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Ted’s essays

redirecting the pro-life effort

I have been an active Libertarian for most of the last 16 years. I have likely been to four score or more meetings of libertarians. Often the discussion moves rapidly over areas of agreement to focus on animated discussions where we do not agree. The pro-life vs pro-choice question is one of the main ones. Nobody wins that argument. Remember, this is a group that eschews existing rules and rulers in favor of philosophically proper and theoretically pure. No pre-existing guidelines carry weight in these arguments. For us there is no agreed upon role for government in this question. That means neither paying for abortions nor monitoring and controlling womens’ reproductive systems. Those who would use government force to ban […]

happy days

I am not believing in DC magic. I do not expect to see the Potomac Swamp drained. Money, power, vice and corruption will remain far more popular than liberty. BUT, I won’t have to see bits and pieces of that nauseating synchronized show where the Clinton, Obama and Media whores constantly lie to a worshiping audience of trusting souls who I could otherwise happily share Earth with. Photos and quotes from those two disgusting pseudo-humans will finally drop off my news feeds. The media and The White House will be at odds instead of teammates. THAT loss of power is a glorious benefit to the election results if nothing else improves. Not much else is assured, but those are […]

men with long hair

I meant to include some of these photos with yesterday’s post The Longhairs. […]

The Longhairs

Guys with long hair. Not the USofA cultural norm. That’s about all there is on the subject for certain. Everything else you think and say is just that… thoughts and words. What do you KNOW about guys with long hair? I’ll help you out a bit here. You know they are not slaves to convention. You know they are not overly concerned about what the majority thinks … or says. In my case, I am far less concerned about my physical appearance than average… or yours, for that matter. I feel and live inside, not outside. I appreciate others not for how they look, but for who they are. Reversing that, in my view, is shallow – and not […]

serenity prayer

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. I am real strong on the courage part, but do seem to need constant work on the other two. I am working on them this month. – Ted

Brave New World

Yesterday I finished reading Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (1932). A climactic scene had “the savage” free a group of Deltas, who had from before birth been designed and raised to be happy in their vassalage. It didn’t work. They preferred their state-assigned jobs and state-issued hallucinogen, soma. I empathize with the savage. Perhaps The Controller is correct. I need to reread his explanation of why the quiet of servitude in the brave new world is superior to the tumult of liberty to really appreciate the perspective. I know that is not for me, but believe it is good for me to understand why it works for so many; for the vast majority; for the masses. Unfortunately it is […]

shrugging

I have been striving for inner peace in a world where the majority rules – more accurately, the psychopaths rule while the majority cheers them on – and the majority is ignorant, complacent, misinformed … fat, dumb and happy. And this is no small majority. The Natural Man looking for an answer finds that a purge, a die off must occur. The breadth of this, the reality of the scope is awesome; often overpowering. For the last week or two I have been working more for inner peace than saving the world. Not that I stopped wishing to save the world, just that I have to admit I cannot succeed. The only choice remaining is to accept that. The […]

personal priorities

An online friend posed a couple of questions that got me thinking. Their intent was to inspire finding and focusing personal passion in a income-generating, or work-related setting. I am in the fortunate position of being able to take one step further back from that view. While I am not sharing my personal excursion through this exercise, I am publishing the process. You can apply it to me from your view if you wish, but I am offering it to you for your own purposes that you may be inspired to do the exercise for yourself or others near and dear to you. Find a quiet space and ask yourself: What do I love doing? Just write them in […]