Bucking the Status Quo
By: Ziad K. Abdelnour
Somewhere around 100AD a Roman named Tacitus said, “If you would know who controls you see who you may not criticize.”
For thousands of years, “citizens” of the world have been brought up with the following messages deeply programmed into our minds:
- Truth comes from authority.
- Taxes are not extortion, it’s a social contract.
- Intellectual and social conformity is rewarded.
- Non-compliance is punished.
Why is this normal? And, why should it not be?
What does that mean? Well, kids come out of college today with knee pads on – ever ready to kneel before authority; with no intrinsic need or understanding of human beings being totally free in a free market system; and with a mindset that you can’t facilitate exchange without a central planner.
This is against the basic laws of Entrepreneurship, Libertarianism, and human nature.
So, what is my idea of what normal should look like? It’s simple:
- People should not be slaves.
- Everything people do should be voluntary.
- Don’t use violence.
I have been writing blogs and making videos for many years, getting around 1 million views on some videos, until I was criticized from a number of social media outfits for upsetting the establishment by not agreeing with their coercive point of view.
I am not alone. There are a great many highly informed and experienced people who share my views to a greater or lesser degree.
We do not agree on everything and I believe if two people agree on everything one of them is not needed.
But, apparently, disagreeing with the status quo makes us all insurrectionists and trouble makers.
And, I guess being deleted from mainstream media for questioning forced compliance and extortion makes me “fringe”.
Then so be it.