Comments: An Alternative

Partway through...yay!

Posted by Ellis Wyatt at November 7, 2012 8:38 PM

Finally viewing this and 5 or 6 minutes in I recognize a few thoughts that dovetail with what I wrote in comment 6 on the post above: Decentralization, law abiding, global vs. national in scope, and shifting reform efforts away from the electoral process.

I wince at his use of the word "selfish" to describe moochers and their political agents.

Not 50 years... 80-odd years.

Some bookmarks:

18- "Virtue has to be taught."
20- Virtue is a threat to the unvirtuous. It makes them feel small.
25- Government is so big it is unsteerable.
26- "Build parallel structures"
28- NASA is metaphor for the rest of government.
29- Always obey the law. Never even talk about not doing so.
34- Friends with Burt Rutan!
37- "Society of Soft Desires"
38- "The way you beat these people..." Private, parallel, fee-for-service public structures.
43- Organic public schools, information age content with retiree teachers.

Paused at 45. Very good stuff BUT, so far, no discussion how to resist the new goverment regulation, coercion and taxation that will be implemented to fulfill the need discussed at 20-.

Posted by johngalt at November 8, 2012 3:55 PM

Okay, heard the whole thing, and the answer, jg, is that the "commonsense resistance" is no resistance at all. We're gonna ignore them and set up a "parallel structure," abide the law, pay our taxes and...ignore them--media, FedGov and various other ass*****. It is what I was talking about before. Waste no another second, breath or dollar trying to win the Presidency or Congress. They don't really work anymore. Ignore, and spend all our time and resources being effective. I admit, I am buying in.

Posted by Ellis Wyatt at November 8, 2012 7:35 PM

Super interesting. The flaw might be the intractable regulatory state. If you're selling Big Gulps or Raw Milk or braiding hair without a cosmetology license or crazy stuff like that.

I'll pile on w/jg's bookmarks -- I meant to include this in the post: "I only came to this place through a great deal of philosophy and a great deal of pain. (~17:30)"

Posted by jk at November 8, 2012 7:43 PM
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