The conflation of progress with improvement

There is a notion in our society, and particularly among the neo-leftists, that conflates the terms “progress” and “improvement.” Progress is inevitable. Time passes, things change, people grow older, what is “it” changes, to quote Abe Simpson. But the idea that the changes are inherently good, or rather, that the change is an assumed improvement… Continue reading The conflation of progress with improvement

Why we must not abandon intent.

Featured image by Derek Σωκράτης Finch. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. Quick aside before I begin my rant. The featured image title is “Their sole intent is to impress.” Not that it matters much, but in the words of Marge Simpson, One of the things that I am noticing with the… Continue reading Why we must not abandon intent.

Power comes from belief…

Institutions such as government, religion, schools, companies, and families depend upon the belief that those institutions impact your life. This power derives from the buy-in that the people engaging in the institution give it. The more people that buy in, the more power that institution has. And people buy in either voluntarily, or involuntarily. Institutions… Continue reading Power comes from belief…

The New Prohibition

Featured image by Eleanor Jaekel. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. The 2020’s are wild, man. Twain was credited with saying, We’ve experienced a global pandemic (that’s still… ongoing…), several financial crises, and the return of secret parties (speakeasies). The government is becoming both more incompetent, and less concerned with the lives… Continue reading The New Prohibition

The Duality of the Authoritarian Left: A Libertarian Perspective

For a group of people that proclaim to be empathetic, I continue to find that they are some of the most vicious and hateful people out there. They are quick to proclaim their virtue and signal how righteous, good, empathetic, and kind that they are, but when you disagree with them, those quickly disintegrate and… Continue reading The Duality of the Authoritarian Left: A Libertarian Perspective

Can they just say they want control yet?

Featured image by citytransportinfo. Follow the link for more images. When the coronavirus first hit, and the lockdowns were rolled out, I like many people, agreed to the lockdowns. The uncertainties that surrounded the mysterious virus emanating from Wuhan, China, were numerous. To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, there were things that we knew that we knew,… Continue reading Can they just say they want control yet?

Why the right to bear arms matters.

Featured image by Peretz Partensky. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. I have written before about HR 127. My liberal co-worker and I have the occasional argument about these types of things. He is a diehard Democrat, and I am a diehard Libertarian. My personal opinion is that he is misinformed and… Continue reading Why the right to bear arms matters.

A frustrating Irony

Featured image by Lisa Parker. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. As a Libertarian, I would very much like to have the market sort itself out. Companies, in principle and/or theory, should be self-regulating and following market principles of voluntary association, ethical integrity, and focus upon maintaining the mutual benefit of all… Continue reading A frustrating Irony

I shouldn’t be surprised

Featured image by Pierre Blaché. Follow the link for more of this artist’s work. Brian Sicknick was reported to have died from injuries during the capital riot by the New York Times. Now, almost a month later, the Times has issued a correction. Twice, they reported that he was struck in the head with a… Continue reading I shouldn’t be surprised