Where Do Liberal and Conservative Skepticism of Liberty Come From?

http://tomwoods.com/podcast/ep-544-where-do-liberal-and-conservative-skepticism-of-liberty-come-from/

I’ve had a chance to discuss various issues with neoconservatives and progressives, and the origins of their beliefs are accurately discussed on this podcast. The frequent surface disagreements originate from differences in fundamental axioms about the nature of man.

What To Be Thankful For

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/11/andrew-p-napolitano/thankful/

So many unanswered questions and moral hypocrisy.

Thanks to the Internet, the Truth of government corruption is being revealed and an awakening is occurring across the world against the tyranny of government.

Just as Jesus railed against the religious hypocrisy of Pharisees and Martin Luther against the Catholic Church, can we not see the moral hypocrisy of our own Government overlords?

Today, I’m thankful that the government can never take away our inalienable right for life, liberty, and personal property. As free creatures made in God’s image and likeness, we are free to reject man-made government.

War With Russia to Defend ISIS?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/11/jack-perry/war-russia-defend-isis/

So, I’m scratching my head wondering why in the hell Turkey would shoot down a Russian jet. Turkey’s reasons make no sense (Granted Russia flying so close to the border is dumb within itself). So two possibilities arise:

1) The Turkish attack was a result of only Turkish incompetence.
2) The Turkish attack is being motivated by ulterior motives not being openly discussed.

For #1, I can’t imagine anyone is this short-sighted. There’s dumb, and then there’s DUMB. If you don’t know how DUMB the Turkey attack was, check out: https://twitter.com/wikileaks and other sources explaining how nonsensical the Turkish account is.

For #2, crap. Did Turkey get the “green light” from someone in Washington, D.C.? That’s the next plausible explanation. If they are half-way competent in Turkey, there’s no way in hell they would shoot down a Russian jet unless they KNEW they had bigger guns backing them, which defaults to the US.

I wasn’t awake enough for the shit-show of the case for Operation Iraqi Freedom, but I’d imagine I’d be getting deja vu of machinations playing before our very eyes for Syria.

What kind of crazy games are our politician overlords playing? Is Assad such a great threat that it’s worth defending ISIS from Russia?

It’s times like this that I’m glad ‪#‎WikiLeaks‬ is around. Someone needs to leak the cable or communication where Turkey got the “green light” to shoot down the Russian jet from the US.

[Heck, maybe US and Russia are in cohoots on this together and this is the “World Shadow Government’s” attempt to consolidate power into the hands of the few. OK, I’ll admit I’ve been listening to too much ‪#‎AlexJones‬. I’m not convinced there exists enough evidence to support a World Shadow Government.

Maybe life is all just a VR simulation.]

Promoting Democracy by Initiating Violence

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-22/cold-reality-post-paris-world-freedom-promotion-agenda-has-failed

You see, America loves democracy so damn much, that the US is fully prepared to impose it upon recalcitrant countries by force. Sure, that may seem oxymoronic, but it’s really just well meaning paternalism. After all, what better way to endear the local population to an occupying force and sow the seeds for the establishment of democratic institutions than to come in shooting after you’ve leveled a couple of cities with cruise missiles and airstrikes?

Moral Absolutes and Ad Hominem Attacks

When you look at reality from a view that there exists moral absolutes (Moral Absolutism) and that one can come to a better understanding of what those moral absolutes are based on rational discourse, you quickly realize you’re in the small minority of people who actually believe that.

In fact, the mere act of searching for Truth through questioning various positions is met with Ad Hominem attacks from those who believe that all truths are just as valid as any other truth claims (Moral Relativism).

And there are those who are Moral Absolutists, but disconnect it from the intellect: “And honestly, I’m not particularly interested in engaging in a drawn-out intellectual debate on the subject because to me this isn’t an issue of intellect, it’s of basic humanity, compassion, and empathy.”

The disconnect of intellect with Moral Absolutes means that the only means one can come to an understanding of these Moral Absolutes is to simply take it entirely by “faith” or “emotion.” Which morality ultimately “wins” rests entirely by appealing to the changing sands of emotional & cultural predispositions.

Considering the condition of today’s politics and thinking patterns of the world throughout history to the present, it is I who am irrational to have the expectation that most of my colleagues use rational means, rather than emotion, to ultimately address these moral principles.

Would you rather be right, and be alone? Or would you rather live contrary to your Principles, and be embraced by the World?

I’ve already made that choice long ago.

On Intellectual Discourse & Expectations

When you look at reality from a view that there exists moral absolutes (Moral Absolutism) and that one can come to a better understanding of what those moral absolutes are based on rational discourse, you quickly realize you’re in the small minority of people who actually believe that.

In fact, the mere act of searching for Truth through questioning various positions is met with Ad Hominem attacks from those who believe that all truths are just as valid as any other truth claims (Moral Relativism).

And there are those who are Moral Absolutists, but disconnect it from the intellect: “And honestly, I’m not particularly interested in engaging in a drawn-out intellectual debate on the subject because to me this isn’t an issue of intellect, it’s of basic humanity, compassion, and empathy.”

The disconnect of intellect with Moral Absolutes means that the only means one can come to an understanding of these Moral Absolutes is to simply take it entirely by “faith” or “emotion.” Which morality ultimately “wins” rests entirely by appealing to the changing sands of emotional & cultural predispositions.

Considering the condition of today’s politics and thinking patterns of the world throughout history to the present, it is I who am irrational to have the expectation that most of my colleagues use rational means, rather than emotion, to ultimately address these moral principles.

Would you rather be right, and be alone? Or would you rather live contrary to your Principles, and be embraced by the World?

I’ve already made that choice long ago.

Public Indoctrination

For Public Education, I see its primary function as a means to teach technical skills and abilities for which will be directly translated into the productive work force. Public Education should not be used to indoctrinate or act as surrogate parents teaching morality or producing a “sheepish” mentality to “respect State authority.” Teaching “social skills” are also something I don’t believe should be the function of the State, as “social skills” is ultimately a very subjective matter as our SJW-brethren accurately point out.

From this perspective stems the understanding that Public Schools are filled with tremendous layers of waste and fluff. Also, it can be understood that there are much more cost effective means to obtain these goals through Internet resources.

The less time my kids can spend in the Public Indoctrination system, the better. Hopefully they will be intellectually curious enough on their own accord that they will desire to skip the endless amounts of BS in middle school / high school for which I support.

I suppose then, that my biggest responsibility is to counter the influence of State indoctrination, and encourage my children to challenge the “Establishment” and question everything and anyone. Especially me.

What Must Be Done: Public Education

For Public Education, I see its primary function as a means to teach technical skills and abilities for which will be directly translated into the productive work force. Public Education should not be used to indoctrinate or act as surrogate parents teaching morality or producing a “sheepish” mentality to “respect State authority.” Teaching “social skills” are also something I don’t believe should be the function of the State, as “social skills” is ultimately a very subjective matter as our SJW-brethren accurately point out.

From this perspective stems the understanding that Public Schools are filled with tremendous layers of waste and fluff. Also, it can be understood that there are much more cost effective means to obtain these goals through Internet resources.

The less time my kids can spend in the Public Indoctrination system, the better. Hopefully they will be intellectually curious enough on their own accord that they will desire to skip the endless amounts of BS in middle school / high school for which I support.

I suppose then, that my biggest responsibility is to counter the influence of State indoctrination, and encourage my children to challenge the “Establishment” and question everything and anyone. Especially me.