Empowering Hearts and Minds


“Why do you talk about philosophy, morality, and economics? They are just theoretical and abstract. Why don’t you talk about reality!? That’s what matters!”

All individuals act based on a particular set of morals and code of ethics. I want to know what your code is. What morals do you hold dear? What principles would you risk life and limb to protect? What are you passionate about? What do you love? If you truly love something you must love it more have than you love yourself. You must be selfless and devoted to the thing you love.


To appeal to people’s actions without attending to their moral compass or code of ethics is endeavoring to move the statue by pushing the shadow. The thoughts that originate in the mind are always the source of action we see in the real world. Thoughts and beliefs are always more powerful and dangerous than any gun, tank, or bomb. It is the human beings that wield such things that bring about consequences in the real world. Human beings powered by erroneous belief system are what pull triggers in unprovoked attack. Human beings hijacked by misguided belief systems are what detonate bombs designed to maim and destroy innocent men, women, and children.


If you truly wish to affect reality thereby improving the world, it is absolutely imperative to discuss philosophy, morality, and economics. More lives can be saved by empowering hearts and minds than by taking away all of the guns from soldiers and law enforcement officers. We differ from the beasts in that we possess the capability of critical analysis and logical deduction. To act without employing this most defining characteristic is to reject that which makes us human beings. Savage beasts act based on primal instinct and emotional ferocity. Civilized human beings act based on sophisticated principles and dignified morality. Celebrate your heritage with enthusiastic vigor!


He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles at all.





Monetary System/Economics Part 3: What Is Wealth?


The true measure of a civilization is the piecemeal accumulation of wealth that can only occur when peaceful individuals are able to trade and interact unhampered. Currency and money are not wealth. They are the conduits through which true wealth can be accessed and acquired. A pile of gold coins on a desert island is useless because they cannot buy anything of value. When there is nobody to trade with money becomes useless. Their function is apparent only when entrepreneurs create and innovate wondrous things that lift us out of poverty and raise the standard the living of humanity in very real ways. Take away the currency or money and people will use something else to trade in.


In order to destroy wealth one must destroy factories, medical technology, industrial machines, combine harvesters, tractors, excavators, 18 wheeler trucks, trains,  cargo ships, cars, computers, smart phones, houses, electricity, indoor plumbing etc. Do that and you will plunge humanity into a most abysmal and wretched dark age that no wanton conquerer in history has been able to achieve. The painful reduction in the standards of living of billions of people will be acutely felt as lifestyles become downgraded to that of the common folk of centuries past.

Technology is a tool that humanity has marvelously wielded to attain unprecedented levels of prosperity and comfort. It is the application of the faculties of logical deduction, critical analysis, creativity, and imagination that has placed human beings far above his animal brethren. The knowledge and wisdom procured by our forefathers is the most valuable treasure we have inherited. May your existence add to the heirloom wealth we pass on to our progeny.



I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Isaac Newton, physicist and mathematician


Monetary System/Hyperinflation Part 2: American Revolutionary War and Weimar Republic Germany


Inflation is an increase in the currency supply over a given period of time, which ultimately has the effect of devaluing that currency. More units of currency chasing after the same amount of goods/services necessitate a rise in prices. It must do an accounting of all the extra currency created in order to achieve equilibrium once again. Hyperinflation is this same phenomenon occurring over a much shorter period of time. This produces severe devaluation of the currency along with rapid price increases. A feeling of hysteria is induced in the people then becomes a positive feedback loop. Nobody wants to save any currency because they know doing so will only lead to a loss wealth. Therefore they spend the currency as fast as they earn it.  This spending frenzy along with the rapid hemorrhaging of currency creation from Central Banks and other institutions is what produces the characteristic skyrocketing prices as entrepreneurs frantically try to keep pace with the resultant hysteria. In such plummeting economies the people demand to get paid not once every two weeks or once a week but every day in a vain attempt to not lose any earned purchasing power. This is the climax of the Wealth Transfer, as wealth is swiftly transferred from the industrious middle class to the politically connected and ruling elite. It is a process that is as old and wicked as Statism itself.

Unfortunately for those ignorant of monetary history this is an inevitable fate full of chimerical grotesqueries. Disregarding the mistakes of our ancestors is the cause of so many ills of humanity. The sparse students of true history must suffer at the well intentioned but nevertheless misguided hands of the vulgar masses who emotionally charge ahead at an ever accelerating speed towards the cliff to meet their doom. Let us break this vicious cycle of impoverishment. This is the result of placing our lives in the incompetent and thieving hands of political predators and bureaucratic parasites. This is the result of refusing to take personal responsibility for our actions. This is the result of allowing fear and hatred to guide our lives instead of love and acceptance. Take care what actions you take when seized by trepidation for they may prove to be your last. Think, it’s not illegal yet! Even if it was illegal I would still do it!

By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose.

John Maynard Keynes


I Think Therefore I Am Dangerous


Voluntaryism and Anarchy include leaders and voluntary organizations/groups. These entities are all consensual and voluntary therefore they are perfectly consistent with these principles. These institutions do not diminish the importance of individual human rights. If it is harmful for the individual it is automatically harmful for the institution. The individual always comes first. Such institutions claim no rights that the individual does not first possess.

Once you have an entity, such as “government”, that uses force or aggression to achieve it’s ends this is when the situation becomes distorted and mutates into the darker side of human relations known as politics and man-made law. This is when collectivist group think sets in and the people lose sight of their individuality and their moral conscience. This is the birth of legal plunder. This is the ideal climate for such destructive and counter productive notions as nationalism, patriotism, democracy, republic, communism, socialism etc. It is easier to hate people when you group them into a particular faceless herd than if you strive to understand the particular circumstances of each individual. To generalize large groups of people is to insult the individuals in those groups. If it is harmful for the individual, it is harmful for society.



Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.

Carl Gustav Jung



Voluntary Interaction Is The Highest Ideal


Man-made law is arbitrary and whimsical. It is the sociopath’s creation and therefore has no realistic bearing on the practical lives of men. It only reflects the fundamental desire for the few to control, plunder, and subjugate the many. Legality is diametrically opposed to morality. A man-made law is an arbitrary threat backed by violence. A law is an opinion backed by a gun. A few hundred or a thousand people cannot effectively legislate a utopia for millions of diverse individuals; often their efforts bring about the exact opposite.

Whereas Voluntaryism/Anarchy recognizes that there exists the basic Laws of Morality/Common Law/Natural Law/Golden Rule. These were not created by anyone but are commonly understood by all. We live by these when we interact with our friends and family. Such laws are immutable and inviolable. When they are violated we all intimately understand the consequences. No capricious enforcement of these consequences is necessary. The definition of a law is its universality.  They were discovered, not created. They include the laws of mathematics, law of chemistry, laws of planetary motion, and laws of physics. Anarchy is the beautiful spontaneous order that arises out of the voluntary trade between peaceful individuals.

Those who cannot voluntarily interact with their fellow human beings appeal to the guns of the State to solve their problems. Those who will not compete voluntarily in the market place of ideas become enamored with the State. Those who seek to subjugate their fellow man under the guise of representing him become politicians. No man is fit rule to over another. Anyone who claims to give you security in exchange for your freedom is a clever sophist. Anyone who claims to shower you with “free” gifts in exchange for your allegiance is a thief dealing in stolen loot masquerading as your benevolent friend. The man of virtue seeks to serve his fellow man through voluntary trade and consensual interaction. Anything less would be uncivilized.