profits, when they are fairly made without “government” subsidies, grants, bailouts, tax breaks etc, are the notifications to business owners that their goods/services are satisfying some fundamental need or desire in society. They are not to be demonized in any respect, as often occurs in our crony capitalistic/socialistic society.) It stands to reason that if an employer would pay an employee more than the value his labor is worth, that employer is fundamentally losing money and will soon be facing the economic reality of bankruptcy. Given that inevitability, if an employer must obey such a “law”, he will fire the least needed and lowest skilled of all his workers and consolidate his company so as to continue his operations without losing money. 

An unemployed man not receiving unemployment benefits is making $0/hour. (Unemployment benefits is another “government” contrived Ponzi scheme in which the hard working productive middle class is forced to pay into and support the idle and slothful. This system only engenders dependency and a genuine loss of ambition to further oneself.) It stands to reason that if he is willing to work for someone who is willing to pay him $1/hour, where is the crime? Indeed there is no crime, since in order to prove a crime has taken place one must demonstrate who the victim is. If both parties willingly and consensually come to an agreement then there has been no victim and therefore no crime. A separate argument may be made as to whether he is paid a “living wage” but this is irrelevant since the fact still remains that making $1/hour is better than making $0/hour, economically speaking. The main reason that an employer may not pay someone $1/hour “on the books” is the minimum wage law so therefore the existence of such a “law” immediately presupposes the creation of more poverty and unemployment. Denying a major section of the population access to the labor market because they lack the necessary skills to overcome the obstacle of minimum wage is condemning them to a life “government” dependency.

The real minimum wage is zero.”

Thomas Sowell

As sinister as we may characterize “politicians”, I don’t think we can characterize them as stupid. They know the exact effects their “laws” have on the chattel of the “country” over which they rule. For the 53 years that the federal minimum wage has been in effect that is 53 years of increasing poverty and unemployment. That is 53 years of robbing the less skilled of possible job opportunities. That is 53 years of worsening inner city ghettos and gang violence. Who are typically the less skilled in our society? Not the whites of course. Typically the less skilled are Hispanics and blacks who are subsequently kept down and impoverished as a result of such specious legislation. Therefore the minimum wage “laws” are one of many racist “laws” that exist.

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

George Orwell

Let it be plainly stated that I have more respect and less contempt for common thieves and murderers than for “politicians”. The reason for this startling assertion is that common thieves and murderers, although they have clearly violated the non-aggression principle, at least have the courage to do the shameful deed themselves and thereupon endure the associated consequences. They can blame no one but themselves for their wretched actions. The same cannot be said for “politicians”, who disgracefully delegate to others the condemnable duty to steal, torture, imprison, and murder everyday citizens. This is especially evident when they deploy troops overseas to “protect our country”, “spread democracy”, or whatever other drivel they conjure up as an excuse to murder foreigners, decimate their countries infrastructure, and take control of their natural resources. “Politicians” should be held accountable for the sundry atrocities they commit as genocidal megalomaniacs and should be prosecuted as sternly as society would a serial killer or serial rapist.

Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill all and you are a God.”

Jean Rostand

A suitable allegory for understanding the dynamics of employment, unemployment, and how minimum wage laws adversely affect them both is imagining a basement with steps leading out the basement into the house. The basement symbolizes joblessness and unemployment. The house signifies employment and the bettering of oneself through work experience. The steps signify the ability to elevate oneself from unemployment to employment through the freedom of employers to pay their employees whatever they agree is a suitable payment through their mutual consent. When employers are freely able to pay their employees any amount based upon their skills and labor value this provides abundant opportunity to the low skilled worker to contribute meaningfully in the labor market while at the same time building up one’s resume in order to later apply for higher paying jobs when his improved skills deem it necessary.

No “law” can ever produce wealth or prosperity by mere dictate. This is the hope of deluded persons who believe “government” is some wizard capable of conjuring wealth and prosperity at will. Alas the real world is thankfully more pragmatic. Wealth and prosperity is only created through the labor that the productive middle class injects into raw materials thereby turning them into useful goods and services.

The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

Margaret Thatcher

Working as an employee is definitely helpful to those will low skills trying to get a foot in the door and build work experience for their résumé. It should not therefore be considered as a career. If you have the drive and perseverance to be self-employed in your own business you should definitely do that. Besides the advantages of being able to keep all of your income and only declare what you want, you are following your own dreams rather than fulfilling someone else’s.

This is also why “sweatshops” and “off the books” work helps to alleviate the unemployment and poverty that minimum wage laws, licensure laws, and certification laws directly produce. They give gainful employment opportunities to those who don’t have the resources or means to endure the rigorous and expensive “education” necessary to obtain a license, certification, or permit.

If you think the problems government creates are bad, just wait until you see their solutions.”


In the business and economic world all things have a price. Other than sunshine, air, and rainwater (well that is changing as an Oregon man painfully discovered who was imprisoned for 30 days in 2012 for collecting illicit rainwater on his own property) nothing in life is free. There is no such thing as a free lunch. This is what sociopathic politicians base their rhetoric on when they appeal to the gullible mass of voters in the State worshipping event known as elections. The promise of allocating “free” money and goods stolen from the productive hard working middle class is the fundamental kernel on which all ‘government” models base their prosperity.


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The Minimum Wage and Unemployment in Australia

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The Minimum Wage Law

US Debates Raising Minimum Wage To Detriment Of Labor Force


Just do good things


El Gobierno No Existe (Government Doesn’t Exist)


Si me gusta mandar esto dibujos porque nos hace reconocer todos los maldades que están ocurriendo en nuestro mundo pero de una manera chistosa. Hay muchas cosas graves pasando en el mundo que es fácil volverse deprimido y triste. Estas emociones ayuda nadie. Debemos mantener nuestro sentido de humor y así mantenemos nuestra humanidad.

Politician Speech

La realidad es que el “gobierno” no existe. Claro que los políticos, la policía y el militar existen pero ellos no son el “gobierno”, ellos representan el “gobierno”. Los políticos hacen y pasen los “leyes”. La policía y militar aplican los “leyes” pero la esencia del “gobierno” es la creencia de los plebeyos que alguna gente tiene la autoridad y el derecho moral de “gobernar” y que los plebeyos tienen el deber de obedecer. Esto es el raíz de uno de las supersticiones más peligrosas del mundo, porque de esta creencia equivocado viene la mayoría de los prejuicios, violencia, tortura, encarcelamiento, sufrimiento, y guerras que vemos en el periódico y en la noticias. De la misma manera que dejamos de creer en Santa Claus porque maduramos, debemos dejar de creer en el “gobierno”. Una revolución violente no es necesario, solo abandonar esta creencia equivocado y vivir nuestra vida libre.


Que piensas que pasara sin estos ladrones, mentirosos, y asesinos en nuestro vida? Crees que estaríamos en caos, desorden, y conflicto incesante? No creo que eso pasara. Creo que la mayoría de la gente como tu están más preocupados en obtener un buen trabajo y ganar suficiente dinero para comprar comida para su familia y asegurar que sus hijos tengan lo mejor educación posible. Estos son las metas de gente cuerda y juicioso. Metas de sociópatas es buscar poder sobre otra gente, explotarlos, y robar dinero de ellos. La diferencia es grande como la diferencia de día y noche.


Hay tres maneras de obtener dinero. La primera es tu intercambias tus productos y servicios para dinero. Esto es la manera económica. La segunda es alguien te da dinero voluntariamente. Esto es la manera de herencia. La tercer es tu lo robas de alguien. Esto es la manera de la mafia. Cual manera piensas el “gobierno” y los “políticos” obtengan dinero?


Esto es otro perspectivo. Hay dos maneras de vivir.  La primera es trabajar duro para vivir. La segunda manera es vivir por el trabajo de otros, como un parasito chupe la sangre de un animal. Cual manera piensas el “gobierno” y los “políticos” viven?


Cuestiona todo! Cada día que no aprendemos algo nuevo es un día perdido.

Small Government is better than Voluntary Anarchy – Rebutted

Before I reply to your concerns let me just state a few facts that you may have overlooked.

1) “Government” does not exist in itself as the way, I believe, you are envisioning it to exist. It is an insolvent hallucination. It is just that we are all imagining the same hallucination. It is only funded by us, the middle class through the extortion (taxation) or counterfeiting (currency creation).

2) Aside from the few sick manipulative megalomaniacs who strive for positions of power, it is composed of mere humans who have been indoctrinated to believe in it as a separate entity, poisoned by the virus of Statism.

3) For the previous reasons it is at its very core violent and coercive, the very worst of human damnable moral transgressions. There is no such thing as a “good government” since it cannot exist without first stealing, torturing, imprisoning, and murdering its citizens in order to “protect” them from bad people.

4) “Government” is not a good servant and a bad master. It brings out the very worst in people and can never produce any good it espouses to produce since its very foundation is built on extortion, torture, brutality, and murder.

5) The only reason we call our current system “government” and not simply a mafia is because we collectively believe our politicians have a moral right to rule us. Without submitting to this belief they would simply be a gang of thieves, liars, and murderers and their “laws” would be truthfully called threats and commands.

These basic tenets must not be forgotten when considering whether or not we need the fiction collectively known as “government”. Ok with that said I will examine your e-mail piece by piece.

Government Forms

Your argument:

1) Firstly let me say that there will never be a “perfect” system in place… One reason I feel no perfect system will take hold is because any system would be created by humans who are imperfect and cannot create perfection, except in ones own opinion but not definitively.”

Ok this piece right here is actually an excellent argument for why Voluntary Anarchy is the only viable alternative to Statism. For the exact reason that there is no such thing as perfection by anything manmade is exactly why no “government” composed of people will ever be better than peaceful and free individuals engaging in voluntary businesses exchanges. This part actually proves my point quite well.


2) When I say “perfect” I don’t mean it as in “there will always be evil people”(although there will be lol) but I mean that even if all humans were “good” and meant well, there would still be conflict.”


Ok this is still not a justification for allowing a few corrupt individuals to “rule” over the throng through systematic theft, violence, and coercion. Because some people are evil does not justify a system of coercion in any way.


3) “With that said there must be some ruling power that has the “final say.” People will always disagree and want things to go their way”


It is true that people will always disagree but I still do not see this as justification to institute a fictional entity known as “government” that exists only through extortion (taxation), counterfeiting (currency creation), and violent coercion (laws, regulations, statutes, permits, certifications etc). I have more faith in everyday people to solve their own problems free of “government” intervention than I have a corrupt vested interest “authorities” to solve it for them. We are adults capable of deductive critical thought. We must stop this childish behavior of always expecting “authority” to save us from our problems. Propagating this fallacy injures everyone else rather than the occasional conflict between two people.


4) “An example would be the one I gave about cutting your lawn and disturbing your neighbor.  Others would be abortion or marijuana use or religion. Take the idea of a cigarette smoker vs. someone with asthma who doesn’t want to breathe 2nd hand smoke. Another would be someone who likes to throw parties vs. their neighbor who wants to read a book in silence.”


Ok I will reiterate my point. None of these examples in no way justifies the institution of a fictional entity known as “government” that exists only through extortion (taxation), counterfeiting (currency creation), and violent coercion (laws, regulations, statutes, permits, certifications etc). Religion is private belief system which “government” CERTAINLY has no business involving itself in. Abortion is choice a woman makes with her own body in the exercising of her sovereign rights, which “government” CERTAINLY has no business involving itself in.  The other two things you described such as marijuana use (or any currently illegal drug for that matter) and cigarette smoking are more aptly described as vices rather than the crimes. Here is the difference between the two.

“Vices are those acts by which a man harms himself or his property. Crimes are those acts by which one man harms the person or property of another. Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property. In vices, the very essence of crime — that is, the design to injure the person or property of another — is wanting. It is a maxim of the law that there can be no crime without a criminal intent; that is, without the intent to invade the person or property of another. But no one ever practices a vice with any such criminal intent. He practices his vice for his own happiness solely, and not from any malice toward others.

Lysander Spooner

Disturbing your neighbor while cutting your lawn or throwing loud parties is STILL not a justification for the institution of a fictional entity known as “government” that exists only through extortion (taxation), counterfeiting (currency creation), and violent coercion (laws, regulations, statutes, permits, certifications etc). I’m sure those individuals can come to a reasonable conclusion on their own without resorting to the fictional entity known as “government”. If they can’t and it escalates to a fight then let them fight it out. Either way there will be a conclusion.


5) “With a gov, there is someone who says “ok you can’t party too loud after this time” or “you can’t smoke in this area, but you can in that area” and so on. While these decisions usually leave one or both sides angry, or violated, it is NOT because the gov gave the wrong ruling, it is that sometimes there just is no perfectly correct ruling, no matter who were to make a decision, the people themselves / gov / “god”(lmao) but either way, people would feel like their rights were violated simply because this world is imperfect.”


You keep making the assumption that “government’ is this magical wise group of people that make a much superior decision than two everyday people. You keep proving my point quite well! You would make a splendid Voluntary Anarchist. For the very reason that there will never be a “perfectly correct ruling” it makes no sense to allow a corrupt vested interest “authorities” to solve it for them. Your argument is proving my points. Solve your problems yourself without resorting to the fictional entity known as “government”.


6) “Everyone cannot be equally happy/rich/equal in general because it just doesn’t exist in reality.”


Exactly! You are 100% correct here! Therefore no fictional entity known as “government” that exists only through extortion (taxation), counterfeiting (currency creation), and violent coercion (laws, regulations, statutes, permits, certifications etc) can be better than everyday individuals making decisions and resolving disputes on their own.


7) “Anarchy cannot solve the problems of an imperfect world as it is also a man made creation and it is also imperfect.”


I’m sorry but you are quite wrong here my friend. The word “Anarchy” is simply advocating for a society where everyday people are free and unhampered to engage in peaceful exchange and resolve disputes on their own. It is definitely not manmade. It is the product of no one’s labor. It is simply the opposite of any formal “government” entity which is by its very nature entirely manmade, artificial, and criminal.


8) “The reason I think some sort of gov is better than none is that with anarchy, there would be no 3rd party to decide conflicts. It would be as if each private organization were its own country.”


We must call “government” by its rightful name, the largest mafia on the planet that supports itself through extortion (taxation), counterfeiting (currency creation), and violent coercion (laws, regulations, statutes, permits, certifications etc). When you say “some government is better than none” what you are essentially saying is “some theft, counterfeiting, and violence is better than none.” This like the rapist saying to his victim “If I don’t rape you, then who will?” or the thief saying to his victim “I don’t steal your money, how will you know how to spend it?” No, each private organization would not be its own country, but rather each person would be their own country. After all, what is a country but a chosen territorial jurisdictional delineated by arbitrary lines in the dirt over which the resident gang of thieves, liars, and murderers has control?


9) “Person A would call Police company A and complain that person B is smoking and it is killing person A. Person B would call Police B and say that he has the RIGHT to smoke on his own front lawn. If -Police A tries to do anything to Person B- or -Police B tries to do anything to Person A- , both private police companies would be in conflict.”


Very nice example but alas you underestimate the ability of everyday people to solve their own conflicts peacefully and without escalation. Once you involve the fictional entity known as “government” in the equation it ceases to be peaceful and becomes at once violent, aggressive, and coercive. In this example person B does have a sovereign right to smoke because that act is a vice, not a crime. There is no force or coercion involved. Person A can simply leave the vicinity. He doesn’t have to be there next to Person B breathing it in and complaining that he is killing him, unless he wants to intentionally breathe it in, get sick, and thereafter file a “lawsuit” which is itself another “government” contrived act of retribution. Again here it is best if the two individuals can come to a reasonable resolution to the problem.


10) “A long war might pursue and whichever company had more fire power / money would win so in the end, money would still = power except on a more “personal” scale. Where if I have more money or “private police resources” than my neighbor, then I can do as I please. At least with gov, there is somewhat of a resolution between peers inside of that country. I feel that this is where the public opinion of “Anarchy = Mayhem” is derived from”


Ok I think this scenario is taking it to exaggerated lengths. So you’re saying a “long war” would ensue all because Person A didn’t want Person B to smoke? I find this highly unlikely in the real world, where people are more concerned with supporting their families by producing things of value to society with which to trade with others than they are in pursuing a long war. Please review the definition of what “government” is once again. Is that the public opinion or is that your opinion? 🙂


Good Conversation. Keep asking questions