Insanity stems from guilt and rejecting God's natural law of individual sovereignty.
Seeking truth leads to reason, trust, faith and love for others.
Rejecting god, for instance the satanist; or others who kill, maim, hurt, steal and lie tend towards insanity. Those ruling our world are insane due to deception, secrecy and guilt of wrongdoing. Guilt messes with the mind more than MLK Ultra.
Most of us scurry around somewhere between the two extremes but our relationship with that elusive power known as God or our Maker determines mental health and brain chemistry balance way more than our secular schools would suggest.
Good job, Mike, thanks! Now let's move the education closer to activism mode. Your feedback on this 90-min documentary would be appreciated: http://www.powercrossing.com cuz we need to save America from this train wreck...if it's not already too late!
Shanklin Mike shows contempt for Current: "I've been pawning your guy's website"
In a despicable, yet revealing moment of vain self promotion, Michael Shanklin, editor at "Peace, Freedom, & Prosperity Movement," revealed his true colors and intentions on a recent Current post.
Shanklin, a reviled and despised Internet troll, wrote the following in response to some constructive criticism:
"You mean like I've been pawning your guy's website?!? lol"
With those words, the cat is out of the bag, and Shanklin's contempt for the Current community is made manifest.
(No doubt the ignorant and uninformed Shanklin met "pwned" Internet slang for "owning" or defeating one's opponent. It is a term of contempt and disrespect, and reveals Mike's true feelings about the Current community.)
Long time Current community members are well aware of Mike Shanklin's constant and incessant libertarian spam being posted on the site. His obnoxious spam is almost always voted up by a host of sock puppets. Shanklin and a few cronies have multiple Current accounts, and use those accounts to manipulate the voting on stories and comments at Current, a rather common practice of the unsavory and ugly side of libertarianism Mr. Shanklin represents.
Current staff would be advised to investigate this nefarious troll and his posse of mentally challenged incompetents, they are terrorists and vandals here at Current, with intentions only to disrupt and dismantle our community.
Criticize the concept of government all you want Shanklin but you must ask yourself, what would replace such foundations if we remove this so called "Statist Slavery" as you put it. I can agree to various points in the video but your overall ideas are simply highly idealistic and provide little practicality into the real world. I can't believe people continue to follow someone like yourself who provide nothing but rhetoric and restate things that are already known. Of course our government is bought by Large corporations and of course the war on drugs needs to end and so on and so forth. But to suggest removing government and even to a certain extent contradicting yourself on the role of corporations since you criticize them for buying out our government and yet suggest something along the lines of having corporations run thing in a privatized society. Without the concept of the nation-state, how would things be run? How would security be provided? And, in earlier comments in the past, your views on Somalia suggest that its doing better than many other African nations when even the basic security situation is in total chaos. Basically in the end, you're in a certain extent insane due to the contradictory nature of the ideology and the impracticality that you advocate for.
What did they replace slavery with?!? Believe it or not, you not infringing on people through state violence does not make things chaotic. In fact, protection services and security would increase, production would skyrocket bringing jobs and the personal freedoms that come with economics freedoms, and there would be much more real charity for those who need it, not for middlemen government to get their hands on.
I hope you enjoy this audiobook that answers all your questions, and I have much more coming.
Are you suggesting Neo-Liberal policies then? Because this brand of economics is heavily exploitive of the poor of society. It increase the disparity rate and doesn't really reduce unemployment for the workers. It merely increases the wealth of the few over the many with little to nothing. Latin America is the best example of the failures of economic liberalization and I'm sure you're familiar with dependency theory.
It doesn't matter what the replacement for slavery will be. Do you think it's a valid argument for slavery to say "hey, if we free the slaves, then their ability to procure a job and take care of their families will be questionable and we can't have a bunch of unemployed negros running around, therefor slavery makes sense". ????? That's the base of your argument against fighting statism and it doesn't really make sense to me. Corporations exist because of government, there wouldn't be anything called a corporation in a free society and there wouldn't be a government for them to bribe and give them an unfair advantage in the market place. Surly if anything is contributing to the inequality between the rich and the poor and the worker and the business owner, its that.
Okay then tell me, what would replace government then??? What if we removed government and corporations? What do you have then? Give me an example of this working at all. Also, why do you forget the basic concept of the Social Contract??? If a government is repressive, the people have the right to overthrow it via elections or via revolution. What you state in general is HIGHLY IDEALISTIC. How can your basic day to day life even function without the basic security that you take for granted along with the basic amenities that you consume. How can you just get rid of the nation state and expect basic life to function? I can spam so many questions and you fail to answer and merely reply that I'm a statist and a slave. This is becoming nothing more than a pathetic circle jerk argument full of arrogance and naiveness.
Latin America, an example of liberal (in the classic definition) economics? Are you kidding me? Where and when are you talking about? Surely you are not referring to Argentina with its inflationary monetary policies created by its central bank, a very Liberal institution in the modern sense. They tried to use the Federal Reserve Notes as a gold standard, pegging the Argentinian Peso to the FRN. but they government continued to borrow and sell treasury notes, which are in fact just another type of currency. So inflation was growing but was hidden legally by the 1 to 1 peg to the US Dollar.
Just like it did here in the US when FDR made gold illegal while they still pegged the dollar at the "gold standard", meanwhile they continued to print money. When Nixon ended the gold standard and allowed Americans to own and trade gold again the devaluation of the inflated dollar became apparent. The result was the market correction of the 70s that became known as Stagflation. All due to the illiberal policies of our central bank.
Argentina experienced the same thing when they unpegged the Peso from the Dollar. Prices soared, people raced out of the Peso and the economy collapsed. All do the illiberal economic policies of their central bank.
The effect of the inflation is a transfer of wealth from the people holding the devaluing currency to the hands of the people receiving newly printed currency. Meaning the politically connected individuals and corporations. This is how the poor and middle class get ripped off.
Government does not have to be replaced, it has to be reduced to its proper role. Libertarians believe that role is as a protector of rights. Rights, simply stated, are Life, Liberty and Property. Statists believe its proper function is...well, everything.
Government is nothing but violence or the threat thereof. So libertarians believe that the proper role of government, or violence, is in protecting its citizens from violence or the threat of violence. This of course means that statists believe that violence is the answer to everything.
A social contract? Tell me when was I offered an opportunity to sign or not sign this contract. A contract is a willful act of agreement to terms. Being born is not a willful act. Even if it were, a minor cannot sign a contract. An adult should be given full disclosure to the terms of the contract. I saw no terms, I only see the government's guns. And duress vitiates all contracts.
The nation state is a very recent evolution in human societal organization. Are you saying that life was not possible until the nation state came along? There are people living today who lived their youth without being under the thumb of a nation state. They lived just fine. I am sure hunter gatherers from just a few hundred years ago would tell you you have a very poor knowledge of human history.
And that brings me to my last point. A small group of self-educated, knowledgeable individuals, like myself and Mike Shanklin, cannot overthrow a government of thieves and thugs by voting because we are completely outnumbered by a nation of sheeple. Sheeple who have never taken the time to educate themselves and are completely without knowledge of economics and history, because they took their state entitlement education/indoctrination and then defended their lack of knowledge and other entitlements through the tyranny of the majority. Which is exactly what democracy is. And that is why this country was originally set up as a Constitutionally Limited Republic and not a democracy. But generations of publicly indoctrinated voting booth operators and a cabal of criminals have turned it into a democracy where the ignorance of the majority is used by the manipulative elite for their own wealth and power.
We must overthrow that government through education. But education, like the Tango, is a two person event. One person must lead, must provide the knowledge, and the other must put effort into following the others lead toward that which makes sense, not close his eyes and ears and go “La la la la la!!!!”. You must open your eyes, ears and mind to facts, reason and logic and leave your indoctrination behind.
The Bush administration spent government money from tax payer dollars to analyze how to outsource every government job to the private sector. Despite this effort very few loose jobs were shaken from the government tree, and the effort did not appear to be justified.
Let's not go past what I've put forth by assuming that I love socialism. It's just that the private sector in its current form cannot assume the role of the government. We've recently paid a price to learn this.
Libertarians are correct in this: It should never be the state's role to protect the private sector. Let me propose a better analogy to describe a healthy relationship between the government and private sector. The private sector is the fuel that provides the explosive energy release to drive the economy. The government should be the lubrication that reduces the friction between the moving parts, and allows the energy from the explosion to be channeled effectively toward getting the craft down the road, and not simply producing heat.
What are you talking about?!? Bush doubled the nation debt, he helped oligopolize markets such as housing and oil, he gave protectionism to the government's military industrial complex and he is nowhere near an anarchist. He even wants the government to monopolize gays!!! The guy is a Nazi (national socialist), not a laissez-faire, free market thinker... you don't even know what you're talking about.
You can keep dreaming of this good government, this good slavery, this good violence all you want...but it is still violence and slavery to bureaucrats that are there for themselves only. They don't even have to produce a good product like in a free market (not what we have today).... and at least in the market I can vote with my dollar....everyday, unlike government and politics where I vote what, every 2 to 4 YEARS?!? and it means 0.01/\-17th!!!
Sorry, I don't believe in your "good" slavery...
In this clip, Bush was pleading for government and Freddie/Fannie corporatism...just like the democrats. They're all in on it together and they keep you distracted with smaller issues...like gays and twinkie prohibitions, while they pillage your family's future away. Reality sucks...
I agree that the globe is getting warmer, but I do not believe that centralized coercive monopolies can do anything about it, nor do I think all things associated with an increase in temperatures are necessarily negative.
Just wondering, what do you think about what the Founder of the weather channel says? I am interested to hear your honest opinion and I will research all information you give me. Thanks again for discussing the issues instead of simply attacking the messengers.
This is extreme propagandism and misinformative. first off this is a very loosely and incoherent video, but also Insanity is a clinical issue and not a social one, and this is coming from a future psychiatrist so I have SOME credible say in that...
Also, I have a real problem figuring out how anarchist/voluntaryist information could ever be called propaganda. What is there to profit from anarchy or voluntary interaction? There certainly is a lot at stake i.e. money to be made in keeping the government around....
propaganda is simply when someone gives you PART of a story, only one side of the story with certain facts, so that you assume the rest of the story. Propaganda is dangerous unless you're willing to look up the rest of the information for yourself instead of assuming. This video is propaganda because of the viewers narrow scope of events, and your fallacy to look beyond that scope obviously. And insanity is a clinical issue because only a doctor has the right to claim that you're insane. If only the sane can claim someone else is insane, than to claim that society is insane is claiming that you are the only sane one out there. Ya dig?
Get an education before you start claiming to know the difference between propaganda and informative material from an independent thinker. Understandably, Mike did throw in a lot of information into that clip. For you it may take a while to understand but you can begin with looking into "cognitive dissonance".
anarchy is selling the destruction of government, and therefore the destructon of a functioning society. Anarchy can be started for a good cause but will only lead to the demise of society and an upheaval of chaos in the end. Anarchy is never the answer.
Also anarchy does make a profit for those without power, if you have no power in this society and are an anarchist than in a society full of anarchy you gain power over those who lose it. Thats why the intelligent and powerful are never anarchists, only the poor and unsuccessful who strive to gain power from the succesful.
Anarchy is a temporary condition, a vacuum waiting to be filled by a power structure. Usually that power structure is autocratic. The only way to prevent that is to institute a power structure that is designed to protect individual rights to fill that vacuum first. The only way to keep it that way is to educate the population of the dangers of improper government. It is a balancing act, like life itself.
A friendly and benevolent anarchy is as much a fantasy as a friendly and benevolent socialism.
Any government strong enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take it all away and must, in order to provide everything for everyone else.
Likewise, any society that has no power structure to defend itself from outside invaders or criminals on the inside will either be invaded from the outside or devolve into clan warfare within from the inevitable one-upmanship retaliation due to some small transgression, or both.
Hey Mike, I think this was one of your greatest videos. I find myself becoming more disconnected from most people in the U.S. as my education progresses. Then again, I live in the suburbs of the South, where many people are complacent and accepting of the miserable conditions. People work dead-end jobs, watch ridiculous television programs, and drink themselves stupid. Of course that is not everyone I know, it just happens to be a huge portion of the community.
Here we are today, we can establish that most people are deluding themselves from the insanity that they themselves perpetuate. I stopped worrying about trying to help others see the light when they are so stuck in their ways. Staying focused on my own personal growth has brought me to a better state of mind, spirit, and overall health. That is not to say I am not worried about how the insane are tearing up this world, I just recognize my capacity to truly change their path at this moment. I hope to have a profound effect on humanity. It will take time.
[ LEARN ]... from those failed corporate dreams of the late fascist, Benito Mussolini who proudly said:
" That Fascism should be appropriately called Corporatism because of a merger of State & Corporate Power."
[ UNDERSTAND ]... that is what is going on here today in our government...
This is a wake-up call for everyone.. and Wikileaks is the Alarm Bell !!!
[ THINK OF ]... Wikileaks is a global "Virus Protection" software that has shown all of us that our Governments are infected... That there is a trojan virus running in the background - doing things against the interests of all the Citizens & People of our Country... The Citizens that our government was "Mandated to Represent".
[ A WAKE-UP CALL ]... that Corporations have taken over all our government systems... That now conspire against US with, Monsanto to hide from all of us the content and ingredients of genetically modified food that we now all are forced to eat.
Corporations like [ MORGAN STANLEY & BANK OF AMERICA ]whose leaders NOW live like royalty on billions of profits from all our dollars and even more Billions from Bailout Bonuses... As they continue to foreclose on ALL our homes forcing [ OUR ] families on to the streets!
[ CORPORATIONS ] whose leaders NOW..... DEMAND our austerity and DEMAND for all of us to live with LESS.... As they live with MORE!
YES..... THIS IS A WAKE-UP CALL !!!
That..... We are all living in historic times... Times when, [ WE ALL ] need to do historic things.
Yoko Ono said... Even just a small pebble that we drop into the water immediately affects the ocean of the whole planet. I said.... We need bigger pebbles.
Things that started.... with a small pebble dropped into the ocean.
Things that grow... into a Large Tsunami(s)...
Things that start with the truth... and end with Personal Responsibility, Accountability and, Transparency of Government.
Yes... Speaking The Truth is Courageous...
[ IT IS NOW UP TO ALL OF US ] ... To Be Courageous Too.
The human race was dyin' out
No one left to scream and shout
People walking on the moon
Smog will get you pretty soon
Everyone was hanging out
Hanging up and hanging down
Hanging in and holding fast
Hope our little world will last
Yeah, along came Mr. Goodtrips
Looking for a new a ship
Come on, people better climb on board
Come on, baby, now we're going home
Ship of fools, ship of fools
The human race was dyin' out
No one left to scream and shout
People walking on the moon
Smog will get you pretty soon
Ship of fools, ship of fools
Ship of fools, ship of fools
Ship of fools, ship of fools
Your own reality map WILL fuck with you. Yepper. Peers have pressure. Societies enforce norms. Hierarchy is an invasive virus. If you don't question shit,....the shit that rises to the top is sure as shit likely to QUESTION YOU,....anyway; its just the way they are.
p.s. NO MAN IS AN ISLAND.........( but we should do our best. )
If for no other reason than it is less bothersome to oneself and neighbors,....its simply good manners and demonstrates character.