By J.G. Franklin
May I first clarify that I wholeheartedly identify with ‘live and let live’ as a principle? I have no doubt that LIBERTY simply cannot exist without it.
However, respectfully, I have very little interest in it as simply another catchphrase and/or just another vocal movement that will do little more than joining the cacophony of the plethora of other such movements that simply add to the general noise surrounding us but do very little in terms of manifesting anything in reality.
I am fully aware that we need to reach hearts and minds and convince people to wake up.
However, the conventional so-called ‘tried-and-true’ methods simply do not seem to be making any real significant difference anymore.
I am of the opinion that the system, the pendulum paradigm, that we have simply survived in – not necessarily thrived in – for the last century-plus, is irreparably broken and simply CANNOT be fixed.
The last hellish year plus, full of the highest level of cowardice, stupidity, appeal to authority and just plain sheep/lemming mentality that I have ever seen displayed in my life so far, has convinced me of that.
It is wonderful to talk about change. But where is the change?
Tom Woods has very eloquently offered the following statement in an e-mail dated January 7th, 2021 [All bolding and underlining has been added for empahasis]:
“Everyone once took for granted that the goal was to seize the federal apparatus and impose their own vision on the country.
How about just abandoning this crazy, inhumane task?
Why not admit that the differences are irreconcilable, and simply go our separate ways? Is this not obviously the most humane solution?
Or is there some expectation that somehow, down the road, we’ll all be reconciled? How?
On the contrary, it’s only going to get worse.
No doubt the idea of peaceful separation will be dismissed by our betters as “extremist,” but forcing irreconcilable parties to keep waging a low-intensity civil war against each other is what is actually extremist.
Radical decentralization and separation, on the other hand, are the obvious and necessary solutions.
How do we know they’re the sensible solutions? Because no one is allowed to discuss them. We need to start thinking the unthinkable and saying the unsayable.
Peter Thiel has also stated, in his book “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future”:
“Today’s ‘best practices’ lead to dead ends; the best paths are new and untried.”
The innumerable documentaries, civics lessons, historical analyses, economic articles, books, papers, theses, podcasts, institutions, and think tanks all around the world are extremely valuable educational tools. They are very necessary and often of very high quality.
However, none of these, nor the various similar efforts I am aware of, are any closer to telling us what I, personally, want to know most!!
All I see around me is just version upon version of the same superficial rhetoric that first swings one way and then the other – WITHIN the pendulum paradigm!! IT NEVER ENDS!!!!
Left…right…left…right…back and forth…ad nauseum!!!!!
I am beyond tired of repeating it!! I…WANT…OUT!!!
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
It is my belief that the discussion must move beyond books and other simply educational means!!
That is why I believe a television series such as LIBERTY would be a more interesting and more effective means of introducing a real viable conversation about secession, nullification, and a tangible return to the principles enshrined in the Constitution as well as an evolutionary improvement on them through a new and improved constitution as well as the implementation of multi-bodied sortition.
My project, LIBERTY – The Series, is intended to be a focal point through which to collaborate with several very important liberty-minded individuals to bring to the table an honest, frank, and long overdue conversation regarding how the foundation of a new “country” could be created and how its foundations could be molded to much more accurately reflect and return to the ethical and universal principles the united states were originally built upon but from which we have long ago strayed!!