Monday, March 17, 2008

Freedom is for Real Entities

The average human is unaware of the full spectrum of powers and rights he possesses. As the highest entity known to exist, he has all rights that can exist and be held by an entity. The legal contrivance called a corporation was invented to allow an entity that didn't exist in corporeal form to act in the marketplace to buy and sell property and services. The present laws actually grant them MORE rights and privileges than real humans possess. This is the source of a lot of mischief in today's world. The corporations are ready upon inception, and until the dissolution of that corporation it operates without sleep, food, illness, nor senility. Humans must grow from birth to age 18 before they are full-fledged citizens with all rights that any human has. The corporate boards are human but they are always energetic and focused on the end goal of profits, being incapable of distraction, they don't need to do things that humans must do to stay alive and healthy. The usual businessman is a hard driving young man who pops out of college with an MBA and starts running the show, minimizing the value of any single human, for the greater aim and profitability of the collective. The lucky ones who run these institutions may get to 62-65 years old before the board forces them out in favor of younger and more acceptable people. This means that the corporate culture of profits above humans is the source of their own demise as members of the self-same company. They are thrown out just as they spent years throwing out their predecessors.

The human is a creature of logic. It hasn't got the tools of survival that many animals use. We are rather larger than most animals but are slower, with short teeth, minimal claws, fairly good eyesight, and endurance that only a dog can surpass. We run slower than most animals, and the distraction of knowing our ultimate fate is debilitating. But we do have the most powerful minds known. The whale and the elephant, the chimp and other apes, even the octopus have remarkably facile minds but they cannot approach man for the true position as the top minds on Earth. WE are required to use our minds for our survival, to learn what is necessary, what is dangerous, what fulfills our needs and where the killers are hiding in the neighborhood. This is the basis of Objectivism, that man's need for information and freedom of action arise from our survival tool being our mind. The mind uses logic and reason and memory to deduce the next action and why it needs to be done. When governments or any other force prevent us from acting in response to our minds we are forced to do things we are not inclined to do for whatever reason we have, and when it is force applied to keep some sector pouring money into a lobbyist's pockets, and then into the politicians' pockets it interferes with our rights to act as we see fit. It is often stated that it is for our own good that we are forced to do or not do something, but the right to act is still ours-even if the power to act has been stolen from us, the rightful owner of our bodies and the ones who ultimately have to live with the consequences of the action or lack of action that we have been left with. The particularly heinous nature of these forceful actions is compounded when the only people who are forced to adhere to these nanny state enactments are the poor and powerless, which denies the universality supposedly guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.

It is our duty to learn as much as we can about the world, to know what to do next and why. Then we must take the responsibility to act towards the ends we determine to be the best course. WE may ignore the truth and abdicate our responsibility to ourselvews and the familiy we have raised but it will only be to our own detriment in the long ruin. The inaboility to act in our own interest that makes anuy such constituted government lose its legitimacy and be overthrown to allow the future mip[ieu to be improved. The present USA has lost the very ideal it once spread around the world. It is instead too busy trying to make the fiat dollar exist a few more days longer, and while doing so keep the rich and powerful from becoming poor and weak like so many others in the land. It is my desire to live long enough to outlast this regime of mercantilists, do-gooders, liars and thieves. The return of a truly free land where humans enjoy all the rights that have been stolen is not far off. Surely we are closer than Canada or Cuba or other third world companies to that goal.

No comments: