Its going great! If i remember correctly, you were applying for college classes? How did that go?
Im a busy guy. Between clubs, social life, failing at getting a girlfriend, honors/AP courses, etc. In my free time I have been inventing an original political ideology. Here is the working definition (Henryism is only a temporary name):
"Henryism defines a universal standard to objectively judge the "goodness" government, wherein "good" is the ability to maintain long-term the rightfulness and legitimacy of such government, and "bad" is the failure to achieve long-term rightfulness and/or legitimacy. Henryism analyzes rightfulness and legitimacy, and applies these often interdependent requirements consistently to produce a suggestion for the optimal form of government, whose purpose is to retain its rightfulness and legitimacy."
Ill probably change my mind a ton, but currently I want to pursue something with the social studies- history, political science, and the such.
Holy crap. My greedy capitalist 1% piggish self with a million exploited child laborers with a $1/day wage just spent over 3 hours with my charity I started. Its a club, and we make pottery to sell, and today was our deadline so we have time to fire the pottery in a kiln before we sell them in a few weeks. Im so freaking tired lol. I worked too much...
its like 100 pages with each subsection never being longer than like 1/5-3 pages. I have my own criticisms of the book, but its a good way to spread the message of freedom. And it really opened by eyes to alternative thinking, which now, I think I are more consistent and practical.
I used to be so biased, but now I have a different process. I analyze the argument/viewpoint and check for inconsistencies, as well as checking for inconsistencies in mine. My goal is liberty, and if another approach is more consistent and practical, than I would gladly change.
True. I also like youtube videos, which Kokesh did. His vids are no longer political, but rather a daily video on his homesteading process to create a sapioponic house. Basically his goal is to live free and be self-sustaining off the grid. It is a way for him to gain followers, experience the freedom he advocates for, as well as living in a cool home that he put his own sweat into. Of course it isn't perfect because he had to buy the land from the government and has to pay taxes lol. I think local laws may apply as well.
I have done that so many times before. There should be an option to turn that off...
So a non-political conversation... any plans for your major in college?
It is written by Adam Kokesh, a gun rights activist, anti-war activist, and Voluntaryist. He served as a Marine in Iraq and is running for president in 2020. He was an independent journalist and did podcasts (which, when he finishes homesteading, he will be continuing). He also has a hot fiancé. :P
Of course it can't work now, but eventually, I think humanity will come to that point. Adam Kokesh (he looks crazy from a few years ago, but he is actually a peace-loving anti-war activist and anarchist) outlined a few ways for dissolving the government peacefully. A revolution would be against our ideals because it would only lead to another government and bloodshed, but here are the ways for "anarchy" to occur: education, agorism, and activism. Once people like the idea, through a process of localization it can be achieved.
I am a Rothbardian Voluntaryist, so while other Voluntaryists or Ancap for short, reject voting, I believe to achieve freedom, voting may have to be required. And so to free ourselves, voting might be a necessity. For example, Adam Kokesh is running for president in 2020.
Tbh, Im glad you dont think I'm crazy lol. Most people do not understand Voluntaryism or Anarcho-Capitalism. They hear the work "anarchy" and think Hunger Games or something lol. In reality, if there was no government anywhere, full-scale war would not be possible. Only tiny skirmishes with little deaths, and even then there would be so few of them (think ancient Ireland, an anarchist society).
I literally have a friend who thought when I said "privatize everything" that the president seat, Congress, etc would be privatized lolololol. he said that is ridiculous, and said, yep lol.
It is very interesting lol. Not very many people are like me in that regard...
Im a Voluntaryist, so I sorta want to do away with government as a whole lol. And no, anarchy is not throwing molotovs, killing people, and blowing up government buildings (unless you are an anarcho-communist). Im an anarcho-capitalist, which means I believe all human interaction should be voluntary and consensual, and all force or threat of force is illegitimate. Anarchy, contrary to the name, is actually peaceful (and viable). Voluntaryists want to remove government through education and peace- never through violence.
Im a Voluntaryist (its not spelled wrong), and I pretty much dislike all of the Republicans, and the Democrats are worse in my opinion. Both parties are crap anyways. Not to poo poo anything lol.
I have been reading a ton of manga when I have time, as well as many books. Im currently reading End the Fed by Ron Paul, For a New Liberty by Murray Rothbard, Common Sense by Thomas Paine, and other political books like Defending the Undefendable by Dr. Walter Block. Im almost finished with them, so Ill start Ethics of Liberty by Murray Rothbard soon.
As for manga, its been Blue Exorcist, Attack on Titan, Assassination Classroom, and Tokyo Ghoul. I have slowed down on the anime recently, but I started Log Horizon, but I'm only 1 episode in because I'm so busy, especially for the past two weeks (most of these I have been reading before then).