As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Vast Libertarian Conspiracy,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty – and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies.” – H.L. Mencken
My Commentary: The State is the ultimate manifestation of Satan’s power. It is both “the Accuser,” and the well-established “Ruler of the World.” Slaves cling to it as a “necessary evil,” while defending it as humanity’s “savior,” simply because they are yellow-bellied, piss-stained cowards, so deathly afraid that their fellow human beings *might* be criminals, they eagerly sacrifice the lives, liberty and happiness of the entire planet in order to live a pathetic, meaningless, and joyless life of subjugation and harassment, all in the name of “safety” and “order.”
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “I Owe You Only Non-Aggression,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
STEP ONE: Stop being afraid of speaking out against corruption. Challenge the status quo, regardless of ridicule or alientation. Instead of reacting in shame from the heckling masses, hold your head high, it is not you who is crazy! Those who accept, without challenge, a murderous group of crony sociopaths as their perceived leaders, are the actual ones in need of help.”
My Commentary: “If you see something, say something”!
“If You’re Afraid to Speak Out Against Tyranny, You Are ALREADY A SLAVE”
Renat S.: What about stoicism?
Renat S.: (i didn’t say i am a part of it)
Rayn: Being “afraid to speak” isn’t stoicism, as far as I can tell. 🙂
Renat S.: being afraid isn’t always the only reason of silence
Rayn: Absolutely. The statement in the above graphic is simply an “if-then” logic clause. It pertains only to situations of silence based on fear. In the reality outside of the exclusionary “if” referenced here, there are many other reasons for not speaking. Some are philosophical, such as the stoicism you previously mentioned, while others are physical, as is the case with deaf mutes. 🙂