Make No Mistake, this Pandemic is Apocalyptic

Earlier this month, while millions of Jews and Christians around the world recounted the Passover story from Exodus, the Mosaic account of the ten plagues on Egypt likely no longer seems just like some distant, ancient world mythological story. Our modern plague of COVID-19 is almost certainly not as deadly as those, but it’s nothing to underestimate. Over the past couple of months, we’ve all be subjected to now-familiar stories of exhausted nurses, inadequate supplies, and daily deaths. We’re all well aware of the devastation and fear that this virus has spread through urban areas, prisons, and poorer areas/countries that lack healthcare resources and infrastructure comparable to many “first-world” nations. Continue reading Make No Mistake, this Pandemic is Apocalyptic

It is Time to Give Up the War for Liberty and Take Up the Love for Liberty

Mark my words; the liberty movement will never get enough people to outgun, outnumber, or outmaneuver the government. But we will still defeat it. Because, one day, we will stop trying to kill our oppressors and start trying to love them. Don’t twist my words, it is philosophically sound to fight back violently against people that hurt you. But I contend that we’ll have better … Continue reading It is Time to Give Up the War for Liberty and Take Up the Love for Liberty

What is More Scarce than Our Planet?

For those unfamiliar with the economic concept of scarcity, the most simple way I can put it is this: it is the historical idea that there is an unbridgeable gap between limited resources and abundant needs. Now, I’ll leave the discussion of whether or not this idea should be taken seriously or not for another day. For now, I just want to briefly look at how the ideology of scarcity has been leveraged to make us do awful things to each other: to compete rather than cooperate, to hoard land and other resources (even those as basic as toilet paper), to be willing to fight wars over material things, to seek domination and power over others rather than fostering our collective capacity to care for each other. Continue reading What is More Scarce than Our Planet?