notice, with the rise of the internet, how everyone has suddenly gotten
a lot more political? I have another blog, and good cripes if some
asshat didn't swing on by and lecture me on my "cis-gender privilege."
You know what I was trying to describe? How the fact that certain fungi
and other simple organisms can change from asexual reproduction to
sexual reproduction in order to overcome biological adversity, and then
change back to asexual reproduction after the adversity has passed,
illustrates quite clearly that the point of having two sexes is
to have differences, not sameness. I wasn't suggesting homosexuals be
kicked out of the military or that wives be put into fancy new burquas
and be shooed back into the kitchen, but merely that encouraging
sameness between sexual opposites is, quite obviously, against nature.
When the system of laws arose that the West was founded upon - the kinds
that arose from the likes of John Locke - we had a system of
interlocking truths we used to determine the validity of the laws &
systems we were subjected to. They are, in order of importance, 1).
God's Law (The Absolute) 2). Natural Law (Objective Truth) and finally,
3). Civil Law (Subjective Truth). If a Civil Law contradicts a Natural
Law, then the Civil Law is false, and so forth. It makes sense, doesn't
it? You can't dictate by Civil Law that the sun rise at precisely 6:00am
each morning, but instead have to work it the other way around. Thus,
my argument was that civil laws which try to force "sameness" upon the
genders, are contradictory to Natural Law and therefore must be
Meh. Everyone's an activist. Including me!
When I see government officials and their economic "experts" make
reckless policies, such as low interest rates and "good" inflation to
"stimulate" the economy, I read between the lines and hear, "Let's make
it so saving money is detrimental to the average Joe, so he does
something damaging to himself like spend his savings on things he
doesn't need before it declines in value, so that Walmart's stock price
doesn't decline," I know I'm hearing BS and these policies are not in my
best interests. The Canadian government recently allowed our dollar to
decline in value to stimulate trade by making our exports cheaper.
Great! Exports are up! But you know what? Many of the goods I now have
to buy are significantly more expensive... in other words, some big
steel manufacturing corporation is getting a boost in profits directly
at my expense as an individual citizen. Thus, our corporations'
relationship with the government now supersedes the governments' mandate
to do what is in my best interests as a citizen. Is there any clause in
our constitutions that allow non-entities like corporations to
supersede the Constitutional Rights of the citizenry? I don't think so,
yet this is what is happening.
course, the government supports these kinds of policies because the
more our trade increases - the more money that circulates - the more
they can skim off the top. This is what funds all of the bureaucracies
that pass a hundred new laws and policies a day: the circulation of
money and the skimming off the top. Thus, the more that I circulate
money, the more I am funding bureaucratic organizations to pass laws
which I often find are detrimental to my well-being, and since I want
less of these sorts of people sticking their nose into my life, the best
form of activism I can possibly do is not donating $100/month to
the cause-de-jour's lobby group, but to remove $500 or $1,000/month of
my own resources permanently from the system. Then those operating
against my best interests will go broke quicker, and I will be living a
better, cheaper, more fulfilling life in the meantime.
I don't think it's worth it to sell your soul for that kind of security -
that of a child to father corporation and mother government. It is
unsustainable in the long run, and can only be fueled by the destruction
of the ambitious and responsible.
Everything you can do that removes yourself from the system, in my
opinion, is the best form of "activism" one can do. It's much easier to
change yourself than it is to change the world.