Our world is on the edge of a breakthrough. At least in this country, the people are ready to truly be free. Eyes are opening all over the globe to a new paradigm that puts the individual front and center. This evolution has been a long time coming. History has led us to this point. Technology, creativity, and pure will of the human spirit are all coming together to set us free. With all of this positive momentum what is keeping the public chained to the dominating force, and violence that is government?
That is a complicated answer that would take an entire book of information to fully answer. https://thefreedomline.com/freedom/. We can get at the basic concepts pretty easily though. Before I begin listing the few barriers I see in front of us, I want to stop for a moment and acknowledge that this evolution is coming. I feel it in my bones. It is inevitable. My viewpoint is hopeful and optimistic, but in that view I must boldly recognize that the road ahead has challenges. It is not helpful to deny those challenges. We should prepare for them by trying to see them for what they are and this knowledge will enable us to more easily get through the roadblocks quicker.
The biggest thing stopping us from moving forward is us. We in-fight, argue, and tear down our own. There are a hundred ways that the State can be made irrelevant, yet so many of us think our way is the only one. Obviously, I believe that the method being employed by Adam Kokesh and our campaign is the best method. For those of you unfamiliar with our platform please visit here https://kokeshforpresident.com/platform/. Although I think this is the best method, watch out I am about to admit I don’t know everything, I could be wrong. What are YOU doing? Maybe your way gets us to a peaceful, free world faster than ours. Please, work just as hard as we are. All I ask is that you spend your time enacting your ideas. They could be the change we need.
The government and its friends love when we fight each other. Let’s be honest, those tools in the state are not that smart. Look at the governments leaders. Donald Trump is the president. His opposition was Hillary Clinton. These were the best those two parties had to offer. So, it is far easier for them to encourage us to attack ourselves. Recently, I had a conversation with someone who considers himself a minarchist, and I am a voluntaryist/ anarchist. He told me that he is constantly being attacked by anarchists on line. He has a popular podcast where he spreads the ideas that we own ourselves and that the only valid government is Voluntary. The only real difference between him and me is words; we agreed to just call ourselves Libertarians. I told him that I have had similar problems. I have been attacked by people who call themselves anarchists because our campaign is using the election as a referendum on whether the federal government should exist. They say we should not engage in the process, and what we are doing gives legitimacy to the government itself. My answer to that is again, if what we are doing does not work, this progress to a stateless society is inevitable, maybe what they are doing will get us there. I will not tear down others who are working to help spread freedom.
Another obstacle in our way is the integration of the government in everything. In some ways the central planners have their fingers in more than they ever have. Two hundred years ago, if you wanted to get away from the state, all you had to do was move. In this country, that is exactly what happened. First people settled in what is now the Midwest, then onto the west. The reason it was the, “Wild West,” is because government did not have control of it. The native tribes had territory but they did not have nearly the centrally planned land that exists today. In the west, today 47%, of the land is owned by the federal government. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/upshot/why-the-government-owns-so-much-land-in-the-west.html
The government has taken pains to make sure that they maintain control of all land. What the Bureau of Land Management, or the BLM, did to Cliven Bundy is a perfect example of the state imposing itself on land. Here is the Wikipedia article for an overview- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliven_Bundy
Although this story shows the lengths the state is willing to go to maintain it’s strangle hold on land, it also shows that we can stand against it. The violent monopoly wants us to believe it has complete control but it also realizes that if it goes too far it will answer to an angry populace. Within that last sentence is contained the secret to our future. They know the people are more powerful than they are.
John Locke taught that if land is not being used by anyone for an extended period of time, it belongs to no one. It is in what he called a state of nature. The government has no rightful claim to any of that land. To Locke, to claim ownership of it, is to defy natural law. No one does that for long.
The final wall in our way to a free society that I would like to discuss is propaganda. This is simple. The government and its controlled media say it is so. How many people just accept that government is the answer? I don’t think I go one day without facing someone who has no real reason that the government is the answer, yet they say that it is. We are being brainwashed constantly by a complicit media with an agenda to funnel all power to its master, the state. Like so many of the founding fathers of this country said, a free press is essential to liberty. The main stream media is bought and paid for by government and multinational corporations. Every story is set up on the same framework. That formula is this, present problem, inform about that problem based on the government’s perspective, and offer the government as the solution. It is the Medias job to keep the people fearful, compliant, and feeling that there are no solutions outside of those that are controlled and presented.
Slowly, the media has destroyed all of their credibility. The American people know that they are being lied to. Sure, the government’s divide and conquer technique has one side believing that CNN is not to be trusted, and the other side believing that Fox News is the devil, but at least people realize that the news is being controlled to some degree. If people take the time to actually look into the stories, they quickly discover that all of them are deceiving us. Proof that people are making this realization is in the fact that “Fake News” is constantly being discussed.
We can also look at the rise of independent media as a step towards real journalism. The main stream media will say that these podcasts and smaller outlets should be researched because they don’t always present unbiased content. Of course they report biased content, but by urging us to investigate our news, they have signed their own death certificate. We will investigate them as well.
At the end of the day, what stands in our way to a free world of peace and prosperity? Illusions are what are in our way. None of the examples are real. Other people who are working on liberating us are not my enemy, nor are they yours. The solution to this is simply to stop arguing and focus on your ideas, put them into practice, and may the best idea dissolve the government.
The government is not all powerful and can be stopped. Nature is way more powerful than any group of humans. Evolution will make government obsolete. As for the media, they are imploding as we speak. These are not real obstacles. This whole thing reminds me of the movie “A Bugs Life.” Their government, the grasshoppers, used force to extort their currency, food, from the people. The grasshoppers lost control when the ants realized that though their enemy, or government, was scary and big, they were more powerful than their masters and they prevailed once they stood up to them.
Nothing really stands in our way. All we have to do is keep moving towards freedom. It is coming. We have the opportunity to come together in one voice and say that we own ourselves. That is how I think it will work best. We do not have to be united under one government, to be united in American values. It is time to localize government and it will become voluntary. No individual is our enemy. Our enemy is force, coercion, and violence. Therefore our common foe is central authority. It is oligarchy. We as a people are too good for this government. We will rise together and Finally Free America.